New Zealand

The Secret to Cheap Long Term Travel

The Secret to Cheap Long Term Travel

I knew if I wanted to stay long in New Zealand, I would need a way to get rid of accommodation costs. Another of my concern was how to immerse myself in the local culture -I wasn't flying 18.000kms to spend my time with other Europeans backpackers. Work exchange appeared to me as an obvious decision. 

Lake Tekapo & Mt Cook : Story of a Perfect Day in New Zealand

Lake Tekapo & Mt Cook : Story of a Perfect Day in New Zealand

Nestled in the heart of New Zealand's southern island, Lake Tekapo is a picturesque stop you can't miss on your road trip. This is one of these places that stole our heart in NZ. 

A road trip in Nelson Tasman Region [secret spot inside]

A road trip in Nelson Tasman Region [secret spot inside]

Known as the sunniest region of the country, Nelson Tasman is fringed with lush nature, golden sand beaches and turquoise waters -it's a true paradise for nature lovers. If Abel Tasman National Park is absolutely stunning, it's when we kept going north that we discovered true hidden gems...

Heading North in New Zealand: from Bay of Islands to Cape Reinga

Heading North in New Zealand: from Bay of Islands to Cape Reinga

During my exploration of Auckland, the locals told me to head north and go see the Cape. A few weeks later, I had bought my very first car, and was ready to hit the road. As the slow traveler that I was, it took me two wonderful weeks to get to Cape Reinga...

Exploring Rotorua, a volcanic wonderland

Exploring Rotorua, a volcanic wonderland

The city sits within a volcanic crater and as you walk through the streets of the city, you can literally see holes in the ground with bubbling mud pools and steam! From giant shooting geysers, colorful crater lakes and natural hot springs all over the place, Rotorua is a stop you can't miss on your New Zealand itinerary...

10 Things that made the Catlins one of our favorite places in New Zealand

10 Things that made the Catlins one of our favorite places in New Zealand

Situated off the beaten track in the South Island, the Catlins region is broad and wild, with lush forests, rugged coastlines, hidden waterfalls and vertiginous caves. Such a stunning untamed nature attracts an extraordinary wildlife. It's a true haven for travelers.

Itinerary of a Road Trip in the Coromandel Peninsula

Itinerary of a Road Trip in the Coromandel Peninsula

With a beautiful mountains, a magnificent coast fringed with golden sand beaches, picturesque fishing villages and mining town, the Coromandel Peninsula is fabulous. And not only it's rich with a gorgeous nature, this region is off the beaten path -which means you might find yourself alone on the road with the most scenic views for yourself.

A day amongst volcanoes: Trekking the Tongariro Alpine Crossing

A day amongst volcanoes: Trekking the Tongariro Alpine Crossing

The trail wends its way 19.4km through New Zealand's oldest National Park and a dual World Heritage Area. Featuring an incredible volcanic terrain, unique and dramatic landscapes and a range of endemic flora, the Tongariro Alpine Crossing is a beautiful playground for avid hikers and photographers...

An Illustrated Journey: New Zealand's wanders

An Illustrated Journey: New Zealand's wanders

I drove around New Zealand for a six months journey, alone with my car, my camera & my notebooks, exploring new wanders every single day. Some of these discoveries appeared as "the" things that make New Zealand so special. A wonderland. Unexpected encounters, great landscapes, national parks, incredible cities... 

Itinerary of a 6 months trip in New Zealand

Itinerary of a 6 months trip in New Zealand

New Zealand was my very first solo trip. You know, the kind that changes your lifestyle forever. That kind. The particularity of this country is that I loved every single place I've explored. So at the end, my only exigency was to discover. Anything.

10 things that will make your New Zealand trip worth it

10 things that will make your New Zealand trip worth it

The moment I step on the land of the long white cloud & the 60 millions sheep, I immediately fall in love with the place. I lived some of the most terrific experiences ever, there. I had six beautiful months to enjoy every recesses of the country. Was it enough? Of course not. But that's ok, it gives me an perfect excuse to plan another trip there. It's on the list.