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Best Overwater Bungalows Around the World According to Travel Bloggers
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Best Overwater Bungalows Around the World According to Travel Bloggers

While many folks aren’t traveling at the moment, there are still plenty of us who are planning our next trip once things start going back to normal. Although, “normal” will likely take a different form when it comes to traveling.  For me, personally, crowded cities and famous monuments are not going to be on my…

How to Spend 2 Days in Queenstown, New Zealand
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How to Spend 2 Days in Queenstown, New Zealand

Queenstown, New Zealand is dubbed “the adventure capital of the world” – and for good reason! While you can certainly spend a much longer amount of time in Queenstown than 2 days, you can still experience a ton of once-in-a-lifetime activities in just 2 days in Queenstown. Transportation in Queenstown Many of the activities and…

How to Spend 3 Days in Uluru, Australia (Ayers Rock)
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How to Spend 3 Days in Uluru, Australia (Ayers Rock)

If you’re debating whether or not traveling to Australia’s famous sandstone monolith, Uluru, (a.k.a. Ayer’s Rock) is worth the journey/cost…it most definitely is. Uluru was my favorite memory of our time in Australia. The area is literally in the middle of nowhere in Australia, but for me, that was the best part. It was a…

My Worst Hotel Experience Ever (DON’T Stay Here if You’re Going to New Zealand!)
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My Worst Hotel Experience Ever (DON’T Stay Here if You’re Going to New Zealand!)

  I had waited a bit before I wrote this post for two reasons. The first one was I wanted to give myself a little time to calm down before I wrote it, so this post wouldn’t be too emotionally charged. And the second reason was I was honestly hoping to just forget about it…

Experiencing Maori Culture in Rotorua, New Zealand
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Experiencing Maori Culture in Rotorua, New Zealand

This post will mark the end of our adventure in New Zealand. And our evening at the Tamaki Maori Village in Rotorua was the perfect way to wrap up our trip. If you’re heading to Rotorua, I highly recommend spending a night at the Tamaki Maori Village to learn more about their ancient culture. (Maori…

Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland: “New Zealand’s Most Colorful Volcanic Area”
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Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland: “New Zealand’s Most Colorful Volcanic Area”

With names such as “Champagne Pool,” “Devil’s Bath” and “Artist’s Palette”…you know the sights in Wai-O-Tapu are going to be anything but boring. Wai-O-Tapu is an active geothermal area about a half hour away from Rotorua, New Zealand. It has rightfully been dubbed “New Zealand’s most colorful volcanic area.” And it is, in my opinion,…

My Journey to Hobbiton – A New Zealand Must-Do
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My Journey to Hobbiton – A New Zealand Must-Do

“It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings And today, we are getting swept off to none other than Hobbiton in New Zealand! Whether…

Is Te Puia in Rotorua, New Zealand Worth a Visit?
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Is Te Puia in Rotorua, New Zealand Worth a Visit?

The second half of our New Zealand trip (in the North Island) did not exactly go according to plan. Our first day in Rotorua had torrential rainfall and flooding, which resulted in our full day tour of all the coolest geothermal thermal activity in the area getting canceled. But, thankfully, our hotel was within walking…

Skydiving at 15,000 Feet in Queenstown, New Zealand!
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Skydiving at 15,000 Feet in Queenstown, New Zealand!

With Queenstown, New Zealand being The Adventure Capital of the World and all, jumping 15,000 feet out of an airplane seemed like a reasonable thing to do while we were there. Right? Plus, we had already gotten ourselves warmed up by going bungy jumping off the world’s first bungy jump bridge while we were in…

Milford Sound and Fiordland National Park – A Must-Do For Your New Zealand Vacation
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Milford Sound and Fiordland National Park – A Must-Do For Your New Zealand Vacation

I know in my last post I said that Queenstown, New Zealand was one of the most beautiful areas I have ever seen. But, Milford Sound and Fiordland National Park are certainly tied for that title, in my opinion! Milford Sound and Fiordland National Park are actually not too far from Queenstown, but it takes…

Bungy Jumping in New Zealand at the World’s 1st Bungy Jump Bridge
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Bungy Jumping in New Zealand at the World’s 1st Bungy Jump Bridge

If you’re going to be visiting the place where bungee jumping got started, you might as well go bungy jumping…right? I am deathly afraid of heights, but I had always told myself if I ever made it to New Zealand, I was going to jump off The Kawarau Bridge. So, when we were in New…

The BEST Great Barrier Reef Tour in Cairns, Australia + What to Know Before You Go
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The BEST Great Barrier Reef Tour in Cairns, Australia + What to Know Before You Go

Looking for tips on how to plan the best Great Barrier Reef day trip to Cairns, Australia? This post will be explaining more about which Great Barrier Reef tour to book in Cairns, an inside look at the boat we had taken, whether or not it’s worth it to spring for extras (such as a…