1 December 2020

25 Travel Christmas Gift Ideas 2020

Somehow 2020 was simultaneously the slowest and fastest year yet and December has crept up on us out of nowhere. If you're still trying to ponder thoughtful gifts for your loved ones and get that last-minute Christmas shopping over with already, here's some inspiration for the travel-obsessed and those that just can't wait to travel again as. soon. as. possible.

3 November 2020

Top Things To Do in Martinborough, NZ Weekend Guide

Martinborough is a charming town in the Wairarapa, famous in New Zealand for its surrounding world-class vineyards, most within walking or cycling distance from the village square. As well as the picturesque wineries surrounded by rolling green hills, it's packed with colonial charm and some great foodie spots serving up gourmet local cuisine. 

13 October 2020

Life Update: Moving to Wellington!

Hello, my lovely blog readers. I thought I would share a bit of a life update. I didn't get around to writing any blog posts last month as I was a bit busy moving back to my favourite city in the North Island, Wellington!

21 August 2020

Cape Palliser: the rugged end of the North Island, NZ | Day Trip Guide

Cape Palliser is a stunning part of New Zealand off the beaten track. Surrounded by spectacular rugged coastline, it's home to the Putangirua Pinnacles, a historic lighthouse, charming fishing towns, black sand beaches and seal colonies.

It's the southernmost point of the North Island, and fun fact, it's even further south than Nelson and Blenheim in the South Island. It's an epic day trip from Wellington, the Wairarapa or Manawatu regions.

5 August 2020

A Grape Escape in the Hawkes Bay | Napier Weekend Guide

Napier in the sunny Hawkes Bay, is a stunning coastal city with a lot to offer, including art deco, history, good food, beautiful nature and of course the many world-class wineries in the region.


22 July 2020

Top 10 Things to do in Rotorua | Travel Guide

Rotorua is a must-visit destination on any New Zealand North Island road trip, known for its unique geothermal activity, beautiful nature, Maori culture and history. There is also an abundance of fun activities on offer - like Queenstown is the adventure capital of the South Island, Rotorua is the adventure capital of the North.


24 June 2020

Best of the Bay of Islands: 48-hour Paihia Travel Guide

Three hours north of Auckland in the Northland region, the sub-tropical Bay of Islands is a spectacular destination to visit year-round. It's known for the history of first European settlement in New Zealand and its stunning natural beauty.


17 June 2020

Krysti Jaims Photography

I have always enjoyed photography and documenting moments in time since I was young. It wasn't until I started travelling the world in my mid-twenties that an enormous passion for it unleashed.

12 May 2020

Travel Blogging in a Travel-Less World

It's been a while since my last post in March, back when this pandemic hit New Zealand hard and we shut our borders. Since then, it has been a long two months of strict lockdown rules.


20 March 2020

Oh 2020... Life In The Travel Industry When Times Are Bleak

The great year that was supposed to be 2020 has come to a crashing halt. For the first time in history, New Zealand's borders have been closed and only letting in New Zealand citizens and residents. The entire world has come to a standstill and is in lockdown. And this is only the beginning.

18 February 2020

How to Travel Fiji on a Budget: Example Itinerary & Cost Breakdown

Fiji in the South Pacific is a dream tropical holiday destination for many. The archipelago country is made up of over 330 islands, with picture-perfect white-sand beaches, crystal blue waters, incredible reefs and the friendliest local people.

While it's known for its luxury resorts and being on the pricier side, it's becoming more and more popular as a destination for solo backpackers and travellers on a budget.


15 January 2020

Scottish Highlands Road Trip: Five-Day Itinerary & Tips

One of my favourite road trips I've ever done was last year in the stunning Scottish Highlands. I was blown away by the epic mountain scenery and incredible nature - and that's quite a compliment having grown up in New Zealand!

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