• saving for te araroa
    New Zealand

    Saving for Te Araroa – my saving plans and expected costs

    As promised, I’ll take on my journey filled with the preparations for my Te Araroa hike for the next year and a half. Although it is still unclear whether New Zealand will be open by that time (in October / November 2022), I do assume that travel will be possible again by then.   Besides the fact that New Zealand must be open to tourism by then, there are two things that are necessary to make this trip: time and money. Fortunately, time I have as an entrepreneur, but not yet enough money. That’s why I made a savings plan for this trip, which I will share with you in…

  • Bluff, Te Araroa
    New Zealand

    Te Araroa – the beginning of a new adventure!

    There are things you somehow hope to do one day, but keep putting off for whatever reason. Then on your deathbed, very cliché, to think “I wish I had”… That’s how I’ve dreamed of walking the Te Araroa Trail in New Zealand for years. This more than 3.000 kilometer long trail crosses my favorite country in the world from north to south and is perhaps a bit like the famous Pacific Crest Trail, but then different.   A month or two ago I made the decision that it is now finally time to do this trail. I’ll be leaving in October 2022 and in this blog series I’ll take you…

  • mueller hut hike new zealand
    New Zealand

    Mueller Hut hike New Zealand: all you need to know!

    Mueller Hut hike in New Zealand: all you need to know! In 2011 I visited Mount Cook National Park in New Zealand for the first time. After spending 24 hours in this amazing masterpiece of mother nature, I returned home but kept in mind that I’d come back one day. Because there had been a sign on the Kea Point Track, towards Mueller Hut. Once home I looked up Mueller Hut and realized that this must be one of New Zealand’s most amazing hikes. In 2011 I made the decision to hike to Mueller Hut and in 2018 I came back to actually do so. Here is my story!  …

  • New Zealand

    Hiking the Routeburn Track in New Zealand

    Hiking the Routeburn Track – a must for New Zealand travelers The Routeburn Track is being called one of and possibly the most stunning multi day hike in New Zealand. Even though I don’t fully agree on the latter, I do think that the Routeburn Track hike is one of the best that tramping in New Zealand has to offer and a must for every New Zealand traveler who’s into hiking.   I’ve hiked the Routeburn Track twice in my life, once in 2011 with good weather and once in 2018 with poor weather. Very poor weather in fact. I combined both experiences in this ultimate guide to hiking the…