Working Holiday

Answering Your New Zealand Working Holiday Questions

New Zealand Working Holiday FAQ: Answering All of Your New Zealand Working Holiday Questions

I completed my New Zealand working holiday almost a year ago. Since then, I’ve received a lot of emails and questions from others who are about to start their own working holiday. A lot of the questions are the same, so I thought I’d go ahead and put together a FAQ post (frequently asked questions).

I’m actually working on a full New Zealand Working Holiday Guide, which will include ALL of the information you could possibly hope for. Since it’s probably going to be a while before I get that posted, I wanted to go ahead and get something up that covers the basics.

I love giving out advice about New Zealand, so I actually enjoy emailing with my readers privately. However, not everyone wants to reach out to me personally, so this post is meant to answer basic New Zealand working holiday questions for quick reference. Please be aware that rules for this visa will vary depending on where you’re from. Since I am answering based on my own experience, information in this post will be tailored to those from the USA, Canada, and the UK.

If you’re planning for your own New Zealand working holiday, or even if you’ve never heard of a working holiday, this post is the perfect place to start!

Here are answers to the New Zealand Working Holiday questions I get asked the most.

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12 Days of Travel Gifts // GIVEAWAY

Follow @TravelDazeco on Twitter to enter to win some of my favorite travel gifts!

Hey guys! I’m super excited about today’s post because I have something fun to share with you.

If you follow me on Twitter, you may have seen my #12DaysofTravelGifts tweet yesterday. I announced that I would be tweeting out my FAVORITE travel gifts every day for the first 12 days of December. What I didn’t announce was that I will also be doing a giveaway!

I came up with this 12 Days of Travel Gifts idea back when I made my huge Travel Gift Guide, but being the procrastinator that I am, I didn’t actually put any of it together until…yesterday.

But I decided I really wanted to follow through with this idea for two reasons:

  1. The holiday season is an exciting time, but it’s also a very busy time. I won’t be able to blog much this month, so I wanted to find a way to make up for it.
  2. Christmas is a time for giving! So obviously I wanted to do a giveaway to show appreciation to all of my followers and readers.

I’m going to keep this short, because I know you guys just want to hear more about the giveaway. So here we gooo. Read below to find out how this #12DaysofTravelGifts works and how you can enter to win my giveaway.

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Kansas City AirBnB Review: Minimalist Studio in Midtown

Kansas City Airbnb Review: Minimalist Studio in Midtown

On my most recent visit to Kansas City, Missouri, I stayed in an AirBnB in Midtown. This cozy studio apartment exemplifies exactly why I love AirBnBs so much: affordable pricing, unique design, and an overall home-y feeling.

The studio apartment is connected to the back of an historic home in the Volker neighborhood. There is a separate entrance in the back of the house, so it’s easy to come and go as you please. No part of the AirBnB is shared with the host—I fact, I didn’t see my hosts at all. I personally prefer this type of arrangement so as not to intrude on anyone’s space (and to insure that I have my privacy as well).

I was instantly impressed upon entering my AirBnB. Besides the fact that it was super cute, I was happy to see it had everything I needed for my stay. There is a queen-size bed, a desk, a full kitchen with a large dining table, a bathroom, and a living area with TV and a couch.

This Kansas City AirBnB has a simple, minimalist style with white walls and hardwood floors. While the apartment is quite understated, eclectic details arise with pops of color and small artwork hanging on the walls. The all-white bathroom features a subway-tile shower and double sinks.

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Places of Interest

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art // Kansas City, Missouri

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art Kansas City

I’ve been to a lot of museums. Every city I visit includes a trip to the local art museum(s). Besides the fact that museums are often free (a definite plus for a budget traveler like myself), I really enjoy the peace and quiet you find there. And of course, I love looking at the art.

So it’s no surprise that on my most recent trip to Kansas City, Missouri, I spent an afternoon at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. I missed out on this museum last time around because it’s closed on Mondays & Tuesdays. But I made time for it on my last day in KC, just before driving back to St. Louis.

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Travel Gift Guide: 37+ Awesome Gift Ideas for Travelers

Travel Gift Guide: 37 Awesome Gift Ideas for Travelers

If you’re shopping for someone who likes to travel, you’ve come to the right place. As a traveler myself, I have a long list of items that I know travelers need, plus a few things I know we all want. That’s why I put together this list of gift ideas for travelers. Hopefully it will make your travel gift shopping a little bit easier.

If you’re reading this and you’re the one that likes to travel, write down a few of these ideas for your own wish list. I definitely added a few things to my personal wish list after creating this guide.

My goal with this travel gift guide is to give you ideas that you can take into your own hands and personalize for your special giftee; as well as give you some very specific options in case you’re short on time.

I separated the travel gift ideas into sections to help you find the absolute perfect travel gift. There are options for stylish travelers, options for travel minimalists, and options for those of you who are simply on a tight gift-giving budget. You should be able to find something for every travel-lover on your list.

While this guide was created with the holidays approaching, these travel gifts are appropriate for any occasion, any time of year. Whether you’re shopping for Christmas, a birthday, or a just-because travel gift, these awesome travel gift ideas are exactly what any traveler wants.

This gift guide is titled as “37 Awesome Gift Ideas for Travelers” but I have linked to way more than 37 items. You’re bound to find the perfect travel gift here.

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48 Hours in Kansas City: My Weekend KC Itinerary

48 Hours in Kansas City Itinerary

This is less of a how to spend 48 hours in Kansas City and more of how I spent 48 hours in Kansas City. I didn’t want to just post a photo diary without any recommendations, but I’m also not ready to post a full city guide yet. I know I’ll return to Kansas City soon, and I want to do it justice when I do write something more comprehensive.

While I’ve only been to Kansas City twice now, I’ve always treated it as a place to get to know slowly.

Some cities I know I’ll probably never visit again, so I pack in as much as possible in a short trip. Then there are the cities that I know I’ll visit over and over again. I can take my time to explore bits and pieces so I don’t miss out on all of the details that make a city unique.

So here are the details of my most recent trip to Kansas City. Hopefully my 48 hours in Kansas City can inspire your visit.

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