The first few times we did any sort of traveling we packed the way most people typically pack. We took everything but the kitchen sink, because you never know when you might *need* something. We filled cars to the brim for weekend getaways, we lugged fifty pounds in a backpack...
We've been fans of Couchsurfing for years - you can stay with locals, saving the cost of a hostel and getting to see what life's really like for the people of a region. The idea was great, but we just never got around to using it, despite having set up...
The devastating 2nd Christchurch quake was far more violent than the September one 5 months earlier. It killed an estimated 200 people and destroyed thousands of homes beyond repair. It’s being touted as NZ’s worst disaster.
Many people’s interpretation of Indonesia is this jungly under developed country with no electricity and bare chested men and women riding around on elephants. Though some of that sounds fun, it’s not entirely true. Indonesia is a modern developing country complete with high rise buildings.
There are sometimes when you see something and you know it is going to huge. The blog4NZ idea spurned by New Zealand bloggers Jim McIntosh and John Reese is one such idea and something that we at Travel Generation will be getting well and truly behind.
Europe is the smallest continent, but it's dense with culture. An hour's travel from almost anywhere could see you in a new country, complete with a different language, different customs, and (best of all) different food. It seems a pity to fly over all this, hopping from one destination to another.
There are some unique places around the world in which nature throws incredible contrasts at us. A white-capped volcanic mountain rising from a dusty savannah? Mt Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. Giant granite monolith mountains bursting from the deep blue sea? The harbour of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
I wax lyrically quite often about the great times on the road, the wonderful people I have met and the stunning scenery. There is a downside to travel; frustration and annoyance are unwelcome bedfellows on this wonderful journey and sometimes you just want to scream! Phew I feel better already.
You can easily spend hundreds of dollars visiting Kangaroo Island or buying cases of wine in the Clare Valley on your trip to Adelaide in South Australia. But, if you’re a budget traveler, try these freebies instead. 1.
Cusco is the launching pad to Machu Picchu, one of the new wonders of the modern world, but amongst travelers it also has a reputation for mediocre food in a country that boasts some of the best in the world.