New Zealand

Hiking the Tongariro Alpine Crossing

I had never walked on a volcano before, let alone one that has at least 12 cones. After bad weather forced me to abort my attempt in 2010 I was so excited to be going in summer when – barring an eruption – I’d be able to complete the 20km hike from one end to […]

How to spend a fantastic evening in Bay of Islands, New Zealand

If you’re ever in New Zealand and you’re looking for a must-see place head up to the north of the North Island to Paihia and the Bay of Islands. It is a stunning place with a wealth of activities on offer. Due to the enforced high tax on various activities you may need to choose […]