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My Favorite Spots in the Philippines

Written on July 1, 2018 in Asia

The Philippines was my first international travel destination (besides Mexico) and is still near the top of my list of my favorite countries. Beginning my gap year in March 2017, the weather could not have been better for a visit to the white sandy beaches of the Philippines. When we first arrived we planned two...

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Freedom Camping Around New Zealand

Written on June 28, 2018 in New Zealand

Disclaimer: I am not a lawyer or offering legal advice. I am simply offering my own interpretation of the Freedom Camping Act of 2011 and I will not be held accountable for any infringements to New Zealand laws from advice offered in this article. If you have any questions regarding New Zealand laws contact the...

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How to Spend Meaningful Time in the Cook Islands

Written on June 16, 2018 in Cook Islands

Learn from my mistakes and just follow this simple guide to effectively enjoy your time in the Cook Islands. I had never heard of the Cook Islands before last year and chances are, you’ve never heard of them either. The Cook Islands are chain of 15 small islands in the South Pacific in free association...

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Working in New Zealand with a Working Holiday Visa

Written on June 16, 2018 in New Zealand

As my friends and family are well aware of from my social media posts, I’ve been living in and traveling New Zealand since October 2017 while on a Working Holiday Visa. In this post I’m going to detail my experience with this Visa type and overall tips for finding work around New Zealand in hopes...

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Video: Bungy Jumping in Queenstown, New Zealand

Written on June 14, 2018 in New Zealand

Regardless of how you spell “bungee” in English, Kiwi’s spell it “bungy” and Kiwi A. J. Hackett is the one credited with the first publicly commercialized bungy. This is my experience bungy jumping from the very first commercialized bungy site, the Kawarau Bridge, and is in no way a paid endorsement. (Although feel free to...

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Kraków, Poland

Written on June 11, 2018 in Europe

10 days in Poland to break up a long stay in Iceland was exactly what we needed. There is such a thing as too much time in Iceland and we made the decision to reduce our stay from 40 days to 30 days and spend 10 days in the country with the cheapest roundtrip from...

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Iceland Part II

Written on June 9, 2018 in Europe

Coming back to Iceland from Poland we felt more confident than ever and more prepared for what to expect for a Summer in Iceland around the ring road. We had our plan of what we wanted to see and do around the ring road and looked up locations and campgrounds to stay at in the...

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Iceland Part I

Written on June 9, 2018 in Europe

We went to Iceland on 2 different occasions, first for 7 days then back again for 21 days. I’m going to break up the post into 2 parts, here is part 1. We did this for 3 reasons; 40 days in Iceland was just too much time as originally planned, we needed a plan for...

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Sweden for Midsummer 2017

Written on June 1, 2018 in Europe

We arrived on a bright and sunny day with an Airbnb (Sign up using my referral link and get $40 USD off your first stay) just outside of the Stockholm city center already booked so we didn’t have to find a campground or a hostel and so that we could do our laundry. The bed felt...

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