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Our New Zealand Trip and Dolphin Watching In Akaroa

During our New Zealand Trip, the weather had been unsteady during the week, but when I woke up that morning the weather was incredible, blue skies and sunny – ‘Let’s go NOW!’ I said as I eagerly shook Nathan to wake up – we were off to Akaroa. 20 minutes later the bus tickets were booked […]

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Exploring The New Zealand Night Sky

We spent just over 60 hours in total on buses for 3 months in New Zealand. Spending so many hours on buses probably sounds horrific to you, but thanks to the bus drivers it was honestly enjoyable – the bus rides with these New Zealand bus drivers felt more like long guide tours with travel guides […]

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Things To Do In Australia vs New Zealand

Nathan, who is from New Zealand, can’t count how many times people have asked him if New Zealand and Australia are the same country, if there is a bridge between the two (yes, people have asked if you can drive between the two countries), and even if they’re joined together. The list goes on, but one […]

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How We Survived Camping In a Broken Tent For 3 Months In New Zealand

How We Survived Camping In A Broken Tent For 3 Months In New Zealand

We were more than eager to leave Sweden for our road trip, so as soon as we thought we had enough money to survive for a while we packed our bags and left. We didn’t really know what to expect, but figured that time would tell. And pretty soon, it did. If I would have known before […]

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Let’s Start The New Zealand Road Trip!

Right now I’m sitting in the car at the top of Whakapapa ski field, where the winds are gusting well over 100km/h.  The car is shaking pretty violently but hasn’t been blown away just yet!  Having said that, a huge gust just rocked the car so I’m heading down the mountain to keep writing this […]

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Five Money Saving Activities for Gap Year Students to Enjoy Sydney

Sydney is well known for being a city of excitement, culture and adventure. As a popular destination for gap year students, there is a lot to discover upon arrival but as we know flights to the other side of the road in Australia aren’t exactly cheap. However, that should not stop anyone from pursuing an […]

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Things to do in Wellington

Top Three Things to do in Wellington

Things to do in Wellington Often basking in the shadow cast by popularly celebrated Kiwi retreats such as Auckland and Queenstown, it is rather easy to forget that New Zealand’s capital city Wellington also boasts wonders of her own with many things to do in Wellington. New Zealand is best traveled by car so you […]

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Driving in Australia - Tips To Consider


Driving in Australia – Tips To Consider


Australian drivers enjoy the same clear, concise driving rules and publicly posted directions like most countries of the world. Driving in any new city or country is always a challenge, even more when you need to drive on the “wrong” side of the road! The key is in knowing the basics, keeping the rules in check and […]

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Tips for Going Walkabout on an Aussie Road Trip

Tips for Going Walkabout on an Aussie Road Trip

Australia is a big, big country. Its terrain is dramatic and varies greatly by region; snow-capped mountains give way to tropical coastlines, while the red center contains out-of-this world rock formations. It’s impossible to see it all, but from watching fairy penguins on the Southern coast to trying bush tucker in Alice Springs, an Australian road […]

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Australian Outback Adventure in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Australian Outback Adventure in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru (often called Ayers Rock) and Kata Tjuta (also known as the Olgas) are located deep in the outback in central Australia.  Visitors can reach the area by 200 km car trip after flying into Alice Springs.  Another option is to connect through Darwin or Adelaide with flights found here.  The area includes many breathtaking […]

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