Why Travelers Should Switch to an E-Reader

Reading is definitely the best activity for a traveler. It requires minimal gear (a book), it doesn’t require Wifi, and you can do it just about anywhere, anytime. Whereas your laptop might be too cumbersome to drag out on the bus, and lack of internet makes your phone basically useless, reading is never off-limits while… Continue reading Why Travelers Should Switch to an E-Reader

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

New Zealand Hostels Guide: The Best Hostels in New Zealand (& the Worst)

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A guide to all the BEST New Zealand hostels around the country (and some of the worst)! … I lived, worked, and traveled around New Zealand for almost 11 months. I was on a working holiday, so I was definitely on a tight budget. As a backpacker, a lot of my nights were spent sleeping in… Continue reading New Zealand Hostels Guide: The Best Hostels in New Zealand (& the Worst)

Awesome & Affordable AirBnBs in Las Vegas

Las Vegas isn’t typically thought of as being an affordable destination, but I’ve already proven that you CAN visit Vegas on a budget. An important part of traveling on a budget is finding affordable accommodation. Using AirBnB in Las Vegas is the best way to do just that! AirBnB is a great option because you’ll… Continue reading Awesome & Affordable AirBnBs in Las Vegas

How to Get New Zealand Working Holiday Insurance

Everything you need to know about New Zealand Working Holiday Insurance. What it is, how much it costs, & why you need it. Before heading off on my year-long New Zealand working holiday, I had to do a lot of preparation. I had to get my visa, I had to find an affordable flight, I… Continue reading How to Get New Zealand Working Holiday Insurance

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

Travel Reading List: 8 Books I Read in New Zealand

What you read while you’re traveling can have a big impact on how you perceive the place you’re visiting. I didn’t read nearly as much as I would have liked during my 10 months in New Zealand. Considering I spent a total of 6 months in one place, I really could have read a lot… Continue reading Travel Reading List: 8 Books I Read in New Zealand