Hostel Etiquette: 10 Things NOT to Do in a Hostel

Hostel etiquette is an important part of surviving hostel life. Here’s what you should and should NOT do when staying in hostels. … In a hotel or other private accommodation, you can pretty much do what you want with your space. Sleep late, make a mess, play music, whatever (within reason) while you’re in your… Continue reading Hostel Etiquette: 10 Things NOT to Do in a Hostel

Solo Travel Activities: 12 Things to Do By Yourself on Vacation

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Are you planning a solo trip soon? There are plenty of fun things to do by yourself on vacation. Here are some of the best solo travel activities to try out! … Traveling alone is a lot of fun, but if you’re new to solo travel, you might feel a bit lonely or uncomfortable going… Continue reading Solo Travel Activities: 12 Things to Do By Yourself on Vacation

24 Things You Need to Know Before Visiting New Zealand

All the best tips and tidbits of information you should know before visiting New Zealand! … New Zealand is one of the most naturally beautiful and photogenic countries in the world. That’s something you probably already know (and probably the main reason you want to visit). With that obvious fact aside, I want to share… Continue reading 24 Things You Need to Know Before Visiting New Zealand

Best Websites to Book Your Budget Accommodation

Finding the best budget accommodation is key when you’re trying to save money on your travels. These are my top budget accommodation booking platforms for planning my trips. Some people have one preferred type of accommodation (hotel, hostel, short-term rental) and they stick to that for every trip they take, but I like to switch… Continue reading Best Websites to Book Your Budget Accommodation

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

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