Category for New Zealand

10 Things You May Not Know About New Zealand

Posted by • April 6, 2012 • New Zealand 3 Comments

1. Kiwis are very tough to find. Because the kiwi is a semi-nocturnal, secretive bird, few New Zealanders have seen their national bird in the wild. The closest we came was in a kiwi rescue center

The Milford Sound

Posted by • April 5, 2012 • New Zealand 1 Comment

Pictures don’t truly capture how beautiful this place really is, but here they are.


Posted by • April 5, 2012 • Favorites ,New Zealand 1 Comment

Queenstown. I knew we were going to get here eventually and Adam would want to do the highest bungy jump, but I was trying to avoid the thought. Every time I would think about

Hiking the Franz Josef Glacier

Posted by • April 4, 2012 • New Zealand Add Comment

With crampons on we were ready to explore Glacier Franz Josef from within. The Māori name for the glacier is Ka Roimata o Hinehukatere (‘The tears of Hinehukatere’), legend says: “Hinehukatere loved climbing in the mountains and

Roadside Charms

Posted by • April 3, 2012 • New Zealand 1 Comment

The west coast of New Zealand’s south island was quite a road trip (among the world’s top 10 according to Lonely Planet!). South island Kiwis take pride in their small population. I am surprised

Abel Tasman National Park, NZ

Posted by • March 29, 2012 • New Zealand 6 Comments

After getting off of the ferry on the south island of New Zealand, we headed west to visit the coastal paradise of Abel Tasman National Park. It was getting late, so we stopped in

A taste of Wellington

Posted by • March 23, 2012 • New Zealand 2 Comments

Our last stop on the north Island before we take the ferry to the south island. Although it’s hard to get the full grasp of a place when you only spend a few days there, Wellington

A hike in Mordor and Mount Doom- Tongariro National Park

Posted by • March 22, 2012 • New Zealand 6 Comments

I can now understand Frodo! Although the evil land was in real life a beautiful and peaceful park, it was still quite a challenge to hike it. Part of our preparation before coming to New

Searching for Adrenaline– Waitomo Caves

Posted by • March 22, 2012 • New Zealand 2 Comments

It’s time for some heart pumping adventure! After our Panama cave experience we really wanted to do one of the many spelunking options that this area offers. After some research, we went with the

The north island of New Zealand – Bay of Islands, Raglan and Taupo

Posted by • March 20, 2012 • New Zealand 3 Comments

It’s official; we are living in a car – an old, white station wagon with an AM radio. But it’s not just any car, more like an Optimus Prime for travelers. It comes with