Fitting into Queenstown.

Hi Pals, New Zealand is the third most beautiful country in the world according to a poll down in 2017 by Rough Guilds. Now, whether or not you think this is true, there is no denying that it’s unreal.

I’m lucky that airlines like Jetstar often have cheap flights to New Zealand, and when a recent sale came up for the long weekend to Queenstown, I couldn’t say no! I reached out to a buddy of mine and said I was coming over. 3 hours on a flight? Easy. Return flight via Auckland? Not as easy.

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Carrying it on.


Hi Pals,

We’ve all got a list of things we feel are necessary to our trip, long or short – we’d rather have it with us. I’m currently packing for Queenstown; New Zealand and I’m triple checking I’ve got everything I need –  it doesn’t matter that this is a 3-day trip or that it’s just 3 hours away or that I’m going to see a friend and will probably be busy. I want my carry on to be continuously A+.

I’m not talking about my overall carry on, or the extreme essentials (passport, cards, camera etc) – just what’s in my backpack. I’m talking about things that make our trip easier, more enjoyable and generally allows us to be more comfortable, relaxed and prepared.

Everything in my carry-on fits into my BEEKEEPER Backpack.

Beekeeper Backpacks.

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Picking Podcasts

Hi Pals,

I’ve recently started getting into Podcasts more and more. I do like Audiobooks – in fact, that’s why I have a monthly subscription to SCRIBD (think Netflix but for books. That link will get you two months reading free!)

I feel I can commit to 4-5 hours of a podcast, but not an Audiobook. I guess it’s the ability to focus in and out. Like how I can binge 6 hours of Brooklyn 99 on Netflix, but not commit to a 1-2-hour movie.

Here’s a list of podcasts that I recommend getting you through that next 45-minute doctors wait, while you’re waiting for a friend or the next trip you’re taking – whether it be a night bus or long layover at the airport.

Not all of them I liked, which I’ll elaborate on – and some I loved. Be aware, Sub Category is just the term I’ve put in to shorten “what I believe it’s all about a sub category” not what it might be.

Podcasts can be listened to on Apple Podcasts, Google Play and Spotify. All links (no affiliates) take you to their main website.

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