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I'm Back (feat. Lucy Armstrong)

 Having spent the past few weeks on a writing hiatus, I thought it would be time to give you another update from the Land of the Long White Cloud. 601 more words

New Zealand: Week 3

Our third week in NZ marked the last of our adventures on the North Island. Our action packed itinerary continued as we launched ourselves out of planes in lakeside Taupo, hiked all around Tongariro National Park in the rain before ending up in cosmopolitan Wellington, recently voted the “coolest little capital in the world” by Lonely Planet. 1,698 more words


New Zealand North Island Adventures

The city vibe is not why I personally chose to move to New Zealand, so as much as I loved being in Auckland I was definitely ready to explore the surroundings as soon as possible. 1,288 more words

The Best Days of My Life: The Tongariro Crossing

For my second post in this series we stay in New Zealand, but this time we go back in time to my first visit in 2010. 508 more words


The Way of the Kiwis

There are five great day walks which are considered “must dos” when in New Zealand. The most popular one is the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, the photos of which are splashed across nearly every walking brochure and blog you’ll come across. 1,132 more words


LOTR moment at Tongariro National Park

I am in Wellington at this time being. Accompanying my daughter for her first-year University registration here in the city. Spent 2 weeks here with her, exploring the city and its surroundings while at the same time trying to make her comfortable with this new place where she would call her second home for the next 3 years. 1,247 more words

The Tongariro Adventure: Part 3

This is a multi-part story of my Tongariro Adventure: Here is Part 1 and Part 2

The decent off Tongariro was again difficult, but after the scoria section, it felt like a breeze. 1,258 more words