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.


Detouring to See Hokitika Gorge with Grey Water?!?

Detouring to See Hokitika Gorge with Grey Water?!?

After a great time in Arthur's Pass, we were headed to explore the Franz Josef Glacier area for a few days. It was going to be a 3+-hour driving day, so we didn't plan much – as we didn't know what the weather would be like. However, it was a beautiful day, so... Read more
Remote Coast Sea Kayak Tour of Abel Tasman National Park

Remote Coast Sea Kayak Tour of Abel Tasman National Park

Some places are just meant to be viewed from the water and Abel Tasman National Park in New Zealand's south island is definitely one of them – especially to enjoy the beauty and wildlife of the Tonga Island Marine Reserve. Since this area is protected, only a... Read more
Cathedral Cove Beach Walk in the Coromandel, NZ

Cathedral Cove Beach Walk in the Coromandel, NZ

One of the most gorgeous coastal areas of New Zealand, the Coromandel Peninsula is a must for beach lovers – especially the multi-hour walk to Cathedral Cove beach (or water taxi). It's a (sometimes overly) popular track, but we loved spending a sunny summer day... Read more
The Rock Overnight Cruise in Bay of Islands

The Rock Overnight Cruise in Bay of Islands

We don't always plan to splurge for birthdays and other special occasions … but when we do, we tend to really go all out (like learning to cook in Rome or hot air ballooning over Colorado Springs). So, when we decided to go to New Zealand for my big 3-0, I... Read more
Hiking the City Walls to Kotor Fortress

Hiking the City Walls to Kotor Fortress

Kotor is one of the most well-known tourist destinations in Montenegro. But where does one go to get the best view of Kotor and the beautiful Kotor Bay? Well, luckily for you, it's pretty simple! You just need to take a little stroll up the Kotor City Walls and make... Read more
Best Beaches in Dubrovnik Right Outside Old Town

Best Beaches in Dubrovnik Right Outside Old Town

No trip to Dubrovnik, Croatia, would be complete without visiting, and taking a dip in, at least one beach. So, we have listed the best beaches in Dubrovnik right outside of the Old Town walls. You won't need to rent a car, take a bus, or hire a taxi to get to these... Read more
Mount Srd & Fort Imperial – Best View of Dubrovnik

Mount Srd & Fort Imperial – Best View of Dubrovnik

If you have ever looked into Dubrovnik, or Croatia for that matter, I'm sure you have seen the photos of Dubrovnik Old Town from above. These photos are often taken on Mount Srd Dubrovnik, the hill where Fort Imperial sits. You can see the fort as well as a large... Read more