The East Coast Australia Bucket List

Australia is a land of scorching heat and deadly animals. It is also full of beautiful beaches, fun cities and amazing sights to see. Once you've figured out how to cover this massive landmass you need to think about the places and things you'll be stopping at along the way. Scuba dive the Great Barrier... 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 →

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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