Posted by Beth | May 18, 2016 Days in the country: 6 (unfortunately lost 2 days thanks to flight delay) Cities visited: Melbourne and Sydney Favorite lodging: Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney. Perfect location! Favorite food: Steak dinners overlooking the Sydney Harbour at The Glenmore Hotel, and only $12 on Monday nights! Favorite activities: Seeing […]

Country recap and budget tips: Australia



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Posted by Beth | May 17, 2016 Part of the reason we dedicated so little time on our itinerary to such as massive country was we had heard Australia was an extremely expensive place to travel. While it did come out as our most expensive country so far, we were […]

The best of Sydney: Our top seven experiences


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Posted by Beth | May 16, 2016 Our original itinerary for Australia only included eight nights and seven full days. We knew it was not nearly enough to see everything we wanted to see, but decided to split our time between Melbourne and Sydney and cram in as much as […]

Bike around Melbourne for 24 hours for only $3!



Posted by Beth | May 15, 2016 Days in the country: 18 Cities visited:  North Island Auckland Matakana Rotorua Waitomo Tongariro Taupo Napier Wellington South Island Queenstown Wanaka Te Anau Milford Sound Favorite lodging: Though we had some pretty epic campsites, we’re going to have to go with the Hilton Lake Taupo, […]

Country recap and budget tips: New Zealand




Posted by Beth | May 10, 2016 New Zealand was one of the countries we were most looking forward to on our itinerary. We’d seen amazing photos of the scenery, we knew it was full of hiking and adventure activities, and best of all, my best friend from college Ellen […]

Road tripping New Zealand’s North Island-10 Day Itinerary


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After nearly three years of travel hacking I finally booked my first non-economy class flight for our trip from Uganda to New Zealand. We knew it was going to be a lot of flying so we splurged on redeeming 100,000 American Airlines miles to fly in business class with a lie-flat bed. The […]

My first business class flight (and what happens when the ...