11 kick ass caves you should add to your bucket list

Barton Creek Cave, Belize This cave, easily accessible by tour from San Ignacio, is a great day trip for those who like to mix history with adventure. You'll canoe into darkness while your guide points out pottery shards and human remains from the Mayans who used to inhabit the area. Batu Caves, Malaysia These huge... Continue Reading →

Skydiving in New Zealand

Bungee jumping is like almost committing suicide by jumping off something very high, except you don't actually die. Skydiving is on a whole other level. You throw yourself out of a perfectly good plane from thousands of feet up in the sky and hurtle towards the ground with nothing but a man and a piece... Continue Reading →

So you want to be a ski bum?

As summer came to an end and winter was rolling in I was struggling to find a job in any of the big cities.  I was lucky enough to meet a guy who knew a guy who would give me a job in Ohakune (pronounced Oh-ah-koo-nee). It was that easy. I hopped on the bus, arrived... Continue Reading →

Wildlife in Kaikoura

Kaikoura is home to some amazing wildlife and you'll have many chances to see it. Walk among the seals, swim with the dolphins, watch the whales or feed the albatross. We tried and failed to go whale watching and swimming with dolphins... but don't worry, f you have the same luck as I did there are... Continue Reading →

Lakes and waterfalls around New Zealand

New Zealand is a land of beautiful coastline, towering mountains and deep valleys. With all this comes some breathtaking lakes, towering waterfalls and rushing rivers. Here are some of the best that I was lucky enough to visit. Bowen Falls The best way to see this 162m high waterfall is by cruise ship as you... Continue Reading →

A summer Christmas in Gisborne

If you're from the northern hemisphere then a Christmas in summer will seem like a strange and unnatural thing to you. It is. Having a Christmas dinner, watching snowy Christmas movies, going for a surf and a few beers on the beach. Weird, but fantastic. I spent mine exploring the beautiful beaches around Gisborne. Gisborne... Continue Reading →

Living the dream in Whangamata

Pronounced Fung-uh-ma-tah. I was lucky enough to live in this idyllic surf town for three months. I worked part-time in a bar and spent my days kayaking, surfing, swimming, sunbathing and reading. The waves here are perfect, good for beginners too. It has a cool vibe, and some good summer activities and festivals. The huge... Continue Reading →

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