Posts in New Zealand
Where to Travel in 2018 (My Favorite Places of 2017)

2017 was a big year for me travel-wise.  I went to a dozen different countries, countless cities, and along the way I found some new favorite places and revisited (and re-fell in love with) some old.  And while I truly enjoyed almost of all of them, there are 12 that really stand out as places I loved so much I think you should add them to your own bucket list for 2018 (and beyond).

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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!

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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!

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