I am 25, and I am finishing my university soon, and would like to travel by myself before I start work in July. I have been into photography for almost 4 years now, and I've always dreamt about going somewhere alone, travelling and taking pictures. I have been on numerous self-planned holidays with friends and family, but it hasn't been very adventurous as we always have a very detailed plan (accomodation etc.) before we go.
I've been looking at New Zealand, and am thinking about catching the Southern Lights. If I do go ahead, it would be the first time that I'm travelling alone. I really thirst for an adventure.
1. Any tips?
2. Should I self-drive or backpack? (Considering that self-driving gives a lot of freedom, but driving in winter in a strange land can be quite challenging for a young singaporean guy. I am reasonably confident about my driving skills though.)
3. Should I consider another place? Cost, ease of travelling solo and photographic value are concerns for me.
4. Anybody with any past experience care to share?