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Three ridiculous things people said when I decided to move abroad

When I decided to backpack in New Zealand for a year, practically everyone I shared my plan with responded with an enthusiastic “Wow! Go for it!” This was really encouraging, and honestly played a role in launching me on my adventure: visa in one hand, one-way plane ticket in the other–and for the first time, practically no idea how life would unfold next. 830 more words

Backpacking

Fiery nights and waterfall hikes at Piha Surf

We slept in our van for the first time in the parking lot of Piha Beach. By the time we arrived, the sun was liquefied copper on the horizon, pooling on the waves, turning the black volcanic sand to rose gold. 1,640 more words

Backpacking

The WWOOFers Guide to Exploding Machinery

It started with Rob shouting for us from under the house.

Lauren and I looked up at each other over the table, dropped our bits of breakfast back onto our plates and scrambled over chair legs, out the door, and around the side of the house, ducking through the wooden doorway that led under the floor. 1,119 more words

Backpacking

11 Days Driving around New Zealand's South Island

This is a post in retrospect, in that I actually took this trip a year ago. The other day one of my friends asked for my advice on road tripping around New Zealand’s South Island. 2,371 more words

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East coast cruising

3/13 – 3/15

We had 3 days to take in a massive amount of coastline before we needed to get the rental car back to Christchurch. 818 more words

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Dunedin: The Street Kiwi who talks the walk

By Debbie Griffiths – Travel Presenter on TV3’s The Café

Published: Stuff.co.nz April 2017

Click to see the full TV Travel item here

Victoria Gilliand has serious street cred.  668 more words

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Hauraki Rail Trail's Karangahake Gorge

Published: Travel Digest – May 2014

New Zealand’s home of L&P is fast gaining a new name for itself as the gateway to one of the most stunning natural wonders in the country. 1,230 more words

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