Thursday Night Market Treat Rotorua is the first stop I will be spending a longer chunk of time - four nights to be exact. It's known for the highest percentage of Maori (indigenous Polynesian people of New Zealand) and having a sulfuric (rotten egg) smell. If you know me you know I am a major … Continue reading Overwhelmed in Rotorua
A small group of us Stray travelers broke off to do the Waves & Caves excursion. This trip went west to Raglan stopping at Waitomo and then looping back to Rotorua. Waitomo has about 50 residents, but lots of tourism pouring in daily to visit the underground caves in the area. When planning my trip … Continue reading Waves & Caves
Stingray Bay - my favorite spot in Hahei More like Hah-yay. This was the first official stop on my New Zealand adventure. A small village located in the Coromandel Peninsula (northern are of the North Island). The guide said that many New Zealanders holiday here in the summer spots and that this wasn't a typical … Continue reading New Zealand's First Stop – Hahei
Hotel Bondi is located right on Campbell Parade right across the street from the iconic Bondi Beach. It’s one of the popular places to go out for happy hour or at night in the area. When I was staying in Bondi I wanted to stay here for a couple of nights before traveling onwards. Their … Continue reading Hotel Review – Hotel Bondi
My very first hostel experience five years ago was in Byron Bay. I stayed at the Nomads and it was a strange, but personality shaping experience. I realized I could be uncomfortable in this room with 11 other people that smelt like feet or go with it. And I went with it and it was … Continue reading Hostel(s) Review 4 – Byron Bay
Wollongong is about 2 hours south of Sydney. You may not have heard of it, but it's the the 10th largest city in Australia by population. I didn't know that fact before heading down so I had no idea what to expect especially after my visit to Rainbow Beach. My friend had two consecutive days … Continue reading Where in the World Is Wollongong?
The options for hostels in Melbourne were overwhelming so I asked a friend for her recommendations. She gave me two and I decide to try them both while in Melbs. First up was Flinders. Flinders Backpackers When arriving at Flinders you are directed to the third floor and the elevators open up into a surprising … Continue reading Hostel Review 3 – Melbourne