Stories and Features

5 Crazy Traditions for Easter Weekend in Czech Republic

[Medium, 30 Apr 19] The Easter holiday in Czech Republic is a fun time, full of Spring and sunshine and happy smiles. It is not...

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No Rules Vietnam - An Unexpected Local Encounter in Hanoi

[Intrepid Times, 29 Apr 19] It was a fairly normal travel day; chaotic, hot, sweaty...

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One Month in Vietnam: A Poem

[Medium, 31 Mar 19] From Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi, a wing-it kind of adventure...

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Returning Home After Long Term Travel

[Intrepid Times, 5 Feb 19] It’s a tough one, returning home from an extended trip overseas. 10 months in Europe, 88 beds...

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Cutting it Fine in Slovenia

[Intrepid Times, 10 Dec 18] A few days before, I’d seen a chalk board outside a salon saying “Striženje €10”...

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Schloss Neuschwanstein Survival

[Intrepid Times, 6 Nov 18] It was a beautiful, bright, crisp Autumn day and the orange leaves lining the highway were...

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Frost and Familiarity: Impressions of Zagreb

[Intrepid Times, 26 Oct 18] I sat on the train gazing up at the large grey pillows filling the sky, feeling small and insignificant...

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Boxing my way to the top: 60 Minutes in Czech Gym Class

[Identity K, 26 Aug 18] Having no prior knowledge (or interest) in the sport of boxing, I was generously enthusiastic...

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Chancing Across Orangerie Schloss in Potsdam, Germany

[Identity K, 10 July 2018] Potsdam is full of treasures: the Sanssouci garden (where my picnic was abruptly interrupted by vicious...

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Living It Up in Prague, Czech Republic, on NZ$50 a Day

[Identity K, 10 Jul 18] I was a little tentative about arriving in this foreign country Czech Republic, having no idea how to...

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Gibraltar on £5 *not*

[Track That Travel, 1 Jul 18] When I arrived in La Linea, the Spanish town outside of Gibraltar, I realised I had done very little research. Having been in Spain for...

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Portuguese Fish Cakes and a Rookie Mistake

[Identity K, 30 Jun 18] It was laundry day. Some days, you’ve just got to get the essentials done. I...

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London 10km: Running Commentary

[Identity K, 20 Jun 18] 7:10am. My third alarm goes off and I drag myself to breakfast – pearled malted barley wheats...

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Running in Foreign Lands

[RunThrough UK, 15 Jun 18] It’s easy to measure our running at home, on our regular routes. We push ourselves out the door in the sun, rain, dawn...

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Two Bikes. 79 Miles. One Whinge: England

[Identity K, 10 Jun 18] “'Sussex on a Shoestring', how does this one sound? Three days, lovely views, we can stay in...

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The Spanish Castle That Allows You to Be King (If Only for a Moment)

[Stuff Travel, 7 May 18] My neck ached from straining to look up for the last 5 minutes. There was no doubt about it...

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Eze Village, French Riviera: Underrated and Overlooked

[Identity K, 23 Apr 18] I yanked my earphones out of my ears and hastily scooped up my bag...

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5 Things You Didn't Know About Valencia [Identity K, 12 Apr 18]

[Identity K, 12 Apr 18] Valencia is a city I didn’t know much about before arriving. But on the free...

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Hostel Experience Shames Dunedin Flats

[Otago Daily Times, 3 Apr 18] People have been asking me "How do you cope, living out a bag and in hostels all the time?" The truth is, it’s amazing...

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Quirky Things in Barcelona: Free Tour

[Identity K, 29 Mar 18] If you’re looking at a city and wondering how on earth you can cover it...

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The Downward Spiral of Hungry: Overthinking and Overlooking in Nice

[Identity K, 23 Mar 18] On my first night in Nice I was in the supermarket trying to find something...

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That Time I Sprinted 15 Minutes in the Rain with my Pack in France

[Identity K, 23 Mar 18] I stood at the bus stop in the pouring rain, waiting for the 8:40am bus to...

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The ULTIMATE New Zealand Road Trip: Destination Guide

[Identity K, 13 Feb 18] Two thousand, one hundred kilometres covered, phew! Here’s...

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Nudity and Rudity

[Critic Magazine, 24 Apr 16] After spending some time in a nude sauna in Finland, Kirsty Gordge explores public nudity in New Zealand, asking the big...

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The Mindfulness Blog

Why do we love to travel? What do we hope to find? Join me as I explore some of this over on the Mindfulness Blog.