Photo Diary: Abel Tasman National Park

Once I found myself on my own with a week to kill before starting a job in Wellington, I decided to head back to Nelson. I had only passed through before, but it seemed like a good place to get my footing and do some relaxing. And it is also the gateway to Abel Tasman …

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Road Trip Diaries: Queenstown to Christchurch

We got an early start to our last day road trippin through New Zealand. With a 6-hour drive ahead of us and a 4:30 turn in time for the rental car, we didn’t want to take any chances. It was a beautiful, peaceful drive out of Queenstown, and although I was sad that my time …

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The Magic of Milford Sound

Milford Sound is often at the top of “Must See/Do” lists in New Zealand. It is a World Heritage site and one of the most visited destinations in New Zealand. Milford is a fairly remote location, and it takes quite the journey to get there. The roads are treacherous enough that they actually close them every …

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Queenstown Stole My Heart

Queenstown stole a little piece of my heart and will have it forever. There is something magical about this little town in the middle of the South Island. It is one of those places where even though you can walk around the town center in the matter of half an hour, it has an undeniable …

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Road Trip Diaries: Franz Josef to Wanaka

The drive from Franz Josef to Wanaka was the epitome of the South Island. In the span of 4-5 hours, we drove past glaciers, through lush tropical forest, and then were met with huge, snowcapped mountains surrounded by jewel-toned lakes. It also didn’t hurt that it was a beautiful day. All doubts that I had …

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