Hobbiton. Glowworm Caves.Thermal Pools Smell Awful.

No really, they do. It must be all the sulpher. If you’ve ever been to Rotorua, you know what we’re talking about, haha. Smell aside, though, Rotorua is definitely worth a visit. Lots to do and see and, like back in Cairns, we had to pick and choose how to spend our time there. Hobbiton was a no-brainer for us–we love the films. It was … Continue reading Hobbiton. Glowworm Caves.Thermal Pools Smell Awful.

Driving on the ‘Wrong’ side in New Zealand

I won’t lie–the thought of renting and driving a car around New Zealand made me a little nervous. It’s not the driving–I honestly love driving in new places. It was the whole driving on the left-hand side of the road thing. I think the worst part is the roundabouts. The only other time I’ve experienced them was when we lived in Vancouver–even then they were … Continue reading Driving on the ‘Wrong’ side in New Zealand

Cairns has ALLLL the activities.

You know that scene in Stepbrothers when the b’ys get bunkbeds? Cairns is sort of like that–“So many activities!!!” We took advantage of the hundreds of options during our three days there. Seriously, most of the things we wanted to do while in Australia could have been done from Cairns. You want to hold a koala and feed kangaroos? No problem. You want to snorkel … Continue reading Cairns has ALLLL the activities.

Sydney in a Nutshell. A late Nutshell.

Our lack of blog posts did not do our week in Sydney justice. Here’s a summary, haha: Things we’ll miss about Sydney (or sometimes Australia in general): *How much better their iced coffees are compared to Canada’s. We’re already hooked. Sure, we can bring along vanilla ice cream and cream to every cafe at home–but that’s really not the same. *CUSTARD. Whoever decided to put … Continue reading Sydney in a Nutshell. A late Nutshell.

Backpacking & Footwear Problems.

This is by no means a complaint–I absolutely LOVE traveling with just a single backpack. (Remind me to write a post on how problematic a suitcase would have been getting to our accommodations in Cinque Terre).  My biggest struggle when packing my backpack revolves around footwear.  You basically only get to bring a single pair of shoes. That’s it. ONE pair. I usually have room … Continue reading Backpacking & Footwear Problems.