Usually we don’t even think about. We see the free wifi network and jump right on. INSTAGRAM! SNAPCHAT! But those free wifi networks can often be bad news. Especially the ones with hundreds of people on them, like hotels and shopping malls. If people are snooping on those networks, and they Read more
I spent about a week in Norway recently. On my first night, I stayed in a small cabin in the town of Neiden. I don’t actually know if you could call it a town. It probably only had eleven people living there. We arrived in the late afternoon, stashed some beers in the fridge, ate some crab Read more
If you’re looking to start a backpacking career, there probably is no better place than Europe. It’s safe(ish), there’s a common currency, it is super easy to get around, most people speak English, there are so many countries, it’s packed with history and famous sights and Read more
A few months ago I returned to New Zealand from a five week stint in Bangkok. I decided to head to my beloved Thai capital after a few months in the European winter, which was driving me nuts. I finally understand why Southeast Asia is full of Europeans in December and why they’re all so Read more
These days every traveller, no matter how inexperienced, has the ability to find their own accommodation. Travel agents, at least in this regard, are completely obselete. It doesn’t matter if you’re booking six months in advance, the day before your flight, or simply showing up Read more
Travel insurance: It’s like the washing dishes of travel. Nobody wants to think about it, but sooner or later you just gotta get it done. Today I’m going to break this topic down for you so you’ll know exactly what kind of coverage you should have and why you need it. There are Read more
Depending on where you live, flights can be a real suck on your travel budget. Thousands, sometimes tens of thousands of dollars. How do you find a cheap flight? It’s the bane of every budget traveller. Over the last few years I’ve learned a few tricks, and flights are no longer the Read more
So you want some packing tips.
Don’t really have many good ones, to be honest. But I can tell you what I like to carry.
My backpack has all the usual stuff in it – underpants, toothbrush, pet giraffe – but I also carry a few things that might not be so obvious.
How much does it really cost to travel Europe? This year I went to find out. After a short jaunt with my family, I took off to backpack the continent solo for five months. 11 countries, 23 cities, 40 beds and 10,101km later, it’s finally over. Truthfully, I was a little nervous doing my Read more
Note: New Zealand passport holders have slightly different Schengen rules to other countries. If you are not a New Zealand passport holder, this post will not apply to you. You can read about the standard Schengen rules here. If you’ve travelled to Europe, you will be familiar with the Read more