The Best South Island Road Trip Destinations in New Zealand

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Dive off the beaten track and choose your own adventure in the South Island – the wilder, the better.

The Return of Kaikoura: 5 Activities in One of New Zealand’s Top Spots

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After a devastating earthquake, Kaikoura is re-opening to the outside world.

8 Small Towns in New Zealand the Guidebooks Ignore

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There’s far more to see in New Zealand than Auckland, Christchurch, hobbit homes from Lord of the Rings, and Milford Sound. Jenn Miller shares 8 off-the-beaten-path destinations around New Zealand’s North and South Islands worth renting a car and venturing away from the main tourist trail.

A Day in the Life: New Zealand

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What’s a day in New Zealand really like? Jenn Miller shares her experience exploring green hills, fern forests, fjords and gemstone beaches with her family.

7 Reasons New Zealand is Perfect for Indie Travelers

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New Zealand: Indie Travel Paradise? Whitney Cox shares why New Zealand’s an ideal destination for long-term indie travel–reason #1–it’s nearly impossible to get lost.

9 World Class Wine Regions in New Zealand

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Many of New Zealand’s archipelago of varied landscapes and climates are perfect for hiking, kayaking, all kinds of exploring, and surprise, surprise–for wine production. Whitney Cox explores nine of the Island of the Long White Cloud’s tastiest wine regions.

7 Stunning Lakes of the South Island of New Zealand

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The South Island of New Zealand is known for its varied and sometimes thrilling scenery. Kelvin Lim has chosen 7 of the most picturesque lakes just to give you a sample.

The ABCs of traveling in New Zealand

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Inspired by her indie road and rail trip across New Zealand, Arundhati assembles an alphabetic account of the country’s many attractions ranging from glowworm caves to glaciers, interspersed with geothermal attractions, lakes, and a few million sheep.

A Case for Car Camping in New Zealand

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Taking a road trip is the best way to explore the unique landscapes of New Zealand, as you’ll be up front with nature as well as free to create your own path. Annie Shustrin explains why renting a car and sleeping under the stars the best way to experience the quintessential New Zealand road trip

Incredible Cultural Experiences in Australia and New Zealand

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Whitney Cox shows you how to get a feel for life Down Under with some of the incredible cultural experiences available in Australia and New Zealand.