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Curious about the best places to hike and camp in Idaho? Want to plan a tour of New Zealand’s West Coast?  Interested in the best places to run in Venice?  The Mod Fam has you covered!  We’ve traveled to more than 40 countries, lived in Mexico, New Zealand, and several U.S. states.  Now, we’re sharing our experiences and travel tips so you don’t have to plan from scratch.  Pick your favorite destination and follow our lead for some adventures of a lifetime!

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A view from the top of the first ridge of the Abel Tasman National Park trail. The trail carves out a deep section of the hillside as it wraps around the top of the hill.

Abel Tasman Coast Track – Great Walks NZ

If you’re thinking of either a long day hike or a longer, overnight trek, add Abel Tasman National Park to your list of stops on your two week trip. We’ve hiked the Milford Track, one of New Zealand’s Great Walks, and many shorter treks throughout the South Island. The scenic views, secluded beaches, and dense native bush of Abel Tasman make this one of our favorite areas to hike and camp (and we have a lot of favorites in New Zealand!).

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Explore the Best Hiking in Castle Rocks State Park Idaho. A young girl stands atop massive boulders inside the Castle Rocks State Park Idaho complex.

Explore the Best Hiking in Castle Rocks State Park Idaho

The best hiking in Castle Rocks State Park Idaho starts at the Castle Rocks Ranch Unit and the Stines Creek Picnic Area. Within the Ranch Unit, you can explore the 2-mile Backyard Boulders Loop. Or venture further into the geological complex toward Eagle Rock Grove, Shark’s Fin, and Brackenbury Gulch. Keep reading for trail maps and our pick for the best easy day hike, the Backyard Boulders Trail.

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