TraveLynn Tales: A Year Around the World

TraveLynn Tales: A Year Around the World

Just the words, “World Travel,” sound romantic. What’s it like to really chuck it all and travel around the world for a year? After visiting over a dozen countries on a shoestring-budget, I thought I’d do a little visual re-cap of some of the highlights. First stop, on my world travel adventure – Australia, including the Great Barrier Reef in Cairns, where I took a leap of faith as well as a leap in the ocean, and...

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New Zealand – Scene in Between

New Zealand – Scene in Between

One of my favorite parts of New Zealand was the scenery in between the “big” destinations. The South Island, where I took a 22 day journey in a loop, covering about 3000 km, or 1864 miles, is one of the most scenic places I’ve ever been. The colors of the water are unreal, varying from bright, clear aquamarine to sea green to turquoise to powder blue to ultramarine and cobalt, with too many shades in between for even an artist...

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New Zealand – Excursion Envy

New Zealand – Excursion Envy

New Zealand abounds with opportunities for excursions – you could participate in a different one each day for weeks and not do them all: bungy jumping, jet skiing, horse back riding, boat cruising… …There are gondola rides, bike tours, paddle boarding, historic train trips,  hikes on glaciers and ice climbing, helicopter tours, aqua biking, river surfing and rafting, rock climbing, whale watching, fishing, zip lining, panning...

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New Zzzzzealand – Places to Lay Your Head

New Zzzzzealand – Places to Lay Your Head

You’re traveling to New Zealand, so where in the world are you going to sleep? There are more variety of accommodations than I think I’ve seen anywhere, so the hardest part is deciding. From renting a van or RV, to hostels, hotels, holiday parks, B & B’s and tents, to the more unusual, including farm stays, teepees, yurts and silos, New Zealand has a multitude of choices, something for everyone. I’ll show you some...

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New Zealand on Ice – the Glaciers

New Zealand on Ice – the Glaciers

A visit to Fox and Franz Josef glaciers is a great way to chill out, literally. They are melting rapidly though, so head there sooner rather than later! A friend told me not to bother going if you can’t see them by helicopter, and although it’s truly the best way to view them, it’s still worth going even if you don’t go up in the sky.That being said, I did opt for a helicopter flight as one of my few special excursions...

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