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Exploring Abel Tasman

On what turned out to be the last day of good weather for quite some time, I did my first proper tramp – a chunk of the Abel Tasman Track; from Torrent Bay back down to Sandy Bay I drove … Continue reading

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Southward, ho!

I was catching the 8am ferry from Wellington to Picton via the Cooke Straight, so I drove into the outskirts of Wellington around 6.30am. There are two companies that make the crossing, InterIslander and BlueBridge. I opted for BlueBridge as … Continue reading

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Let’s Talk Rugby

I have never been into sports. I never understood the appeal, and anytime I tried to watch American sports (football, soccer, baseball, basketball), I was bored to tears. I found them, on the whole, to be unnecessarily dragged out and … Continue reading

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North Island Road Trip – Part 2

After leaving the redwood forests and thermal springs of Rotorua behind, I headed East. New Zealand is a wonderful country for many reasons, not least of which is the long roads and beautiful scenery. I love to drive, and NZ … Continue reading

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North Island Road Trip – Part 1

Living and working on Waiheke for the summer was great, but by the time March rolled around I was itching to get out and explore this beautiful country. I bid adieu and hit the road, with a tag-along companion in … Continue reading

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Once in a Lifetime

When I traveled to Asia for four months back in 2015, my mother kept saying it was a “once in a lifetime opportunity.” My combative nature and I were like, “Why does it have to be once in a lifetime? … Continue reading

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Let’s Talk About Food

While things have been going smoothly since landing in Wellington, the past few days I’ve been constantly reminded that I am, in fact, not a Kiwi born and bred. This all came about due to my desire for pumpkin chocolate … Continue reading

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My Kiwi Kristmas

I’ve had many wonderful and unique experiences since moving to New Zealand, but one that was an absolutely novel delight was experiencing a SUMMER Christmas! 

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Lessons of a Twentysomething Millennial

I can’t count the number of times I’ve heard some variation on “People grow so much between 18 and 25.” You can know something without really knowing it. For example, I knew moving to NYC would be hard. I had no … Continue reading

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So Long, Farewell, Aufedersein, Goodbye

The past two weeks have been a whirlwind of activity. It was a massive undertaking leaving behind my life in NYC – my world for the last 7 years. Packing up an entire apartment and putting on a solo concert … Continue reading

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