If you’re looking at Australia v New Zealand and wondering which country is better, the answer is they are both beautiful in their own way. Australia and New Zealand may be neighbours, but they also have lots of differences. Australia is a huge land mass, and unless you plan on spending several months backpacking this [...]
On my first big trip as a solo traveller, I decided to visit Australia, and of course if I was going to fly half way across the globe, I thought I might as well look at holidays to New Zealand too. I flew to Sydney, travelled up the East Coast, took a tour from Alice [...]
This beautiful beach is in Raglan, a place I visited on my two-week visit to the North Island of New Zealand. Raglan is a laid-back town on the West Coast of the North Island and was about a 45 minute drive from where I was staying in Hamilton. While staying in Hamilton I wanted to venture out [...]
In 2009 I went to the North Island of New Zealand and visited this geothermal park in Rotorua. When you get to Rotorua, the sulphur in the air means it smells like rotten eggs…not very pleasant. But after a while you get used to it and it is incredible to see this hotbed of geothermal [...]
So you’ve been backpacking for some time and suddenly you realise you’ve spent all your cash on booze and well…more booze. You’re living off dried noodles, sleeping on the nearest beach (if you haven’t managed to hook up with someone already) and showering in the sea. You’ve spent your trip saying “Well if the worst [...]
When we pulled up at the house that evening the taxi driver wasn’t quite sure we were at the right one. We were on a street of bungalows and each one looked the same. He got out and knocked on the door. No reply. I started to think I’d got the address wrong. But 603 [...]
Who is this Pommie chick?
I'm a British girl from Manchester and I have been traveling solo since 2008. After graduating from university I decided there was more to life than the hours between 9 and 5, so I packed my journalism degree into my suitcase to travel the world and work remotely. I hope to inspire you to be your own boss, live life and travel the world.