Memories of Melbourne: Markets, Museums and Main Attractions in Australia

Once we got over the initial shock of our AirBnB ordeal, we explored Melbourne in greater depth, which by the way was no small feat considering the notorious rainy days. Melbourne is known for its cultural diversity in the arts, food and entertainment. It’s the cool, hipster kind of place where creatives converge for cocktails and conversations in art galleries, cafes and pubs filled with…

[VIDEO] The Airbnb Experience from Furry Hell

Good day mate! Our adventures from New Zealand continue onward to Australia but not without a glitch. As promised, we vowed to document the good and the bad…so here goes the bad and awful truth with a bit of humor. We’ve had some amazing lodging experiences around the world however this one takes the cake! When we checked into our Airbnb in Melbourne, Australia we…

Day Trip from Christchurch: Akaora, New Zealand

Tourists and locals alike rave about the natural beauty of New Zealand’s South Island. After exploring both islands we’ve concluded that they are simply incomparable! The diverse landscape of Ateorea1 , is home to a tropical climate in the North Island, filled with beaches during the warmer months while the South Island boasts of winter wonders during its cooler months. Akaroa During our stay in Christchurch, we took…

How to Explore New Zealand’s South Island in 5 Days [Part 2]

Let the adventures continue from Part 1 of How to Explore New Zealand’s South Island in 5 Days!  Our travel route through New Zealand’s South Island (continued)  Day 3 Queenstown to Milford Sound Queenstown is a picturesque town with natural beauty at every turn! It is widely considered one of the world’s top resort destinations with year-round recreational activities for adventure sports and ski tourism. Originally known as Tahuna1 , the…

How to Explore New Zealand’s South Island in 5 Days [Part 1]

After a whirlwind of the most breathtaking beaches, majestic waterfalls and vast volcanoes in the North Island, we knew it was time to venture to the next part of our trip- to the South Island! Emotionally, it wasn’t an easy departure due to the many I-can’t-believe-that-we’re-here moments at every encounter with nature, but the final goodbyes to new friends were equally difficult. Thankfully, we left…

Culture Shock: The Kindness of Kiwis

Dear Kiwis, I’d like to thank you! But, in order for you to understand my gratitude, I first need to give you some context. I grew up in the US, in a home where we never locked our door.  Some, including myself, thought this was odd, but my parents didn’t think it posed any real threat so we learned to accept it.  Although my family…

Roadtrip: 24 hours in Rotorua, New Zealand

Every year, tourists travel to Rotorua, New Zealand to witness its geothermal activity, natural hot springs, shooting geysers and pristine lakes. More importantly, the town is home to a popular cultural center for Maori history and present day life, which is the main reason Lucas and I wanted to visit, given our love for culture. Naturally, Rotorua made it onto our list of things to do in New Zealand after a few web…

Dig Your Own Spa: 7 Tips Before Visiting Hot Water Beach, New Zealand [VIDEO]

One of the great things about meeting fellow travellers and talking to local Kiwis is discovering the most fascinating natural wonders of New Zealand. We first heard of Hot Water beach from our nomadic friends Nashant and Isabell and couldn’t believe what they were describing. Hot water that comes out of the sand? Near the frigid ocean? No way, we have to see it for ourselves. We…