The Best Place to See Glowworm Caves in New Zealand

Glowworms can be found throughout New Zealand, and are often spotted in damp, overgrown places – the banks of lakes, rivers and forest undergrowth are prime places to spot their glowing blue-green lights. Guided night time kayaking, hiking or boating trips are great ways to get to the right places to see them.

If you’re traveling to New Zealand, you absolutely can’t miss out on seeing the glowworm caves!

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A Guide to Tongariro Alpine National Park

In this blog I’ll highlight a few things to do and the best places to go from Taupo. If you didn’t know already, the area surrounding Taupo is where the majority of the Lord of The Rings trilogy was filmed in Tongariro National Park.

The Tongariro Crossing, Mount Doom, and Hobbiton are REAL places that you can visit and experience, and it is so freakin’ cool and worth the trek!

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How to Spend 48 Hours in Auckland, New Zealand

Here you’ll find a detailed itinerary on what to see in Auckland in just two days; where to stay, what to see, and how to tour the city on a budget!

Auckland is considered to be one of the world’s most liveable cities, with over 180 different ethnic groups adding up to one big, bustling, cosmopolitan and vibrant place. With its good climate, beautiful natural environment, beaches, and parks, it’s no wonder it’s such a populated city! 

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The Ultimate 14 Day New Zealand Road Trip Itinerary – North & South Islands

Have you dreamt of seeing New Zealand but don’t know how? This blog is a comprehensive guide on how to see the entire country in just two weeks, how much it will cost, where to go, and what to expect on your journey through the north and south islands.

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A DIY Guide To Trekking Patagonia

Patagonia is one of the wonders of the world that you don’t want to miss; a region in South America at the most southern tip of the world before reaching Antarctica. Southern Patagonia, stretching across Chile and Argentina, has long lured travelers to what is very nearly the end of the world.

There are many options and routes that you can choose from when planning your trip depending on where you’re starting and how much time you have. 

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Valparaiso- Chile’s City of Artists

Valparaiso is not a place built for tourists; yet it continues to draw people from all over the world. There are no major sights or must dos – and yet this is perhaps why you fall in love with it so much.

Exploring the colorful, sprawling architecture and street art is a captivating sight even to the non-photographer’s eye. It’s gritty and authentic; with shops and cafes only adding to the eclectic vibe of the city.

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An Insider’s Guide to Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires, most commonly referred to as the “Paris of South America” is a city of greatly diverse culture. In this sprawling city sights, nightlife, gastronomy and the arts are concentrated in a few central neighborhoods.

With every neighborhood or ‘barrio’ offering something different, you’ll be sure to find something new to explore in each part of the city that you visit.

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A Budget Friendly Guide to Cusco, Peru

Although being a small mountain town, Cusco has a lot to offer for a wide range of interests and taste buds. I’ve compiled a guide of a handful of highly rated, affordable, and delicious restaurants, bars, and activities to check out while in town.

You can easily accomplish the list of activities if you only have a few days in the city. Transporation is easy to find to get around, or you can rent a car from the airport; although not necessarily recommended. The streets are very windy and narrow, and it could be dangerous driving yourself.

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A Backpacker’s Budget Guide to Machu Picchu

As I began to plan my trip to Machu Picchu, I quickly realized that getting there was not going to be a walk in the park. But let’s face it, anything worth seeing is not going to be easy to get to, especially a world wonder like Machu Picchu.

There are travel agencies that will book the entire trip for you, but I’ve taken a great deal of pleasure in DIY travel. It doesn’t take too much time once you know how much time you have and have decided what you want to see.

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How to Spend 4 Days in Lima, Peru

Lima is one of those interesting cities that one wishes to stay forever. The weather is good, the food is awesome, the people are friendly, and it has a ton of fun activities to engage in. Not to mention, it’s next to the ocean! You can never go wrong visiting a city on the sea.

When planning a trip to Peru, Lima serves as the perfect landing pad, allowing you to immerse yourself in your new surroundings as you embark on your Peruvian adventure.

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