The warm climate, clean air and wide open spaces all aid in enticing foreigners such as myself half way across the globe, however I just couldn't fathom how I should go about getting an invite into a Kiwi's burrow?
At first glance, it may seem close to impossible to save enough money to travel for an extended period of time, but it can be easier than you think if you are willing to make some short-term sacrifices with an eye toward your long-term goal.
Best as we can recall, only three people didn't like living on an island full-time: Robinson Crusoe, Tom Hanks and Gilligan. For the rest of us, the idea of a home with a water view in any direction is the ultimate dream.
Traveling alone, whether you're a man or a woman, is one of those taboo things for some people and is the most adventurous way to travel for others. It can be the single most rewarding travel experience that you will have or it can be lonely and depressing. It's all what you make of it.
Telling people I have been traveling for four years usually makes them think I am rich. Well, I'm not. Plan for your spending habits and you'll find yourself staying on budget and on the road for a long time.
Everyone loves to travel. Yet few people end up doing more than just taking a two week vacation. St. Augustine once said "The world is a book, and he who doesn't travel reads only one page." I keep that quote in my mind constantly.