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Hitchhiking New Zealand: DAY 18: Otaki: IT’S STORYTIME

Hello to all you beautiful people out there! The picture above really has nothing to do with the story I’m about to share with you. I just really like it. Okay! So today, I have a fun little story for you. If you’ve read my previous post, you’d know that my lady partner, Misha, and […]

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Thank You Readers 🙏🏽

I just want to take a moment and say Thank You to ALL my readers out there. Truly, from the center of my heart, the comments, messages, follows, and likes are so much appreciated and mean so much to me. And just the simple fact that you guys are out there, taking time out of […]

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Hitchhiking New Zealand: Day 15,16,17: Otaki Forks & Southern Crossing, BackStory of The Te Aurora Trail

Wow! The country of New Zealand continues to astound me with the amount of EPIC hikes it has! The one I’ve enjoyed most recently, happened to be around Otaki, a little coastal town about 2 hours north of the capital city of Wellington. It was a quick and easy hitchhiking day to arrive in Otaki, […]

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Hitchhiking New Zealand: Day 14 : Picton-Wellington (Capital of New Zealand)

Hello ALL! So, simply put here, after almost 1 year spent on the South Island of New Zealand. Misha, my beautiful partner, and I, made it back to the North Island! We paid for our first transportation since we started our hitchhiking journey two weeks ago. The Interislander Ferry. And it was awesome, the boat […]

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Hitchhiking New Zealand Day 12-13: Surfing Kaikoura, Kaikoura-Picton

What is Mitchy Wilder grateful on this beautiful day? THE OCEAN! Yes, that’s right, the big, beautiful, powerful, majestic Ocean. Let me give you a little backstory real quick. I started traveling internationally about a year and half ago. Before that, I spent two magical years in Hawaii on the Island of Oahu. During my […]

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Hitchhiking New Zealand: Day 9,10,11: Mt. Fyffe Summit

What am I grateful for today? My Legs! My wonderful partner, Misha, and I hiked our first summit together! It was a steep, steep climb but we prevailed! Day 9 started with a 40 minute hitch hike to the trail head of a mountain called Mt. Fyffe. The super nice, local guy who picked us […]

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Hitchhiking New Zealand: Insider Profile of Misha!

Alright everyone! I feel that it’s best that before I share any more of my most recent experiences, that I take a moment to introduce you all to one of the most amazing human beings I’ve ever encountered, Misha. Misha hails from the beautiful country of Czech Republic. But, that speaks nothing to the amazing […]

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Hitchhiking New Zealand: Day 8 Tekapo—Kaikoura (250 Miles/400KM)

Beautiful day of travel this was! My amazing lady travel partner and I made it from Tekapo to the stunning northeast coast of New Zealand in a spot called Kaikoura. The hitchhiking was flawless! It consisted of 3 rides. The first ride was from a Polish gent named Piotr (Peter), the second was from a […]