Gifting myself travel for my birthday!

Hey guys, It’s scary to think that in 5 months I’ll be 30 years old. I am the oldest of my group of friends, which weird for me because I am one of the least mature out of everyone. I’ve never really done anything for any of my birthdays, not even the milestone ones such…

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10 things I learned as a first time traveller

Hi everyone, I have learned a lot from travelling, and no matter where I go, I am constantly learning and growing from the experience. Here are 10 of the things I learned on my first adventures at 20. Pack less stuff The first time I went on a decent length holiday – Egypt for a…

Transport options in Rarotonga (Raro part 3)

Kia Orana! Another thing I love to do in a new country, aside from eating everything I can, is to find affordable and fun ways to see as much of the place as possible. There are many different ways to get around Rarotonga, including renting a car, scooter or mountain bike, taking the local bus, taking…

Travel Tips for Rarotonga

Hi everyone, I thought I’d write a post about general travel tips, since I see them everywhere, and I haven’t really written one before! My tips for Rarotonga, Cook Islands Respect the local culture I know this sounds really obvious, but it includes small things as well as big things. Greeting others with “Kia Orana”…

Kia Orana! (Rarotonga experience Part 1)

Kia Orana! I’m sad to say I’m home again, back in Wellington, and stuck in that post-holiday blues mode. Getting back to reality is hard after fun and freedom. We had a wonderful 9 days in Rarotonga, Cook Islands, and I got to relax, swim, snorkel, and see one of my best friends marry the…

Making lists – 2 days to go

2 days until paradise! For once I’m being organized. It’s a strange thing, packing early. I don’t like to take too much stuff when I travel, and I’ve learned my lessons about taking a large suitcase anywhere. No one wants to haul around a 25kg suitcase around Egypt for a month, right 20 year old…