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, […]
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!