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How to spend money in Queenstown

How to spend money in Queenstown

Posted from Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand. From bungee, to rafting, to canyoning, to giant swings between mountains, to drinks and food and all that lies in between, a traveler could very easily spend everything in their coffers here. I know. Apparently I tried. So, after spending a small fortune doing some of these things, and […]

South island

South island

Posted from Arthur's Pass, Canterbury, New Zealand. It’s slow going through the mountains, which is basically the whole country. We left Blenheim a few days ago, travelling the eastern seaboard to Christchurch. Much of the road has ocean views, but to our right (I just had to edit that. Originally I said left, my other […]

Hello South Island

Hello South Island

Posted from New Zealand. Most of us woke up from Tongariro quite excited to leave. The backpacker’s lodge was by far the best place any of us had stayed, but it was time to move on. The night before a bunch of bikers had checked in for the annual Ride to the Summit event, so […]

Entering Mordor

Entering Mordor

Posted from Tongariro National Park, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand. A friend of mine had told me that when I got to New Zealand I had to had to had to do the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. Having limited knowledge of the country at that time, she explained it the only way I could understand – it was […]

A Hangi, Taupo, hot water and Mt. Doom

A Hangi, Taupo, hot water and Mt. Doom

Posted from Taupo, Waikato, New Zealand. The past five days have been a blur and before anyone starts saying anything, I can honestly say I only drank for one night during those. The thing I have been finding with Stray though is they go go go, leaving little room for rest and relaxation (and that […]

Starting the Stray adventure, NZ

Starting the Stray adventure, NZ

Posted from Hahei, Waikato, New Zealand. I hopped a Stray Bus out of Auckland and the further away from the city we got, New Zealand just got better and better. The rolling hills and green landscape are reminiscent of Ireland, but not quite – It’s so much more majestic and pure, un-littered by the smell […]

Can’t wait to leave Auckland

Can’t wait to leave Auckland

Posted from Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand. Auckland is like every other city I’ve been to, except maybe it’s cleaner and there’s dangerous and awesome stunts being offered for a price off anything high enough to give a thrill. Behind the adrenaline, however, it’s a common city. There are people rushing about the streets. The occasional […]

Hello Auckland!

Hello Auckland!

Posted from Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand. The only things I hate more than good-byes are snakes. So when Dave was holding me a few moments before I went through security at Pearson Airport, I wasn’t fully surprised that I wanted him to just leave. We were lingering, and if there’s one thing that always stands […]

Vienna

Posted from Address not found. The train ride from Salzburg to Vienna is a short journey. There are a few train stations in Vienna, with trains departing and arriving from different locations. I wasn’t sure where my ticket would leave me, but the transportation system in the city is excellent and very straight forward to […]