Thinking of travelling to a faraway land with naught but the pack on your back and the limited funds in your bank account. This is budget travelling and to some it seems so extreme that they will do anything to convince you that you’re crazy, starting with this list of the worst travel advice anyone has ever said… ever!
We’re sure friends and family mean well when they tell you this stuff, but they are all wrong. Use this quick guide, complete with so-bad-their-good memes, to separate the good advice from the backpacking bullshittery.
… they give bad advice? Yeah, we know. Tell them to shut up.
11. Buy a paper guide.
Does a paper guide update itself and have terrible memes? Don’t think so. Use BackpackerGuide.NZ instead *wink face*. Plus, you can’t use a paper guide in the rain!
12. Don’t worry, you don’t need travel insurance.
You know that the one time you don’t get medical insurance will be the time that you get into a freak accident with a falling piano or a rampaging Kiwi (and we mean the person, not the bird). Honestly, it’s worth getting some affordable cover for your time in New Zealand, such as OrbitProtect’s comprehensive cover, specially designed for budget travellers!