New Zealand Walks for Wimps: Fantail Bay Track

I climbed up the steep grassy Fantail Bay track until I was out of breath and my legs were protesting. But I kept going, thinking that the view from the top would be the perfect reward for this short but punishing climb. Then I reached the end of the track. In a forest. With no view. But the Fantail Bay Track redeemed itself once I turned around and went back the way I’d come.

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Nothing to Do Here? I Don’t Believe You!

‘But what are you going to DO here all day?’ the guy asked, and I looked at him like he was crazy. It pisses me off when people say there’s nothing to do in a place. Of course there are things to do, you just have to find them. In fact, I see it as a personal challenge! So here’s my massive list of suggestions for finding things to do when you think there’s nothing to do!

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La Gran Piedra, Cuba: When it Really is All About the Journey

“Eeet’s mees-teee,’ Maria says, “Eeet’s coooo.” She flashes a huge grin when I say yes, it’s misty and cool. We are talking about the top of the mountain, while we are waiting at the bottom of it for our ride. Here it is definitely neither misty nor cool, and the four of us have been loitering here for an hour already. There is no sign of any bus, but I am having a great time.

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New Zealand Walks for Wimps: Horseshoe Point Track

It was pretty hard to get up. Why would I even want to? Sitting on the pure white sand with my legs stretched out before me, facing the ultra-clear blue water of Dead Man Beach and basking in the warm sunshine, I was very content.. Why move? But I had to, because as glorious as that was, I still had a walk to finish by the end of the day, and I had no idea how much further I needed to go.

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