New Zealand

January 9, 2014
New Zealand: My First Travel Love premium
On the seventh day of creating the universe, Christians and Jews believe that God rested. I thought this too, until I visited New Zealand. I now imagine that God spent that seventh day making New Zealand His masterpiece. There’s just no other explanation for this place.
August 24, 2012
A Sunny Day at Cloudy Bay Winery premium
Spring had sprung in the South Island of New Zealand, and in the Marlborough wine region, farmers were selling their fruit crops roadside. Pink blossoms and yellow gorse stood out from the never-ending green fields. Being early in the morning, there was still a slight nip in the air, but the cloudless sky allowed the sun […]
April 25, 2012
Head over Heels in New Zealand premium
Within my first five hours in New Zealand, I realized I’d not accounted for the International Date Line, forgotten my driver’s license, figured out how to drive on the left, backed out of bungy jumping, attempted to break a world’s record in the Shweeb, and hurled myself down a hill in a giant, plastic ball. […]
March 16, 2012
Reflections of Lake Matheson, New Zealand premium
Forgoing the more touristy Franz Josef, I traveled a bit deeper into glacier country to Fox Glacier Township. My plan in Fox was to helihike the glacier, but that was derailed due to the cloudy conditions. And considering my vacation to New Zealand would totally be ruined by the helicopter crashing into Mount Cook, I […]
February 6, 2012
Havelock, NZ: Lips, Shoes & Views premium
When I got off the Interislander ferry in Picton, my first time in New Zealand’s South Island, I knew where I was headed. Oh, I wandered around Picton for a bit, but none of its cute cafes or coffee shops deterred me from getting to Havelock for lunch. What’s in Havelock, you ask? Well, Havelock […]
January 18, 2012
Speeding in the Shweeb premium
When I chickened out of the bungy in Rotorua, the great folks at Agroventures offered me the opportunity to try one of their other activities. I knew I didn’t want to have my feet too far off the ground. I saw the Agrojet and the Freefall Xtreme and decided those were just a bit too […]
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