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Campervan life and other wheeled adventures around the world.

10 Budget-Saving Tips for a New Zealand Road Trip

10 Budget-Saving Tips for a New Zealand Road Trip

Many people will agree that one of the best ways to see and experience New Zealand is by taking a road trip. Road trips though aren’t the cheapest forms of travel. We learned loads about how to save money and stretch our dollar while in the...

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Driving Tips for a New Zealand Road Trip

Driving Tips for a New Zealand Road Trip

Whether this is your first time driving in a new country, or you're a seasoned pro at it, each country has it's own unique laws and rules of the road. This article covers all the driving tips we wish we'd known before climbing behind the wheel on...

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Epic Stargazing at New Zealand’s Dark Sky Reserve

Epic Stargazing at New Zealand’s Dark Sky Reserve

Imagine the sun has just set, and you step outside to find the sky ablaze with millions of stars. Located within easy reach of both Queenstown and Christchurch, The Aoraki McKenzie Dark Sky Reserve is the perfect place to go stargazing. Don't miss...

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New Zealand Road Trip: 2-Week North Island Itinerary

New Zealand Road Trip: 2-Week North Island Itinerary

There are so many things to see and do in New Zealand that it can be challenging to decide where to go on your vacation. After spending a month traveling around the country, we've put together our ultimate 2-week North Island road trip itinerary....

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How to Travel New Zealand

How to Travel New Zealand

When preparing for our trip to New Zealand, we looked into all possible ways of traveling around the country. From renting a campervan to bus travel, there are options to fit all touring styles and budget. If you're struggling to pick which route...

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15 Things to Know Before Going to New Zealand

15 Things to Know Before Going to New Zealand

New Zealand is an amazing island nation, and one we think everyone with a love of nature should add to their bucket list. As a more westernized country, traveling here is also fairly easy (not to say we still didn't get thrown for a loop every now...

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The Best FREE Travel Apps for New Zealand

The Best FREE Travel Apps for New Zealand

Most people these days travel with either a smartphone, tablet or laptop (and in some cases all three). If you have the technology, you might as well use it to help make your journey easier. Today we're sharing the best free travel apps to download...

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The Ins and Outs of Freedom Camping in New Zealand

The Ins and Outs of Freedom Camping in New Zealand

To save money on our trip to New Zealand, we had planned to freedom camp the entire trip. We like the outdoors and camping, so figured one month in a campervan couldn't be too bad. After making mistakes, and learning A LOT about freedom camping...

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A Complete Guide to Planning a UK Road Trip

A Complete Guide to Planning a UK Road Trip

We spent 9 days road tripping around the UK in a campervan. It was an experience of a lifetime and one we'll never forget! However, when we first started we were a little lost on how to pull something like this together; especially as we were...

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