Work Exchange New Zealand: 30+ Bonuses I Enjoyed at my South Island HelpX Gigs

apartment in Oamaru - New Zealand

Work Exchange New Zealand: 30+ Bonuses I Enjoyed at my South Island HelpX Gigs  Those of you who followed my travels around New Zealand, Australia and Fiji in 2014 already know that I participated in many work exchange gigs at people’s homes (and at two motels, too). Most hosts asked me to work about 4 …

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PHOTO GALLERY: Spectacular Tunnel Beach – Dunedin, New Zealand

PHOTO GALLERY: Spectacular Tunnel Beach – Dunedin, New Zealand  SEE Photos of Tunnel Beach here Tunnel Beach is situated just south of Dunedin, New Zealand, on the east coast of South Island. As its name implies, Tunnel Beach is famous for its unusual stone tunnel. The rough-hewn solid-rock tunnel was commissioned by Parliament Member John …

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PHOTO GALLERY: New Zealand’s Gorgeous Kepler Track

PHOTO GALLERY: New Zealand’s Gorgeous Kepler Track See Photos of Kepler Track here New Zealand’s Deparment of Conservation (DOC) has designated, among hundreds of hikes around the country, nine ‘Great Walks’, which are considered to be premier hikes through especially spectacular scenery and habitats. Three of those nine walks are located in South Island’s Fiordland …

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My 10 Best Travel Tips of 2014 on LashWorldTour

My 10 Best Travel Tips of 2014 on LashWorldTour As I mentioned in my recent Round-Up of Best Photo Galleries of 2014 and Best Stories of 2014, last year I finally left SE Asia to spend most of the year traveling extensively around New Zealand, Fiji and Australia. Throughout my journeys I continued compiling and …

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PHOTO GALLERY: New Zealand’s Famous Abel Tasman Coast Track

PHOTO GALLERY: New Zealand’s Famous Abel Tasman Coast Track  Abel Tasman Coast Track is one of New Zealand’s 9 designated ‘Great Walks’, those tracks passing through areas of exceptional natural beauty and/or unique eco-systems. Located along the top of South Island in Abel Tasman National Park, the track mostly hugs the coast, offering many gorgeous …

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NEWS: My Abel Tasman Track Story Featured at HikeBikeTravel

NEWS: My Abel Tasman Track Story Featured at HikeBikeTravel  Adventurous Canadian travel blogger Leigh McAdam of HikeBikeTravel really out-did herself in 2014 by challenging herself to 100 Adventures around Canada. She jumped head-long into multi-day hiking, backpacking, cycling, cross-country skiing, canoeing, kayaking and camping excursions in the country’s beautiful national parks, coastlines, forests and mountains. …

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Best Travel Stories of 2014 on LashWorldTour

LashWorldTour hitch hiking in New Zealand

Best Travel Stories of 2014 on LashWorldTour  As I mentioned in a recent post highlighting My Best Travel Adventures of 2014, last year was another fantastic journey of continuous world travels for me, with many amazing adventures and several exciting ‘first’s and ‘at last!’s. After kicking the New Year off in India I returned to …

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10 Best Photo Galleries of 2014 on LashWorldTour

10 Best Photo Galleries of 2014 on LashWorldTour  I’m happy to report that 2014 was yet another fantastic year of continuous world travels for me. In total I visited five countries: India, Malaysia, Australia, Fiji and New Zealand. The latter two I finally reached for the first time in my life and, thus, explored quite …

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My Experiences Hitch Hiking Around New Zealand

My Experiences Hitch Hiking Around New Zealand I first read about New Zealand and its amazing outdoor wonders while in university in my mid-20s. Ever since, I’ve been keeping my eyes & ears peeled for news, stories and tips about traveling around that far-flung natural paradise. Including in those stories were many tales about travelers …

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My Best Travel Adventures of 2014

Humpback Whale flapping its tail

My Best Travel Adventures of 2014 Miraculously another year has almost come to an end. For me and LashWorldTour, 2014 has been another fantastic year of continuous world travels with many amazing adventures and several exciting ‘first’s and ‘at last!’s. To start with, I finally stepped away from SE Asia for a major chunk of …

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