Traveling the world at 28 means I often find myself surrounded by kids. Most travelers I meet are 19-22 and at an entirely different point in their lives. Yet, I don’t envy their youthful pursuits. I have found that traveling in your late 20s might just be the world’s best kept secret. Read More
Apple picking is full of surprises. The backbreaking work was expected, but the life lessons I continue to learn are a welcome curiosity.
So, you’ve made the decision to take a trip to New Zealand? Have you decided you want to work, live in your vehicle and basically be the envy of all your friends (or the cool ones at least)? I did the same thing, but I didn’t have this list to guide my way.
Follow these five steps – in order – and you will find yourself living a life of freedom in no time. Read More
We tend to procrastinate. We tend to procrastinate, a lot. We procrastinate to such a degree that we will be five minutes from checkout at our hostel and still not have a bed to sleep in for the night. Such was the dilemma we found ourselves in, as we were frantically jamming our last remaining coins into the machine that runs the internet at our hostel – internet in New Zealand, a nightmare I will reserve for another day. Read More
Auckland – “where the fish are so succulent you can eat them bones and all!”
Today was our first real day to explore the largest city in New Zealand, Auckland. With 1.5 million residents, Auckland is home to one quarter of the country’s entire population. The city is physically teeming with tourists at this time of the year and it’s no wonder, there are harbors to explore, beaches to lounge upon, volcanos to hike and a seemingly infinite supply of hip, foodie streets. Read More
Is it real? Has our adventure really, truly begun? We may be slightly delusional from sheer exhaustion, but it hasn’t seemed to dampen the love-at-first sight feeling we officially have for New Zealand. We arrived at 7:00AM, after a 21 hour journey from Minnesota and somehow managed to hike to a volcano, have coffee at two cafes, grocery shop and explore Auckland, all before 1:00PM.
Naturally, I attribute such stunning resilience to the perfectly planned carry-on that kept my skin hydrated, my body fresh and had me sleeping soundly over the Pacific Ocean. Read More
There are a few easy steps you can take to ensure you find a great WWOOF farm. Follow these 8 Tips for Finding a WWOOF Farm and you just might find yourself happy as a clam, even if you are cleaning chicken coops or illegally crossing borders. It’s all part of the experience, right?
Are you itching to experience something in life that makes you feel alive? Are you looking to make a major change – to avoid getting caught in the 9 to 5 lifestyle? You have the chance. I took a leap of faith last year, quit my job at a prestigious investment firm and began to explore an interest that has always been on the back of my mind: organic farming. Read More