A Guide to Hiking Hooker Valley Track in Mount Cook, New Zealand

Mount Cook is one of New Zealand’s must-sees on the south island. The location is slightly remote, so that is why I recommend to drive your own car and map out a road trip – check out my full post on The Ultimate Guide to New Zealand.

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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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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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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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The Ultimate Guide To Isla de la Plata

They call Isla de la Plata The Poor Man’s Galapagos“. Much like the Galapagos, Isla de la Plata also has blue-footed boobies. You’ll find tortoises (though not the giant kind),  humpback whales, and tiny crabs. It’s a rugged, beautiful island; a paradise for mostly forgotten species.

While it’s just one island rather than 15, Isla de la Plata is a pretty good Galapagos alternative for those of us on a budget; an Isla de la Plata tour will cost as little as $50 and is one of the coolest things to do in Ecuador.

Here’s everything you need to know about planning a trip to Isla de la Plata including how to get there, when to go, what to expect, and how to book an Isla de la Plata tour.

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