Blogger, writer, and editor with a background in online content. I have a disproportionate fondness for semicolons. I've written for a range of national and regional publications - everything from general news to profiles of startups, lifestyle features to blogs.
Traveling the world for an extended period of time sounds like a pipe dream, right? Something reserved for only those with a healthy trust fund or jet-setting job? Not necessarily. If you're willing to be flexible and adjust your expectations, you might be surprised at how far you can go.
New Zealand will forever be known as the home of bungy jumping (thanks, AJ Hackett!) and Queenstown's gone on to build a reputation as the adventure capital of the country. But there's plenty more options here to get your adrenaline flowing and blood pumping... What is a Zorb, you might ask?
Who has the rightful claim to pavlova: New Zealand or Australia? While we may never reach a full consensus on that, we've got lots more gastronomic goodies to shout about here. Being an island nation, New Zealand is blessed with fresh seafood; we're also keen sheep and dairy farmers, with our beef and lamb exported all over the world.
Working for free remains endemic to the design industry - it's still seen as a rite of passage for those starting out, while those who make it to the upper echelons often exhaust untold resources on spec work in an effort to cinch pitches.
40: Two single-day passes to the Angkor temples. We may have overslept and missed our early start, instead plunging straight into the sweltering mid-morning heat, but it was still worth every dollar. Bring hats; leave your fear of heights at home. Scaling the rickety wooden steps to the top of each temple requires all your wits.
At some point in your life, you're going to have to ask for money. But whether you're negotiating a raise or trying to raise capital for your business, the basic ...
In 2013, I decimated my savings. I spent six months traveling around the world, living off savings and random freelance work. That kind of thing tends to do a number on your net worth... But I got a pleasant surprise a few months after returning home and taking stock of my accounts.
The golden rule of personal finance, at least when it comes to saving, is to pay yourself first. If you can make putting away money a priority, then you're setting yourself up with basically the best financial habit there is. WIN!