Our first home in a year... and we loved it.

Renting a van and saving money in New Zealand

When traveling around New Zealand, there is really no substitute for having your own wheels. Most people coming for a few months or more buy a van or station wagon to live in. But if you’re here for a short time (like us), you’re better off just renting one. Since … Continue Reading →


Wwoofing in New Zealand

After a good chunk of time in Asia, it felt pretty good to be in an English speaking country again. New Zealand is ridiculously easy to travel in – there are info centers everywhere with free brochures and maps (DON’T buy a Lonely Planet), people here are the friendliest in … Continue Reading →


Australia in 13 days

Let me begin by saying this is not enough time to see Australia. At roughly the size of the United States, it has a shit load of stuff to see, and many backpackers come here for months, even years when they find out how much they can get paid for … Continue Reading →