Marfa is a great little art town in west Texas. With a population only 1,981, it’s a town where everyone knows your name. I stayed at Hotel Saint George for a week and really enjoyed eating, drinking, art-ing, and getting to know the folks who live there. If you visit, grab a few tacos and a beer to enjoy in the pool at Bar Nadar. You also can’t miss the Prada store in Valentine. It’s an instillation by Elmgreen and Dragset. […]
I recently spent the weekend with some girlfriends in Palm Springs for one of my dearest friend’s 30th birthday. It went by quick and it was a blast. We stayed in an awesome Airbnb, where we lounged by the pool most of the time. One morning, we went to The Parker Hotel to eat at Norma’s and for dinner we had pizza at Birba. As for the city itself, the streets are lined with midcentury modern homes and cool desert colors. There […]
Austin is always fun, especially with friends. I spent a whirlwind of a weekend there recently. Here’s a few of the things we got up to: Blue Owl Brewing Senora Hot Dogs (food truck) Corner Bar Browns BBQ Black Sheep Lodge Shops on South Congress Reiny Street Bars Shiner Saloon Bat Bar (for live music) Voodoo Doughnuts Lazarus Brewing See more Austin ideas here.
Here are my last images from my New Zealand trip. These were all taken on the way to the airport on the North Island. Get a load of that giant eel in the lake! (see below) Hopefully I’ll see you soon, NZ. What a wonderful, insanely unique country!
When we first landed in New Zealand, we rented a car in Auckland, drove all around the North Island, took the ferry to the South Island, explored there, and eventually took the ferry back north. Throughout our travels, most of the locals told us to avoid Christchurch. The area has been ravaged by several earthquakes and the aftermath is heartbreaking. So many people warned us against it, it peaked our interest. We went, and we loved it. Yes, it was […]
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As you’ve seen on my travels around the North Island of New Zealand, there are tons of Lord of the Rings locations you can visit (like Hobbiton and various Middle Earth locations). Here are a few LOTR locations on the South Island:
The Remarkables (the mountain ranges show below) were all over Lord of the Rings. Seeing their beauty IRL, it’s easy to see why. Check out the views from an insane helicopter ride just outside of Queenstown, New Zealand. Watch the video below for an idea of what the helicopter ride was like. However, New Zealanders have an intense hunger for danger and adventure. If you’re going to get in a helicopter there, be prepared that these guys are lunatics–fun lunatics–but […]
Queenstown in New Zealand is so amazing, even the drive into town is out-of-control-beautiful. This city is like a Disney World for grown ups. It’s the home of the jetboat (an insane boat ride with 360s and death stops that made me laugh uncontrollably because I was so nervous) and full of plenty of other ways to risk your life doing adventure sports, be it bungee jumping or helicopter rides with crazy pilots.Here’s the view of Queenstown from the hill. […]
Franz Josef Glacier is on the South Island of New Zealand. It was a hike to get there, but one of the greatest hikes I’ve ever been on. Follow along on my adventure below. Rock stacking is a discipline. At least, that’s what Wikipedia told me. I love finding these during my travels. It’s always nice to remember that there are rock-loving kindred spirits out there in the world.This beautiful chunk of glacier has been in a rapid retreat since […]