Author Archives: Sarah - Exploring Kiwis

Why You Really Should Book a Segway Tour: Budapest Uncovered

Budapest is an incredible city with treasures tucked around every bend.  Though there are many incredible cities in Hungary, Budapest is by far my favourite. Though it is a fairly walkable city, we discovered a much more entertaining and exciting way to maximise your time whilst seeing Budapest’s highlights – a Segway tour! After all, […]

New Zealand South Island Itinerary: A 10 Day Highlights Road Trip

The pinnacle of travel dreams for many, we’re excited to bring you this New Zealand South Island itinerary; 10 days of Kiwi highlights for the busiest of travellers. With incredible mountain ranges, crystal clear lakes, braided rivers and native flora and fauna, New Zealand’s South Island really does need to be seen to be believed. […]

The Ultimate Guide to Taking INCREDIBLE Glow Worm Pictures

Taking incredible glow worm pictures in New Zealand relies on two key factors – knowing the right place to go and having a solid understanding of the techniques and settings required to effectively capture them ‘on film’.  We’ve taken the hard work out of both and are pleased to bring you the following guide. Known for […]

Vacation 101: The Perfect Cruise for Everyone

Thanks to the introduction of megaships, innovative changes onboard and a change of clientelle, cruises are now genuinely an incredible holiday option for literally everyone. Whatever you’re looking for, you’ll find it onboard a cruise ship and at the amazing ports they visit. Can any one vacation option really suit everyone though? If you’re looking at […]

Plan Your Own Bruges Weekend Break – Belgium’s Fairy-Tale Town

However you spell it, Bruges or Brugge, there’s one thing for sure – you’re in for a treat when visiting.  The capital city of the province of West Flanders, Bruges falls within the Flemish region of Belgium.  With its stunning buildings, beautiful canals and a sense of charm that you can’t quite put your finger on, I’m […]

Ethique Review: The Perfect Happy-Planet Beauty Bar Solution for Travellers

Always on the hunt for ways to minimise our luggage whilst travelling, I recently put a number of Ethique’s solid beauty bars through their paces during my carry-on only month in Europe.  These shampoos, conditioners, laundry bars and more all performed better than I could have hoped for and now have a permanent place in […]

Phantasialand Review: The (Unknown) Cologne Theme Park You Need to Visit ASAP!

Tucked away just outside of Cologne, you’ll find Phantasialand, a firm favourite amongst Germans but a relatively unknown theme park to the rest of the world. During a flying visit to the region, we couldn’t help but make the trip out to the park and see for ourselves what was on offer.  The following is our […]

How to Plan your Own Brussels Self-Guided Walking Tour

Whilst planning our visit to Belgium, we were told time and time again that we’d only need 3-4 days to cover the whole country.  Having spent two days in Belgium’s capital, would couldn’t disagree more though! With beautiful architecture and city parks, an incredible range of museums and art galleries and quintessential Belgium cuisine, this […]

Machu Picchu: The New Rules You Need to Know When Planning Your Visit

Machu Picchu, one of the most iconic sites in South America was subject to a number of rule changes in mid-2017, all in a bid to reduce visitor numbers and to safeguard this important historical Peruvian citadel. With these new rules in place, it’s more important ever that you head up to Machu Picchu prepared […]

8 Things to do in Hoi An at Night – Must-Do Vietnam

The highlight of our two week visit to Vietnam, Hoi An is unlike anywhere else we’ve been.  A window into old-time Vietnam, this town is quaint, memorable and absolutely gorgeous.  Known as the ‘peaceful meeting place’, this is the perfect place to fall in love with this incredible country. To help you plan your visit, […]

A Definitive Ezoic Review: The Perfect Mediavine Alternative

Having put years of work into creating and building our blog, we’d done a great job of securing collaborative contracts, but saw very little in the way of actual income coming in.  That was, until we signed up with Ezoic; a quick-learning, easy-to-use, revenue-driving ad platform. Now that we’re reaping the benefits of monetization that […]

The Franz Josef Heli Hike – The Pinnacle of Your New Zealand Bucket-List

Having recently returned to New Zealand, we knew there was one final bucket-list activity that we just had to try – taking to the ice on a Franz Josef heli hike whilst we visited the West Coast. We’d seen the photos.  We’d heard people rave about their experiences.  I’d dreamed of walking on a glacier for […]

Rotorua Adventure Activities (for the Brave and Slightly-More-Cautious)

Rotorua is the adventure capital of the North Island of New Zealand and for good reason – there’s a whole host of fun just waiting for you! Whether you’re a massive adrenaline-seeker or are a little more cautious (maybe just looking to test your boundaries), these activities will cater to everyone in your group. Serious […]

The Ultimate West Coast Itinerary – Exploring New Zealand’s South Island

The West Coast is exactly what you’d hope for when visiting New Zealand – it’s imposing, rugged and above all else, beautiful. Wedged between towering mountains and the crashing sea, the West Coast is the region forgotten by the rest of its country. Our trees are skyscrapers that touch the sky, our rivers and lakes […]

Where to Feed Wild Eels for Free in New Zealand: Hokitika Uncovered

The perfect New Zealand holiday to me is one that strikes the ideal balance. Nature and city. People and animals. Fast and slow. Bucket-list-worthy and cheap-n-cheerful. It’s authentically Kiwi and leaves you reminiscing about all the fun you had. The West Coast of New Zealand offers exactly that! In particular, we fell head over heels […]

TranzAlpine Train Review: One of the Most Scenic Railways in the World, Right Here in Aotearoa

The TranzAlpine train is widely recognised as one of the most scenic in the world and having recently undertaken this incredible journey, we couldn’t agree more.  Connecting Christchurch with Greymouth, it glides up and over the Southern Alps, taking in a stunning array of scenery all whilst offering world-renowned Kiwi hospitality. To make life easy, […]