Surviving a long flight

So you’ve decided you’re going to fly to the other side of the world. How do you survive such a long flight? Here are a few tips and tricks that have worked for me. Just one disclaimer: you’re going to be knackered either way! Wear something comfortable I prefer wearing leggings, a shirt and aContinue reading “Surviving a long flight”

How I prepared for my travels

I’ve known for a little while that I am going back to New Zealand. Such a buzzing feeling, because I love being there. I’m an organised person and like to plan ahead. I’m not the kind of person to fill my whole trip with tours or use a backpacking service like Stray where I don’tContinue reading “How I prepared for my travels”

Hostelling series: five ‘must packs’

What to pack for a backpacking trip? Personally, I find it easier to pack for longer travels than a short holiday because on a long trip at least I know I’ll have to wash my clothes at some point and that refrains me from bringing too much. Everyone will know the basics of jacket, fleece, pants, vest,Continue reading “Hostelling series: five ‘must packs’”

Hokey Pokey

When I first travelled to New Zealand, I didn’t try the hokey pokey icecream. I don’t know what I thought it was, but I wasn’t having it. Since then, I’ve gotten this thing for trying out local stuff. You know, it’s a way to really get to know a country. I was already familiar with,Continue reading “Hokey Pokey”

I’m going on an adventure!

‘I’m going on an adventure‘ is seriously the first thing that comes to mind when I know I’ll be travelling again. I love travelling and I love planning for my travels. I pretty much never go on an ‘organised three week holiday’, simply because travelling for me means venturing off into the unknown and discoveringContinue reading “I’m going on an adventure!”

Top 10 things to see and do in New Zealand

Everybody that has ever visited New Zealand will probably agree with me that it’s an amazing country. The nature, the space, the people…it’s a special piece of stunning beauty. To those that have never visited the ‘land of the long white cloud’: you are missing out! 😉 I understand that it’s not possible for everyoneContinue reading “Top 10 things to see and do in New Zealand”

Here’s to happy taste buds!

A good way to explore a country is by trying its food and drink. After all, if there is one thing we all need, it’s something to feed ourselves with. I don’t think New Zealand has a specific ‘haute cuisine’ like they have in France, for example, but the country has amazing foods and drinks.Continue reading “Here’s to happy taste buds!”

Hit the road, bro

You meet heaps of people when you travel, different kinds of people. That’s the beauty of it. I’ve noticed that plenty people, like me, enjoy organising things themselves when exploring a new country. I prefer using local information and there are times I don’t even open my Lonely Planet. When I visit a country I wantContinue reading “Hit the road, bro”