5 Reasons You Need To Travel To New Zealand

5 Reasons You Need To Travel To New Zealand

New Zealand should be a must visit place on everyone's bucket list!
220
views

New Zealand is an incredible country that I had the opportunity to travel to last summer. I quickly fell in love with its beauty and friendly locals. It is by far my favorite place I've ever visited and it has a special place in my heart. Below are 5 reasons you too should visit New Zealand.

1. It’s incredibly beautiful

New Zealand is known for being one of the most beautiful places in the entire world. The beauty of New Zealand is enough to visit! It is absolutely breathtaking. You can see everything from snow-covered mountains, to cliffs overlooking the ocean, to vast waterfalls, to black pebble beaches, to vibrant sunrises on the coast. There are so many beautiful sites to visit. Really, everywhere you go is stunning in New Zealand.

2. There is so much adventure

New Zealand is the perfect place to visit if you have an adventurous soul. There are tons of places to go hiking, skiing, snowboarding, surfing, white water rafting, bike riding, and after all, bungy jumping was invented in New Zealand. It's a great place to get out of your comfort zone and try new things. You’ll be sure to have plenty of adrenaline rushes while visiting New Zealand. I can guarantee you will never get bored.

3. There's something for everyone to enjoy

New Zealand offers countless options for things to do. You can go on a hike overlooking the ocean, chill out on the beach, go bungy jumping, check out local restaurants, go shopping in the city, go to a rugby game, check out the nightlife, the options are endless. There is truly something for everyone to enjoy in New Zeland.

4. Kiwi’s are the coolest

New Zealanders’ refer to themselves as Kiwis, which is a local bird. Kiwis are some of the coolest people you’ll ever meet. They are super friendly, adventurous, easy-going, and hilarious. You'll definitely enjoy their energy!

5. The coffee is amazing

The coffee in New Zealand is some of the best I've ever had. Wellington, NZ, in particular, is known for having the best. Flat whites are the most popular drinks to order and you have to try one while in New Zealand! There are also coffee shops everywhere, so you'll constantly be tempted to grab a delicious latte (treat yo'self).

Keep New Zealand in mind the next time your planning your next travel adventure and you won't be disappointed!

Cover Image Credit: Photo by Jeanine Goodall

Popular Right Now

20 Signs You Were A High School Cheerleader

You got really tired of hearing, "Point your toes."
110641
views

Cheerleading is something you'll never forget. It takes hard work, dedication, and comes with its ups and downs. Here are some statements that every cheerleader, past and present, know to be true.

1. You always had bobby pins with you.

2. Fear shot through you if you couldn't find your spankees right away and thought you left them at home.

3. You accumulated about 90 new pairs of tennis shoes...

4. ...and about 90 new bows, bags, socks, and warm ups.

5. When you hear certain songs from old cheer dance mixes it either ruins your day or brings back happy memories.

6. And chances are, you still remember every move to those dances.

7. Sometimes you catch yourself standing with your hands on your hips.

8. You know the phrase, "One more time, ladies" all too well.

9. The hospitality rooms were always one of the biggest perks of going to tournaments (at least for me).

10. You got really tired of hearing, "Point your toes."

SEE ALSO: How The Term 'Cheerlebrity' Destroyed Our Sport

11. If you left the gym at half-time to go get something, you better be back by the time the boys run back out.

12. You knew how awkward it could be on the bus rides home after the boys lost.

13. But you also knew how fun it could be if they won.

14. Figuring out line-up was extremely important – especially if one of your members was gone.

15. New uniforms were so exciting; minus the fact that they cost a fortune.

16. You know there was nothing worse than when you called out an offense cheer but halfway through, you had to switch to the defense version because someone turned over the ball.

17. You still know the school fight song by heart and every move that goes with it.

SEE ALSO: Signs You Suffer From Post-Cheerleading Depression

18. UCA Cheer Camp cheers and chants still haunt you to this day.

19. You know the difference between a clasp and a clap. Yes, they're different.

20. There's always a part of you that will miss cheering and it will always have a place in your heart.

Cover Image Credit: Doug Pool / Facebook

Related Content

Connect with a generation
of new voices.

We are students, thinkers, influencers, and communities sharing our ideas with the world. Join our platform to create and discover content that actually matters to you.

Learn more Start Creating

Don't Be That Ole Miss Fan Who Leaves When Our Teams Need Our Support The Most

While most of the students and some of the fans ditched before the 4th quarter, it really surprised me how little support we showed our struggling team.

168
views

After the beating we took last week from #1 Alabama, we all wanted to steer off the stadium until the next weekend. However, losing to the number one team in the nation shouldn't be depressing; they are number one for a reason.

While most of the students and some of the fans ditched before the 4th quarter, it really surprised me how little support we showed our struggling team. Yes, the game was exciting for a solid 11 seconds, but that doesn't mean that we should abort ship so soon.

I even caught myself wishing they would run the clock around the 3rd quarter, feeling as if this game was never going to end. And it wasn't until the very end of the game that I realized what we had been missing.

We had been missing support for our team. But not just football this weekend but every sport we have. If it isn't one of the big three, do you even care? I know that I didn't and sometimes still don't. Does anyone go to the women's rifle events? Do you know when the softball team plays? Do you even know if we have a hockey team?

Being an Ole Miss fan doesn't mean that we love either football, basketball, or baseball. Being an Ole Miss fan means that we love all three, and every other sport our students participate in.

I've heard from some members of the band that they were so impressed with the Vanderbilt student section, not because they were the rowdiest or best, but because after the football game, they all stayed, stood, and sang to their Alma Mater.

Do any of us even know our Alma Mater? I've met seniors who didn't even know we had one! Yes, its plastered on all the cups this year. Yes, its posted around campus. But do you know it, by heart? If you heard the tune, could you even identify it, much less sing along to it? Do you even know the words?

I'll be the first to tell you that I don't. I have approximately 20 or so cups that have it printed on there, yet I do not know the Ole Miss Alma Mater.

So, when we were getting ready to leave the game, it warmed and saddened my heart when our song played. It warmed my heart to see the remaining student section come together to sing and sway to our Alma Mater, but it saddened me to see how little of people there were to participate, especially since the stadium was packed mere hours earlier.

And if that isn't bad enough, our student section was a quarter empty after the 1st quarter. Imagine being a football player, looking out into the crowd to see your supporters and a quarter of them are gone before the beginning of the 2nd quarter. And every time you look back as the game progresses, more and more are gone until a small portion is left over, cheering you on.

Now, imagine that you are any other athlete in a non-recognized sport. Imagine all the hours you put into training, all the things that you have to miss out on, just for no one to be there supporting you. How disappointed would you feel?

We are an SEC school! We are a big deal! We are in the best conference in the world, competing against some of the best athletes across the country, and as a student and fan of this school, we should show our support not only to the big three but to all of them!

I dare you to branch out and go watch another sport! Stay for the full game, even if it takes all day. Try a new sport, it could be your favorite! Do it for the free t-shirts, do it for the concessions, do it for the free or cheap admissions fee. I don't care why you do it, but be like Nike and "just do it!" That is how we can be better! That is how we can be a better Ole Miss fan!

Related Content

Facebook Comments