Road Tripping New Zealand’s South Island

I just got back from this year’s Trip of a Lifetime to New Zealand’s South Island! We had a fantastic time, but there are a few things we learned along the way that other travelers might find useful, so here you go! This is what you should know before your trip to beautiful New Zealand!

Guide to the Great American Road Trip

Last month Steve and I put a lot of miles on the car that we share. Steve drove 460 miles round-trip to visit his mom while I took a 600-mile round-trip road trip (as a passenger) with some girlfriends to North Carolina’s Outer Banks. The next weekend, we forewent $1000+ plane tickets to Nashville in favor of a 1230-mile round-trip drive to visit my parents in Middle Tennessee.

10 Things to Do in Corolla, Outer Banks

Are North Carolina’s Outer Banks on your summer travel list this year? I was just there a few weeks ago for a quick girlfriend getaway, and we stayed in Corolla, on the north end of the thin island chain. I’d heard about the lighthouse at Hatteras, the history at Roanoke, and British Ocracoke. I was getting super excited about all of that, and then I mapped it–all those sites are hours away from Corolla! So I shifted gears to figure out what there is to do and see around Corolla. Turns out, there’s a lot!

What to Know Before You Visit the Outer Banks

I recently took a quick girlfriend getaway to the Outer Banks of North Carolina. It was my first time to the Outer Banks, and I can see why people love it there! But since it was my first trip there, I found there were several things I wish I had known in advance. So here’s a quick list of things to know before you go!

The 10 Best Sites on the Road to Hana

It’s Aloha Friday! You may have heard of the Road to Hana, which is one of the top “things to do” on Maui. But most people only take the road and skip Hana entirely. But I encourage you to consider spending a night–or two!–in or around Hana instead, so you can really enjoy everything Hana has to offer. Here are my top 10 reasons to consider a trip to Hana, Maui!

The Ultimate 3-Day Road to Hana Itinerary

Are you ready to road trip one of the most scenic, small, and curvy roads in the world? Well, buckle up because here we go! Most visitors to Maui choose to drive the whole Road to Hana and back all in one day. But for those of us who don’t necessarily love to drive, do love to hike, and who are visiting Maui to relax, spending a night or two in or around Hana is a great option!