Learning to Fish in Taupo, New Zealand

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New Zealand

Last Updated: 01/23/2020 | January 23rd, 2020 I’ve only been fishing once in my life. It was during an extended stay on the island of Ko Lipe in Thailand. A few of us had rented a boat to explore the nearby na..

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Waitomo’s Glow Worm Caves

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New Zealand

Last Updated: 9/1/2018 | September 1st, 2018 Waitomo is famous for one thing: worms. And not just any ol’ worms but glow worms! Every year thousands of travelers come here to see the famous glow worms th..

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New Zealand’s Maori Culture: A Guide

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New Zealand

Last Updated: 12/4/20 | December 4th, 2020 Maori culture has always fascinated me ever since I saw the movie Whale Rider (it’s one of my favorite travel movies). Their history, cool tattoos, dancing, bel..

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Trapped in Paradise: A Trip to Fiji

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New Zealand

Updated: 1/26/19 | Originally Posted: 01/18/10 (Updated prices) Whenever I hear the word “Fiji,” I think of those postcards you see in airports: white sand beaches, palm trees, a little boat in the ocean, and ..

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Learning How to Scuba Dive in Fiji

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New Zealand

Last Updated: 01/19/19 | January 19th, 2019 Learning to dive is something I’ve always found excuses to not learn how to do. Something always comes up. I don’t have the money, I don’t have anyone to go with, I’..

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How to Backpack the Yasawa Islands

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New Zealand

Updated: 03/14/19 | March 14th, 2019 The Yasawa Islands are a picturesque chain of islands in Fiji, full of small resorts and postcard-perfect beaches. There are 20 volcanic islands that make up the group, eac..

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Bungy Jumping the Nevis

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New Zealand

Updated: 03/14/19 | March 14th, 2019 New Zealand is known for its adventure activities. People come from around the world to white water raft, hike (they have one of the best day hikes in the world here), glac..

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13 Great Reasons to Visit New Zealand

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New Zealand

Updated: 12/4/20 | December 4th, 2020 New Zealand is one of the most sought-after destinations in the world. With its snow-capped mountains, ancient glaciers, rolling hills, and copious amounts of wine, it..

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My Favorite Hostels in New Zealand

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New Zealand

Last Updated: 12/18/20 | December 18th, 2020 Traveling around New Zealand, you’ll find a wide range of hostels in this small country: decrepit, run-down chains; modern conglomerates; quirky, little famil..

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The Cost of Traveling New Zealand

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New Zealand

Updated: 1/4/21 | January 4th, 2021 New Zealand. The land of Middle Earth, Great Walks, kiwis, backpackers, adventure sports, delicious wine and pristine wine regions. And a land that sucks all your money from..

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A Guide to Hiking the Tongariro Alpine Cro

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New Zealand

Updated: 02/10/2020 | February 10th, 2020 The Tongariro Alpine Crossing is not only considered the best one day hike in New Zealand but one of the best in the world. It is a 19.4km hike that takes you through..

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Flying High in New Zealand’s Fiordla

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New Zealand

Posted: 4/5/18 | April 5th, 2018 “How do you do on boats?” “I love ’em,” I said gripping the seat of the plane tightly. “Well, just picture turbulence as waves you can’t see,” the pilot said with a laugh. “I k..

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How to Get Around New Zealand on a Budget

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New Zealand

Last Updated: 1/4/21 | January 4th, 2021 New Zealand is an easy country to navigate. Buses go everywhere, cars constantly pick up hitchhikers, campervans are easy to rent, and backpacker bus tours zigzag aroun..

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