South of the North Island and North of the South Island

Scott and I overlooking Wellington.

Well, it’s been a few days and we have lots to catch up on!

We left National Park Village a few days ago to make the trek down to Wellington. The drive was probably the easiest so far – not a whole lot of twists and turns on scary roads…so I

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Crossing the Mountain called Tongariro

This post is about my journey across the Tongariro Crossing, with an intro from Kenna.

The start of today came VERY early, as Scott and I wanted to leave Waitomo at a decent hour to be able to complete the Tongariro Crossing hike. We arrived around 11 a.m in National Park Village (the essential base

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Caving with the Glow Worms

Well, Kenna done good today. Having been hospitalized only 10 days ago, still not fully recovered, still eating like a bird (and doing other things similarly to birds too), we put Kenna through a lot today. No less than 1) rappelling, 2) caving, 3) rock climbing and 4) black water rafting. Nevermind

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Rainy Days in Rotorua

Well here we are, huddled in Happy Diwali hiding from the cold, rainy mess that has been our life for the last three days in Rotorua. New Zealand was not supposed to be this cold! At least not until we headed further south! Furthermore, we’re being cheap and staying in a Department

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The Coromandel Penninsula: Hot Water Beach

We arrived safely after a VERY long and harrowing drive from Paihia to Hot Water Beach. Driving in through the Coromandel Penninsula was amazing. More ups, downs and steep arounds and stellar scenery at every turn.

We’ve been trying to avoid camping at regular campgrounds, but haven’t had much luck. All of the conservation parks are

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Dolphins and Driving

Today’s blog post comes while Scott drives Happy Diwali through the crazy twists and turns of New Zealand’s roads. We are leaving Paihia to start our journey South – today we are hoping to get to the Coromandel Peninsula to see the Hot Water Beach.

Yesterday was our highly anticipated “swim with the dolphins” experience. After

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Northern Beauty

Here we are, sitting in Happy Diwali, enjoying the beauty Northern NZ has to offer.

Scott and I woke up this morning at 5:30 to try to see the sun rise over the ocean out of the back of HD. Unfortunately, the weather was completely socked in, and we didn’t see anything too stellar.

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The fun has started

The fun started at about 4:30pm today. Before that, not so fun. Let me explain.

We woke up really early this morning, 8am, to get our shit together for checking out, and preparing for the airport to let us know if the bag was getting dropped off or not. We had a plan

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Are we having fun yet?

So… here we are in our hostel using the last dying minutes of my laptop battery. Today was the first day in our new home abroad, and honestly, it hasn’t been a great day. But really, when the god damn airlines lose your bag, you’re dead tired from flying for 20 hours and just want

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