Cape Reinga Lighthouse New Zealand
New Zealand

A New Zealand Bucket List – By A Local

“Don’t leave town until you’ve seen the country” is a catchphrase thrown out by many New Zealanders, to encourage others to explore their home country before jetting off overseas (probably to Australia) for a couple of years.  I largely agree with this sentiment, New Zealand locals should see as much of this country as we can before heading out into the big bad world, mainly because people you come across are going to ask you A LOT of questions about New Zealand. So it helps to be able to answer them!

5 things to do in Oamaru New Zealand
New Zealand

5 Things to do in Oamaru, New Zealand

Weekend getaways are honestly the best! Wee getaways can help soothe a relentless travel itch as I mentioned in my Wanaka adventure. Recently, the boyfriend and I decided it was time for another weekend escapade so we jumped into the car are headed on up to Oamaru, New Zealand. Oamaru is located an hour north… Continue reading 5 Things to do in Oamaru, New Zealand

6 things to expect from your first tour with Contiki

Six things to expect from your first Contiki Tour

So you’ve booked your first Contiki? Congratulations, you must be so excited?! I know I was when I booked the Winter Wanderer in 2015. Soon however the excitement gave way to feeling of anxiety. I had no idea what to expect, if I would make friends, what sharing a room with a stranger would be… Continue reading Six things to expect from your first Contiki Tour

Queens Park Invercargill New Zealand
New Zealand

Your Guide to Invercargill, New Zealand

People often need help thinking of things to do in Invercargill, New Zealand but it's really not that hard! Located at the bottom of the South Island, Invercargill is often overlooked as a destination. More commonly, Invercargill is a stop-over point for tourists on their way to Stewart Island. Today, I am here to tell you why you should view Invercargill as more than a stop-over but rather a destination for history and relaxation.

7 Must Pack Essential Items for Travel

7 Must Pack Travel Items

So you are all ready for your next adventure! Your suitcase is packed, the tickets are purchased, and you’re feeling like a fearless adventurer. You’ve checked your packing list so many times, you’re pretty confident you have everything! Good for you! It never hurts to check what you have packed for the millionth time, so here is a list of my seven must pack travel items.

Pretty trees at Wanaka Lavender Farm
New Zealand

Wanaka, New Zealand

Travel withdrawal. It sucks. You desperately want to travel somewhere. Anywhere! But for whatever reason you can’t. After spending an endless amount of evenings looking at tropical holidays to Fiji, chilly adventures to Scandinavia, and cultural experiences in Chile, I decided it was time for a weekend break to try and ease the travel blues. And so, the boyfriend and I packed up the car and headed to a beautiful part of New Zealand called Wanaka.