Crossing the Cook Strait: Tips for New Zealand’s Interisland Ferry

All the info you need to travel between the North and South Island on New Zealand’s Cook Strait ferry. … In order to travel from New Zealand’s North Island to the South Island, you have to take the Cook Strait ferry. Sure, you can fly between the two islands from major airports, but in many… Continue reading Crossing the Cook Strait: Tips for New Zealand’s Interisland Ferry

The Introvert’s Guide to Hostel Life

Getting used to hostel life as an introvert can be tough. Don’t get me wrong, hostels are great. As a budget traveler, I stay in hostels any chance I get (unless I can find a cheaper accommodation option). I’m a hardcore introvert, though, so hostels weren’t my first choice when I started traveling. In the… Continue reading The Introvert’s Guide to Hostel Life

Book Hotels with This App to Get Cash Back

Use the Dosh app to get cashback when you book hotels through their booking platform, plus get cashback on regular purchases. Read on to find out how. (This post is not sponsored or affiliated with the app in any way.) … If you travel a lot, you’re probably always looking for new ways to save… Continue reading Book Hotels with This App to Get Cash Back

The Essential Hostel Packing List

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As most backpackers know, packing for a hostel is very different than packing for a night in a hotel. The environment and situations you find yourself in when you stay in a hostel call for very specific tools. That’s why I put together this essential hostel packing list, so you know exactly what you need… Continue reading The Essential Hostel Packing List

Travel Anxiety Tips: How to Conquer Your Travel Anxiety

Anxiety stems from the unknown. We worry when we don’t know exactly what’s going to happen. While traveling, we are constantly bombarded with unknown people, places, and scenarios. We are pushed out of our comfort zone. That’s one of the many great things about traveling, but it can also cause travel anxiety. You can conquer… Continue reading Travel Anxiety Tips: How to Conquer Your Travel Anxiety

Top Travel Accessories: 4 Things I Bring on Every Trip

I’m a big proponent of packing light so I generally don’t bring much with me when I travel besides clothing and toiletries. I don’t bring a bunch of extra stuff or gadgets or whatever fancy things people think they need to travel. I keep it minimal. However, there are a few things I truly need… Continue reading Top Travel Accessories: 4 Things I Bring on Every Trip

How to Transfer Money Overseas When Traveling

As a traveler, I often have to transfer money overseas. I spent last year in New Zealand on a working holiday, so I had to transfer money back and forth between my New Zealand bank account and my home bank account multiple times. At first I was really nervous about the whole process. I didn’t… Continue reading How to Transfer Money Overseas When Traveling

New Zealand on a Budget: 13 Ways to Save Money

Everyone says New Zealand is an expensive country to travel in (or to live in for that matter), but it wasn’t until I got there and started spending money that I realized how true that is. Food is more expensive, accommodation is more expensive, gas is more expensive…you get the picture. What I’m trying to… Continue reading New Zealand on a Budget: 13 Ways to Save Money

How to Apply for a U.S. Passport: Get Your First Passport

Find out how to get your first passport as a U.S. citizen! This step by step guide makes it simple and straightforward. … As someone who has been daydreaming about traveling since childhood, would you believe that I just got my first passport 8 months ago? I didn’t see the point in getting a passport… Continue reading How to Apply for a U.S. Passport: Get Your First Passport

New Zealand Working Holiday Packing List

Since I’m on a year-long working holiday in New Zealand, I decided to make a quick New Zealand Working Holiday Packing List. This is EVERYTHING I brought with me for 1 year in New Zealand. I hope it’s helpful to anyone else doing the same trip. Before I left for my working holiday, I read… Continue reading New Zealand Working Holiday Packing List