New Zealand 8: A Wellington Hen Party and reaching my travel peak

After living abroad and traveling the world in short bursts, I can attest that there comes a point during travel when you have reached your peak. (Sometimes but not always a literal peak like the Tongariro Crossing) Although the time it takes to reach that pinnacle of experience varies, I can say that personally it sets… More New Zealand 8: A Wellington Hen Party and reaching my travel peak

New Zealand 7: The Tongariro Crossing… a Tale of ice picks and wet socks

For more New Zealand posts Click Here The 4:30am wake up call came way too soon after a fitful night of sleep at Blue Duck Station. Jolted awake by the sheep bleating of M’s alarm, I groaned and rolled over, determined to stay in my warm bunk bed forever. But it was time to conquer the… More New Zealand 7: The Tongariro Crossing… a Tale of ice picks and wet socks

New Zealand 6: Horseback Riding and Lamb Cuddling at Blue Duck Station

We fell asleep easily in our warm bunk beds after a fun and long night around the fire and woke up to the stunning scenery of the Blue Duck Station. I elected for an afternoon activity and was finally allowed to sleep in for the first time in several days. It felt so good to rest and slow down for a… More New Zealand 6: Horseback Riding and Lamb Cuddling at Blue Duck Station

New Zealand 5: Hot Springs and Cliff Swinging in Rotorua and a very blue night

It’s been so long since I’ve blogged but I have an excuse! We bought a house!!! It is so pretty and cute and I love it. We close on June 30th so things are a bit mad. But that’s life. Back to to New Zealand! We left things off at an exciting day exploring the movie… More New Zealand 5: Hot Springs and Cliff Swinging in Rotorua and a very blue night

New Zealand 4: I’m Going on an Adventure… Hobbiton and Lake Aniwhenua

We are going on an adventure! Where? To the wonderful world of Hobbiton! When choosing our daily activities with the Stray Bus on our North Island tour, I knew I HAD to visit this famous movie set. Yes I may be a nerd but movie sets are so fascinating especially for a movie as aesthetically stunning… More New Zealand 4: I’m Going on an Adventure… Hobbiton and Lake Aniwhenua

The Only Constant is Change… We’re moving back to the States!

Hello April! 2 weeks until the wedding! It seems like whenever I post on this blog I’m always saying “omg time flies” or “sorry for posting so late” or “whoops here’s travel photos from a year ago enjoy!” Well, it seems like this is a constant theme in my life so I’m just going to own up… More The Only Constant is Change… We’re moving back to the States!