Thrifty Wanderlust & Adventures



Secret spots, scenic hikes, city guides, have a look at some amazing places around the world.

Bikepacking Dingle Burn Track in Lake Hawea, Aotearoa New Zealand

Lake Hāwea is an often overlooked destination by most tourists in the Southern Lakes area of New Zealand. Its mostly uncrowded waterfront lies just a few minutes north east of the more crowded Lake Wanaka waterfront, which in turn, lies… Continue Reading →

3 Reasons 2017 is Perfect to Cross Canada

Canada is one of the widest countries in the world, with a wide variety of climates and scenery from all three coasts. I’ve crossed Canada a few times, once by car, where my 90s Corolla broke down in Nickleback’s hometown… Continue Reading →

Top 5 Winter Things To Do In Sapporo, Japan

Just a century ago Sapporo was a small frontier town in the far northern reaches of the Japanese Empire on Hokkaido island. Now its the fourth largest city, and one of the most modern in Japan. Here unlike the rest… Continue Reading →

Finding Tofino’s Secret WWII Crashed Plane

In 1945, just months before the end of WWII, a Canso bomber crashed into the side of a hill just outside Tofino, British Columbia, on Vancouver Island. All 12 people survived thanks to the quick thinking pilot, but the plane… Continue Reading →

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