New Zealand Itineraries (North & South Islands) for 9 Days, 11 Days & 14 Days

Dramatic fjords, glacier peaks, geothermal geysers, golden sand beaches, charming farmlands, vibrant cities—New Zealand has a bit of something for everyone. To help you plan your visit to New Zealand, I will comment briefly on each destinations I visited and assign them a rating of 1-3 hearts (the more hearts, the more I love them). A…

2 Weeks in New Zealand for $2.7K? You Must Be Joking!

“New Zealand is VERY expensive.” Friends and travelers had warned me about the sky-high budget which I will need to fork out for New Zealand. On average, most people spend about $3.5-5K, but here I will share some tips on how I managed to keep everything under $3K for a 13-day overland trip to New…

Best Places to Visit for a Sabbatical Break

So you’ve decided to take a career break (read What Nobody Tells You About Taking a Sabbatical Break), the next million dollar question is… where? The whole world is now your stage, but deciding where to start can be daunting.

40 Countries to Visit Next [Travel Bucket List Ideas]

As I bid farewell to 25 and prepare myself for the next quarter of my life, I think it’s finally time to post my own bucket list of countries I wish to visit in the next 25 years. It’s been a lot of fun creating this list and it helps to bring back my travel…