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

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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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The Road to Kaikoura – Exploring, Fishing, and Whale Watching in the Town Named “Crayfish”

Driving to Kaikoura was part of the fun as this region is full of sweeping ocean look outs, empty stretches of beach, and a highway that follows the coast. We began our journey hiding out from the weather again in a beautiful farm Airbnb tucked away from everything, 6km down a dirt road in the…

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Akaroa, Aotearoa – The French Town That Stole Our Hearts

An hour and a half south east of Christchurch, tucked away on a secluded bay on Banks Peninsula, lies the sunny french settlement of Akaroa. Little time was wasted, and before I knew it I was falling in love with this place. Akaroa will be one of those places full of stories I will tell…

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Penguin Safari at Pohatu Marine Reserve

After finally scratching our wine tasting itch, the winds died down and we booked a wildlife kayak tour. Pohatu Penguins had a personal connection with the family that keeps after the Pohatu Marine Reserve and we had the unique opportunity to observe a penguin up-close incubating an egg, witness rafting penguins in the open sea,…

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Setting Off For a 10-Month New Zealand Road Trip- Oamaru to Akaroa

It’s official we live in a rooftop tent/Subaru in New Zealand. We originally planned on Airbnb hopping but decided we wanted more freedom and spontaneity. Oli often talks about his time living aboard his brother’s boat in Indonesia and how he would like to recreate how he felt on that trip. In the spirit of…

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Backpacking The Copeland Track Photo Gallery + vlog

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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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