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Itinerary


In 2014, I began a 15-month journey around the world.

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Itinerary


In 2014, I began a 15-month journey around the world.

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Travel Hacking


Before I left, I learned how
to TRAVEL HACK.

Travel Hacking


Before I left, I learned how
to TRAVEL HACK.

The Art of Travel Hacking

 
 

With a little research, I figured out how to cover the cost of flights with miles and points.
I also learned how to stay for free by house-sitting and couch-surfing. I learned how to travel for long-term by packing wisely.
There's so many tips to share! The posts in this ongoing series will get you started.

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Iceland


I kicked off my adventure
in ICELAND.

Iceland


I kicked off my adventure
in ICELAND.

Road Tripping "The Ring Road" in Iceland

 
 

I teamed up with 2 other travelers. We drove The Ring Road for six days.
Iceland is full of rock formations, geysers, waterfalls, and moss-covered everything.
Surprisingly, there are also tons of swimming pools, farmland, and an enormous backpacker community.

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Germany


I met relatives for the
first time in GERMANY.

Germany


I met relatives for the
first time in GERMANY.

Tracing My German Roots

 
 

Travel is the perfect time to connect with yourself and all that makes you, you!
So I got in touch with some relatives I had never met before and ended up staying with them across the country.
I learned about German and Bavarian culture and discovered my family history along the way.

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Thailand


I hung with the locals
in THAILAND.

Thailand


I hung with the locals
in THAILAND.

Thailand from North to South

 
 

I found the perfect travel groove in Thailand. I went where I wanted, when I wanted.
I stayed for extended times in different places allowing the area and its people to open up to me.
I got my open water diver certification on the island of Ko Tao and ate bugs with locals in the Northern Mountains.

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New Zealand - South Island


I camped across the
south island
of NEW ZEALAND.

New Zealand - South Island


I camped across the
south island
of NEW ZEALAND.

New Zealand - The South Island

 
 

A ferry boat ride across the Cook Strait and a hitch-hiking adventure led me to Christchurch.
I road-tripped for a month in Frogger, my green hatchback rental and saw unbelievable landscapes.
The South Island was home to the majority of LOTR film locations for obvious reasons.

Read about my North Island adventures here.

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New Zealand - North Island


I lived for a while on the north island
of NEW ZEALAND.

New Zealand - North Island


I lived for a while on the north island
of NEW ZEALAND.

New Zealand - The North Island

 
 

For 6 weeks, I chilled in the nation's capital and drove all over the North Island, tramping and camping everywhere.
Then I returned for a camping trip with a local around Northland and I dove the Bay of Islands.
Eventually, I decided to settle down in Hawke's Bay for a while to volunteer and explore a new relationship.

Read about my South Island adventures here.