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

Read More

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…

Read More

Kyoto to Mount Fuji: The long way round through Arashiyama Bamboo Grove, Nachi Falls, and Hamamatsu Gardens

I know that title is a doozy, but we really packed a punch into 8 days. After crossing eating toxic fugu off our bucket list, the next items were seeing Mount Fuji and getting some thrills at Fuji Q Highland. We were killing time trying to time the Kawazu Cherry Blossom Festival just right and…

Read More

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…

Read More

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

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…

Read More

Landscapes of New Zealand Photo Gallery

Read More

What I Mean When I Say I Live in NZ (vlog)

Read More

Stewart Island – Wild Kiwis and Cold Diving

Stewart Island was a week full of first times. It was the closest I have been to Antarctica, my first time seeing a wild kiwi, my first time seeing a carpet shark or an octopus in the wild, and my first time using my new GoPro, which ended up with some very tripping free diving…

Read More

The Catlins – Waterfalls, Hikes, & Cathedral Caves

The Catlins is a once forgotten area along the Southern Scenic Highway, that offers a tucked away experience off the beaten track. There is so much to do in this area, you have to intentionally take your time. We however packed it all into a single day, we did 5-hikes, saw two waterfalls, were up…

Read More

Doubtful Sound Photo Gallery (+vlog)

Read More