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Kauai Trip Report: Highlights From a Week In Paradise

By Renee Hahnel | November 22, 2016 | 17 Comments

I recently returned from a week on the beautiful Hawaiian Island of Kauai. My husband, Matt, and I were fortunate enough to visit the three other main islands for our honeymoon back in 2014 (Oahu, The Big Island of Hawaii & Maui). It was an amazing trip but while we…

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A Guide to Camping On New Zealand’s South Island

By Renee Hahnel | October 17, 2016 | 17 Comments

New Zealand is the perfect place to plan a camping road trip. The South Island in particular is jam-packed full of epic scenery and things to do – check out this blog post for all the best places to visit. You can travel around New Zealand by car, camper van,…

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12 Must See Places On The South Island Of New Zealand

By Renee Hahnel | September 28, 2016 | 30 Comments

There are endless reasons why you should visit the South Island of New Zealand! The varied landscapes, friendly people, cute wildlife and epic hikes are just the beginning. The following destinations and activities were my absolute favorites during my South Island road trip. I would highly recommend you check them…

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Rocky Mountain Road Trip: Canoeing, Hiking, Grizzly Bears & Alpine Lake Dips

By Renee Hahnel | September 8, 2016 | 17 Comments
Canoeing Emerald Lake

I was born and bred in Melbourne, Australia, but have based myself out of the USA for the last 20 months. My husband (Matthew) and I decided we needed to be back in Australia for some family commitments later this year. So the choices were either, 1. Take a few…

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California Road Trip: Golden Mornings & Painted Skies

By Renee Hahnel | August 7, 2016 | 21 Comments

In late June I returned to California for the third time this year. There’s just something about the sunny state that keeps drawing me back. My husband and I had a 10-day adventure planned that would see us traverse from the beach to the mountains and back to the beach…

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10 “Easy” Colorado Outdoor Adventures

By Renee Hahnel | June 7, 2016 | 10 Comments

If you haven’t been to Colorado yet then it’s about time to add it to your list! There are so many amazing places in the state to experience, some fairly easy and some are more challenging to get to. I have collated this list of my favorite “easy to get…

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Top 10 Things to Do in Moab, Utah

By Renee Hahnel | May 3, 2016 | 9 Comments

Moab is a hub for adventure junkies, hikers, photographers, and campers. With two incredible National Parks at it’s doorstep… what’s not to like?!  I do remember feeling slightly overwhelmed with options the first time I visited the area. If you haven’t been before or are hoping to get back soon,…

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West Coast USA Road Trip: California & Oregon

By Renee Hahnel | April 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

Back in February (2016) my husband (Matthew) and I decided to fly to Seattle and spend a week road-tripping down to California. We had only our flights and car rental booked and had left the rest of our plans open. It was lucky that we did because the weather forecast…

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Mountain Girls in California

By Renee Hahnel | March 2, 2016 | 3 Comments

Back in January (2016) I was fortunate enough to be invited to a Mountain Girls event in Big Bear, California. The wonderful ladies at the @mountaingirls Instagram organized an epic weekend of hiking, yoga, snowboarding, and social events. They hosted 30 or so women in one big snow lodge. It was…

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