Friday, September 21, 2018
Before we went to New Zealand, anyone who had been told us how much they loved Queenstown. After visiting, we feel exactly the same. Queenstown is a gorgeous little town surrounded by mountains with beautiful views of Lake Wakatipu. It's situated relatively south on the South Island and is pretty easy to get to via plane from most other...
Tongariro Crossing
When we first started planning our trip to New Zealand we planned on spending the entire trip in the South Island, aside from flying in and out of Auckland. Then we learned about the Tongariro Crossing. After reading about the hike we decided to switch our plans up a bit and spend a few days in the North Island...
New Zealand
Many times when we've talked to people about going to New Zealand, they say they'd need 3-4 weeks to explore the country. Yes, that would be nice. Yes, there are many spots we'd like to go back and get to visit that we didn't get to on this trip - but, isn't that true of most countries you've been...

2017 Liebster Award

Recently A Side of Sunsets was nominated for a Liebster Award by fellow travel blogger Kate from World's Not Waiting. We're so honored! Thanks, Kate! Check out Kate's website and read her post about the award.About World's Not WaitingKate's from Dallas, TX and has been traveling since a young age - making it to 24 different countries so far!...
While it is small in size, the dining options are surprisingly varied and wonderful. Check out our suggestions...
For this year's annual birthday trip we decided to take a more relaxing route and chose to spend five perfect days in Belize. We absolutely fell in love with Ambergris Caye and have already been recommending it to everyone.As a disclaimer, we did go in early September, right before the slowest of the slow season, so we may not...
San Diego, CA
Whether or not you follow a healthy lifestyle at home, traveling can throw a wrench in whatever routine you had going on. When we're home, we try to follow the 80/20 lifestyle - healthy eats and alcohol-free 80% of the time and head to the gym (or for a hike) most days of the week.But, as soon as we...
Coron, Palawan, Philippines
While summertime and winter holidays are popular times to travel, there are many benefits to traveling during the off-season. Peak travel can bring expensive price tags, overcrowded tours, and sold out flights and hotels.Of course, often times off-season travel means that you're not getting the ideal weather for the location you're visiting - however, that doesn't mean rain or...
Due to the fact that we were trying to fit so much into such a short period of time, we only had one day to go to Valparaiso. That day happened to be a Sunday, when many restaurants and shops were closed, but we still had a great time.We took a 90-minute bus ride from Santiago - check out companies...
When we jumped on the $200 error fare to Santiago, I'll be honest, I had NO idea what we were going to do for a week (okay, eight days) in Chile. I assumed we'd have to stick to a bunch of day trips from Santiago (which, upon my research, really wouldn't have been such a bad trip at all!)...




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