My Super Low Costs to Travel Around New Zealand for One Month

My Super Low Costs to Travel Around New Zealand for One Month You’re not going to believe this, but… During my first month traveling around New Zealand’s North Island, from March 13-April 13, 2014, I spent a total of just $207.50 NZ / $173 US. Seriously. In addition, I paid $75 NZ / $62.50 US …

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PHOTO GALLERY: The Ganges River at Rishikesh

PHOTO GALLERY: The Ganges River at Rishikesh The mighty Ganges is India’s longest, most famous and most sacred river. Starting from melt water off Gangotri Glacier at 3892 M / 12,769 ft in the Indian Himalayan state of Uttarakand, the Ganges flows 2525 km / 1569 miles through India before emptying into the Bay of …

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Travel Tips: 5 Best Things to do in Auckland, New Zealand

Travel Tips: 5 Best Things to do in Auckland, New Zealand Recently I recommended 10 Free Things to do in Auckland. They’re all fantastic activities & places to visit in New Zealand’s most popular city. In fact, several of them are so great that I also include them in this list of best things to …

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LashWorldTour NEWS: I’m a Top 100 World Travel Expert!

LashWorldTour NEWS: I’m a Top 100 World Travel Expert! Leif Harum of The Runaway Guide has created a new Top 100 World Travel Experts list. Ratings, from #1 to #100, are based on the number of years of travel, the number of countries visited and regions visited.  This awesome list helps travelers and hopeful travelers …

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10 Free Things to do in Auckland, New Zealand

10 Free Things to do in Auckland, New Zealand Auckland can be a rather expensive place to visit, as can all of New Zealand, truth be told. Accommodation, food, public transportation, petrol, attractions and entry fees are all pricey. For visitors traveling on a budget, that can seriously limit what you’re able to see and …

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PHOTO GALLERY: Hobbiton – Home of the Hobbits

PHOTO GALLERY: Hobbiton – Home of the Hobbits  I grew up on The Hobbit and the Trilogy of the Rings. With Bilbo, Frodo & Sam. With Gandalf, Gollum, the Elves and the Dwarves. With Sauron and Saruman. With The Shire, Middle Earth and Mount Doom. As a kid I traveled around the eastern half of …

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My First Impressions of Auckland, New Zealand

My First Impressions of Auckland, New Zealand  The first time I ventured into Auckland city to explore (nearly quivering with excitement at having finally made it to NZ) I was not very favorably impressed. In fact, one could say I was rather underwhelmed. Even greatly disappointed. I had certainly been expecting much greater things of …

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PHOTO GALLERY: Beautiful Sydney, Australia

Sydney Australia

PHOTO GALLERY: Beautiful Sydney, Australia Many visitors to Sydney might be surprised to learn that Sydney is not Australia’s capital. That function goes to Canberra further south. However, Sydney is certainly Australia’s most famous and well-visited city, and for good reason. Sydney offers a spectacular setting on vast Sydney Harbor, accentuated by the stately Harbor …

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Travel Perspectives: Busting My Own Myths About India

Travel Perspectives: Busting My Own Myths About India  Late last year I finally traveled through India. After 20 years of hemming and hawing about braving India’s noise, crowds, filth and hassles I finally came up with a plan for an Easy Trip Through India and took the leap. For three months I traveled through the …

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Travel Tips: 5 Great Day Trips from Orlando, Florida

Tampa Bay Rays playing at Tropicana Stadium - Tampa

Travel Tips: 5 Great Day Trips from Orlando, Florida  Are you heading to Orlando, Florida to immerse yourself in Disney World and Epcot Center? Once you’re happily ensconced in lively Orlando you might well find that after several days or a full week of exciting rides, massive crowds, long lines and bustling energy, you’ll needing …

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