August 2018

Whale Watching in Kaikoura, New Zealand

One of the few places on Earth where the mountains meet the sea is in Kaikoura, New Zealand. This picturesque town on New Zealand’s southern island can be found nestled between the snowy peaks and vast shoreline on the country’s eastern coast. Kaikoura is well-known for its whale populations, since sperm whales live here year round. Almost all who venture to this small coastal town take part in some form of whale watching. Whales are seen so close to the shore here due to a 35 mile underwater channel that hugs the coastline. This ocean…

Raising Adventurous, Outdoor Kids

Today, in the 21st century, it can be difficult to raise adventurous, outdoor kids. With video games and smartphones, many kids are reluctant to look at anything that is beyond a screen. Where once upon a time, children enjoyed having outdoor experiences away from home, they are now more inclined to take part in experiences that are directly geared around a wifi connection. This is frustrating for any parent who wants to encourage healthy living within the family.  Many children also don’t see the benefits of being outdoors. They may lack the ability of imaginative play or find…

3 Amazing Hikes near Los Angeles, California

This week’s post comes from guest post writer Paul McCormin from Active Authorities, a website built by people passionate about outdoor activities, who believe that experiencing the outdoors is one of the many joys of life. Nestled between the San Gabriel Mountains and the Pacific Ocean, Los Angeles is an exciting area to explore the outdoors. For those seeking adventure, stepping foot outside the city’s boundaries promises thrilling experiences. If you are taking a trip to Los Angeles, I highly encourage considering adding hikes to your itinerary; southern California is home to some beautiful trails. Since…

Touring New Zealand’s Milford Sound

All About Milford Sound and Fiordland National Park Within New Zealand’s Fiordland National Park, lies the country’s most famous attraction, Milford Sound.  Fiordland National Park is situated in the southwest section of New Zealand’s southern island and is quite isolated from civilization. In fact, the nearest town (Te Anu) is about 2 hours away, keeping this park much more pristine than others worldwide.  Fiordland National Park gets its beauty and magnificent land formations due to its presence on top of the Alpine Fault, the boundary between the Pacific and Indo-Australian tectonic plates. Combine…