Tiffany YoungExplorer

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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

  • 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...

  • Explore Kuirau Park

    Legend has it, this lake was once cooler. One day, a girl named Kuiarau was bathing and then a taniwha (dragon) dragged her below the lake. Angered, the gods boiled the lake so the taniwha would never return and to this day the lake and the steamy...

  • Climb Alander Mountain

    Close to the popular Bash Bish Falls in Mount Washington State Forest is this amazing summit and perfect day hike! Witness the corners of Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New York all at once (and from the top of this trail, it connects to Bash Bis...

    10.6 miles 2250 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

  • Hike the Lookout Trail in Beartown State Forest

    If you ever decide to go to the beautiful Beartown State Forest, be sure to enjoy the short but worthy hike to the vista on the Lookout Trail for views that stretches out to the mountains. There are two places to park:  1. From the main entrance o...

    0.5 miles 117 ft gain

  • Explore Lake Tekapo

    Are you looking for a good stop on the way to Mt. Cook or do you happen to be an astrogeek with a love for space and mountains and overall beautiful nature? The town of Lake Tekapo has everything you need to restock before Mt. Cook with views of t...

  • 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 Bluff Point Loop

    Are you looking for a casual stroll in the woods? Want relax by the water with a beer in your hands? Or looking to do some SUP or kayaking? This Coastal Reserve and state park in Groton, Connecticut is worth the visit! A popular destination for th...

    3.6 miles 164 ft gain

  • 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...

  • 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

  • Summit Rainbow Mountain

    Heading to Taupo or Rotorua? Well be sure to make some time for this incredible tramp right off of SH 5 on your way there! Rainbow Mountain is a well maintained track over geothermal activities with amazing views. Give yourself 2.5 to 3 hours time...

    3.1 miles 1148.3 ft gain

  • Hike to Quinninup Falls

    The Rundown When you think of Australia, you think of red deserts and white sandy beaches, right? Well, you can bet after some heavy rainfall there's a waterfall or two somewhere to be found! In Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park, the walk to Quinn...

    2.5 miles 100 ft gain

  • 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 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

  • Hike the Rainbow Mountain Track to Crater Lake

    If you are on a time crunch and can't do the whole Rainbow Mountain Summit Track, then take 30 minutes (including return) to check out these incredibly beautiful geothermal craters! The carpark will be located literally right off of State Highway ...

    0.6 miles

  • Hike to Maketawa Hut

    Limited time in Egmont National Park? Not up for summiting Taranaki? Well, the hike to Maketawa Hut (via Translator Road) will bring you face to face with Taranaki and offers a gorgeous half day hike. To top if off, if you luckily have a clear day...

    4.2 miles 787.4 ft gain

  • 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...

  • Hike to Key Summit

    In the Fiordland National Park, the Key Summit sits at the beginning of one of New Zealand's Great Walks, The Routeburn Track. This half-day walk to easily accessible off of the Milford Road from the Divide Carpark, one of the access points to the...

    5 miles 1640.4 ft gain

  • 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 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

  • 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

  • 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 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

  • Explore Lake Pukaki

    Mount Cook (Aoraki), the highest mountain in New Zealand, lies on the Northern base of Lake Pukaki - this will definitely be good. Getting there all depends on where you're coming from. To start, GPS the Lake Pukaki Information Centre and then exp...

  • 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

  • Explore Moturiki Island (Leisure Island)

    Mount Maunganui keeps proving that it is an incredibly family-friendly destination with its extremely well maintained path up Mount Maunganui, a massive and easy to access beach with great waves for beginners, all the food you can crave, and a lit...

    0.6 miles 29.5 ft gain

  • Hike the Okere Falls Track

    Yeah, you heard right. If you don't want to take on the world's largest commercial whitewater rafting waterfall, Tutea Falls (7m), then you can take a nice and easy walk instead! (More info on rafting at the end for the interested adrenaline junki...

    1.5 miles

  • Backpack the Rakiura Track

    Of the nine Great Walks in New Zealand (will be ten at the end of 2019), two are a loop and the Rakiura Track is one of them. That makes planning a huge portion of the trip much easier since you don't have to worry about a ride back to your car. T...

    19.9 miles 656.2 ft gain

  • 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 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...

  • 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 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

  • Backpack to Aspiring Hut

    If it is your first time backpacking - this is exactly what you're looking for. I'm not joking! Not only was this my first time camping (the night before), but this was also my first backpacking trip. And the tramp is also a great choice for famil...

    11.2 miles 531.5 ft gain

  • Explore the Mount Drury Reserve

    If you're exploring the little city of Mount Maunganui and got a little bit of time on your hand before climbing, well... Mount Maunganui, then take a quick peak to the top of Mount Drury Reserve! Historically, this reserve is famous for its early...

    164 ft gain

  • Hike Dragon's Back

    Hiking the Dragon's Back was a beautiful experience. Once you get above the bush line, your view goes on for miles. Be in awe of the curving hills and distant skyscrapers with views of the surrounding ocean. This trail is probably one of the most ...

    3.2 miles 495.4 ft gain

  • Run Victoria Peak (太平山)

    Whether you're taking the bus or tram (or even walking) up to the peak - get excited for some serious elevation gain at 554 meters! Victoria Peak is an iconic spot in Hong Kong for visitors to see from above, but also the spot for fitness junkies ...

    2.2 miles 1811 ft gain

  • Camp on Kalanggaman Island

    Looking for a serious weekend getaway with no electricity and no city noises? Well an hour long boat ride will take you to this little island right in between Leyte and Cebu where the water isn't as salty and you can fall asleep with the waves cra...

  • Paddle Board (SUP) at Caluwayan, Samar

    First, I'd recommend calling the resort ahead of time (+63 977-354-5692) to see if you can reserve a beach cottage. We had rolled up after a two hour drive to find out there were no more cottages available, BUT my roommate and I were two Americans...

  • 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

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Explore Nagsasa Cove

    From the outer edge of this cove to the beach it took about 10 minutes to ride in and when you look out towards the sea, you only see the sea! You're surrounded by the mountains on both sides and it's just the beach and yourself. So if you're look...

  • Camp at Beartown State Forest

    On a spontaneous adventure, we were lucky to have ended up car camping at the beautiful Beartown State Forest. From the main entrance of the state forest, the campsite is only a few minutes drive to the right of the road. The campsite is popular, ...

  • Surf Smiths Beach

    The RundownThe Cape to Cape Track continues through this beach so you bet you can find yourself some hiking trails to explore!Getting ThereFrom Dunsborough, go south on Caves Rd, take a right onto Canal Rocks Rd then a right down Smiths Beach Rd. ...

  • Explore Wai-O-Tapu Geothermal Reserve

    The North Island is known for it's geothermal activity around the island, but Rotorua is famous for it!P.S. Before the main carpark you'll drive by some free mud pools!