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

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Backpacking the Enchantments (+vlog)

The Enchantments were on my bucket list ever since I started backpacking in 2011 and in October of 2019 a few friends snagged 6 lottery spots in the Snow Lake Zone and asked me and Oli to join the crew. Obviously I was a 100% enthusiastic yes! Oli had not done much backpacking and most…

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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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