Can’t put a price tag on it: YHA membership

Hayley Scott and her partner left London behind and arrived in New Zealand as part of a year-long around the world adventure. My dad’s cousin told us that we needed to join YHA.… Continue reading

I’m a backpacker now. Bring on the hostels!

Hayley Scott and her partner left London behind and arrived in New Zealand as part of a year-long around the world adventure. When I told my close friends about my plans to travel… Continue reading

The Big Blog Exchange: Shopping in Auckland

The last stop for Rosario on the Big Blog Exchange was Auckland. Rosario looked forward to experiencing Auckland’s shopping scene. So she hit the city to find the best spots. A trip that… Continue reading

The Big Blog Exchange: if you only have half a day in Rotorua

A delayed flight from Christchurch to Rotorua meant Rosario from the Big Blog Exchange would only have a few hours in the geothermal town. The itinerary was abbreviated down to two activities, two… Continue reading

The Big Blog Exchange in the city: Wellington

When 16 bloggers are trusted with “…changing the world using the power of blogs…” where would they even begin? The answer: they begin with a country. Hostelling International’s competition, The Big Blog Exchange,… Continue reading

Big Blog Exchange: New Zealand represents!

Hostelling International, YHA New Zealand’s parent organisation, recently launched the Big Blog Exchange  – a competition to find 16 international bloggers who would swap lives, blogs, cultures and places simultaneously with another blogger… Continue reading

Backpacking and social media awesomeness

Hayley Scott and her partner left London behind and arrived in New Zealand as part of a year-long around the world adventure. Through social media they’ve been staying in touch with family back… Continue reading