Rotorua, New Zealands most unique and smelliest town! Rotorua is like no place I’ve ever been to before. It somewhat felt like being transported into a mystical land. Mud baths bubbling in fields, hot springs rising up from the ground at every turn and a severe smell of rotten eggs! Rotorua is a geothermal utopia. Famous for hot springs, extensive Maori culture and epic landscapes you’ll find yourself speechless. Rotorua just has to make it onto your New Zealand North Island Itinerary.

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The temperature is a chilling two degrees and I’m stripped down to nothing but a bathing suit and winter hat. So far in my adventures around the globe, there is only one beach I’ve braved in two degrees and that’s Hot Water Beach in New Zealand. Everything about New Zealand is inspiring and the insane reality that you can literally dig your own hot springs on a beach amazes me. The beach may have been freezing during our visit in July but the water beneath us was scorching!

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Best New Zealand Winter Hikes: Cathedral Cove Walk

New Zealand may just be one of the best hiking/walking countries in the world. Think about it. Great walks often feature, surreal national parks, gushing waterfalls, pristine beaches, mountains and maybe some ocean views too! All of which, New Zealand has! Gorgeous beaches in the summer and snow-capped mountains in winter New Zealand appears to offer the best of both worlds. Our first awesome New Zealand walk that we conquered was the Cathedral Cove walk-in Coromandel.

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Should You Spend One Day in Auckland or More?

New Zealand is home to only four main cities, Wellington, Auckland, Christchurch and Queenstown. When we first looked into booking our flights from Australia to New Zealand we had our hearts set on arriving in  Queenstown. Why? Dave’s a skiing buff and we would arrive in New Zealand just in time for the season to start on the South Island. Which also coincides with the kid’s winter holidays –

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Why You Should Visit New York in July

New York, the city, other than Disneyland which yes technically isn’t a city, where wildest dreams come true. You’ve pined over the bright lights of New York for years, through the television, photographs plastered over the interest, interviews with your favourite celebs. Everyone seems to have a connection with the big apple. And now here you are, stood in Times Square dodging tourists left right and centre.

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10 Ways to Guarantee More Shifts Agency Nursing in Australia

No matter where in the world you practise, agency nursing can be hard work. When it comes to agencies a lot of nurses join alongside their current role to earn a little extra money for a rainy day. But what about when you want to take on agency nursing full time? The flexibility to work when you want and freedom to have time off whenever you feel like it,

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Finding My Love for Travel on a USA Adventure Tour

“I’m going to travel the world” five tiny insignificant words that meant nothing to anyone but me. When I touched down in Manchester airport the cold was bitter and the rain poured. I’m yet to arrive at Manchester airport without the heavens being open. I recall feeling the warmth of being back home but I also remember a heavy sense of realisation. My view of the world was now so very different from what it had been before I’d left for a USA adventure tour three weeks earlier.

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The Backpackers Guide to the Best Walks in Sydney and Beyond!

Australia, the home of the great outdoors. Exploring places by walking and taking epic hikes has always been close to my heart. Growing up in the Yorkshire countryside, surrounded by hills for miles, Sunday walks were a family favourite. Since walking has always been something I loved to do, it’s no surprise that over the years I’ve discovered that the best way to explore is with your own two feet.

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