Spending my birthday in Bali to kick off three months abroad in Southeast Asia!
Whenever I travel, I try to stay at a hostel. I know what you are thinking.. They are gross, dirty and for teenagers. While this can be true, I have found they can also be clean, for more mature people and fun! Here are my top 5 reasons why I love staying at hostels: You […]
One of the things that has been on my travel Bucketlist for awhile now is to visit every National Park in the US. I was recently able to check off 10 more from my list making my total count to 14 out of 59 parks! In April, I found a killer deal for airfare from […]
When you are backpacking through new territories, you want to pack lightweight but comfortable shoes! You also don’t want to scream “tourist” when locals see you. Here are my favorite shoes for all of my adventures abroad. Please note, I have not been sponsored to write about these shoes.. I just really love them and […]
After my Abel Tasman adventure, I headed to Golden Bay to check out some more beaches and Farewell Spit, the narrow sand spit at the Northern end of the South Island. The drive from Moetuka was short and only took me an hour. When I arrived at my hostel, I asked what beach I should […]
I started driving to Moetuka the day after I climbed Franz Josef Glacier. I found out from the Franz Josef DOC office, I should make a few stops on the way. The first stop I made was to Hokitika. Hokitika is a town on the South Island that is known for Pounamu or Greenstone Jade. […]
After finishing Routeburn Track, I knew I had to start making my way up the South Island. Next up.. Franz Josef Glacier! Franz Josef is the steepest guided glacier in the world and one of only three glaciers in the world that descend into a temperate rain forest. All three glaciers coincidentally lie on the […]