New Zealand: North & South Island Itineraries

Are you thinking about taking a trip to New Zealand, but are not sure where to start planning? Or are you in the midst of planning, but having trouble making a few decisions? Then you've come to the right place!New Zealand has so much to offer, from heart-stopping thrills, outdoor adventures, and jaw-dropping scenery to culturally and historically interesting sites....more

Biking through Santa Barbara's wine country in style. A luxury cycling tale.

There you are. Surrounded by hills of verdant green, impossible blue sky above. There is no one on the road but you, that sky and your bicyle, slowly climbing towards the top of the winding hill and views of the glistening Pacific Ocean below. Heaven....more

How to Travel on the Cheap

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Culture Unshock. Moving from Peru to Southeast Asia

I wrote this piece a few years back and just found it again on the site.  By: Orana Velarde in 2012 I have been thinking a lot lately about culture shock....more

Weekly Photo Challenge: Motion


While going on trips can be fun and exciting, when you have food sensitivities and/or are easily prone to digestive issues from restaurant foods, traveling can also be stressful, both mentally and physically. I do love food and trying out new restaurants, but I also like to be prepared in case I’m in a situation where there aren’t too many options (or when I have an irrational fear that I’ll starve to death on a 2 hour flight… which is every time)....more

10 Reasons It Didn't Suck To Be Sober In Italy


BC Trip Part 1: The Basics

Burnaby, BCMy vacation/scouting trip was pretty successful, but it was busy from the get-go. I did have one day off, but I could have used another one. I pushed myself way too much when I knew better....more