Tiffany YoungExplorer

  • Watch the Sunrise at Roger W. Wheeler State Beach

    We all love the time for the sun to rise and the moon to set, and we all love that time on the beach when our feet first touch the cool morning sand. Roger W. Wheeler State Beach is a great beach to catch the sunrise and it is easy to get to and e...

  • Surf at Ngarunui Beach

    Raglan is a small beach town in the North Island just two hours south of Auckland and less than an hour west from Hamilton. Set on the beautiful west coast, get ready for the most relaxed vibes. If you're looking for the idea beginner surf spot, l...

  • Visit the National Elk Refuge

    In the 20th century when development continued to grow, the refuge was created to provide the elk with an efficient habitat for survival. So today, when you come to visit the refuge - the time of the year you come will impact what you see at the r...

  • Explore the Tagbak Marine Park

    The best way to get to Liloan is with your own ride. So if you don't have a car rentals range around 3000 PHP. But if you don't get a car, it's not impossible! Check out how these backpackers did it. A four hour drive from Tacloban City and  just ...

  • Hike to Stephens Bay

    The Abel Tasman National Park in New Zealand is pretty famous for it's beaches, but just to the South of it is beautiful Kaiteriteri and it's stunning coastal walks. We parked at Little Kaiteriteri off of Rowling Road and walked to the end of the ...

    3 miles

  • Hike the Benedict Pond Loop Trail

    This is no ordinary loop, it's rain forest-like feels with small hills and curves, wooden bridges over marsh, and lookouts over the pond will keep you in awe at every corner! The trail is easy to find and easy to follow. When you park at the boat ...

    1.7 miles

  • Visit the Vessel

    Welcome to the newest neighborhood in the Manhattan West Side of New York, the Hudson Yards! After years of construction, the Vessel opened as a new centerpiece in the Hudson Yards on March of 2019. With 154 steel flights of stairs with 2,500 step...

  • Photograph Lake Mangamahoe

    Want to see Mt Taranaki from a different angle? Get to Lake Mangamahoe during a sunset and see the epic colors take over Taranaki's peaks! Just about a 10 minutes drive on SH 3 south from town - take a left on Kent Rd onto a gravel road. There are...

  • Hike to Signal Hill Lookout

    Let's be honest, there's a carpark right in front of the vista, but we can make it fun too! Dunedin is an amazing city and I had the honor of living there for 5 months when I studied at the University of Otago, an area filled with nature and views...

    4.6 miles 967.8 ft gain

  • Explore Camara and Capones Island

    When going to the Philippines, people often think about going to beautiful tourist destinations like El Nido on Palawan Island, but if you're looking to be budget friendly and more local the providence of Zambales in Central Luzon can still give y...

  • Visit the Te Rewa Rewa Bridge

    The Te Rewa Rewa footbridge in New Plymouth is absolutely beautiful and internationally award winning. Standing over the Waiwhakaiho River (sourcing from Mt Taranaki) and at 70m long, the footbridge looks like something familiar. Is it a whale ske...

  • Hike Lantern Hill

    Lantern Hill in North Stonington, CT. has been one of my new favorite short hikes since I've been home for a long period of time. Interestingly enough, the trail I've noted is right next to the Foxwoods Casino. In fact, one of them is actually in ...

    2.5 miles

  • Hike the Spruce Brook Ravine

    Working my way to the West side of the state, a friend recently helped me discover Naugatuck State Park in Naugatuck, CT. After driving up and around curvy roads, we entered the forest (with a lot of potholes). Here is a map of the park. The parki...

    1 miles

  • Hike to Chauncey Peak

    This loop follows the blue against the reservoir where it will break off to the left (this is a longer hike ~ 6.3 miles that'll eventually get to the peak), but if you're looking for this short hike, keep following the water side where it will mee...

    2.2 miles 371 ft gain

  • Hike the Salmon River Trail, CT

    There are many ways to do this trail (following the blue blaze and blue/red blaze for spur to waterfall): From the Day Pond (Google Day Pond in Colchester and there will be brown signs that will direct you towards the Day Pond Parking Lot when you...

    7.4 miles 770 ft gain

  • Explore the Dunedin Botanic Gardens

    I may be bias, but the Dunedin Botanic Garden has always been one of my favorite places. The city of Dunedin holds a lot of "first" for New Zealand. From hidden corners with little people coming through, to open grassy areas, a bird aviary, duck p...

  • Hike the Mount Robert Circuit

    Nelson Lakes National Park is famous for the overnight trip to Lake Angelus Hut, but without the right experience it is a dangerous track. So a simpler alternative is the Mount Robert Circuit which can be done as a day tramp or turn it into an awe...

    5.6 miles 1902.9 ft gain

  • Climb Mount Ngauruhoe

    I may be crushin' dreams, but Mount Doom isn't actually the real name of the mountain Frodo climbed to destroy the ring (sorry LOTR fans), but the actual mountain does exist and it's called Mount Ngauruhoe! Located in the Tongariro National Park o...

    11.8 miles 3805.8 ft gain

  • Hike to the Old Catskill Mountain House Site

    Once upon a time, this very spot was home to one of the most glamorous hotel for travelers in the United States. Now it's a historical site with one hell of a view of the Hudson River, the far away hills of Vermont, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and...

    0.5 miles 750 ft gain

  • Explore the Giant Te Paki Sand Dunes

    If you're traveling in the Northland of New Zealand, you must be going to Cape Reinga, the most northern part of New Zealand. So on the drive up and looking west, the view suddenly changes and boom. Massive sand dunes. Like, it's unreal! Where did...

    328.1 ft gain

  • Hike the Sprague Land Preserve Loop

    The Sprague Land Preserve (also known as the Mukluk Preserve) was an incredible surprise. Whether it's hiking, fishing, or horseback riding it's a beautiful spot for anyone that can get there at sunrise and out before sunset when the gates close.Y...

    3 miles

  • Walk to Sulphur Point

    If you're in Rotorua and taking a chill day, definitely check out Sulphur Point in the city centre! A quick and easy walk from the carpark, Sulphur Point is on the Southern end of Lake Rotorua and is a sulfurous area that lies on top of an active ...

    0.5 miles 0 ft gain

  • Camp at North Lake Campground

    During an unplanned road trip, we arrived at the North/South Lake Campground out of curiosity and without a doubt, it was totally worth the stop! (We only saw North Lake.) To visit this campground, there is a fee for a day pass, unless you had jus...

  • Hike the Sandymount Circuit

    NOTE: Track is closed September 1 to October 15 for the lambing season. If you're one of the lucky ones that have time to squeeze Dunedin into your adventure packed road trip around New Zealand... then you obviously have to make time to visit the ...

    1.6 miles 341.2 ft gain