Packing for Mobility: Part 1

Arriving by boat on Ko Lipe, Thailand from Langkawi, Malaysia. We would have really struggled with suitcases or bigger bags here! Photo by Steve Collier, 2015.

Arriving by boat on Ko Lipe, Thailand from Langkawi, Malaysia. We would have really struggled with suitcases or bigger bags here! Photo by Steve Collier, 2015.

In these posts, we aim to help you avoid all the unnecessary clutter and hassle that comes with hauling your whole home with you across the world and instead enjoy adventuring with a lighter load meaning you’ll be more mobile and you won’t develop a bad back! Here are some of the tips and equipment which you should find useful…

When we set out on our trip to the far side of the world we knew it was going to be long haul and the seasons in New Zealand are so variable that we needed gear for varying climates. Instead of spending more money on clothes and whatever we needed while we were away it made sense to take as much as we could fit into our bags. We did pick up a few invaluable items however which made our travelling a lot easier and more efficient.

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Working in New Zealand

A diverse range of people enjoy working in New Zealand..!

A diverse range of people enjoy working in New Zealand..!

While we develop ways to make travel a bigger part of our working life, it became a priority to find work in New Zealand in order to save up funds for the expensive adventure activities of South Island and if we could, break even on the expenses already incurred on our travels. Initial flight costs, buying a car, and travel insurance were the biggest chunks to be torn from the body of our budget and we had to factor in the possibility of not being able to resell our car when we decided to leave New Zealand as well as the exorbitant price of crossing the Cook Straight to the South and back with a car. Time to work abroad!

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