Bali is well known as being a tropical paradise and a hub for digital nomads, with great co-working spaces and relatively easy visa renewals. While I’m grateful for the experience, it wasn’t all beaches and Bintangs.
Let’s just start by saying… it’s not freaking easy. Moving home, there were things I expected to be difficult, but there ended up being so many things I couldn’t have anticipated.
You’re probably headed to the Philippines in search of amazing beaches, and you’ll definitely find them here. Island hopping tours are the best way to check out all this country has to offer.
So you’ve decided to go island hopping, have you? Get ready for a mind blowing trip. This place is drop dead gorgeous with something new and different around every corner. The Philippines are spectacular and dazzling. They are also totally and completely wild.
This leg of the trip was especially exciting for me, because it included several South Island stops that had been on my list, making it a fresh New Zealand adventure for all of us.
My best friends from home were coming to visit, which I was over the moon about. But they wanted to see the whole damn country in 2 weeks. Thanks to my pro planning abilities, I came up with a whirl wind itinerary across both islands. Here is our week on the North Island.
Auckland itself is a great city, but if you’re looking to take a break from the hustle and bustle, you need to get yourself some wheels and hit the road.
When traveling New Zealand, many people head straight to the South Island, but I promise you’re missing out. Much of the cultural history is based on the North Island, a significant portion of it in the Bay of Islands.
I hadn’t actually planned to work in a hostel when I moved to New Zealand, but this place always surprises me in the best of ways.