New Zealand is a teeny tiny country so when someone is making it big in the world it makes us so proud we want to shout it from the rooftops. We may be a small country, but do not lack support to our fellow Kiwis! Here are the top 7 New Zealand travel bloggers and influencers that are taking over the world as we know it and you need to follow right now!
Jub from Tiki Touring Kiwi
I got the pleasure of meeting Jub in April on a famil trip to Indonesia. He's a kind vegan Kiwi bloke with a long beard and has travelled to over 40 countries. He's explored some pretty amazing parts of the world including Mongolia, Russia and Belarus with a dream to visit 60 countries by the end of 2016! Jub is a man with no plan and taking each day as it comes. Be sure to check him out on Snapchat (jubunator), he's quite a laugh!
Kyle from Bare Kiwi
Kyle is a New Zealand Instagram king with a travel blog and YouTube channel. With over 35,000 followers, he is one to follow closely. He takes some of the most beautiful pictures of New Zealand which he features on his account! He's passionate about showing travellers the beauty of NZ. Taking the road less travelled Bare Kiwi is a guy you should follow if you want to see the true Aotearoa (New Zealand).
Sonja from Migrating Miss
Sonja is an inspiration! She's lived in a lot of corners around the world such as the United States, Australia, Canada and Spain, where she is currently. She loves to promote the expat lifestyle as a Kiwi living her dream and sharing her passion of travelling the world. Sonja left her cosy house at the tender age of 16 to move to the United States for a year, and has claimed it was her first best decision. Follow her adventures on her blog, Instagram and Facebook - her photos are beautiful!
Phil from Broken Limitz
Phil was bored of the 9-5 work life as a carpenter so he decided to chase the big money in the Australian mines like a lot of Kiwis do. It took 4 months for him to realise that money cannot buy you happiness so he booked a one way ticket to Europe via Thailand to pursue his dream of travelling the world. Now you can see him on his laptop writing about his adventures on his website Broken Limitz. He's travelled to over 40 countries and has had some amazing experiences you must read about! He also takes some epic pictures that are featured on his Instagram, he has over 30,000 people following him on there!
Katie from The World On My Necklace
Katie has been travelling the world and living abroad for over 12 years now visiting beautiful places such as Belize, Fiji and Peru. She has a quite impressive list of destinations she has visited so far. Katie decided to start a blog so she could document a 13 month trip she was doing through the Americas so she could keep her family and friends in the loop. These days she blogs with an audience from around the blog and is considered one of New Zealand's top travel bloggers! Make sure you follow her adventures on Instagram and Facebook too, it will make you want to book a one way ticket!
Jon from Jon Is Travelling
Jon didn't want to get a 'real' job so he left New Zealand after he finished university in 2010 which is why he pursued teaching in Taiwan and later in Singapore to save some money. Since 2014, he took the leap of a lifetime as a nomad living out of his suitcase as a fulltime traveller. He has a wicked Kiwi sense of humour so be sure to read his stories that he publishes on his website. At the moment, he is on an epic trip around India so be sure to follow his adventure on Instagram!
Anita from Anita Hendrieka
Anita is a 23-year-old Kiwi passionate about travelling and inspiring others to get off their couch and go see something new. Leaving home at 19 she bought a one-way ticket to London not knowing a single soul or what she was going to do but she knew she was doing the right thing. It was a crazy 2 years living and working in the UK as she fell in love with the world and in love with a man. Nowadays you can find her in New Zealand, London or anywhere in between! You can follow her adventures on her blog, Instagram or Facebook.
Make sure you go and follow all of these lovely people's adventures around the world!