travels

Fight or Flight: Our Record With Baggage Weight Checks

Fight or Flight: Our Record With Baggage Weight Checks

My previous, travel-themed post looked at our tips and strategies for keeping our carry on baggage to airline limits. We weren’t necessarily over by that much, we just didn’t want to get any extra, surprise charges. Here’s a recap of some of the experiences we’ve […]

Not Checking In: Managing With Hand Luggage Only

Not Checking In: Managing With Hand Luggage Only

One major thing that’s changed about me travel-wise is that I almost NEVER check in luggage. With the airlines I’m flying, it’s often an extra charge, with a little more hassle. Here’s how I managed to survive my few years of travelling with carry on […]

City Summary: Taipei

City Summary: Taipei

The very last leg of my adventure was Taipei, Taiwan. Taiwan, or officially, the Republic of China. It ended up being a fantastically cheap way to get back home to Auckland. It was a true feast, in every sense – the flavours, the smells and […]

Akha-fellas: a review of Thai Akha Kitchen Cooking School

Akha-fellas: a review of Thai Akha Kitchen Cooking School

During my time in Chiang Mai I had wanted to do a cooking class. I had heard they were quality, fun and a good use of time. Being in Thailand another bonus was that it would be much cheaper (than what I would be used […]

Keeping Your Belongings Safe Whilst Travelling

Keeping Your Belongings Safe Whilst Travelling

After my incident in Athens, it made sense to have a think about safety while travelling. Here’s all the advice and tips collected and given to me around securing your stuff during your travels. Stay safe!

Losing my shit in Athens: A pickpocketing tale

Losing my shit in Athens: A pickpocketing tale

I should count myself lucky to have completed so many travels already without any dramas. But on the second and last days in Athens I had not one, but three pickpocketing-related incidents. It tarnished my experience of the city and caused quite a panic. I […]

City Summary: Patong, Phuket

City Summary: Patong, Phuket

I ended up spending a week in Patong, Phuket and this was more time than I really needed. It’s amazingly cheap, but the resort town is too touristy and a lot too loud for my tastes. Read on for my summary of my time on […]

Slovenia In 36 Hours: Part 1 Ljubljana

Slovenia In 36 Hours: Part 1 Ljubljana

One of my favourite weekends away was to a place I knew very little about: Slovenia! I also put very little thought into planning which was not such a good idea. Here’s my diary of how I made the most of my 36 hours in […]

Flix Those Muscles: A Review of Flixbus

Flix Those Muscles: A Review of Flixbus

I’ve taken my last Flixbus, at least for a while! So that makes it an opportune time to recap my adventures with them on the road. What started out as an ambitious strategy to get around Europe at low cost with savings on accommodation ended […]