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Dave with arms out at Lake Waikaremoana

A Guide to New Zealand’s Lake Waikaremoana Great Walk

An in-depth guide to the Lake Waikaremoana Great Walk with details on accommodation and gear, a daily breakdown, and much more.

View descending from Roys Peak summit

7 of the Best Day Walks Near Wanaka

Some of the best day walks near Wanaka, in New Zealand's South Island.

Lauren at Pinnacles summit

The Pinnacles Walk: A Great Day or Overnight Hike in the Coromandel

The Pinnacles Walk is a great day or overnight hike in the Coromandel region of NZ.

Day walk on the South Downs

6 of the Best Day Walks in the South Downs

These are several of the best day walks in the South Downs National Park in the southeast of England.

WHO AM I?


I’m Dave Dean. For over a decade I unsuccessfully tried to balance a corporate career and a travel addiction, until one day enough was enough.

In 2011 I quit my job, sold everything I owned and set off to live, work and wander round the world, armed with a backpack, a good pair of boots, and no return ticket.

THIS IS MY STORY.

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Dave with arms out at Lake Waikaremoana

A Guide to New Zealand’s Lake Waikaremoana Great Walk

An in-depth guide to the Lake Waikaremoana Great Walk with details on accommodation and gear, a daily breakdown, and much more.

View descending from Roys Peak summit

7 of the Best Day Walks Near Wanaka

Some of the best day walks near Wanaka, in New Zealand's South Island.

Lauren at Pinnacles summit

The Pinnacles Walk: A Great Day or Overnight Hike in the Coromandel

The Pinnacles Walk is a great day or overnight hike in the Coromandel region of NZ.

Day walk on the South Downs

6 of the Best Day Walks in the South Downs

These are several of the best day walks in the South Downs National Park in the southeast of England.