We are newly weds from the USA and we will be travelling in New Zealand for about 6 months. Our plan is to buy a car in Auckland and to travel the country on a flexible schedule. (We tend to be very poor at planning ahead and hope the car will save us some stress...)
I lived in Italy working with a family to help teach the children ( 8 and 9 years) English. My husband, Robert, visited multiple times and we enjoyed talking with our Italian roommate and playing board games with new friends we made during our stay.
Following my job in Italy we spent about 6 weeks travelling Europe. We usually travel as cheaply as possible and look for simple ways to enjoy the new places we see. AirBnB has been a very useful tool to help us achieve this!
Hopefully our trip will include some opportunities to work as well because we would love to get to know people better and really get to know the area they are from. From what we have heard New Zealand has plenty of farms which would suit us well. Robert was raised on a dairy farm and we both love to spend time around farms and helping out as needed.
Looking forward to New Zealand!