Who are we?
Hey there, you travel-curious specimens, and welcome to BackpackerGuide.NZ’s blog! We’re Robin and Laura. Other than being “cheap as” backpackers, we are the BackpackerGuide.NZ travel writers. From the minute we landed in New Zealand, we both fell in love with with awesome country. Since then, we have worked tirelessly to bring this guide to life so every traveller can make the most of our awesome new homeland. That’s right, BackpackerGuide.NZ is written by two twenty-something backpackers with more than 15 years of travel experience between them.
So who are Robin and Laura, and what gives them the right? We can’t answer that second one, but we’ll give the first one a shot by referring to ourselves in the third person.
Originally from France, Robin has travelled pretty excessively over the last 11 years. From the jungles of Madagascar to the offices of Vancouver, Robin has experienced both ends of the work and travel spectrum. After travelling 16 countries, he finally called New Zealand home, because, well… It’s New Zealand. From then on, he’s been an entrepreneur, video game nerd and an outdoors enthusiast living and breathing for the tourism industry in New Zealand.
After finishing her journalism studies in the UK, Laura decided to try this whole travel thing out for herself and make her first stop New Zealand. Awkwardly enough, she outstayed her welcome when she couldn’t miss the opportunity to write a travel guide to this awesome country. When Laura’s not writing, she’s waiting for winter to come around so she can snowboard the volcanoes of the North Island and the excessive alpine terrain in the South.