Episode 0: Ireland (Europe 2018 series)

The first European trip of this year was to Ireland. My bank account was still slowly recovering from my trip to New Zealand but I don’t seem to be able to stop travelling now that I’ve started. This trip was a little bit different than the previous ones. Firstly, I didn’t go on my own,Continue reading “Episode 0: Ireland (Europe 2018 series)”

Chapter 15: The End [New Zealand series 17/18] <3

I could sit here for hours and talk about New Zealand. I could try to put into words and write a million blog posts about it but there’s nothing, absolutely nothing that I will ever be able to do to explain how I felt when I was there. It’s been almost a year since I’veContinue reading “Chapter 15: The End [New Zealand series 17/18] <3”

Chapter 14: Christchurch (with stop at Mount Cook) [New Zealand series 17/18]

Location: Christchurch (with Mount Cook stop) Hostel: YHA Rollerston House To do: Botanic Gardens Like every other trip, we always wish we had more time. Even if it was just one more day. One more hour. Christchurch was my last stop before flying back to the UK and it still hurts a little bit when I think aboutContinue reading “Chapter 14: Christchurch (with stop at Mount Cook) [New Zealand series 17/18]”

Chapter 13: Queenstown [New Zealand Series 17/18]

Location: Queenstown Hostel: Sir Cedrics Tahuna Pod Hostel To do: LOTR locations, Ben Lomond Track Where to begin….. I was very very apprehensive about Queenstown just because I’m not a massive fan of very touristic places ad lets face it…Queenstown is one of THE PLACES to go in New Zealand. Everyone talks about it since it’ the adventureContinue reading “Chapter 13: Queenstown [New Zealand Series 17/18]”

Chapter 12: Te Anau & Milford Sound [New Zealand Series 17/18]

Location: Te Anau and Milford Sound Hostel: Te Anau LakeFront Backpackers To do: Milford Sound tour I travelled to Te Anau on the 1st January, so I was a bit ‘tired’… or in other words, I was slightly hangover and appreciated the 4hours coach journey to sleep it off. Te Anau is one of the starting points forContinue reading “Chapter 12: Te Anau & Milford Sound [New Zealand Series 17/18]”

Chapter 11: Dunedin NYE 2017 [New Zealand Series 17/18]

Location: Dunedin (for NYE) Hostel: On Top Backpackers To do: Otago Peninsula Wildlife Tour   Although I planned my trip loads of months in advance I still didn’t manage to find a place to stay in Queenstown or Wanaka for NYE so I decided to cross the country and go to Dunedin instead. I mean…I could have payedContinue reading “Chapter 11: Dunedin NYE 2017 [New Zealand Series 17/18]”

Chapter 10: Wanaka [New Zealand Series 17/18]

Location: Wanaka Hostel: Base, Wanaka To do: Rob Roy Glacier Hike; and yes…check ‘That Wanaka tree’ When I first started planning my trip to New Zealand I completely disregarded the fact that Christmas and New Years are really busy wherever you go. This means I left it for too late to book my hostels for New Years eveContinue reading “Chapter 10: Wanaka [New Zealand Series 17/18]”

Chapter 8: Nelson & Abel Tasman 3-day Kayak Tour [New Zealand Series 17/18]

Location: Nelson and Abel Tasman Hostel: Almond House Backpackers / Onetahuti camp (Abel Tasman) / Torrent Bay (Abel Tasman) / Aurora Backpackers To do: Abel Tasman National Kayak tour (it’s the highlight of my entire trip. The best thing I did while in NZ and trust me… I did a lot)   There’s not enough words to describeContinue reading “Chapter 8: Nelson & Abel Tasman 3-day Kayak Tour [New Zealand Series 17/18]”

Chapter 7: Picton & Marlborough Wine Tour [New Zealand Series 17/18]

Location: Picton and Blenheim Hostel: Sequoia Lodge Backpackers, Picton To do: Marlborough Wine Tour Getting to Picton from Blenheim is pretty straightforward, you just have to get on a ferry and off you go. Unfortunately for me, my ferry was massively late which means I only got to Picton at around 1am. Fortunately for me… Kiwis areContinue reading “Chapter 7: Picton & Marlborough Wine Tour [New Zealand Series 17/18]”

Chapter 6: Wellington [New Zealand Series 17/18]

Location: Wellington Hostel: YHA Wellington City To do: Lord of the Rings locations tour (if you’re a LOTR fan); Mount Victoria trek, Te Papa museum I absolutely loved Wellington and would happily move there tomorrow. It still feels like a good sized city but without the ‘business vibe’ that I felt whilst in Auckland (which I didn’t particularlyContinue reading “Chapter 6: Wellington [New Zealand Series 17/18]”