Pancake Rocks, Arthurs Pass & Cave Stream Hike

Pancake Rocks Well worth the stop and just a short ways out of Westport are the iconic pancake rocks. We don’t typically stop of traditional tourist stops where you just look at a pretty view but I will I am glad we made the exception for Pancake Rocks. We were graced with a beautiful sunny…

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Nelson Lakes National Park

After spending some time recovering from our Abel Tasman hike and hiding out in the rain in Nelson, we decided more time in nature was calling and we heading for Nelson Lakes National Park. As we pulled in and biked to the waterfront the clouds parted, the sun came out, and the sand flies descended.…

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Why the Abel Tasman Track Belongs on Your Bucketlist

I have had wanderlust for as long as I can remember, and for just as long I have had a picture of the Abel Tasman Track beaches fueling that wanderlust. This last week I was able to check that beauty off the bucketlist and now I get to spread the gospel of why everyone should…

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Trekking the Abel Tasman Photo Gallery

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Abel Tasman Backpacking (vlog)

60KM – 4 Walking Feet – 2 Backpacks – 1 Kickass Bucket List Trip ❤

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North of South Island – Wine, Diving, Hiking, & Birds (video)

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Marlborough Sounds – Diving & Fishing

Marlborough Sounds are so full of marine life, and even writing this a couple months later has been some of the best diving (scuba and free diving) we have encountered in New Zealand. On a bike ride one day we happened upon the Waikawa Dive Centre just outside Picton. They had a sale going on,…

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The Marlborough Sounds – Motuara Bird Life Sanctuary

Picton and more specifically the Marlborough Sounds have so much going on. Whether you are an avid birder, seeking dolphins and marine life, or just want to get outside, there is so much to do. Our first day in town we spent mountain biking some of the local trails. We took a wrong turn somewhere…

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New Zealand Wine Country – Marlborough

A New Zealand road trip is not complete without a stop in New Zealand’s wine country, Marlborough. Wine tours are done a little differently in this region hopping from winery to winery on the back of a bike, which is much more my style. Who needs a bus or a driver when you have your…

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New Zealand Road-trip: Christchurch to Kaikoura (video)

I wrote a blog on our experience – The Road to Kaikoura – Exploring, Fishing, and Whale Watching in the Town Named “Crayfish” that has all the juicy details, but there is always something missing from just a story told. I think watching a video is a story felt.

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