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Australasia Travel

Mount Aspiring from above

I started out writing a blog post all about my experiences on an intimate scenic flight above Wanaka and Mount Aspiring, but after flicking through my photos I decided that words aren’t really necessary – the scenery in these…

Travel Tips Work

The world of woofing

When I first arrived in New Zealand in 2015, I knew I wanted to settle down somewhere to work and live for a while – not only to earn money for more traveling, but also because I had the…

The Aurora Australis from Mount Roy. Photo: Karl Nunag
Travel Travel Tips

Why night hikes rock

The dark, and sometimes very cold, nighttime doesn’t immediately present itself as the perfect time to go for a hike, particularly when the warmth and snuggliness of your bed is calling, but I’ve thrown together just a few reasons…

North America

Maui: A Gem Amongst the Pacific

One of the most common questions I get asked from friends and family is what to do on Maui, and I must admit that I LOVE talking about it. I had the opportunity to spend the summer of 2014…

Lake Bled at twilight. Credit: Edwardwexler
Europe Travel

Slovenia: Europe’s hidden gem

This is the ultimate Never Judge a Book by its Cover travel tale. The setting is August 2014, in a pokey old-school train carriage from Salzburg, Austria to Ljubljana, Slovenia. My friend Molly and I were almost a week…