Adventures

10 things that surprised me in Antarctica

Antarctica is the place of myths and legends. A place so far removed from what we experience in day to day life, it doesn’t seem real. It’s a land very few make the journey to, shrouding it in mystery. Ice and penguins, that’s what I imagined, before I made the trip to the bottom of the world in January with ...

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10 epic things to do in New Zealand that aren’t hiking

It’s no secret that New Zealand is a world-renowned hiking mecca. Open any magazine feature or Instagram page and you’re likely to see an impossibly small human perched precariously in front of towering mountains. Who wouldn’t want to go walking in that scenery? But for many people, hiking just isn’t for them. So what’s a person to do when traveling to ...

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25 photos to inspire you to get away to Langkawi

My holiday last month to Malaysia was full of delightful surprises. From spicy and rich food I couldn’t get enough of, to learning about a new land full of unique culture to sweating to new levels (leg sweat, how?!) my time in Malaysia was nothing if not full of the unexpected. If you follow me on Instagram you might have ...

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8 reasons to love Christchurch, New Zealand

Lieselot De Brauwer is a freelance writer and travel blogger. She sees herself as a world citizen, but lost her heart to New Zealand and was an expat in Christchurch. She specializes in New Zealand and Canada travel, outdoor adventures and inspiring others to explore new places on her blog The World is a Circus So you’re finally planning to ...

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10 big life lessons I’ve learned from the backcountry

I didn’t start out as an expert in the outdoors. I didn’t grow up doing orienteering races or learning navigation or given any backcountry tips. Aside from binge eating Thin Mints, I had nothing to do with Girl Scouts and couldn’t have cared less about hiking or camping. As I got older and more appreciative of my natural surroundings, I ...

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Exploring lush green Northland

I can’t believe it took me years to finally visit Northland – the most northern region of New Zealand. Quite possibly as far as I could physically get from where I live in Wanaka and still be in New Zealand, Northland is a wild place that still has managed to stay off the radar. While many tourists go up there ...

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Following in the wake of Shackleton to South Georgia

I’m about to tell you guys one of the greatest survival stories I’ve ever read about – of Ernest Shackleton and the Endurance Expedition. Ever heard of it? In January I was lucky enough to spend almost a month at sea on my way to Antarctica with Intrepid. And while I was ridiculously excited to head to the last continent, ...

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Cape Kidnappers – New Zealand’s most beautiful bird colony

Just when I think I’ve seen it all, New Zealand continues to delight and surprise me. While I’ve explored so many far reaching locations in this beautifully country I’m privileged enough to call home, there are some regions that I’ve yet to get to, like the Hawke’s Bay. On the east coast of the North Island, I just haven’t found ...

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25 photos that will inspire you to visit Antarctica

I honestly don’t know if I’ve ever been more exciting to share a post on here before. Guys, guys, GUYS, my ultimate travel dream has come true. And no, I am not just saying that. This time I really mean it! I finally made it to Antarctica. HOLY CRAP! The last continent. The great white south. Land of penguins and ...

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10 inspiring moments from adventuring through New Zealand

A new idea, Liz and one of her amazing contributors Madeleine Jones created this post together after our collective experience exploring New Zealand. Words by Liz, all images by Mads. Enjoy! New Zealand is one of those incredible places that almost always has a universally deep impact on those who visit her. In fact, New Zealand has a habit of ...

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