It’s safe to assume that most people have a dream destination they’d like to visit (or enjoy visiting.) Most people have narrowed down their list to one (or a few) places they’d love to visit, but my list keeps growing by the day. But after seeing the new theatrical trailer for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, I’m convinced even more about my decision to go to New Zealand next summer.
Those close to me (which are a select few) know that my dream place to visit (maybe even live) is New Zealand. I first fell in love with it actually by watching Rocket Power back in the day, but then I did some research and realized the cartoon couldn’t even capture the full awesomeness that New Zealand offers.
It’s seems like the ultimate place to go for adventure, and I’m craving an adventure, so hopefully next summer I will make my first trip abroad to New Zealand.
I’m young, single, and getting ready to graduate college, so I want to use the next few years to travel. For years I’ve talked about traveling the world, but my main desire is to experience 100% Pure New Zealand. I want to take it all in: the sights, the Maori culture, the water activities, the arts, wine, and LOTR. Yes, I want to visit all the sites where LOTR was filmed, and I even want to visit the Home of Hobbiton which is featured in the upcoming Peter Jackson film The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.
There is just so much to do in New Zealand and my goal is to actually do that next summer. I want to kayak along the lakes and just let the beauty of sublime nature surround me. I want to just relax on one of the beaches and read a good book. I want to explore the Franz Josef Glacier and have an exciting hike that is truly worth of some instagram moments. I want to go zip-lining. I want to swim with dolphins. See, I could go on and on about all the things I want to do in NZ. And you know what, I’m going to do every last thing I’ve mentioned and even more!
Ah, I can’t wait! I’m excited about seeing The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and I’m excited aboutfinally starting to travel abroad. Before I go to New Zealand, I’m going to take a trip to Hawaii in the Spring, but boy, once summer hits, I’m going to set my sights on Oceania. Might even make my way to Australia.