Some moments from the road need a little elaboration. We try to do that here.

Days 11 -12 Are we there yet? Are we there yet? Are we there yet?
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Leaving sheep dotted hills in the Catlins for streams of charter buses in Fiordland Exiting the Catlins and entering Fiordland involved several hours behind … Read More

Days 8-10 – The Catlins, South of the Tourist Track
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The Catlins – rugged, unpopulated, and beautiful at every turn While traveling New Zealand, we were often amazed at the sheer beauty and untouched … Read More

Day 7 – Mussels for lunch! Cancel that. We are out of gas.
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Sunrises, mussels, and no more butane Nic woke up early, took some great pictures and collected some mussels for lunch. How does this man … Read More

Day 6 – Oceanside Camping for $5 NZD! Take that, California!
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Showers are happiness. We heard rumors that there were showers available in the Mt Cook Park area. After a few wrong turns in the … Read More

Day 5 of Travel, Day 3 Without Showers and NZ’s Tallest Peak
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We took a beautiful drive from Waihi Gorge to Mt. Cook via Lake Tekapo and Lake Pukaki. We passed through Fairlie, picked up a … Read More

Day 4 – The Green and Purple Mold Growing Machine
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Finding our new home and saying goodbye to Christchurch. We picked up our Toyota Estima campervan from the campervan peeps, said, “no, thank you,” … Read More

Day 3 – Shipping Containers and Pizza Hut (Christchurch & Lyttleton)
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What really stuck out to us about Christchurch is its innovative city center post-earthquakes and commitment to rebuilding. That being said, we were really … Read More

Day 2 – NZ Accent and Retrieving Clothes From Stranger’s Gutter
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Nic and I booked our first few nights in Christchurch using airbnb.com. I LOVE this website. Airbnb allows you to stay with locals in … Read More

Day 1 – Navigating Travel Surprises Like Gandalf (USA to New Zealand)
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We woke early to get ready for our flight out of Fort Lauderdale, Florida to Los Angeles and then onward to New Zealand. We … Read More

How to Test a Marriage in 3 Months
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You might say that Nic and I had a surprise wedding. We simply skipped the engagement step and made the life commitment official while … Read More

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