I booked an $80 room in a beach resort, expecting… well… a beach. Or a resort. After my $40 taxi ride here, what I got was a room that doesn’t lock, barely big enough for a bed, in the back of a not-yet-open café in which I am not allowed to cook. The room looks […]
In the seven months spent living in Queenstown, I became accustomed to the sights, sounds and smells that make this place home. The heavenly scent of the cupcake shop in the mornings makes my heart happy. And choosing my route through town to listen to the buskers on the street became part of my daily […]
You’ll never hear the phrase “Wow! Queenstown is just SO CHEAP!” ever. In fact, it’s one of the more expensive places I’ve traveled. It’s a hot tourist destination and mecca for adventure junkies willing to pay a pretty penny to get their adrenaline fix. That being said, after living and working here for 7 months, […]
Every Thursday, from 3-6pm, talented bakers, handicrafters and designers descend on Wanaka, New Zealand for an artistic affair. Get to the Wanaka Farmer’s Market early and take a wander, because these creative craftsmen are people you need to know.
Looking for something sweet to top off an epic day of bungy jumping, jet boating and sky diving in the adrenaline capital of the world? When you’re ready to swap the adrenaline rush for a sugar rush, this list of the best desserts in Queenstown is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth!
Can I let you in on a little secret? I’m a Texan who is afraid of horses. I know… I know… You didn’t think that was possible, did you? I’ve ridden plenty of horses in my lifetime and even took some lessons when I was younger. But add one runaway horse and subtract any semblance […]
You’ve done it! You’ve planned your epic New Zealand road trip using this handy-dandy guide and you’ve booked your flight to the land of kiwi birds, kiwi fruits, and Kiwi people. So now what? Although New Zealand feels familiar to travelers from English-speaking countries, you may have questions… Where should I rent a car? Is there […]
Doubtful Sound or Milford Sound? Day trip or overnight? These are the questions you’ll face when deciding to visit the fiordlands, one of New Zealand’s three UNESCO World Heritage sites. Read on for 10 reasons to choose an overnight trip in Doubtful Sound with Real Journeys on The Fiordland Navigator.