Category: Hiking

Tour du Mont Blanc Packing List

Packing Montbell Cha-Cha Pack 35 L Women’s backpack Medium Ziplock: To store trash accumulated along the way Clothing, shoes & Hand- carried gear Mountainsmith Carbonlite Pro Trekking Poles, Slate Patagonia Torrentshell Jacket – Womens Patagonia Women’s R2® Regulator® Fleece Jacket Montbell Super Merino Wool Round Neck Shirt Womens […]

1 Week Solo Travel in South Island, New Zealand

In the early spring of September 2014, I decided to take a super spontaneous trip somewhere, but didn’t know where to. Work was absolutely draining at that point, and I told myself that I needed a break, no matter how little the days I could afford. And so, I applied for my leave a week before, booked my tickets, squeezed time out every night for about 5 days to plan, and I got my 5 days trip to South Island, New Zealand! Essentially minus off the flight, it was a 4 days 5 nights trip. It turned out to be one of the best breaks I’ve ever had thus far, and it’s this trip that made me love last minute trips even more.

2 Weeks Solo Backpacking in South Island New Zealand

I’ve done up individual blog posts of the towns I went to on this trip, but here is a more condensed version, with minimal pics, but more focused on the overall itinerary and what I think are the highlights of each place. I’ve also added direct links to the individual destination post under each ‘Day’ section, and I highly recommend you to check those out because there’s lots more pictures and description of the places I went! 

Below’s a good overview of how I did my itinerary, basically it’s a loop beginning and ending in Christchurch. I definitely have lots of places to cover on my next trip, but these are bascially the ones on my priority list!