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Wildlife Adventures on Stewart Island

Here we were on a tiny little boat rocketing through the seas; a blue speck in a grey seething mass…

Someone else had decided to hop off the Stray tour bus at Steward Island as well (a woman from south England named Rosie), so I met up with her the hostel and together we headed off into nature. 1,148 more words

New Zealand

On the Road Through the Fiords

8:00 = Notified of a 7.2 earthquake outside of Christchurch. Told people died and to calm loved ones back in civilization once we had service. 531 more words

New Zealand

Hoiho Quest

When I research a trip, I make a list of must sees, like to see, and hope to see.  On this year’s trip to the South Island of New Zealand, Kiwi’s and penguins were pretty high on the priority list.   910 more words

Travel Journal

Hiking with a baby (Embrace the adventure - part 2)

From the very beginning of the 15 kilometers, we struggled with the flooded pathway. After less than 10 steps I slipped clumsily into a mud pit. 840 more words


Embrace the adventure - Part 1

When you are going somewhere, but you don’t know what is going to happen, you don’t know the difficulties you will encounter and you don’t know if you will experience joy, exhaustion or fear – that is when you have an adventure ahead of you. 969 more words


Stewart Island

Stewart Island was my first overnight stop on my trip. It is located off the Southern edge of the South Island of New  Zealand. To get there, I flew down from Auckland to Invercargill (far South of the South Island), then took a very small plane over to the island. 253 more words



So, after ambitiously stating I could cover my Alaska-NZ trip in one blog post… two blog posts later and here I am finally back in NZ. 639 more words