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First time solo traveller in desperate need of advice

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1. Posted by B89ASH (Budding Member 3 posts) 4y

Hey Girls and Guys,

Im planning on going travelling this summer for as long as physically possible and need a bit of advice, it will be the first time I go travelling plus I will be going on my own so pretty nervious. The thing is I want to experiences as much as possible and don't really know what to start! I was thinking of starting in NZ as I have always wanted to go there and heard amazing things but where do I start?!?!?!

I would be extremely gratful for any advice of where to go, the best things to do/see, I also need a bit of advice on what is the best things to take as I have never been good at travelling light so that is probably going the be the most intersting part of the trip!

Thanks Ash x

2. Posted by elenalloyd (Budding Member 23 posts) 4y

Hi Ash,

Im 23 and from north wales, ive not been traveling so cant really help you out on that part but i was wondering if u needed a buddy? and were about u wanted to travel to?

Elena X

3. Posted by B89ASH (Budding Member 3 posts) 4y

Hey Elena

I was planning to start in NZ get a years working holiday visa and spend about a year travelling around the north and south island then go to Oz for a bit. Also would quite like to go to Fiji. I don't think I'll be putting specific dates on when I'll move on from one place to the next as I want it to be a chilled enjoyable experience!

A travel buddy would be great, where are you thinking of going?!

Ash x

4. Posted by elenalloyd (Budding Member 23 posts) 4y

Id like to go to Nz, OZ, FIJI and thiland on the way bk :-) but i wana do then all in around 3-4 months as i dnt think i cound be away form the bf much longer, but i supose id have to just go with the flow and go were the wind takes me :-) when r u thinking of going? were r u from and how old if u dnt mind me asking :-) xx

5. Posted by elenalloyd (Budding Member 23 posts) 4y

Sori loads of spelling mistakes, my fault typing to fast! lol x

6. Posted by B89ASH (Budding Member 3 posts) 4y

Hey Elena,

Fair enough, well I was thinking of going about June - July, if your planning on only going for a few months could always start off together then go our own ways... Be quite nice to know at least one person when I arrive in NZ lol!

I'm from near Reading and 22 :)

How come your BF is not planning on going with you?! Its a trip of a life time

Ash x

7. Posted by elenalloyd (Budding Member 23 posts) 4y

Ino tell me about it, but it just doesnt interest him!!!! ive tried everything but he aint having any of it :-( but hes great with me going so i've got to do it this year. Ye that sounds like a plan, is it defo Nz u wana go first? r u on fb add me if i can find me :-) my pic is me and my bf hes wearing a pink top and me with blond hair xx

8. Posted by simonjcawte (First Time Poster 1 posts) 4y

Hey Guys,

NZ is fine and safe to travel around as is Oz. Dont forget that June July over here is our winter, so it will be cold in NZ so you will need your winter woolies especially if you go to the South Island. Hitch hiking is strongly discouraged, but you can get bus and train passes in Oz with jump on jump off at how many destinations you might wish to do. Havent done Fiji or Thai as thats what everyone does. Try and get a round the world ticket if you want to do a few stops as that will end up being cheaper and I think you have about a year to use it. Check it out though. Dont quote me. It isnt cheap in Australia, so if you want to spend a bit of time, you will need to get at least a part time job. Plenty of backpackers joints all over, but always be aware of security, more from other backpackers than staff. Will try and post some OZ travel sites for you when I get around to it.
Have fun with the planning and have a great trip!