Australia And New Zealand Travel

If you ever thought of traveling abroad in Australia or New Zealand, now is the time! Check out these great posts for some down under travel inspiration! 

  • 610px-Koala_climbing_tree Factors to Consider before Travelling to Australia - [Disclosure: This post was contributed with support from our partner.] By: Alice Mayer Australia is a big country and so if you are considering going on a visit, know what and …Continue reading »
  • Opera House Sydney’s Top 5 Hotels - [sponsored content] Guy Arnold shares some of his favorite hotels in Sydney,  Australia. My destination, Sydney, boasts some of the world’s most famous landmarks. I’ve never felt classier than reclining …Continue reading »
  • 20100318-100846.Full Ceri Houlbrook’s Top 5 Hawaiian Experiences - [Sponsored Content] Guest Poster Ceri Houlbrook Travels to Hawaii in Search of Natural Beauty, Serenity, and Adventure. How do I describe Hawaii without resorting to clichés? The answer: I can’t. …Continue reading »
  • 34289_871077337030_15920239_47341164_1056357_n 10 Great Reasons to Travel, from 10 Great Travelers - Being a full-time runaway can be exhausting to say the least. We’re always hopping from town to town and from country to country. We’re always living life in different languages, currencies, cultures, and climates. Constantly connecting with...Continue reading »
  • It’s gonna be scary.. - We said goodbye at a bus stop. I can’t even begin to tell you how many people I’ve said goodbye to at a bus stop. They are sad places for me. Robin and I sat on a ledge and waited for the bus and I felt like a nervous little kid, avoiding eye contact and...Continue reading »
  • whitehaven beach in the Whitsundays, Justin Jones and the Apollo sailing group My East Coast Adventure - It was a bright and sunny day when Robin and I boarded the Greyhound bus to leave Bryon and head up to Noosa to meet with Anna, Stina, Helena, Fan, and Eve (affectionately referred to hereafter Swedes). Robin was leaving Byron for good, with flights already booked to...Continue reading »
  • Another Spin of the Wheel - Maybe all the beautiful and amazing things that have happened to me in my life are the benevolent workings of some omnipotent creator. Or maybe I'm just a lucky bastard. Maybe its Karma, or maybe it's just random chance, but...Continue reading »
  • A Stupid Idea - Years ago, told my friend John Murphy that I wanted to try being homeless for a few months. And I meant it – I wanted to be properly homeless. Sleep on the streets. Eat what I could find or what I could buy with money panhandled from the kindness of strangers. I wanted...Continue reading »
  • Campsite Slums and Luxury Beachside Holiday Homes… or… Still a Broke Drunk. - Lou once wrote me a text message from Bryon Bay, when she was traveling with her dad in Australia, and I was still living in Nelson, New Zealand. The message said something like “oh man, you can practically smell the sex, drugs, and booze in this town..Continue reading »
  • Cheers Bro…G’day Mate! - I spent my last night in New Zealand at Gaby and Blake’s house. They were feeling burnt out from a long week of partying, so I had to hit the town on my own – what kind of life-a-holic would I be if I let my last night in NZ be sober andContinue reading »
  • A Raglan Xmas - There are a lot of people all over the world who I wish I could spend the Holidays with. But the truth of the matter is, that I'm an itinerant, selfish bastard and I'll be spending the holidays in paradise with a few new friends and a whole lot of sunshine.Continue reading »
  • Raglan Surf and Fragile Bones - It was my second day surfing Narunui Beach in Raglan. The day before I had taken a lesson with Zen and Debs, local pros who liked to pass on their love for surf by teaching eager young learners the ropes. Under their expert tutelage, my big foam board glided through the crashing whitewater and I popped up on my first wave. Continue reading »
  • Raglan: A New Horizon - It was Sunday morning in Auckland and I had to drag myself out of bed at an all-too-early hour with a slight hangover and an impending sense of having to be responsible. I had a lot to get done that morning, and not a lot of time to work with.Continue reading »
  • Skyscrapers & Possibilities – My return to Auckland - It’s all coming together now... or at least it’s going to have to start coming together soon or I’ll find myself out in the gutter somewhere, or on a street corner juggling rocks for spare change. But don’t despair just yet, as I said – it’s all coming together now..Continue reading »
  • The Road to Auckland - So Mimi and I have been cruising around the North Island for the last 2 weeks (almost) and everything was going very smoothly up until the other day… So here …Continue reading »
  • Goodbye Nelson - The alarm on my cell phone started to scream out its obnoxious and terrible song. A combination of pulsing vibrato and too-cheerful music – the only thing that can really wake me up in the morning. I stumbled out of bed and fumbled to the kitchen to brew myself a cup of ambition.Continue reading »
  • Working in Blenheim - Blenheim is one of those towns that doesn't really need to exist. It's like the service station / rest stop / roach motel encampments that spring up at the halfway point of a long and dusty road. These towns only exist out of necessity - like a trade-route settlement in the middle of the desert. Continue reading »
  • The Palace - The Palace was the kind of place where you felt immediately at home, and at the same time, immediately out of place. It was the kind of hostel where everyone seemed to already know each other, which can make the new nomad on the block feel a bit like an outsider. Continue reading »
  • Hitching Up New Zealand’s West Coast - So I’m hitchhiking up the West Coast of New Zealand’s south Island and I get dropped off somewhereoutside the picturesque little lakeside town of Wanaka,  where an endless winding road …Continue reading »
  • live it, love it… but for god’s sake, don’t forget to blog it! - As usual, I have to apologize for being such a slack blogger. You probably know by now that when I'm not updating the blog, I'm out living life... and loving every minute of it. When you're having fun, exploring the world, meeting great people, and drinking local brews with local booze-hounds...Continue reading »