I’m a bit of a geek when it comes to the underwater world. I love the feeling of slipping below the surface to an unknown environment, aware that the finned inhabitants of the deep blue are in their comfort zone, while my gill-less body is not. When I learned that Tonga, only a 3-hour flight […]
What kind of crazies would fly for 17 hours around the world to visit Australia for one week? My very best friends on a mission to help me ring in my birthday and celebrate my new ’30 and flirty and thriving’ status. I am planning to spend an entire year in Australia, and know that […]
I didn’t cross riding a Vespa in Italy off my Be Brave list. It got switched to riding a motorbike in Thailand. I assessed the situation when I arrived and decided that there’s a fine line between bravery and stupidity. I didn’t want to be one more bruised and broken backpacker statistic, so it didn’t […]
Like many great friendships forged in the 21st century, Abby and I became friends through Instagram. She’s a Sydney local and has recently launched Travel Scavenger to introduce travelers to off-the-beaten-track adventures and hidden local gems. Her advice kept me happy and well-fed while in Sydney, so I couldn’t think of anyone better to share her favorite foodie spots! Sydney is […]
I had seven months to do the research for my top 10 desserts of Queenstown post, but my time in Auckland was considerably shorter. During my 3-day trip, I gave it my best shot and ate as much dessert as I could. Giapo This is the way that ice cream should be done. The ever-present […]
I booked an $80 room in a beach resort, expecting… well… a beach. Or a resort. After my $40 taxi ride here, what I got was a room that doesn’t lock, barely big enough for a bed, in the back of a not-yet-open café in which I am not allowed to cook. The room looks […]
In the seven months spent living in Queenstown, I became accustomed to the sights, sounds and smells that make this place home. The heavenly scent of the cupcake shop in the mornings makes my heart happy. And choosing my route through town to listen to the buskers on the street became part of my daily […]
You’ll never hear the phrase “Wow! Queenstown is just SO CHEAP!” ever. In fact, it’s one of the more expensive places I’ve traveled. It’s a hot tourist destination and mecca for adventure junkies willing to pay a pretty penny to get their adrenaline fix. That being said, after living and working here for 7 months, […]
Every Thursday, from 3-6pm, talented bakers, handicrafters and designers descend on Wanaka, New Zealand for an artistic affair. Get to the Wanaka Farmer’s Market early and take a wander, because these creative craftsmen are people you need to know.
Looking for something sweet to top off an epic day of bungy jumping, jet boating and sky diving in the adrenaline capital of the world? When you’re ready to swap the adrenaline rush for a sugar rush, this list of the best desserts in Queenstown is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth!