Hiking Roy’s Peak: Everything You Need to Know Before the Climb

If you haven’t heard of Roy’s Peak, you’ve probably seen at least one glorious pic of it on Instagram. With bird’s-eye views of sparkling Glendhu Bay and fresh air that feels therapeutic to inhale, it’s hands down one of the best hikes in New Zealand. Oh, did I mention that most people hitchhike to get there? […]

Hike and Surf New Zealand in 11 Days

From the sheer-cut fjords of South Island to the smoke-sputtering volcano cones of North Island, New Zealand is brimming with breathtaking natural sites. It’s an obvious destination for any adventure-hungry traveler, touting more wild bays, shimmering beaches, misty rainforests, and snow-capped mountains than you can shake an endangered kiwi bird at (but definitely don’t do […]

Chasing Glow Worms in Te Anau, New Zealand

Glass-still waters and frequently snow-capped mountains just two of the (many) geographical delights that make Te Anau a highly worthy addition to your travel wish list. Biology, however, steals the show for what makes this town particularly unique. There’s one aspect that sets it apart from the rest: a wildly booming population of bioluminescent glow […]