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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

16 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!

Woman looking out at the view from the top of the Centre of New Zealand walk at sunset in Nelson, New Zealand

27 Fun-Filled Things to Do in Nelson

Looking for fun things to do in and around Nelson, New Zealand? Here's a whole bunch of them!

View over a walkway onto Papamoa Beach at sunset

17 of the Best Things to Do In and Around Tauranga

A bunch of great things to do in and around Tauranga, from hiking to art, water sports to beaches, and more.

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.