Nonstop US flights to New Zealand

Beautiful as New Zealand is, with all its fjords, wineries, and Middle Earth-y mountain scapes, is also, to put it bluntly, a pain to get to. At best you’d have to fly 11-14 hours across the Pacific Ocean to get to Auckland, and that’s after somehow finding your way to LA, Houston, or San Francisco. … [Read more…]

Everything you need know to hike NZ

For the first time in 25 years, the New Zealand’s Department of Conservation has added a new trail to its list of Great Walks. Set on the west coast of the South Island, Paparoa Track, and its included shorter Pike 29 Memorial Track, stretch 34 miles in one direction across renowned New Zealand landscape. When … [Read more…]

Best mountain biking in Queenstown

The gondola in Queenstown, New Zealand, is well-known as a must-do when visiting the South Island. Yet the vast majority of the cable car’s 3.6 million annual visitors are focused on taking the perfect photo of the Remarkables mountain range. Not many thrill seekers have planned a trip up the gondola as part of their … [Read more…]