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May: The Road, A Car, and Myself


I am going on an adventure!  Today is a very exciting day because I am leaving my comfy life on Waiheke Island to travel for six weeks.  The month of May will be spent driving on the lefthand side of the road all over New Zealand’s North Island.

I could not be more excited to hit the open road with no plans and no GPS.  Just me, a road map, and my cameras sleeping in a stationwagon together.  (Mom’s already worried).  Lately, I’ve been toying with the idea of vlogging my solo road trip, but the jury’s still out on that one.

If you remember, when I first arrived to New Zealand I was absolutely overwhelmed by the realization that every possibility was before me.  There have been research studies about that right?  Give a person every choice and they won’t be able to make a proper decision or choose the best option.  That’s how I felt, like I had way too many options and not enough of a plan.


This time around, I am completely thrilled at the idea of having no set plan.  Today, I head up to Whangarei, Northland to spend two nights and after that I’ll be following wind, the beat of my own drum, the call of the wild, and however many other cliches I can botch.

There are a few places I know I definitely want to make it to during the next month.  Taupo, Matamata, Cape Reinga, Rotorua, Wellington… to name a few.  Please send me all suggestions and can’t-miss activities or let me know if you want to meet up. I don’t care if it’s a beach or a cafe or just some really awesome tree you happened upon one time.  Anywhere with good vibes is where I want to be.


Tara Higgins

Tara Higgins

Tara loves all things London and wants to spend the rest of her life reading books in beautiful places. She can often be found nestled up in a bookshop, drinking a pint at the pub, or searching for the best pizza slice in town.

  • Jesi

    have a nice travel!!!

    May 4, 2016 at 12:03 AM