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Chilling in Hobbiton, the Coromandel, and Auckland

Mar 21, 2016
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Our three-week odyssey is winding down. After leaving Rotorua, we have just six nights left before we must fly home to Vancouver. Our first stop…

Steamy New Zealand

Mar 18, 2016
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We are in the simmering center of the North Island. We spend two nights cavorting among the volcanoes in Tongariro National Park and another two nights…

Windy Wellington

Mar 17, 2016
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After arriving back from our Abel Tasman tour, I throw a few loads of laundry into the machines at the Grand Mercure in Nelson—the same…

Awesome Abel Tasman

Mar 17, 2016
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It’s evening of Day 6 and two sturdy black carry-on style duffle bags are waiting for us in our room when we check into our…

Winding West Coast New Zealand

Mar 13, 2016
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Blog 2 of our New Zealand Adventure starts on Day 4 still in Queenstown, then moves up to Wanaka and out to the West Coast…

South Island Sensational

Mar 8, 2016
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After a pleasant fourteen-hour flight that involves a surprising amount of sleep in addition to three feature-length movies, we land in Auckland, New Zealand, in…