I’ve recently discovered that I was part of what people are calling the “millennial problem”. FYI: if you were born between 1982 – 2002 you are a millennial. Personally I hate being labelled (another millennial problem – God damn free thinking hipsters!) however, I have to admit that I do catch myself drinking the millennial cool aid… Continue reading Confessions: Millennials and Career Apathy
So in my last blog I wrote about Hokianga and the awesome sand dunes of Opononi/Omapere. In this blog ill give you a glimpse into what the heck glamping is and why its pretty much camping for the pampered. I’ll also share with you our experience of Bayle’s/Rapiro Beach as well as the great Kauri… Continue reading Experience NZ: What’s so great about glamping?
“Get out!!” Is what I keep thinking to myself the deeper we get into this housing supply shortage problem. Auckland is very much like Toronto. They both have towers (although Toronto’s is bigger), they are both by a large body of water (You win this one Auckland) and both are experiencing the wonderful woes of inflated… Continue reading Our New Zealand Story: Episode 3: The Rental Rat Race – GET OUT
Right. So now you’ve heard a bit about Working Holiday Visas, a bit about our story, a bit about why NZ is one of the coolest places ever, and how students can navigate the minefield of student visa options and how to properly prepare your application. Hurray we’re done! Not quite my young Padawan. We… Continue reading Our New Zealand Story: Episode 2:Bring home the Bacon
In my previous post I explained a bit about the high level goals we set out to get us to New Zealand. You can see that here. In this post, I’m going to explain how it all went to shit and what you can do avoid the mess. If you don’t have time to read… Continue reading Our New Zealand Story: Episode 1: Student VISA Woes
I know what you’re thinking. Aaron…what kind of pathetic self enclosed hermit crab are you? Right up to this point you’ve focused on how to get a Working Holiday Visa and what has actually led you to New Zealand but nothing actually about New Zealand itself. What a newb! Well, I’m about to rock your boat… Continue reading Experience NZ: New Zealand’s Best Kept Secret
*Cue Traditional Korean Drum beats and Traditional Korean Vocals* The year was 2013 and we had been in Korea for a little over a year at this point. Nicole and I had been going out for about 3 months. We were in a heated debate about where our lives would take us after Korea. Nicole… Continue reading Our New Zealand Story: Prologue: Beer and Wine