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My New Zealand road trip
Part III: Noteworthy side stops

In my opinion (and a lot of other people’s opinions, I think) a road trip is by far the best way to see New Zealand. Rent a car or camper van, plan your own itinerary, and go at your own…

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My New Zealand road trip
Part II: The North Island

My last post left off with my parents and I taking the ferry from Picton on the South Island over to Wellington on the North Island. Although I slept for most of it, I did spend the first 30 minutes…

My New Zealand road trip  Part I: The South Island

My New Zealand road trip
Part I: The South Island

After my working holiday visa expired, I wasn’t quite ready to say goodbye to New Zealand, so I switched onto a visitor’s visa. This gave me an extra three months to explore the country without having to work. It got even…

My favorite extreme activities in Queenstown, NZ

My favorite extreme activities in Queenstown, NZ

I used to be terrified of roller coasters until my friends peer pressured me onto Apollo’s Chariot at Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, VA while on a 7th grade band trip. I loved it, and that’s probably what first got me…

These are the jobs I had in New Zealand

These are the jobs I had in New Zealand

1. Au-pair in Auckland When I arrived in Auckland, I had come from the crappy 2012 American job market. Having been rejected by every architecture firm I applied to, I was ready to take any job I could get. Less…