With the motorsports season virtually non-stop, opportunities to take a week off the grid in an exotic destination are next-to-none.
In fact, it hasn’t been since 2014 that I boarded a plane for a trip entirely for pleasure.
That changed this month when I cashed in my frequent flier miles and hotel and car rental points for a trip to Iceland, a place that’s been on my ‘bucket list’ for as long as I could remember.
While I’m fortunate that my travels covering motorsports takes me around the world, I mostly go to the same places year after year, which can get a bit dull.
For 2017, I’m trying to shake that up that by visiting some new locations, off the beaten path from the racing world, and New Zealand was at the top of the list.
Following last weekend’s Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour, I hopped across the Tasman Sea to Queenstown, where I explored Fiordland National Park, New Zealand’s largest national park, including a trip to Milford Sound, by bus and plane.