Category: Outdoor Adventures

Ideas and tips for outdoor adventures in North America and beyond. Hiking, biking, off-roading, scuba, andΒ more! From activities for nature lovers to adrenaline junkies.


Pleasantly Surprised by New Plymouth, NZ

Pleasantly Surprised by New Plymouth, NZ

Our original plan for visiting the New Plymouth area was to explore Mount Taranaki, but we really enjoyed this area much more than we realized we would and (due to weather) ended up seeing far more of it than we realized! Staying at Oakura Beach Although the New... Read more
Mangawhai Heads Cliff Walk – A Favorite NZ Hike

Mangawhai Heads Cliff Walk – A Favorite NZ Hike

In New Zealand's Northland area, there are some fantastic hikes and beach walks. But the Mangawhai Heads Cliff Walk combines both, which makes it so wonderfully special. You'll just have to check the tides to make sure you will be able to walk on the beach! Mangawhai... Read more
Falling in Love with Dunedin, NZ, During Lockdown

Falling in Love with Dunedin, NZ, During Lockdown

Now that we are allowed to move about in New Zealand again, us tourists turned temporary residents all ask each other the same question: “Where did you end up during lockdown?” While some were at hostels sharing rooms and meals with other backpackers, we... Read more
Memorable Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruise in New Zealand

Memorable Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruise in New Zealand

We originally planned to go to both Milford Sound and Doubtful Sound during out epic New Zealand road trip, but with the intense flooding that happened just before our visit, Milford was no longer an option without a very long bus ride. So, we chose to spend what we... Read more
Stockpiling Toilet Paper? Just Buy a Bidet Already!

Stockpiling Toilet Paper? Just Buy a Bidet Already!

I'm usually pretty out of the loop with the news, but it is hard to miss the many headlines and memes about people currently stockpiling toilet paper and other necessities around the world. Don't worry, I'm not going to weigh in on the panic around COVID-19 here. This... Read more