A 3-Day Hike and Kayak Trip on the Abel Tasman Track

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This was my experience hiking and kayaking the Abel Tasman Track for 3 days, one of the most beautiful coastal walks in New Zealand. Kelsey and I trialled our backpacks, one carrying food, one carrying mainly camping gear, and gave each other a questioning look as we started on the Abel Tasman Track. This would […]

Adventuring through Mordor: the Tongariro Crossing

I have a confession to make. Unlike many travelers who have made the long journey before me to New Zealand, I’m not a Lord of the Rings fanatic. I haven’t even seen the 3rd movie of the trilogy yet, I know, sacrilege. I enjoyed watching the first couple of films, but they never took a […]

Adventures in NSW: The Royal National Park

The Royal National Park was next on my list for a day trip from Sydney life. Established in 1879, making it the second oldest national park in the world (After Yellowstone in the US), the Royal National Park is a monster of a park at 16,000 hectares. You can tackle whatever outdoorsy activity suits your fancy, […]

Adventures in NSW: The Blue Mountains

I heard about the Blue Mountains when I was still in Melbourne, the areas surrounding the iconic bushland were in the news for the major wildfires that hit New South Wales in 2013. Luckily, the wildfires didn’t make it as far as the famous Three Sisters lookout, a fact which I was thankful for when I […]

Adventures in NSW: Ku-Ring-Gai Chase National Park

Living in Sydney has been great to say the least, it’s one of the prettiest cities I’ve been to and reminds me a whole lot of San Diego in many ways. However, I know now after living here for four months that I don’t think I would ever stay here permanently. I realized this recently […]