Recap video of my trip during Yacht Week in Croatia. Blog post on ulio&jack coming soon.
New Zealand offers many opportunities to get your heart racing, including bungee jumping. During my road trip through the south island, I visited the world’s first commercial bungee location, AJ Hackett Bungy. Below is my experience. If you go to the same location, you have to dip in the water!
I kicked off the 2017 traveling adventures with a road trip through the south island of New Zealand. I’m working on a post filled with recommendations and activity specific videos like bungee jumping and paragliding, but here’s a recap video to get things started.
2016 was a pretty great year for traveling, but I’m looking to beat it in 2017 with a goal of hitting 12 countries. I’ll be bringing all the toys, including drones and 360 cameras so expect to see a lot of footage in the very near future. I’m going to start making recap videos each year so I’m beginning with 2016. Follow me on YouTube and Instagram to keep up to date with all my 2017 travels.
Dierks Bentley released a new music video for his popular song Black. After watching it, I couldn’t help but reminisce. Many of the locations shot in his music video are near Vik, Iceland, including the downed DC-3 plane. If you’re planning a trip to Iceland, I highly recommend stopping by the wreckage site. It was one of my favorite locations and look forward to a return visit. I talk more about this experience on my road trip through Iceland post. Video and pictures of the wreckage site below.
I’m all about experiences so I had to pick up a 360 camera. The technology is improving quickly and you’ll soon start to see many of these videos pop up. I’ll be sharing more videos like this through the ulio&jack brand on Facebook and YouTube. Since this is the first one, feel free to send me any feedback.
Here’s a short video of my quick adventure to Kauai. My best advice for this trip is to rent a 4×4 vehicle and plan on spending the majority of your time exploring the entire island. It’s not very big so you’ll be able to do it in a couple days. We just asked people where to go, but if you’re planning a trip you may want to have a few destinations lined up before you arrive. Pick up The Ultimate Kauai Guidebook for location and activity advice.
I highly recommend the Hanakapiai Trail that leads to a waterfall you can swim under. The water is really cold, but it’s completely worth it after you hike two miles. If you’re certified, you also have to get in a few dives. Other than that, it’s worth mentioning that Kauai pretty much shuts down after 8:00 PM. If you’re looking for a nightlife scene, this isn’t the place for it.
Also, the main image and video clips including the lighthouse are in Honolulu. I spent two days there on the way back from Kauai and discovered Makapuu Point. I happened to get there right at sunset and also watched the Supermoon. It’s definitely an experience I’ll never forget!
Until SpaceX can work out a few small kinks in their ambitious plan to offer space travel, like building non-exploding rockets, walking on a new planet will have to remain with the imagination. However, after visiting Svinafellsjokull glacier in Iceland, it’s a little easier for me to imagine what it would be like to gracefully walk on a foreign planet.
The glacier was one of my favorite locations while traveling through Iceland so make sure to make a stop if you visit the country. Below is a short video during my visit to the glacier followed by a few photos. If you want to watch a big budget film instead, check out Interstellar since the producers used Svinafellsjokull Glacier as one of the film’s locations. You can read about my experience in Iceland if you plan on visiting the country and want a few recommendations.