Things to Do in Rotorua

20 Amazing Things to Do in Rotorua, New Zealand

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Relax in a natural hot spring, walk amongst towering redwoods, experience a traditional hāngī dinner, see geysers and bubbling mud pots, and roll downhill in an inflatable ball…these are all things to do in Rotorua, New Zealand. Rotorua is well known for its geothermal activity. Geysers, hot springs, and mud pools are located in and around the city. But it …

North Island New Zealand

30 Amazing Things to Do on the North Island of New Zealand

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Cruise the Bay of Islands, go blackwater rafting, spend a day on beautiful Waiheke Island, go sandboarding, hike the spectacular Tongariro Alpine Crossing, see glowworms and kiwi birds, visit Hobbiton, and explore the geothermal areas around Rotorua and Taupo…these are all things to do on the North Island of New Zealand. There is something here for everyone. Sample some of …

Lake Taupo

20 Amazing Things to Do in Taupō (+ Map, Photos & Tips)

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Sitting on the shores of the largest freshwater lake in New Zealand is the small town of Taupō. Cruising the lake, mountain biking, hiking, skydiving, and jet boat riding top the list of things to do in Taupō. There are also geothermal areas to explore, thermal pools and spas to visit, and waterfalls to photograph. So far, we have visited …

Old Faithful

Yellowstone’s Old Faithful: 10 Tips to Have the Best Experience

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What is the first thing you think of when you hear the name “Yellowstone?” For many people, that answer would be Old Faithful. Old Faithful is one of the most popular sights in Yellowstone National Park. If this is your first time in Yellowstone, then most likely, Old Faithful is at the top of your to-do list. In this article, …

Best Geysers Yellowstone

Best Geyser Basins in Yellowstone National Park

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Yellowstone National Park has the highest concentration of geothermal features of anywhere else on earth. The land literally smokes, bubbles and hisses. Numerous geysers erupt on a regular basis, including the most famous geyser in the world, Old Faithful. In this post, learn how to visit the geyser basins in Yellowstone National Park and which ones are worth your time. …

Landmannalaugar Hike

Hike the Blahnúkúr Brennisteinsalda Loop, Landmannalaugar, Iceland

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Mt. Blahnúkúr and Mt. Brennisteinsalda are two very popular hikes to do in Landmannalaugar, Iceland. If you can’t decide between the two, it’s possible to do both, combining the hikes into one big loop. If you are looking for an epic experience in Landmannalaugar, it’s hard to beat this hike. You will walk through lava fields, past steaming fumaroles, up …

Things to do in Yellowstone

Yellowstone Bucket List: 18 Epic Things to Do in Yellowstone

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Yellowstone National Park is a wonderland of geothermal activity, stunning landscapes, and abundant wildlife. Steam hisses out of the ground along walking trails, bison stop cars in their tracks on the main park road, and technicolor hot springs never fail to amaze even the most seasoned traveler. In this post, learn about the best things to do in Yellowstone National …

Kerlingarfjoll

How to Visit Kerlingarfjöll and the Hveradalir Geothermal Area, Iceland

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Kerlingarfjöll is a mountain range located in Iceland’s central highlands. Tucked away within this mountain range is Hveradalir, a geothermal wonderland of steaming vents, boiling mud pools, and rainbow-colored hot springs. The combination of hiking trails, rust-colored mountains, and clouds of steam creates one of Iceland’s most unique hiking and photography destinations. Kerlingarfjöll is located in central Iceland and is …