Our New Zealand routine generally followed a pattern – after spending a few days exploring one terrific locale, we moved […]
Southland: Rare Birds and a Slice of Kiwiana
Birders love New Zealand, and Rakiura National Park/Ulva Island is a premier destination – teeming with endemic and native birds, […]
The Magical Sounds of Fiordland National Park
There are 14 sounds in southwest New Zealand, although technically they are fiords, since they were carved by glaciers. All […]
Grounded and Self-Quarantining . . .
. . . but healthy, as far as we know. Our 3-month trip to New Zealand ended prematurely and abruptly […]
From Rain Forest to Sunshine: Haast to Queenstown
Six cases of COVID-19 in New Zealand (so far) and a precipitous decline in tourism that began on February 3 […]
Over the Mountains and Along the West Coast of New Zealand’s South Island
In the U.S., it takes (at least) five days to drive 2,900 miles from New York on the east coast […]
Christchurch: Nine Years After the Big One
In February 2011, 185 people lost their lives in a major earthquake that left much of downtown Christchurch in ruins […]
Hello, New Zealand!
Or in the Maori language, kia ora, Aotearoa! We’re super excited to begin our New Zealand travel adventure. One rental […]
More Oahu: Lighthouses, Temples, Gardens, and a Turtle
Is it possible to enjoy a month in Hawaii without a rental car? Of course . . . but it’s […]
Ten Cool Things to Do in Honolulu
We had vacationed in Hawaii several times without once spending a chunk of time in Honolulu. As the largest city […]
Christmas Week Adventures in Hawaii
Why spend Christmas in Hawaii? Short answer – it’s 82 degrees every day! No snowstorms, and no hat, gloves, or […]
Wrapping Up Road Trip 2019 – What Did We Learn?
We confirmed that we love the traveling life! Our final destination on the drive back to Colorado from Death Valley […]