Category: Touristy Activities


Visiting Hobbiton in New Zealand (Amidst a Pandemic)

Visiting Hobbiton in New Zealand (Amidst a Pandemic)

What's that famous Lord of the Rings quote about going out your front door? ‘Dangerous business,' indeed. Pandemic or not, sometimes travel plans just fall apart. Whatever you had expected turns into a crumpled heap of disappointments and you just have to make... 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
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
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
Everything You Can Do with a Reykjavik City Card

Everything You Can Do with a Reykjavik City Card

Headed to Iceland and wondering if the Reykjavik City Card will be worth your time and money? For 72 hours, we ran (okay, walked and drove) around town checking out all of the Reykjavik museums included, plus some other activities! In that time, we learned the... Read more
Why Perlan is the Must-See Museum in Reykjavik

Why Perlan is the Must-See Museum in Reykjavik

Not every visitor to Iceland has the time, budget, or luck to see all of the natural wonders that make this amazingly diverse island so special. And, when it comes to more volatile wonders (like volcanoes), not everyone wants an up-close experience. That's why a visit... Read more