Silfra Snorkeling Iceland

Snorkeling in Iceland in Winter (Yes, Really!)

This was probably the craziest adventure I had this year, and that's really saying something! Everyone thought we were insane. Except, of course, the wonderful people who run Iceland Travel and Arctic...
Fox Glacier

Hiking New Zealand’s Fox Glacier

As our bus bumped over a lump in the road the guide yelled out "Did you feel that?! We just crossed from the Australian plate to the Pacific!" That never gets old. The fact that New Zealand sits on two...
Abel Tasman Beach

What To Do In & Around Abel Tasman National Park

Abel Tasman National Park, only a few hours from Picton (where the ferries between New Zealand's North and South Islands stop), is one of the most beautiful spots I saw in my three month tour of the country. A...
Franz Josef Glacier

MORE PHOTOS: Heli-Hiking Franz Josef Glacier

Who wants to see more photos from the beautiful Franz Josef Glacier?!? As I said in my previous post, I couldn't feature even 10% of all the photos we took that day, so I'm putting more here! Scroll down...
Franz Josef Glacier

Heli-Hiking Franz Josef Glacier

This was the number one thing on Nick's to-do list in New Zealand: taking a helicopter to the top of a glacier and hiking around. Sound insane and expensive? It is! But I'd do it again in a...
Harwood's Hole Track

Great New Zealand Hikes: Harwood’s Hole

The pitch: a hole so deep you couldn't hope to see the bottom. But let's hike to it anyway! Harwood's Hole on Takaka Hill has the distinction of being New Zealand's longest vertical drop, and so is famous...
Huka Falls New Zealand

Hike Huka Falls & Soak in a Natural Hot Stream

New Zealand is a really expensive place to be a tourist. In addition to paying for awesome things like Zorbing and kayaking, you'll also be tempted to pay for access to some of the many hot springs in the...
Swim with dolphins Picton

Swimming with Wild Dolphins in New Zealand

New Zealand has no shortage of amazing wildlife. You can go on birdwatching expeditions, visit penguin colonies and take a whale watching cruise - but chances to get in the water with a completely wild...
Rotorua Luge New Zealand

Mario Kart IRL: Luge in New Zealand

This isn't like Winter Olympics luging. New Zealand's luge was born out of the genius idea that sitting on a tiny cart and going down a steep hill is something adults would like to do. OF COURSE IT...