Visiting Middle-earth at Hobbiton Movie Set​ in New Zealand

“In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a hobbit-hole, and that means comfort.”

Once you are in the North Island of New Zealand, you must seize the opportunity to go on a journey to the Hobbiton Movie Set. It is an experience like none other and for any Lord of the Ring fan, one that can’t be missed.

Enjoying a Mud Bath at Hells Gate Geothermal Park in New Zealand

You might never have thought you'd thank Mother Nature for dirt, but immersing yourself in a mud bath at Hells Gate Geothermal Park would change your mind.
Hells Gate Geothermal Park is treasured by Maori as a place of healing and revitalisation. The Ngati Rangiteaorere tribe of Maori in Rotorua have lived on this special site for over 700 years. It's the only Maori-owned thermal park in the country.

Hiking Mount Vesuvius and Visiting Pompeii in Italy

It's almost impossible for you to not learn anything about the history of Mount Vesuvius and Pompeii when you were at least in middle school. Such a huge history in the world, so huge that the story had been passed down by people for over 2,000 years, including the archaeological discoveries by experts.

The ancient city of Pompeii — famously ruined in A.D. 79 when mighty Mount Vesuvius blew its top — is one of Italy's most popular tourist attractions. Checking out Mount Vesuvius and Pompeii had been high on my list since I learned about it back in high school, if I remember correctly. Not only that, visiting the attractions with my 72-year-old grandpa who had a lifetime dream of visiting Italy was also a bonus for me.

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Segway Tour Around the Sacred Acropolis Rock in Athens, Greece

I'm sure you've once said "Oh, that two-wheeler thingy that people whiz with," huh? I have and that two-wheeler thingy is actually called segway. It can go as fast as 12.5 mph. Maybe driving a car at 12.5 mph doesn't feel fast, but trust me it is fast for a segway!

They're quite popular, and you can find them in group tours in most major worldwide cities such as New York City, Boston, Amsterdam, Paris, Rome, and many more! Grandpa and I was lucky to be offered the luxury to experience one for the first time in Athens.