After a day of great hiking in Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park, we got up early today to continue our trek South on New Zealand’s South Island. Little did I know that our next destination would capture my heart like few other locations I’ve traveled ever have.
Widely recognized as the adventure capital of the world, the city of Queenstown has everything that a travel fanatic and outdoor adventure enthusiast would ever want in a destination. From beautiful mountain vistas, to amazing restaurants, to a seemingly never ending array of adventure activities, Queenstown has it all.
Dublin is such an amazing city with an amazing history. With such an amazing and storied history, it may come as a surprise to you that Dublin actually has the youngest population in all of Europe. In fact, over half of the population of Dublin is under the age of 25. With this youthful undercurrent, Dublin can be an exciting place to visit and explore. It is definitely one of my favorite destinations that I have visited.
I have been to the Redwood State and National Parks in Northern California, and they are beautiful parks. They are also relatively far away from any major metropolitan city. They are located where I would expect large Redwood trees to still be standing, on the north coast of California. I think Muir Woods National Monument is so unique because it is where you wouldn’t expect large, old-growth trees to still be standing.
The Rock in Zanzibar, Tanzania is one of this world’s most beautiful restaurants. Especially at high tide, when you have to take a boat to the restaurant.