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Day 605 in New Zealand: The Week-In-Review of Nelson

The blog has been quiet for some time now, however, life in New Zealand has been anything but! Last week, we put work aside for a bit and took our first holiday (or as Americans would say vacation) in New Zealand. Nelson is a city on northeastern part of the South Island. This little city is best known for its arts and crafts scene but … Continue reading Day 605 in New Zealand: The Week-In-Review of Nelson

Day 360 in New Zealand: Waiheke Island

In February we had our first visitor in New Zealand and I spent two weeks playing tour guide. My friend Rhonda flew over from the East Coast and I met her up in Auckland. We spent two weeks driving down making it all the way to Queenstown. My 360th day in New Zealand was spent on Waiheke Island. A quick 40-minute ferry ride from Downtown … Continue reading Day 360 in New Zealand: Waiheke Island

Day 337 in New Zealand: Camping and Kayaking

We went camping…that is two camping trips under my belt now. This time we went to Lake Taylor located about 2 hours northwest of Christchurch. Although we arrived later in the day and the site was rather busy, we got the perfect camping spot with a great view of the lake.   Here are a few highlights from this trip… The stars at night…we were … Continue reading Day 337 in New Zealand: Camping and Kayaking

Day 315 in New Zealand: My First Camping Trip and an Amazing Hike

It has been a big year…we’ve moved countries, we’ve traveled, we’ve started a garden, we’ve taken up mountain biking, but there was one more thing I wanted to do before we wrapped up 2017…CAMPING! That’s right, we went camping! Yours truly…New York City Girl…this just goes to show you that one should never say never. A year ago there was no way I would have … Continue reading Day 315 in New Zealand: My First Camping Trip and an Amazing Hike

Day 303 in New Zealand: An Update on the Garden

It is hard to believe that we have been in New Zealand for almost 1 year now. It is December which in the Southern Hemisphere means Summer Time!!! Outside of a three-day heat wave last week, the weather has been rather pleasant with cool morning and evening and high temps in the middle of the day. All this warm weather has done wonders for our … Continue reading Day 303 in New Zealand: An Update on the Garden

Day 292 in New Zealand: Redd & Chloe’s Life in NZ

It is exactly 6 months since Redd & Chloe arrived in New Zealand. They are adjusting well but still get a bit nervous when we go anywhere without them but after being a part for four months I can’t say I blame them. Since their arrival they have been on many adventures…so, here is a glimpse of their life in New Zealand. Always on the … Continue reading Day 292 in New Zealand: Redd & Chloe’s Life in NZ

Day 288 in New Zealand: A Day Exploring Kaikoura

About 2.5 hours north of Christchurch is the coastal town of Kaikoura. In November of 2016, this area was hit by a 7.8 magnitude earthquake. In early December 2017, the highway to Kaikoura was open just in time for our road trip. This town has a long history in whaling and is a must see for whale watchers. On our trip, we took the day … Continue reading Day 288 in New Zealand: A Day Exploring Kaikoura