New Zealand Road Trip – Hobitton™, Rotorua and Waitomo Glowworm Caves (Part II)

Unfortunately, we had to change our original plan of spending two days at Coromandel Town and Hot Water Beach in the Coromandel Peninsula after Paihia because of a nasty storm that was passing through. Instead, we drove 246 miles to Matamata on our eighth day – a town 15 minutes away from the Hobbiton MovieContinue reading “New Zealand Road Trip – Hobitton™, Rotorua and Waitomo Glowworm Caves (Part II)”

Contiki Grand Alaska Tour – Denali National Park & Maclaren Riverside Lodge (Days 1-6)

After catching a connecting flight in Seattle from Las Vegas, we eventually landed in Anchorage, Alaska at 03:00 A.M on 22 June. The first thing we realised was how bright it was. It literally could have been the middle of the day. It turns out, Alaska never goes dark for six months of the yearContinue reading “Contiki Grand Alaska Tour – Denali National Park & Maclaren Riverside Lodge (Days 1-6)”