My Ten Favourite New Zealand Experiences

New Zealand

  New Zealand is filled with so much natural beauty that it would be difficult for anyone to choose only ten favourite experiences.  Even with only two weeks in this astounding country, I had to leave out some truly great moments and places.  How could anyone forget listening to music at the otherwise deserted public […]

Accommodation Highlight: Swaggers Backpackers in Oamaru, New Zealand

Swaggers Backpackers Hostel in Oamaru, New Zealand
The Swaggers House. (Meghan Deutscher,

  Swaggers Backpackers is one of those hostels you take a chance on – despite the mixed reviews it receives – because you just know it’s going to be good. I showed up to Swaggers without a reservation because I had never received a reply to my booking request. I was tired and stressed from […]

How to Travel New Zealand Cheaply

Abel Tasman, New Zealand, budget travel
One of the many gorgeous beaches in Abel Tasman.

  New Zealand can be an expensive country with tourist activities easily reaching over $100 NZD.  However, you can travel New Zealand cheaply spending very little of your hard-earned money.  With a little planning and flexibility, you don’t have to spend a lot of money to enjoy all that New Zealand has to offer.   […]