New Zealand

There are some countries and regions of the world that just beg to be explored on a road trip. And I’m a firm believer that New Zealand is one of these countries. Sure, you *can* get around New Zealand without a vehicle; you can use buses and trains and cheap flights and still see a…
It was cold as we packed up the van and began the drive from Queenstown to Glenorchy – cold enough on that March morning…
When talking and writing about New Zealand, I usually list Wellington as my favorite city, Queenstown as the “most fun” city, and places like…
Fun fact for you: New Zealand has 13 national parks covering more than 30,000 square kilometers (11,500+ square miles) of some of the best…
Like in many countries around the world, I truly believe that self-driving is the best way to see and experience New Zealand. Yes, you…
When it came down to deciding on a honeymoon destination following our travel-themed wedding, Elliot and I had no problem choosing one: it was…
I was bouncing – yes, literally, physically bouncing – in my seat as our big green Hobbiton bus pulled up to the entrance to…
When it comes to must-dos on New Zealand’s South Island, there’s one question that many travelers inevitably ask: Should I go to Milford Sound…
For a long time, it was only possible to visit J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle-Earth through imagination. Traveling to the Shire and Rivendell and the realm…
I love a good road trip. There’s nothing quite like hitting the open road, windows down and music blaring with nothing but adventure on…

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