Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Ride Over Lake Wakatipu (video)

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Moving to Queenstown for the Winter

New Zealand implemented a 4 tiered level system to denote what citizens could and could not do in each level and to expectation set during the pandemic. Honestly, auntie Cindy and her crew really freaking nailed it. Level 3 said people could expand their bubbles by 2 and you could move one direction. Meaning if…

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Moke Lake, Jacks Point, and the many birds of New Zealand (gallery)

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Sunrise Hike of Ben Lomond, Queenstown Photo Gallery (+vlog)

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Rainy Day Hike in Sunshine Bay, Queenstown New Zealand

Entertaining ourselves during lockdown in New Zealand. Nature walks were still allowed so we didn’t let rain stop us and got out around Lake Wakatipu in Queenstown. We were pretty lucky to have the trailhead at the end of our block. It’s nothing special but it reminds me of the little things that became big…

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A narrow escape to New Zealand: How we made it to the best possible country just in time for lock-down

In October of 2019, when my then boyfriend – now husband, convinced me to quit my job and go traveling around the world with him and to apply for a New Zealand visa before I turned 30, I didn’t realize he had encouraged me to make one of the best decisions of my life. Five…

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Fun & Friendship in the French Alps – Snowboarding at Grand Massif (video)

After a few months of just us two traveling around, we got the opportunity to join Oli’s cousin at her family ch√Ęteau in Morillon, France. A short 8-minute shuttle drive from the incredible Grand Massif resort. We welcomed the friendship with open arms and spent the week snowboarding, drinking, and laughing. A lot. Run after…

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Wendy Thompson Hut Video

As we descend into Autumn here in the Pacific Northwest my mind always starts turning to snowboarding. I still dream of one of my favorite backcountry trips to the Wendy Thompson Hut in Canada. To this day it is still some of my very favorite photos so I made a little video edit and added…

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