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[011] New Zealand for 6 Months with Just 3000 Euro with Irene Broer

The HPL Podcast Episode 011

Strapped for cash but want to see the world?

Irene Broer was able to spend 6 full months in New Zealand with just 3000 Euro. Yes, you read that right: 6. Full. Months.

It’s a pretty impressive feat, and her methods of achieving her travel goals can be done by just about anyone.

In this episode, we talk about the following:

  • How Irene was able to manage spending 6 whole months in New Zealand without getting a real job.
  • Irene’s biggest tip for others who want to travel on the cheap but have amazing experiences.
  • Making smart choices when it comes to travel finances, but also knowing when to splurge.

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Written by Brooke

I run the show at Her Packing List and love packing ultralight. In fact, I once traveled for 3 entire weeks with just the contents of a well-packed 12L handbag. When I'm not obsessing over luggage weight, I'm planning adventures or just snuggling with my pet rabbit, Sherlock Bunz.

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  1. Craig says

    Brooke, this was extremely helpful! As I am leaving for New Zealand in a month for the working holiday visa, I sincerely appreciate your interview with Irene, Not only was it helpful and reassuring, but it was inspiring too.

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