Milford Track: The Finest Walk in the World

Milford Track: The Finest Walk in the World

Is Milford Track  really the finest walk in the world? You’ll have to judge that for yourself. But it is one New Zealand’s Great Walks (a designation given by the New Zealand Department of Conversation for comfortable, multi-day, walking trails). And if New Zealand says it’s a Great Walk, it’s probably a great walk. Every […]

Disaster Proofing Your Trip: It’s in the Preparation

Disaster Proofing Your Trip: It’s in the Preparation

We’ve all had our fair share of travel disaster stories. From confiscated items in the airport to lost luggage, to missing your flights and being detained – even worse, being detained in prison rather than just at the airport. Disaster proofing your trip may not be absolute, but it helps to be aware and know […]

New Zealand – Mecca for Overseas Adventure Travel

New Zealand – Mecca for Overseas Adventure Travel

I had done some international touring in my 20s, but had I really done overseas adventure travel? I wasn’t sure.  It all depends on your definition of adventure.  Journeying to New Zealand in my mid-thirties I was determined to go for it.  I went on one of their “great walks” (Milford Track, 4 days, 53.5 […]

First to See the Sun: Sunrise in TikiTiki

First to See the Sun: Sunrise in TikiTiki

Sometimes our best memories of travel are from being in the right place at the right time. Here, Candace remembers a new adventure on the east coast of New Zealand, all while overcoming an old fear. Sam nudged me awake at a quarter to six. The sky was still dark and I fumbled blindly around […]