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12 Must See Places On The South Island Of New Zealand

By Renee Hahnel | September 28, 2016 | 35 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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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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