Summer Picks - Reads and Podcasts

Sizzling Summer Picks: Our Go-To Reads and Podcasts for Kiwi Roadtrips

Kiwi summers are all about hitting the road, soaking up the sun, and making memories. Whether you're embarking on an epic road trip or lounging at the beach, we've curated a list of our top reads and podcasts to keep you entertained!


Roadworthy Reads

"Money and You" by Simon Dallow

Start your summer reading list with a Kiwi favourite, "Money and You" by Simon Dallow. This insightful guide covers everything from budgeting tips to savvy investment strategies. Dallow's down-to-earth style and local anecdotes make this book an engaging companion for those looking to take control of their finances during the holiday season.


"On the Road" by Jack Kerouac

For the free spirits and road warriors, Jack Kerouac's classic "On the Road" is a timeless choice. Join the author on a cross-country adventure, and let the rhythmic prose inspire your own journey. A perfect read for those long stretches of open road as you explore the beauty of New Zealand's landscapes.


 "The Art of Racing in the Rain" by Garth Stein

Inject some vehicular passion into your summer with "The Art of Racing in the Rain" by Garth Stein. This heartwarming tale, narrated by a philosophical dog named Enzo, explores the connection between humans and their four-legged companions. A poignant read for any car enthusiast enjoying the Kiwi summer breeze.


Podcast Pit Stops

 "The Road Less Travelled" by NZ Herald

Keep the road trip vibes alive with "The Road Less Travelled" podcast by NZ Herald. Explore New Zealand's hidden gems, discover off-the-beaten-path destinations, and get insider tips for the ultimate Kiwi road adventure. Perfect for planning your next pit stop or finding unexpected treasures along the way.

"The Happy Saver Podcast" by Ruth Henderson

Diving into how Kiwis handle their cash and navigate life. Money talk can be a bit hush-hush here, so it's a breath of fresh air hearing about real-life money tales from folks like Ruth. There's always something valuable to pick up from her stories!


 "The Campervan Chronicles" by Adventure Seekers NZ

For those embracing the classic Kiwi road trip in a campervan, "The Campervan Chronicles" is a must-listen. Join fellow adventure seekers as they share their stories, tips, and the best camping spots across New Zealand. Whether you're a seasoned camper or a first-timer, this podcast adds an extra layer of excitement to your summer journey.


Audiobooks for the Open Road

 "My Life in Cars" by Jeremy Clarkson

Buckle up for a hilarious and entertaining ride with Jeremy Clarkson's "My Life in Cars." The legendary car enthusiast and TV personality takes you on a journey through his life, sharing anecdotes, insights, and, of course, plenty of car talk. Ideal for those long stretches of highway where a good laugh is the best companion.


"Whale Rider" by Witi Ihimaera

For a cultural touch, consider "Whale Rider" by Witi Ihimaera in audiobook format. Immerse yourself in this Maori tale that explores themes of tradition, identity, and the deep connection between people and nature. The enchanting narration brings the story to life, making it a captivating choice for your summer road trip. 

As you embark on your summer roadie journeys, let these handpicked reads and listens elevate your experience. From financial wisdom to epic road trip tales, there's something here for every Kiwi adventurer. So, pack your bags, hit the road, and let this summer be a chapter filled with great stories and unforgettable moments. Safe travels!


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