Hiking the Hooker Valley Track in Mount Cook National Park

The Hooker Valley Track is located in the Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park on New Zealand’s south island.  It is more of a walk than a hike, technically, but still offers rewarding views making it worth the trek. It is said to be one of the best day walks in New Zealand and is listed on Trip Advisor as the #1 thing to do in Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park.  Here is everything you need to know if you’re thinking about visiting!

Manchester’s King Street Townhouse Hotel: Central, Affordable, Instagram-Worthy

I had you at Instagram-worthy, huh? Three weeks ago I was lucky enough to spend some time in Manchester, England in partnership with Virgin Atlantic, Visit Britain, and Marketing Manchester.  While working out my itinerary with them, they asked me if there was anywhere in particular that I wanted to stay so I headed to visitmanchester.com to do some research.  I quickly stumbled upon a photo of the infinity pool at King Street Townhouse and knew I had met my match given the views that it provided.  Here’s why it’s the perfect place to stay while visiting Manchester!

Wine Tasting on New Zealand's Waiheke Island

Waiheke Island is an island off the coast of Auckland, New Zealand, reachable in 40 mins by ferry. It is known for it’s beautiful beaches and boutique wineries offering breathtaking sea views and top-notch tastings. In 2016, Lonely Planet listed it as #5 on their annual "best of travel: top 10 regions" list, Conde Nast Traveler as #4 on their "best islands in the world" list, and Travel + Leisure as #4 on their own "world's best islands" list. Well worth the visit - here's why!