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Victoria, MN

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January 10, 2018

My family and I made the journey to the land of the Mouse... Mickey Mouse that is for a quick little winter getaway to some sun and warmth of Orlando. Our first few days in Orlando staying up with my mother-in-law provided the warmth and sun we were looking for, but little did we know we were in for a rare treat. WINTER in Florida. What? We went from mid 60's and shorts/swimming in pools to low temps in the 30 and highs only in the low 50's with rain. Not t...

April 12, 2017

After exploring the far northern part of the North Island, before I made my way back to Auckland, I took to the water for a morning with Explore Group and went on a 3 hour tour (admit it, you started to sing the Gillian's Island theme song didn't you?) to experience the iconic Hole in the Rock and Otehei Bay.

Boarding the black and yellow power cat boat with an amazing crew, we set sail on a beautiful sunny day in the Bay of Islands and were immediately gre...

April 5, 2017

Kia Ora friends! I've just returned from another amazing trip to New Zealand and in the short 13 days I was there, was able to see and do so much. So sit back, relax and join me and I take you all around the North Island of New Zealand!

Arriving into Auckland, I decided with my limited time to hit the ground running so got in my rental car and headed north. I DO NOT recommend doing - arrival day with a long haul destination like New Zealand, you should stick...

March 12, 2017

It's been two years since I've been to New Zealand and I am less than 30 days until I head back to the land of Hobbits, amazing landscapes, but most of all, phenomenal people. My last visit in New Zealand gave me the opportunity to spend some time on both the North and the South Island.

In the North, I spent time in the beautiful city of Auckland, also called the City of Sails. Auckland has a fantastic food/wine scene with lots of great restaurants, in addit...

March 11, 2017

Welcome to my blog and to Travel Design by Ann, my new business endeavor. Ever since I was little, I have had a love and passion for everything and anything travel related. My career path over the last decade has led me through some pretty great jobs from event planning, partnership marketing for travel related partners and most recently, working with tourism boards around the world for the largest network for travel agents in the US. 

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