Meet all those little things that made my trip.
Along my trip through New Zealand I used a lot of what I call “Travel Resources”. It can be everyday items, websites or books... things that I interacted with regularly or not and that helped me during my trip. It is a bit of a free for all, if I think of something, I’ll put it here.
The goal is to give you my take on each of them and give you an unusually insight on a working holiday visa experience in New Zealand. You of course will not need to use all those or may use different ones but knowing what you will encounter may be helpful.
A backpacker does not carry her huge backpack all around like yore. A modern backpacker leaves its main backpack in a bus or a hostel and goes on with her trip with a smaller one carrying only the essential. Even for a 4 days hike, I only needed my small backpack. I left my big one in a hostel for a $10 fee.
I opted for a backpack with a camel pack integrated. For those who don’t know, it is a pouch full of water laying between your back and the backpack linked to a tube on which you can suck all hike long for water, or vodka, whatever I don’t judge. I do feel that it helped a lot as nobody wants to stop and go though its bag every time they are thirsty during a hike. It definitely helped me hydrate more.