Category Archives: blogging

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 […]

Practical Tips to Improve Your Travel Photography – They’re easy and effective too!

As the technology that goes into cameras improves, one could be forgiven for thinking that you can just sit back and relax after the photo’s taken, and by all means, you can. Or you can do better without too much effort! If you would like to take your holiday snaps to the next level, we suggest […]

Is it Time to Reach Out to Companies for Complimentary Experiences and Products?

If you’ve been blogging for a while you may be thinking about connecting with other travel-related businesses.  Doing so can be a great way to further grow your content whilst saving yourself some money in the process. Just how does one go about securing complimentary services and products in exchange for reviews though? That’s what […]

How to Start Your Own Blog – A Beginner’s Guide

If you’ve been following our blog and thinking we have the best job in the world, you may just be right! Travel blogging is certainly more work than it may look on first impression but there’s little better than playing a role in helping people live out their travel dreams to see the world. We […]

Sziget Festival: A Survival Guide for 30-Somethings

Sziget Festival Survival Guide

We all know that the height of uber-cool things to do during the summer months is go to a music festival (according to my 18 year-old students). In my 20s I made it to a couple of festivals in Europe and V-Fest in the UK but have sadly never made it to the daddy of […]

Instagram Intensive – How to Build an Authentic Following, Fast!

Grow Instagram Following

Instagram can be an amazing way for travel bloggers to to connect with fellow travellers (both bloggers and the everyday-run-of-the-mill-amazing-travellers) and strike up meaningful relationships with people you’d otherwise never cross paths with. It’s also a fantastic way to connect with brands and help influence the way people travel.  If you’ve had an incredible experience, […]

Zena – A Brit with a Once-in-a-Lifetime Travel Dream. I Made it Happen and You Can Too!

When I was a child I used to sit on the floor with a book, almost the same size as me, open on the floor. It was my mum’s Readers Digest Wonders of the World and I would pour over those pages, each time as though it was the first time I had looked at […]

Hi From an Exploring Non-Kiwi! Meet Lottie…

Lottie Exploring Kiwis

Hi, I’m Lottie… an exploring non-Kiwi and the newest member of the team. I have been reading Exploring Kiwis since I first entered the blogging sphere.  In fact, Sarah was the first person to respond to my shout out for guest posts and I quickly fell in love with their adventures and stories! I’m originally from […]

Introducing Jade: A London-Based Exploring Kiwi

Jade Love Exploring Kiwi

Hi, I’m Jade, a Kiwi living abroad who loves travel, warm weather, good food and good company. In January 2016, my husband Mark and I sold our home, packed our bags and moved to London. We gave up what some would call ‘the dream life’ to start a new adventure in the Northern Hemisphere. Honestly, […]

Another New Kid on the Block (or is that Blog?)… Meet Sarah Sullivan

Sarah S Exploring Kiwis tulips

Kia Ora! I’m Sarah, originally from New Zealand but currently residing in Abu Dhabi working as a teacher at a local school. My passion for traveling all started with a stint working at a summer camp in America.  The exposure to meeting new people, experiencing new cultures, and trying new foods, ignited a fire in […]

The Wandering Brit Tags Along with the Kiwis

Joanne McLaughlin Exploring Kiwis

Marhaba, Ciao, G’day, Yiasou! I thought it fitting to introduce myself through the languages of the countries I’ve lived and worked in (although sadly ‘hi’ is probably the only word I can remember from some of them). I’m Joanne, a northern Brit with Greek heritage, and to be quite honest I feel like a bit […]

10 Amazing Bucket-List Adventures – Better Get Planning!

Bucket List The World Pursuit

People travel for any range of reasons but for us, it is often the unique and awe-inspiring experiences that each area offers that draws us in.  We recently reached out to a bunch of our fellow travel bloggers to better understand the adventures they’ve enjoyed. Does bucket list inspiration get any better? Horseback Riding to the […]

Yes, I Like to Travel – Meet Maria, the Newest Exploring Kiwi

Exploring Kiwis Maria Iceland

Why hello there – my name is Maria and as one of the newest Exploring Kiwis we thought I’d better introduce myself… Anybody who knows me, knows that I love to make lists. So, I thought it was only fitting that I introduce myself in list format and tell you some things about myself! I’m […]

2016 in Review – 26 Countries This Year Whilst Working Full-Time

Exploring Kiwis 2016 Wrap-Up

2016 – what a year!  When we moved to Abu Dhabi with plans to make the most of the travel opportunities, we never dreamed we’d get to travel quite as widely as we have whilst holding down full-time jobs.  Between us, we’ve explored 26 countries since the beginning of the year, starting off in Slovakia and ending […]

The New Kid on the Blog – Who am I? Morgan McGregor

Morgan McGregor Exploring Kiwis

Wow. This is awkward. And a little bit awesome! I feel as though I’m intruding on somebody’s sacred space – this blog of Sarah and Nathan’s where they discuss their intrepid escapades. More than that, I feel as though all of their readers, you all, are likely perfectly content with just them. Who am I […]

Track your travels with ‘Been’

I love travelling and I love technology so it only makes sense to combine the two… If you’re anything like me, there’s always room on your phone for another handy travel app and Been (Apple|Android) may be worth adding to your collection! This handy free app allows you to mark off the countries that you’ve […]

The Best Little Photo App!

Kia ora everyone! This wee post is for the bloggers out there that swing by Exploring Kiwis.  I’ve fallen in love with a great photo editing app and wanted to give it a shout out as, chances are, you might benefit from it too! A few days ago I downloaded a couple of simple photo […]