With less than two weeks left in New Zealand, I've been saying "fuck! I've only got two weeks left in New Zealand" a lot lately. My plan of "work Monday-Friday and travel on the weekends" didn't happen quite as much as it should've and, though I love the weekends I've spent here, I'm pretty much … Continue reading Paihia and The Bay of Islands
So, look, anyone who's read this blog knows a few things about me: 1- I swear far too much 2- I travel with a Captain Picard action figure 3- I'm a sucker for nerdy things (....2 and 3 are different, fyi) Through a series of lucky events, I made a friend who invited me to … Continue reading Aquarium? More Like Awesomearium!
This past weekend we were treated to a rare sunshiney day in Auckland (well, for the most part. It still rained, of course) and my friends and I decided to head to the North Shore, specifically Devonport and Takapuna. Our first stop, Devonport, was just fantastic. Now HERE was the charm I'd been looking for … Continue reading Playing with Guns in Auckland
The friend I'm staying with, Dom, needed to get some driftwood for a project he was working on and invited me to join him for a quick trip to Piha beach. Located in about 40km from Auckland, Piha is one of NZ's great West Coast beaches, surrounded by crashing Tasman waves and black sand that … Continue reading A quick trip to Piha
I'm a big city girl who loves the outdoors; throw me in the middle of a city with a map and I'm happy. Throw me in the middle of the woods with a pack of matches and I'm happy. No matter where I am, I've got a big hard-on for nature, so it's important to … Continue reading International Coastal Cleanup Day!
I've got two pieces of advice for you: 1) Don't be afraid to spend good money on peanut butter 2) Go to Doubtful Sound I've never been on one of those massive day tours before. I've been on walking tours, rode a hop on/hop off before, and spent the day with five other people and … Continue reading Doubtful Sound: No diggity
In an effort to beat the small-town blues, my friend Andrew and I took a trip to Dunedin. As luck would have it, he ended up winning a bidding war for a car in Dunedin, AND he had a friend there who was happy to have us stay with him*. It's like it was supposed … Continue reading The Otago Peninsula
Today was one of those amazing travel days where nothing happens and everything is amazing. After breakfast (which only featured a couple Cheez-Its, thankyouverymuch) we headed down to the Santa Monicabeach. Eager to touch the Pacific from this side, I ran to the water and got a little too far in. It was cold. Very … Continue reading Lovely-sunny-chilly Los Angeles day!