We are planning to visit some amazing places during our tour around the Globe, including touching down on 7 continents. We have both been asked where we are going and why we are going there more times than we can count! So we thought it would be good to break it down and share with you why we have chosen the destinations on our list! In doing so, we also discovered that we each have some different (and same) reasons for visiting these places. So was born our series, His Perspective/Her Perspective, where we will each share with you our thoughts.
His Perspective: Why New Zealand?
I’m an outdoors-man at heart. I grew up and have lived in the Northern part of Wisconsin where we have crystal clean lakes, streams and endless trails. This is one thing that excites me the most about New Zealand. If you want snow you can go play in the snow. If you want to lay on the beach you can sit on the shores. If you want to go trekking you can dive deep into the wilderness. There’s so many options to enjoy the great outdoors, just pick a path and get ready for an adventure.
Time to take an adventure and explore the spectacular landscapes of Middle Earth. Can you hear the orgs crying out while hobbits run away? Keep your eye out for Gandaf or Aragon, they are lurking along the shadows. Who is not a Lord of the Rings or Hobbit fan? The movies show off some great landscapes and it’s no wonder that they were of New Zealand. I’m looking forward to spending time in the little hobbit village of the shire and letting time float on by.
The Milford Track is one of the most famous walks. The rocky muddy paths weave in and out of hill sides, creeks and wonderful weather falls. Yes it’s ruffing it but it’s going to be worth it. The hike can take up to five days.
The glow worm caves. Who did not have a glow worm when they were little? My brother Erich did and so did Lina’s sister Kady! Deep inside of the Waitomo glow worm caves you will see huge stalactites and stalagmites growing with water dripping off the tips. The walls are covered by a diamond like twinkling and shinning glow worms. It kind of brings me back to the goony days where the ship is in that huge cave. It’s going to be epic!
New Zealand offers a large variety of must see wildlife. You can see whales, penguins, Red Stag, dolphins,and much more. The birding in this country is also supposed to be amazing. There is much animal life that can be seen in one place.
Lastly, I can’t wait to take in a War dance! It’s one of the only ways to take in the culture. The Maori culture performs traditional singing and dancing while you feast on food cooked in earthen ovens. Besides song and dance, you can check out their hand carved items including totem poles and masks. They are also known for their weaving and tattooing maybe I will get that tattoo Lina…..