Tic toc tic toc the 6th anniversary of Ms Traveling Pants is just around the corner. Yes, in just four days on the 25th of November, this adventure travel and cultural travel blog turns six. It has been a wonderful ride from the Midwest and Spain to Cuba and now Hawaii.

As a way to appropriately celebrate, I wanted to take the entire month of November to rave about travel services and products as well as my favorite stories. In this post, I want to rave about my experience with Viator.com, a travel resource specializing in sightseeing tours and activities where you tour like a local, but still with the curiosity of a tourist.

I started using Viator on a visit to Kauai that sparked my eventual move to the Garden Island. Kayak_Kauai_Wailua_RiverHere are two awesome experiences that tipped the scales in favor of packing my bags and moving to Kauai.

Kayak Kauai on the Wailua

Luau in Kauai

And my love of the adventure activities with Viator didn’t stop there. Who did I turn to when I went on a twenty-six day journey to New Zealand and Australia? You betcha, it was none other than Viator again.

Freefall_Bungy_Jump_New_Zealand_Ms_Traveling_PantsThis time, I had a thirst for real adrenaline. And, in New Zealand that means a completely different thing that elsewhere. Yes, you guessed it, I bungy jumped just like a Kiwi in Auckland.

Read Ready, Set, Bungy Jump New Zealand.

I continued my adventure travel through New Zealand with a catamaran tour of the Bay of Islands. Wow what views and spottings of dolphins and even killer whale pods.

Greys_Hole_and_Cape_Brett_in_the_Bay_of_Islands_New_ZealandRead Adventure Travel to the Bay of Islands New Zealand.

After making my way to the South Island and crossing the Tasmanian Sea, I landed in Sydney with my eyes set on Queensland. With an impending cyclone coming, my Great Barrier Reef time was cut short, but I did get an extra day to explore the Kuranda Scenic Railway.

Kuranda_Scenic_Train_Queensland_AustraliaRead Kuranda Scenic Railway Adventure Travel Queensland Australia 

With ambitions of exploring all of the Hawaiian islands, I’m turning once again to Viator’s experts for an up and coming trip to Maui. I will be renting a car for driving the Road to Hana as well as sunset at Haleakala, but I wanted to have a little adventure off road as well. So, off with the paniolos (Hawaiian cowboys), I will go horseback riding with Viator. Details of my Maui adventure are outlined here. I’ll share with you my adventure travel to Maui and photos upon my return.

Here’s to more good times and good stories!