What was your answer when someone asked you what you wanted to be when you grew up? Nurse? Vet? Firefighter? How about pilot? I never really wanted to be a pilot or learn to fly. I just never understood the joy of flying. I’ve always loved traveling but the actual transfer from one place to […]
Have you ever flown in a helicopter? Have you ever flown in a helicopter up to a glacier? Have you ever flown in a helicopter up to a glacier that’s located in the middle of a rainforest with the ocean just around the corner? If you’ve answered ‘no’ to any of these question then be […]
New Zealand is full of weird creatures. Birds that can’t fly, penguins that live in the forest and critters that survive being completely frozen for days. So it shouldn’t be a surprise that you can also find glowing worms. The North Island of New Zealand is full of these glowworms and if you look closely, […]
What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear ‘New Zealand’? Most likely it’s either the Lord of the Rings trilogy or Hobbiton or both. Even though New Zealand has so much more to offer (stunning nature, unique wildlife, fascinating culture), it is and probably will always be best known for being the […]
It’s not always easy to find the perfect gift for a woman and with Valentine’s day just around the corner you’re probably freaking out by now. Let me help you with these 10 romantic gift ideas your traveling girlfriend will definitely love. 1. World map necklace With this delicate silver necklace, she’ll always have the […]
Waiotapu Thermal Wonderland is a geothermal park close to Rotorua. It’s one of the best ways to experience the extraordinary geothermal activity which the region surrounding Rotorua is most famous for. Read on to find out why it was one of my favourite places to visit in New Zealand. General information Entrance fee: Adult: $32.50 […]
When traveling through a new country, one of the most important questions is: How will I get around? Especially when traveling solo, this question becomes particularly difficult. Should you sacrifice your freedom and book an organized group trip? Should you rent a car with the risk that you might not be able to enjoy the […]
Most New Zealand travelers can be divided into two groups: the ones that hiked the Tongariro Crossing and the ones that wanted to hike it. The Tongariro Crossing is one of the most beautiful hikes (in the world?) and rightfully part of the Nine Great Hikes. Its most famous feature is Mt. Ngauruhoe which is better known as Mount Doom from the Lord of the Ring trilogy. If it’s not on your must-do list for New Zealand yet, get a pen right now and fix it!
New Zealand is hands down one of the most beautiful places on this planet. Stunning nature, crazy adventures and more waterfalls than you can shake a stick at will leave you completely speechless. Having finally recovered my speech, I’d love to share with you my top 30 things to do in New Zealand from top to bottom.
I admit it, we Swiss are a strange people. Sometimes I joke that we’re the only landlocked island nation in the world. Although we’re surrounded by other nations, we could just as well be on a different planet. That’s why many people feel alienated when they visit Switzerland. If you understand the dos and don’ts in this quick guide to Swiss culture, you’ll surely find that we can be as sweet as our chocolate.