Life is full of stress, challenges and sometimes just boredom. When I need a boost, I simply think of where in the world I’d like to be today. Here are this weeks picks: Thursday 5/26 Exploring the Peloponnese region of Greece. Unspoiled, uncrowded and filled with ancient sites. The Peloponnese was named #1 place in […]
Things done to an extreme level can be a good thing, or a bad thing. All extreme activities in New Zealand though, are not only good, but mind-blowing. If you’re looking to take your life experiences to the next level, then New Zealand is the spot to head to. Widely considered the adventure mecca of the world, New Zealand has more adventure activities to choose from than almost anywhere else on the planet. Here are six of the most extreme and exciting adventure activities you’ll find in on the North and South Islands of New Zealand.
When I yearn to get away from the stress and break-neck pace of everyday life, I prefer to head somewhere snug and comfortable. Sure, you can find those adjectives in a 25-story luxury resort, if you’re looking – but I think small. A lot smaller, in fact. ‘Tiny houses’ appear to be all the rage. Modest and minimalistic, a diminutive domicile can provide an excellent opportunity for clearing your mind and providing focus.
If you want to take the cozy experience for a test drive, there are a myriad of ‘tiny’ vacation rentals out there. From spaceship-inspired houses in the shadow of the towering Alps to Northwestern Oregon treehouses, the options wide and varied. Let’s take a look at a few unique selections…
The vast majority of travel guides that crowd dusty shelves in books stores and personal libraries tell you where to find the best hotels, countless museums and endless architecturally significant churches, but they’re missing one of the most important reasons we travel – to discover where locals go to party!
Where To Party Around The World. The Matador Network, a community of young travel bloggers who tell it like it is, has just published the “ultimate guide to partying around the world”, with 101 Places To Get F*cked Up Before You Die.
5 Out-of-the-ordinary experiences in New Zealand
Celebrated for its amazing scenery and array of adventure experiences, New Zealand’s diverse landscapes make a perfect holiday destination. With so much to see and do, it can be difficult to ensure you don’t miss out on the best activities, so we’ve put together a list of five of the most adventurous and out-of-the-ordinary experiences within this spectacular country.
It’s 6:30am and sunlight is streaming in through the windows. I’m not usually a morning person but the jungle comes alive at sunrise and the sounds rouse me from my hazy slumber. You might think that I am perhaps on holiday in a glamorous resort or on an eco-vacation, maybe even a yoga retreat. Well although all of the above do sound very appealing I am actually house sitting on a cashew farm in southern Costa Rica. In my opinion, this is a far more enjoyable alternative.
I’ve been charged with caring for a hillside property overlooking the Pacific Ocean, along with the owner’s boisterous golden Labrador Jack, who has a penchant for tennis balls and an insatiable desire to play fetch.
I’m in heaven.
Only In New Zealand! – Wonderfully Weird Things to Do I’m one of those oddball guys who enjoy trying the weird and wonderful and this carries over whenever I go on a vacation. I try to stay well clear from the usual tourist traps and head for places which offer unique experiences that I’ll remember […]
Taking On The Milford Trek- Finest Walk In the World Dubbed “The Finest Walk in the World,” the Milford Trek is filled with natural attractions that support New Zealand’s reputation as an other-worldly clime, a place of fantastical sights and breathtaking vistas. Hiking the Milford Trek, or Milford Track as it is sometimes called, was […]
New Zealand Cycling Tour of the South Island with Superb Views Every Day Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past ten years you’ll probably already know that New Zealand has some outstanding views. One of the many enjoyable ways to explore this country is to cycle around parts or all of it. […]
The world’s great high-country drives offer unparalleled scenery through the windshield. From the bear-prowled highlands of America’s Northern Rockies to the glacier-thick buttresses of New Zealand’s backbone, mountain roads are rich in scenery—and, with sheer drop-offs, avalanche delays, and tempestuous weather often the norm, a fair sprinkle of danger. Here are five glorious high-elevation routes—but […]
Dating from colonial times, New Zealand produces a diverse array of wine styles due to the range of climates that the grapes are grown in. The most popular and successful wines in New Zealand are arguably Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir and it would be a shame to not sample some of these fine drops when visiting Kiwi land.
Finally, lie flat sleeping seats are coming to coach class thanks to the imaginative folks at Air New Zealand. The Kiwi’s will soon be introducing a whole new way to fly in coach class – by ‘Skycouch’! Their newly designed Boeing 777-300 ER (which will be introduced later this year) features a new style of […]
Have you been watching the PGA Kiwi Open taking place at Cape Kidnappers? Everyone is awe struck by the incredibly dramatic coastal scenery and furrowed cliffs that the golf course dances over. Bring a bag full of golf balls is all I can say, this hazard drops 800 feet into the sea! So what […]
How far are you willing to go to find a perfect mate? Air New Zealand is betting that several hundred travelers will be on board for its first ever Matching Making Flight that departs Los Angeles on October 13, 2009. Adventurous singles who purchase roundtrip tickets on The Match Making Flight will be treated to […]
New Zealand, the youngest country on earth, will enliven your spirit, steal your heart, and have you hankering to visit again and again. It’s only appropriate that the youngest country attracts young, energetic, fun loving adventurers with an ‘I’m ready to live’ attitude. Kiwis, as New Zealanders call themselves are some of the most friendly […]
It’s going to be a spectacular winter for skiing! (Well, in the United States anyway.) Your biggest challenge will be trying to decide between snow packed vertical runs and powdery lanes all the way from California to Maine. We’ve found a super website that makes choosing the right mountain a cinch. On The Snow has […]