Australia’s great big Northern Territories, exploring the Outback, not climbing the rock, but seeing the area by camel, Harley and hot air balloon.
Working on a Farm Down Under Farm work with potatoes, bananas, and Bulls in Queensland Australia By Sebastian Andreasson Once the first carefree weeks of fun and games is over, and the sense of holiday has faded, the next step for any backpacker doing the full Aussie experience is to find farm work. You need to […]
Air New Zealand Offers Service to Six Australian Cities –and The Skycouch! By Max Hartshorne How long has Australia been on your bucket list? Here is a price that you can’t let slip away, just like your dream of visiting the country’s beautiful Gold Coast, stately Adelaide, exciting Sydney, cosmopolitan Melbourne and the seaside city […]
A Cool Gig working on a Movie in the Nick of Time By Mike Markoff My 36-hour ‘island-hop’ from the Caribbean to New Zealand left me unspeakably jet-lagged, culture-shocked, and intimidated. A far cry from the fantasy-land I envisioned (that’s what you get for trusting hobbits), my hostel in downtown Auckland was sandwiched between to […]
Western Australia: How to Visit Broome and Not Get Eaten, Poisoned, or Killed By Justyna Surowiec Broome in Western Australia is one of the roads less traveled. Its uncharted red rock deserts, breathtaking white sands, and turquoise waters, laced with stories of Dreamtime from Aboriginals, will have you feeling less like a tourist and more […]
All Over New Zealand on The Backpacker Bus By Connie Maria Westergaard I do not have to travel anymore. I believe I have seen the whole world in one country. Every imaginable landscape, from glaciers and snowcapped mountains to wastelands, lakes, fiords, waterfalls, sounds, rainforests, beech forests, and rolling green hills, is found in New […]
By Max Hartshorne The Fuzzy Antlers of Caged Deer at Walter Peak Farm We boarded the TSS Earnslaw, a vintage steamship built in the early 1900s, for a journey across sparkling Lake Wakatipu this morning, in the company of about 40 mostly German visitors. Despite the tendency for Germans to speak better English than Americans, […]
By Max Hartshorne Trust the Chef: Daniel Monopoli Keeps It Simple Simple food appeals to this young chef, who’s made a name in just a few months by opening the Boat Shed Cafe on the waterfront in Nelson. We sat with Daniel on his night off, as the restaurant revved up for another busy shift. […]
Back to Page One New Zealand For Kids- (continued) by Lauryn Axelrod, Wings over Taupo From Rotorua, we headed to Taupo, a tourist resort built on the shores of a giant volcanic crater lake. The primary reason for going to Taupo was to go Tandem Skydiving, something Josh had always wanted to do. In addition […]
By Max Hartshorne Selections from his blog Readuponit We are off to Auckland and then Wellington, New Zealand. It has been a day of packing and trying to remember everything, and accepting that things won’t get done but will upon our return. One of the things on the itinerary that excited me the most was […]
Bonnie Way visits Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park in Australia, where she goes hiking and kayaking and has a visit with a kookaburra.