One Way Ticket!

It’s official…I have booked a one way ticket to NEW ZEALAND!!!  After much consideration and planning, I have decided that I will begin my adventure in the land of Kiwis.  I couldn’t be more excited to have New Zealand as my launching pad!  I will be flying into Queenstown and I plan on spending a couple of days there exploring and hopefully doing some day hikes in the area.  From there, my plan is to set off on a month long journey throughout the North and South Islands.

NZ pic

The things I think I am most looking forward are:

  • Bungee Jumping at Nevis
  • Hiking – Tongariro Crossing, Abel Tasman
  • Glow Worm Caves
  • Snorkeling or Scuba diving

I have also booked my transportation while I am there.  I spent quite a bit of time figuring out what would be the best option for me as a solo traveler.  I ended up deciding that a backpacker bus was the best fit.  I have the ability to hop on and hop off the bus at our various stops.  So, if I want to stay longer somewhere, I have that flexibility.  Since I am traveling solo, I thought this would be the best way to meet some people, not have to worry about driving OR getting lost!

Having a destination and flight booked has made it that much more real!  T-35 days until liftoff!!

Has anyone use the backpacker buses in NZ? What else would you recommend that I do or see?

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7 Responses to One Way Ticket!

  1. alice December 16, 2013 at 22:08 #

    oh, love new zealand! want to go there someday so bad. enjoy it! sounds like a good plan that you have there. can’t wait to hear about all you’re going to do there.

  2. Amy December 17, 2013 at 10:30 #

    Thanks, Alice! It definitely looks like New Zealand is going to fit my personality well. Lots of adventure and outdoor activities! I will keep everyone up to date as my plans all come together 🙂

  3. Terah December 17, 2013 at 11:48 #

    Amy! Great starting choice – you’ll have to tell me how you like it there. Definitely on my (& Steve’s) list of places to be. I’m just so damn excited for you!! Can’t wait to read all about your adventures!!

    • Amy December 17, 2013 at 16:47 #

      Hey Terah! So glad you are following along on my wild ride! I couldnt be more excited to get to NZ. I thought it would be the perfect place to start. I may not ever leave 🙂 I’ll give you and Steve all my tips so that you guys can go soon too! 🙂

  4. cokiwichck (Jan) December 17, 2013 at 16:29 #

    Wow – the people there are the best in the world! You are gonna have a ball! Must visit – South Island – Kaikoura, Nelson and Marlborough, North Island – Hawkes Bay, Rotorua, the Coromandel and the Bay of Islands (Paihia and Russell), then head up to Cape Reinga and down the West Coast to Opononi!! I work with Liz don’t hesitate to let me know if you want any more suggestions!!

    • Amy December 17, 2013 at 16:48 #

      Hi Jan! Glad to have you following along! I am so incredibly excited to be headed to NZ. I appreciate all of the recommendations and I will definitely make note of those places and try and work them into my plans. It looks like such a beautiful country and a perfect way to start my journey!

  5. Adinda February 21, 2016 at 23:15 #

    Oh, Amy! You are an inspiration and bohgurt tears of pride because your words ring so true in what we all strive to achieve as writers. Great blog post!{Waving to my fellow TMP author} Hey Ciara! Thanks for inviting Amy to share a bit about what inspires her. You’re both at the top of my TBR pile!~Taryn

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