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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 young girl crouches inside a massive Moeraki Boulder sitting on the sandy Pacific Coast of New Zealand. The top of the boulder has eroded, leaving a large, concave opening in which the girl sits. The Pacific Ocean is visible off New Zealand's South Island on the East Coast near the village of Moeraki.

Moeraki Boulders

The Moeraki Boulders are a must-see stop on the coastal route between Dunedin and Christchurch or a drive from Dunedin to Queenstown. If you’re staying close by, it’s worth visiting the Moeraki Boulders and the town of Moeraki as a destination all its own, and there’s plenty to do along this stretch of the South Island’s East Coast.

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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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Air Canada Terminal Pearson - Toronto Airport. 'Tilted Spheres' art installation in Terminal 1. The public art had to be installed before the roof of the Terminal Building could be completed.

Air Canada Terminal Pearson – Toronto Airport

You’ll find the Air Canada Terminal Pearson at the Toronto, Ontario International Airport a bit isolated from the rest of the airport. If you don’t want to just sit and watch people while your phone recharges, take our advice and check out public art installations like “Tilted Spheres” (the piece had to be installed before the roof of Terminal 1 could be finished), eat Udon Noodles at Lee Kitchen, and sip a glass of wine under one of the more interesting chandeliers made up of brightly-colored hand-blown glass and steel at Marathi Wine Bar.

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Queenstown Restaurants: A view of the entrance to the Cow Pizza and Spaghetti House in downtown Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand.

Queenstown Restaurants: The Cow

Our favorite of all Queenstown restaurants is the Cow, a small, dimly lit “pizza and spaghetti house” tucked away in one of the alleys of central Queenstown. Fresh baked bread, delicious dishes, and a warm and inviting location make this one of Queenstown’s best out-of-the-way restaurants.

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