New Zealand is known for its natural beauty above all else and the top five places you must see when visiting the North and South islands are:
The Milford Sound is on the Southern Island and is the best known of the fiords. It is road accessible and close to the ocean, which means travelers can cruise the fiord to open water and back within a few hours.
The glowworms are native to New Zealand and you can access the light by taking a quiet boat ride into the glowing grotto of Waitomo.
This forest on the north island contains the largest remaining Kauri trees. The forest itself is one of the best examples of a Kauri tree forest in New Zealand. The Kauri tree is an ancient evergreen species that existed since the Jurassic period, but can now only be found in the Southern Hemisphere.
This alpine crossing is a UNESCO World Heritage site and an ideal hiking experience for those visiting New Zealand North Island. Located in the Tongariro National Park, this area is a dual heritage site for its significance for the Maori people, as well as its natural beauty.
When visiting New Zealand’s South Island, keep in mind it is one of the best places to view the Southern lights. Check out your chances of seeing the Aurora during your visit here ().
The list goes on, but these are just a few of the highlights.
Not being able to bring a pet along for a trip can be a dealbreaker from some dog lovers when making plans. Luckily, the folks at Pup Flask created an easy-to-use portable dog bowl that will travel anywhere you and your pup go so hydration is never a problem.
We can see it now and remember when it happened to us: Watching as the black car icon loops around and around, seemingly endlessly, and our wait time on the rideshare app continually changes. Long wait times and confused drivers are just a few bothersome issues that can nag at rideshare users. Need a solution? Ditch rideshares altogether in favor of renting a car on your next trip.
Lantern festivals are sweeping the nation. Lanterns originated in China, but made their way across the world. Lantern lights are mesmerizing when they light up the night sky. I always think of the scene in the Disney movie Tangled, where the whole town sends lanterns up to the sky in honor of the missing princess and the entire sky is covered with lanterns. Travel around the world to see the best lantern festivals.