Introducing the Kiwi Brothers

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Introducing the Kiwi Brothers

Little Kiwi Brother Reading the Guidebook

Little Kiwi Brother Reading the Guidebook

I first met Little Kiwi Brother back in ’11 in sultry Bangkok. He was only a little bird, but right from the get go I knew he had what it took to be a great traveler and an even finer traveling companion. Then I learned he had a bigger brother back home.

This is the story of the Kiwi Brothers from Auckland, New Zealand. They are intrepid travelers, but have just recently started a new undertaking: blogging.

As the story goes, the Kiwi Brothers were adopted from a gift store in Auckland, and brought home to Seoul, South Korea by their new Big Sister, Juno Kim (of They grew weary sitting on the bookshelf everyday as their Big Sister toiled away in the office of one South Korea’s most prestigious companies. On occasions, they accompanied her on short holidays and caught fleeting glimpses of what the wider world held.

Then one day in June, 2011 they got their break: Big Sister decided to leave her job and travel the world.

The Kiwis would be going along for the ride.

Now they are known as the Traveling Kiwis and their little wings are typing as fast as they can at


Big Kiwi Brother and his fancy moustache.

What exactly will be about?

The Brothers Kiwi are two excitable, sometime surly characters with a unique world view. Most importantly they are appropriate for children and entertaining to adults. The lovable teddybear-esque Big Kiwi Brother (or BKB) is soft, curious, and sometimes cynical. He was born a writer and storyteller.

Little Kiwi Brother (or LKB) is the techie guy (he knows wordpress). He loves film and photography as well. He’s brainy, sweet and usually adorable.

The Traveling Kiwis like to:

  • Meet friends on the road.
  • Try new foods.
  • Explore cultures.
  • Show and tell us the new places they travel.
  • Share their world voyage with children.

So come along for the ride!

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Follow them on Twitter

Watch their videos on YouTube


We put this welcome video together for first time visitors.

And please give them a ‘like’ if you like their ideas. See you there!


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Stephen Bugno
Stephen Bugno
Stephen Bugno has been traveling the world and writing about it for the better part of 20 years. His articles and essays have appeared in The San Francisco Chronicle, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Seattle Times, and Transitions Abroad magazine. He blogs at Bohemian Traveler and edits the independent travel magazine He most recently set up a tour company offering authentic, small group tours at Unquote Travel. Follow him on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

1 Comment

  1. Michael says:


    Welcome Kiwi’s, this is awesome! I love everything about it. I’m looking forward to your many adventures. I hope you plan another trip to Philadelphia soon.

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