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 […]

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 […]

Five Things You Should Know About Pushing Your Backpacker Lifestyle into Middle-age

Five Things You Should Know About Pushing Your Backpacker Lifestyle into Middle-age

I recently read an article on travel website about the advantages of traveling when you’re older.  It had some good points, but overall I found it disturbing.  The “older” author was 28.  Twenty-eight! I’m not in my twenties…or thirties.  But I still go schlepping around with a backpack whenever I get the chance.  Here’s what […]

New Zealand : The Land of the Long White Clouds.

New Zealand : The Land of the Long White Clouds.

From a six seated twin otter plane, out of Wellington International Airport, came an exhilarating view of the glorious New Zealand coastline, spectacularly beautiful landscape, vast mountain chains, steaming volcanoes, lush rain forests, wilderness lakes and much more attractions. New Zealand is an Island situated two thousand kilometers South East of Australia across the Tasman […]