When we contacted Susan with Ships ‘N’ Trips Travel about planning a two-week New Zealand vacation, we had a number of cities on both the North and South Islands that we wished to visit as well as a laundry list of activities we wanted to try but no knowledge on how to schedule and link them into a seamless trip. Susan visited with us in our home and truly listened to our main vacation must-sees and –dos. She even bolstered our wavering confidence when we shared that we had contempleated bungy jumping in our forties. (There is nothing more fun than the bungy bounce after the free fall!) Then, tailoring the travel itinerary to our time and budget limits, she crafted a full vacation plan that allowed us to do the things we most wanted while not leaving us breathless and cranky from continual rushing.
New Zealand is simply breathtaking! Such a beautifully green landscape, dotted with majestic mountains, gently grazing sheep, and very warm, welcoming citizens. The Milford Track, a five-day guided hike through the world heritage fiordland area in the South Island, was the pinnacle of our trip. In addition to the stunning beauty that greets you with each stone-studded step of the hike, you can literally drink out of the flowing, untreated rivers and streams. It is the outdoor experience of a lifetime, and New Zealand is assuredly the emerald gem of the Southern Hemisphere. Thank you, Susan, for making possible these great memories!
—Allen & Melissa, Tennessee