International Destinations

Backpacking the Copland Track in New Zealand

Backpacking the Copland Track in New Zealand

The Copland Track on New Zealand’s South Island is an incredible overnight backpacking trek with dense forest, glacier rivers, alpine views, and HOT SPRINGS! See the pics and learn how to plan this must-do trek with this backpacking guide!

10 Tips for Driving in New Zealand

10 Tips for Driving in New Zealand

Get ready to navigate those roundabouts while driving on the left side of the road. Here’s my essential tips and the key laws you need to be aware of before getting behind the wheel in New Zealand.

Doubtful Sound Overnight Kayak Tour with Go Orange

Doubtful Sound Overnight Kayak Tour with Go Orange

Doubtful Sound is a little known secret in New Zealand….waterfalls, lush rainforest & giant cliffs with a fraction of the people as Milford Sound. Escape the crowds on a quiet overnight kayaking tour and experience Pure. Wild. New Zealand.

New Zealand Mountaineering Course with Alpine Recreation

New Zealand Mountaineering Course with Alpine Recreation

While in New Zealand, I took a 4-day Intro to Mountaineering Course in Mount Cook National Park where I learned how to wear crampons, use an ice axe, and safely travel across a glacier for the first time. Get the full scoop on my class and see if this type of course might be a good fit for you!

New Zealand Road Trip: Mount Cook

New Zealand Road Trip: Mount Cook

A recap of my week at Mount Cook, home to the tallest mountain in New Zealand, raging rivers, waterfalls, glaciers, and fantastic high alpine hiking, as well as a 4-day Intro to Mountaineering Course taught by Alpine Recreation where I learned the basics of glacier travel.

Kayaking New Zealand’s Abel Tasman Coast

Kayaking New Zealand’s Abel Tasman Coast

One of the best things I’ve done in New Zealand was a three-day sea-kayaking trip on the coast of Abel Tasman National Park. See the photos and get the full scoop on the tour here.