About Me

cropped Tristan Balme climbing kilimanajro without a guide

Founder / Writer


Hi, I’m Tristan and I love an adventure. I’m a travel-bug, wanderluster, or whatever you call someone who’d rather be exploring the world than sitting in a cubicle.

In this blog I share my tips, tricks and travel guides so you can get lost and have the adventure of a lifetime, or a lifetime of adventure..

As well as blogging here I also contribute to a distilling blog and a coffee site.

Hapy Travels, Tristan 

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Where I’ve been featured.

My writing and photography has been featured in other well known publications inlcuding the following;

Lonely PlanetNew Zealand’s Best Wild Swimming Spots, The Benifits of Camping
New Zealand HeraldTravelling Through New Zealand History, Tauranga Spring Adventures
Otago Daily Times (Photo Credit)Victoria To Build 800k Homes
Huffington PostSunday Table
Best Bits (NZ Jane)Mount Tauhara Hike

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Some of my favorite hikes

New Zealand

Te Paki Trail, the Cape Brett Lighhouse Hike

Corsbies Hut, Kauaeranga Valley Circuit (Pinnacles Hut Hike)

Bay of Plenty / Waikato
Mount Tauhara Hike (Taupo)

Tongariro National Park
Ruapehu Summit, Tongariro Alpine Crossing, Tongariro Northern Circuit Great Walk

Abel Tasman Coastal Track, The Heaphy Track


Samaria Gorge Hike, Greece. 


Adams Peak / Sri Pada Pilgrimage Walk (Sri Lanka), Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage Trail (Japan)

South America

Macchu Pichu Salkantay Trek (Peru), 


Kilimanjaro Summit Hike (Tanzania)


And some other of my adventures

Leh Ladakh Motorbike Trip



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