Finding a job in Canada – How I secured one (and figured everything else out) on my own

Warning – This turned out to be a much longer post than anticipated. If you want to skip to my Top tips on securing a job in Canada, scroll to the bottom! 😀  A handful of people have asked me how I went about getting a job, or rather secured one before getting to Canada. … Read More

My Canada Working Holiday Journey – Preparing for Canada!

Yeewww! Guess what – 6 weeks til I fly to Canada!!! PUMPED! I managed to get that Air NZ flight for $775.41 with STA Travel (always go with these guys!). Pretty sweet deal and shopping around definitely paid off. NOW things feel real. For me things don’t feel real or for-sure until I’ve booked something … Read More

My Canada Working Holiday Journey – Booking Flights

STEP 1 – DO MY RESEARCH Okay! So first things first – do my own research to see what flights I can get. I’ve been able to find some direct flights, but most of them seem to have stop overs in LA, Seattle, Vancouver, Auckland, or China depending on the airline. I’ve gotten a good … Read More

AKAROA – Why it’s my favourite town visited on the South Island

AKAROA – Why it’s my favourite town visited on the South Island

Akaroa is a peaceful, quiet, and french-inspired little town just an hour east of Christchurch toward the peninsula. A majority of travellers/backpackers bypass this town, stopping or flying into Christchurch then continuing north or south on their tours. But this quaint place deserves a visit, if not for the dolphin watching/swimming, then for the french … Read More

Cinema Paradiso – Wanaka – Why it’s one of the ‘must do’s

This is hands down one of the best cinema experiences I’ve ever had!! It might not be a big deal to some, or to the locals, but it very much made me happy and I’d go again without a doubt! I’m not a movie buff at all, but if a Cinema Paradiso existed where I … Read More

Te Anau Glow worm caves – Worth doing?

Te Anau Glow worm caves – Worth doing?

Weeell what can I say? Glow worms was something I was pretty keen to see but was slightly unimpressed. The tour cost $83 pp through Real journeys, and we opted to do the 9am tour. It seems RealJourneys is the only company that run the Glow Worm tours here but if I had to think … Read More