Though the allure of bungee jumping, jet boating, and paragliding might be sufficient to keep you anchored to Queenstown, I would encourage you to venture outward, and take a trip to Mount Cook.
Helicopter ride, glaciers, hiking. In New Zealand’s South Island, these three things come together to create an epic, unforgettable experience.
In order to visit all of the Instagram-drool-worthy scenic spots, your best bet is to take a campervan / motorhome. In this post, I’ll try and explain my thought process on why I chose the campervan route, but also what you need to consider / know.
Peru has evolved in recent years into the gastronomic center of the country, and is now the home of two of the top 10 restaurants in the world – Central and Maido.
It’s no surprise that the majority of people touching down in Cusco (or Cuzco), Peru are generally there for one reason – visiting Machu Picchu. And as it is one of the seven wonders of the world, I don’t blame them (check out my post on visiting Machu Picchu)! But if you can squeeze out an extra day or two from your itinerary, I would highly recommend taking a day trip to Lake Humantay.
If you’re reading this, I don’t need to tell you that Machu Picchu is one of the seven wonders of the world. Though you can trek to it over several nights, we opted for the fastest, most efficient path, which took just one day to arrive and see Machu Picchu (from Cusco) once in the late afternoon, and once more in the morning after we stayed overnight at Aguas Calientes.
Central Vietnam offers a wealth of unique outdoors experiences, one of which is a hiking / cave trekking experience in the Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park. The park itself is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and spans over 850 square kilometers, and hosts over 300 caves (many of which are still unexplored).
Hanoi is the capital of Vietnam, both officially and as the food capital of the country, with unique dishes you can only find in Northern Vietnam. Here I list out the top 5 must-eat foods in Hanoi that are the most unique and authentic.
If you’re visiting Hanoi, one of the most recommended side trips to take is an overnight or two-night cruise in Ha Long Bay. I’ll provide a quick rundown of what to expect on two leading cruise providers, highlight similarities / differences, and my opinion on which I liked better, and why.