Accommodation Highlight: Swaggers Backpackers in Oamaru, New Zealand

Swaggers Backpackers Hostel in Oamaru, New Zealand
The Swaggers House. (Meghan Deutscher, www.flickr.com/photos/meggomyeggo/6923601208)

  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
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.   […]