How to Travel New Zealand Without a Car

If you’re planning a trip to New Zealand and you want to know how to travel New Zealand without a car, then keep reading! You can definitely see the country without your own vehicle thanks to the country’s system of buses, trains, and more. … New Zealand is filled with stunning scenery. The country is… Continue reading How to Travel New Zealand Without a Car

Answering 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).… Continue reading Answering Your New Zealand Working Holiday Questions

The Cost of Traveling New Zealand: How Much Money Do You Really Need?

New Zealand is considered one of the more expensive countries to travel, but how much does it really cost? Here’s a complete breakdown of my travel budget from my 1 year working holiday in New Zealand. I’m sharing average costs for different things, plus the exact amount I spent! (Updated May 2020) … I spent… Continue reading The Cost of Traveling New Zealand: How Much Money Do You Really Need?

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

Source: Hostelworld

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)

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

New Zealand by the Month: January 2017

I’m recapping every month I spend in New Zealand while here on my working holiday & this is my final installment! I’m rounding out my thoughts, writing about what I’ve done the past month, and (most importantly) I’m posting my monthly budget. Check my previous recaps and then come back here for January! What Happened:… Continue reading New Zealand by the Month: January 2017

New Zealand by the Month: December 2016

I’m recapping every month I spend in New Zealand while here on my working holiday. I’ll be rounding out my thoughts, writing about what I’ve done the past month, and (most importantly) I’ll be posting my monthly budget. Check my previous recaps and then come back here for December! What Happened: It’s the end of… Continue reading New Zealand by the Month: December 2016

New Zealand by the Month: November 2016

I’m recapping every month I spend in New Zealand while here on my working holiday. I’ll be rounding out my thoughts, writing about what I’ve done the past month, and (most importantly) I’ll be posting my monthly budget. Check my previous recaps and then come back here for November! What Happened: This past month has… Continue reading New Zealand by the Month: November 2016

New Zealand by the Month: October 2016

I’m recapping every month I spend in New Zealand while here on my working holiday. I’ll be rounding out my thoughts, writing about what I’ve done the past month, and (most importantly) I’ll be posting my monthly budget. Check my previous recaps and then come back here for October! What Happened: I never planned to… Continue reading New Zealand by the Month: October 2016

New Zealand by the Month: September 2016

I’m recapping every month I spend in New Zealand while here on my working holiday. I’ll be rounding out my thoughts, writing about what I’ve done the past month, and (most importantly) I’ll be posting my monthly budget. Check my previous recaps and then come back here for September! What Happened: Another month on Hot… Continue reading New Zealand by the Month: September 2016