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Animals, Adrenaline and Adventure: 9 Quirky Yet Totally Awesome Things to Do in Auckland

Animals, Adrenaline and Adventure: 9 Quirky Yet Totally Awesome Things to Do in Auckland

Most people who make the trek to Middle Earth will inevitably pass through Auckland. But instead of using it as a jumping off point to get out of town there are plenty of adventures to be had right in Auckland.

10 Colorful Natural Wonders in the US... You Simply Have to See to Believe

10 Colorful Natural Wonders in the US… You Simply Have to See to Believe

Many believe you have to fly around the world for otherworldly landscapes, but there are plenty of wonders to be right in your own backyard.

Hava Happy Holiday Season in Lake Havasu City

Hava Happy Holiday Season in Lake Havasu City

They say, “The best summer you’ll spend is a winter in Havasu.” While the city certainly lives up to its reputation as one of the craziest spring break destinations in the U.S., in the offseason, the city is a quiet reprieve while the rest of the country is blanketed by snow.

Beach, Please: Why Corpus Christi Should Be Your Next Gulf Coast Getaway

Beach, Please: Why Corpus Christi Should Be Your Next Gulf Coast Getaway

Corpus Christi can seem a little anticlimactic upon arrival because unlike most beach towns, there’s no obvious boardwalk or touristy area. It’s enormous and encompasses multiple beaches, cities, and habitats. Once you get a lay of the land and stop to marvel at just how massive it truly is, you’ll begin to appreciate just how much room you have to play.

Uncover the Best of Texas on a Scavenger Hunt Through Baytown

Uncover the Best of Texas on a Scavenger Hunt Through Baytown

A place for experiential travelers to check some unique items off their bucket list, this waterfront city is a literal treasure trove of attractions from annual grape stomps to legal drag racing.

What Can’t You Do (or Eat) in Spokane?

What Can’t You Do (or Eat) in Spokane?

Spokane is one of those cities you don’t hear a lot about. In fact, you could say it’s unspoken, really. But as Washington’s second largest city (after Seattle), it’s one of those places that under promises and over delivers.

10 Unmissable Photo Ops in Arizona (Plus Insider Tips for Shooting and Visiting!)

10 Unmissable Photo Ops in Arizona (Plus Insider Tips for Shooting and Visiting!)

While most people think of the desert as barren flatland or dusty sand as far as the eye can see, that’s hardly an accurate picture. You may not know it, but Northern Arizona used to be completely volcanic, which actually […]

Southeast Texas...A Northerner's First (and Unabashedly Raw) Take

Southeast Texas…A Northerner’s First (and Unabashedly Raw) Take

For anyone born outside of Texas, Texas comes with a lot of stereotypes and to be honest, is the butt of many jokes. Unless you’re from the there, it’s hard to truly understand their intense “Texas Forever” pride (despite being […]

Take a Trip to the Real Life Wisteria Lane in The Woodlands, Texas

Take a Trip to the Real Life Wisteria Lane in The Woodlands, Texas

A masterfully planned community broken down into meticulously designed subdivisions, the Woodlands is a 28,000-acre Pleasantville about 20 minutes north of Houston.

Mackinac Island – Nature with a Slice of Nostalgia

Mackinac Island – Nature with a Slice of Nostalgia

An island trapped in time between the Upper and Lower Peninsula in Michigan, the tiny landmass is only reachable by ferry from either side of the mainland. Known as the jewel of the Great Lakes, what really makes Mackinac Island special is it’s a completely car-free experience.