7 of the Best Short Walks in New Zealand

You don’t have to embark on full-day or multi-day hike to experience New Zealand’s beautiful scenery! Here are 7 of the best short hikes around the country to add to your itinerary. … New Zealand is a hiker’s paradise. The whole country is beautiful, and much of it accessible via trails (sometimes ONLY via trails).… Continue reading 7 of the Best Short Walks in New Zealand

New Zealand’s Hidden Gem: Karamea & the Oparara Basin

Tucked away on the very northern edge of New Zealand’s South Island is one of the best natural features of the entire country. Here you’ll find New Zealand’s Oparara Basin, a wildly beautiful complex of limestone features. The sleepy town of Karamea is the literal end of the road—you can’t go any further north on… Continue reading New Zealand’s Hidden Gem: Karamea & the Oparara Basin

Hiking the Abel Tasman Coast Track: Bark Bay to Anchorage

I woke up in a dark hostel dorm well before sunrise. It was just before 6 am on a winter’s morning in Nelson, New Zealand. I snuck out of the room to change into my hiking clothes, careful not to wake any of my roommates. I grabbed my daypack and my hiking boots, and I… Continue reading Hiking the Abel Tasman Coast Track: Bark Bay to Anchorage

Hiking in Bear Country: How to Avoid Bear Encounters on the Trail

When hiking in bear country, it is important to take certain precautions before hitting the trail. You want to be prepared, but you also need to learn how to avoid bear encounters on the trail. Hiking is one of my favorite things to do while traveling. It’s a great way to get outside, breathe fresh… Continue reading Hiking in Bear Country: How to Avoid Bear Encounters on the Trail

4 Short Hikes in Grand Teton National Park

These 4 short hikes in Grand Teton National Park are perfect for anyone who has a short time in the park. These easy Grand Teton hikes are all less than 5 miles each! … Grand Teton National Park is one of the most beautiful national parks in the USA (in my humble opinion). Majestic mountains… Continue reading 4 Short Hikes in Grand Teton National Park