The Lombok Taxi Mafia

Touts and overzealous taxi drivers are a common staple in many travel destinations worldwide. Some are worse than others and Indonesia is no exception. It’s worse in the more touristy areas for obvious reasons. Throngs of tourists, fat with cash arrive at the airport or ferry port and need transportation. In Indonesia it’s best to […]

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Vietnam’s New E-Visa System

Vietnam’s New E-Visa System   In February Vietnam released a new e-visa system for 40 countries. This is great news for anyone trying to get a Vietnam travel visa. We used the new system to get our visas for a month we spent in Vietnam after hearing about it from the Flight Deal’s blog, and […]

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5 Things I Hate About New Zealand

5 Things I Hate About New Zealand Here’s a controversial topic, writing about the negative sides of travel. Everyone always writes and gushes about destinations but I find the frustrations more interesting. All you hear about are the top 10 places for this or the best avocado latte you HAVE to get at this trendy […]

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Lauren working from the park

Work from: Te Anau, New Zealand

Another work from shot where we share our most recent office location. Some are glamorous and sometimes you’re on a park bench because that’s the closest place to be able to use your spark wifi! Location: Random small park on Town Centre Street, Te Anau, New Zealand Wifi Connection: Pretty poor. Attempting to use a Spark Hotspot, […]

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Hunting for Hobbits

A trip to New Zealand wouldn’t be complete without doing something Lord of the Rings related. Whether it’s climbing Mount Doom or hunting down filming locations, you’re bound to come across some part of the movie that was filmed in the amazing countryside. The easiest place to picture yourself in middle earth is Hobbiton. After […]

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Patting Pigs

An unexpected surprise in Coromandel After taking a wrong turn trying to get to the other side of the Coromandel Peninsula, we ended up on a gravel road through some low mountains. I was a bit worried that our camper van wouldn’t be able to make it. I was still getting comfortable with Frank, (we […]

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