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Kiwi bird foraging in undergrowth on Ulva Island, New Zealand

14 Incredible Things to Do on Stewart Island

These are 14 of the best things to do on wonderful Stewart Island, at the bottom of New Zealand

View over lake, mountains, and the town of Queenstown, New Zealand, at sunsetth

33 of the Best Things to Do In and Around Queenstown

There's so much to do in Queenstown that even these 30+ options feel like the tip of the iceberg!

Vineyards close to sunset with mountains in background

13 Things to Do in and Around Blenheim

From cycling through vineyards to swimming with dolphins, here are over a dozen great things to do in and around Blenheim, New Zealand.

Rock archway at Cathedral Cove on the Coromandel peninsula, New Zealand

17 Cool and Quirky Things to Do in the Coromandel

Looking for fun, cool, and quirky things to do in the Coromandel? Here's a whole bunch of them!

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.