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A House Sitters Nightmare And How To See It Coming

A House Sitters Nightmare And How To See It Coming

  Not all house sits are created equal… Here’s our house sitters nightmare.   Becks and I feel it’s important to show the whole experience of our travel…

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What it Takes to Herd the Bison

What it Takes to Herd the Bison

  “What is life? It is the flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of the buffalo in the wintertime. It…

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How I Quit My Life and Beat My Depression

How I Quit My Life and Beat My Depression

The Beginning . It is common for people to meet a long-term traveller and ask “what are you running from?” I used to stumble upon…

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Like Zoo’s? You Suck!

Like Zoo’s? You Suck!

Scooping ice-cream in the heart of Auckland not only gives me pimples, a lactose addiction and a hulk-sized right arm, it’s given me a rather…

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Why I Will NEVER be a Successful Travel Blogger

Why I Will NEVER be a Successful Travel Blogger

Travel blogging is far more complicated and is harder work than it looks oh and it’s not everyone.   Here’s my reasons why I will…

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When a Life of Travel Punches You in the Face

When a Life of Travel Punches You in the Face

  What has only been two weeks feels like an eternity, after I’ve held my nose to pass by the stinking TV room I take…

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From Hero’s to Zero’s in Queenstown

From Hero’s to Zero’s in Queenstown

Our plane glided between the mountains, either side of us the ominous protrusions jutted threateningly into the sky but we came to no harm and…

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28 Reasons Why Canada Baffles its Tourists

28 Reasons Why Canada Baffles its Tourists

Whilst road trippin’ Canada earlier this year I learnt 3 things. The first being how incredibly beautiful and diverse the country is. From arctic tundra,…

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12 Withdrawal Symptoms From Travelling in Indonesia

12 Withdrawal Symptoms From Travelling in Indonesia

  Why do we always return to travel Indonesia? Because we are utterly hooked on its landscape, wildlife but mainly because of the numerous and unique…

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17 Tips to Help Your Travel Money Take you Further

17 Tips to Help Your Travel Money Take you Further

Making a life from travel is a) not a wise financial move, b) totally absurd and c) something we are really good at. For the…

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Hi we're Prue and Becks, travel writers and photographers who have been travelling the world together since 2012. Without taking ourselves too seriously, we divulge the lesser known, out of the way places and give you the tools to replicate it. Want to know more? Click on our pic.