12 Apr 2019

New Zealand Road Trip: What to See in New Zealand in a Month

So, you have a month in New Zealand and you want to see the best of what this country has to offer? I have good and bad news. You won’t be able to see all the iconic places in New Zealand in a month, even if you have a superhuman

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05 Apr 2019

Waitomo Glowworm Cave Tour + Other Places to See in Waitomo, New Zealand

One of the best travel experiences you can have on New Zealand’s North Island is a journey into the depths of the Waitomo Glowworm Cave. You’ve probably seen the surreal photos of boats passing under thousands of tiny blue lights, but what is a Waitomo Glowworm Cave tour really like?

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14 Mar 2019

New Zealand Weather: When Is the Best Time to Visit New Zealand?

New Zealand weather is a fickle beast. The whole “four seasons in one day” line gets trotted out a lot and it is accurate. I was inspired to write this post about when is the best time to visit New Zealand after the recent trip Prince Harry and Megan Markle

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The ultimate two week New Zealand itinerary
06 Mar 2019

The Ultimate Two Week New Zealand Itinerary

Do you want to make the most of your next trip to New Zealand but don’t have unlimited time to see everything? Spending two weeks in New Zealand will allow you to see a huge variety of landscapes, from beaches and volcanoes in the north to the snow-capped mountains and

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Key Summit -- the best day hike near Milford Sound, New Zealand
26 Feb 2019

Awesome Hikes Near Milford Sound: Gertrude Saddle | Lake Marian | Key Summit

A mass migration of tour buses occurs daily on the road between Te Anau and Milford Sound, New Zealand. Those buses are full of tourists keen to experience Milford Sound, often referred to as the 8th wonder of the world. I was one of those passengers a few years ago,

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29 Jan 2019

Fun Things to Do in Rotorua: Psychedelic Scenery in New Zealand

This post was originally published in March 2015 and was updated and expanded in January 2019 “You can actually drive, right?” I asked Gia before we committed to renting a car to explore all the fun things to do in Rotorua, New Zealand. There wasn’t a lot of confidence flying

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10 Jan 2019

Queenstown to Milford Sound: One of New Zealand’s Best Day Trips

Fiordland National Park is one of the most rugged and beautiful areas of New Zealand. Massive waterfalls, lush forests and jagged mountains make for some amazing views. Milford Sound is without doubt the star attraction – its sharp green peaks rise from the water while boats slowly pass by. It’s

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10 Dec 2018

Why Dunedin is New Zealand’s Coolest, Best Looking City

This post was originally published in February 2018 and updated in December 2018 If there’s one thing New Zealand doesn’t do so well, it’s cities. I generally advise people to get out of the main centres as soon as possible, as the real appeal of New Zealand lies in its

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