10+ Things To (and not to) Do In The Catlins + Useful Tips

The time has come. The Catlins have emerged from obscurity and the region is now on the tourist radar. Honestly, I’d never ever heard of the Catlins growing up. Tucked away in the Southeast corner of the country. With a sparse population, farming and forestry...

Walking Through Cave Stream Scenic Reserve In Castle Hill

Castle Hill’s Cave Stream Scenic Reserve has been the location of two casualties (source). Thankfully I wasn’t aware of these two incidents before taking on the cave at the end of an epic day trip to Castle Hill with Nina and Garrett. This post will tell...

How To Say New Zealand In 58 Different Languages

Random Person: “Where are you from?” Me: “New Zealand.” RP: “Sorry, where?” Me: “New Zealand.” RP: “Ah, the Netherlands.” Me: “Nooooo, New. Zealand.” This is one of many variations of...

Is The Trans-Siberian Railway Worth It?

The Trans-Siberian train is one of the bucket list trips I’m stoked to have completed early in my travels. It’s a journey that comes up often between travellers who are looking to navigate between Asia and Europe and being able to say I’ve completed the...

On Kiwi Slang I Use In Everyday Conversations

“Sorry, I don’t get what you’re saying?” I’ve received this comment hundreds, if not thousands of times over the years on the road. When talking to fellow kiwis, or people who have visited NZ I can chatter away and the convo flows. But...