Category: Worldwide Travel

A view of the main stone structure at the Pre-Colombian Mayan ruins at Tulum, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico. The stone structure sits on a cliff overlooking the turquoise-blue waters of the Caribbean Sea. A white sand beach, rock outcroppings, and dark green foliage fill the foreground.

Riviera Maya Excursions: Tulum Ruins

Day 2 on the Mayan Riviera: Today we are visiting the Mayan ruins of Tulum before relaxing at Playa Paraíso, one of the best beaches in Tulum. Read More

A small pier juts out into the Caribbean Sea between Mexico's Playa de Carmen and Cancún, at the Mayan Palace and Grand Mayan luxury resorts along the Riviera Maya. Clouds reflect the setting sun over the turquoise-blue water and white sand.

Mayan Palace and the Grand Mayan: Must-See Resorts along Riviera Maya and the Yucatán Peninsula

Day 1 on the Mayan Riviera: Today we are visiting Puerto Morelos before enjoying the pools and beaches of the Grand Mayan resort between Cancún and Playa del Carmen. Read More

A small pier juts out into the Caribbean Sea in Mexico's Puerto Morelos, along the Riviera Maya. Clouds float over turquoise-blue water and white sand.

Things to do in Puerto Morelos Mexico

Day 1 on the Mayan Riviera: Today we are visiting Puerto Morelos before enjoying the pools and beaches of the Grand Mayan resort between Cancún and Playa del Carmen. Read More

A young girl smiles as she holds a small monkey on her shoulder while wearing a pink-brimmed straw hat. The monkey is part of the various tourist attractions at the Pre-Colombian Mayan ruins of Tulum, Mexico, overlooking the Caribbean Sea on the Yucatan Peninsula.

Riviera Maya Things to Do

Our 4-Day Itinerary for the Riviera Maya and the Yucatán Peninsula includes adventure-filled days at Puerto Morelos and Playa Paraíso, the Mayan ruins at Tulum and Chichén Itzá, and plenty of downtime by the pool. Read More

Turquoise blue-green water in the reservoir between Clyde Dam and the city of Cromwell, New Zealand, contrasts with dry, rocky hillsides beyond. The view looking back toward Clyde reveals a narrow dirt road below the main highway that snakes along the shoreline near scant trees and desert shrubs.

New Zealand Tours – New Zealand Holiday

This 3 Day Itinerary starts in Dunedin and ends in Queenstown, with an easy 4-hour drive between them, not including great stops like the Moeraki Boulders and activities in Central Otago. Read More

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. Read More

The number nine engraved on the center of a metal-spoked wheel, a relic from the coal mining site of Brunner, New Zealand.

The Best New Zealand South Island Itinerary 7 Days

This 7 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. If you only have 5 days, check out our 5 Day Itinerary from Wellington to Dunedin, flying out of Queenstown. Read More

A view of the mountains and river near Haast, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

The Best New Zealand Itinerary 2 Weeks

We’ve planned the best 14 Day New Zealand Itinerary so you don’t have to! Check out each of the days below to put together your own holiday around the South Island and Wellington, or customize a trip if you’ve only got a few days or a week. (Check out our “Itineraries” in the main menu for other, shorter itineraries from New Zealand and other countries, as well). Read More

A view of Lake Wakatipu from Queenstown's waterfront park. Bayonet Peaks and Walter Peak are both visible over the lake. Blue-green, turquoise water sits beneath a vibrant blue sky, as fluffy white clouds float by.

New Zealand Travel Blog and Facts: Top 10 New Zealand Activities

Check out our New Zealand Top 10 list, including all our favorite road trip stops throughout the South Island and Wellington. We’ve hand-picked our favorite spots, activities, and must-see locations to help you plan your own kiwi adventure itinerary. Read More

A view of downtown Queenstown, New Zealand from the edge of Lake Wakatipu at Queenstown's waterfront park. Blue-green, turquoise water washes ashore on the rocky beach near the tourist centre of central South Island.

Things to do in Queenstown: Eat, Play, Run

For our post on what to do in Queenstown, we picked a few of our favorite spots for our last few days in country, including the Cow Restaurant, the esplanade, walking downtown Queenstown, and the Ben Lomond Scenic Reserve just outside of town. Read More

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