Happy Thanksgiving

Recently I finished my first lone adventure here in New Zealand. My worn down boots carried me and my 40 pound pack sixty kilometers over the tops of fiords that reached to the sky from untouched waters. It took me three days to clamber over the mountain saddles and back into civilization. Outside of the … More Happy Thanksgiving


Alex has officially started his first day of work and I am once again aimlessly trying to fill my days. I had a job today but it got cancelled about an hour before it started. So instead of being productive I read a book about pseudoscience, ate some ridiculously spicy noodles that turned my stomach … More Dunedin

The Hostelwife

So you know when I told you Alex just got in a van and went off to some mysterious job somewhere? Well its legit! Alex has been working with a construction company building a house in Arrowtown, New Zealand for the last three days while I sit here and be his hostelwife because I am … More The Hostelwife

Hello world!

Welcome to Beer and Backpacks, a blog that follows our journey during our year long working holiday visa in New Zealand. We plan on updating whenever possible to keep our family, friends and anyone who is interested in the loop during our travels.