This is a collection of stories from all the places I’ve been to and things I’ve done to this point. I hope you can enjoy it and, maybe, get something valuable from it, too.

I’m going to give you the real stories.

Yes, there will be great things to share with you, but I can tell you that since my travels began in 2018, it hasn’t all been riding that high – there have been some lows, too, and they’re just as important.

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Auckland CBD at night

Finishing up in Auckland

The extra week in Paihia was a good chance to relax and get some solid writing done, but I was itching to get back down south and see more of Auckland. Due to not driving, there was no way I could go anywhere without hitchhiking, as the InterCity services left from Auckland and travel had…

After the Māori welcome ceremony at the Waitangi Treaty Grounds

Making a base in Paihia

The journey to from Whangarei to Paihia was just over an hour, and before I knew it, I’d arrived in this tropical little town. It’s not as big as some places I’ve stayed but the weather stayed good (mostly) throughout my stay, everyone was friendly and it was a great place to base myself. I…

Looking at Whangarei Falls from the viewing platform

A quick stop in Whangarei

When I told people I was going to stop off at Whangarei, the most common question was, ‘why?’ According to many Kiwis, and other backpackers, there was no reason to go there on my way north – but many said this about Invercargill and Stewart Island, and that proved to be an experience I’m glad…

Auckland Viaduct at night is absolutely stunning

Visiting Auckland for the first time

It was a long 6-hour journey to Auckland, but the sprawling city soon filled the view and it felt like a jigsaw as the coach made its way into the CBD. I’ve heard from other people that it’s the suburbs that really make Auckland special. That’s not something I’m going to be able to discover…