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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 stylized sign made of driftwood spells "Hokitika" on the West Coast shore of New Zealand, looking out to the Tasman Sea.

New Zealand South Island Road Trip – Hokitika

Hokitika is known for its greenstone shops and other tourist attractions. Originally a gold mining town in the 1860s, Hokitika was once one of the most populous New Zealand cities. Even though the original industries have faded, it has become a popular tourist destination along the West Coast, and we recommend spending at least half a day checking out the historical downtown area and gray sand beaches.

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Oregon Life - Road Trips Oregon. The Ancient Forest Center at Opal Creek, Oregon, in the Opal Creek Wilderness. Historic cabins at Opal Creek can be reserved and rented. Changing fall leaves in the foreground contrast with the green tin roofs of the cabins, with smoke swirling above them at dusk in the mountains.

Oregon Hikes – Opal Creek Hike

Visit Opal Creek, Oregon and the Ancient Forest Center, a private, non-profit educational center in Oregon’s Opal Creek Wilderness. The historic settlement sits along Opal Creek near a Depression-era water wheel and power station in the wilderness area.

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New Zealand Road Trip - New Zealand Beaches: Makarora to Fox Glacier. An MSR tent sits in a grassy field, with a rustic fence and wild grasses beyond. New Zealand's West Coast mountain range is visible in the distance, and a helicopter flies overhead under blue skies and bright clouds.

Kiwi New Zealand: Things to do in New Zealand South Island

This 5 Day South Island Itinerary has you flying in to Queenstown and then out of either Picton or Wellington, depending on domestic and international connections, rental car arrangements, and your time frame and schedule. It’s a fair amount of driving, but you’ll get a good combination of urban and rural, with landscapes ranging from sub-tropical and coastal to inland and mountainous.

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Venice Airport Transfer - Airport Water Taxi - A private water taxi approaches in the water near Venice, Italy. Wooden boats serve as private transportation throughout Venice, but are much more expensive than public transportation options

Venice Airport Transfer – Airport Water Taxi

Generally speaking, you should expect to pay around US$30-35 ( € 27-30) for a shared, one-way water taxi and a whopping US$215-290 ( € 200-265) for a private water taxi that will pick you up or drop you off right at the airport. (Prices to and from the bus station and cruise ship port are a little less for private water taxis, but about the same for shared transportation). So save your money, enjoy the ride around and through Venice, and drink an extra spritz Veneziano or crisp Pinot Grigio for us with all the money you save by NOT booking a private taxi to or from the airport!

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“Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life.” - Jack Kerouac