After over a month of travels it is hard to figure out where exactly to start this post. We’ve been living out of a tent for nearly a month and half and every bit of my spinal cord appreciates that we spent last night on an actual mattress situated on top of an actual bed. … More Australian Outback Down Under Adventure Time
So its been a while. Like a really long time, we are sorry about that. Life got busy and it was hard to find something new to write about every single day when you feel like you do the same thing every day. But since our last post some pretty cool things have happened and … More Catching up
—The Catlins— If you happen to be in New Zealand and have a few days to spare, the Catlin area is a great place to stop by. Everything we saw in this blog post was seen over the course of one day, starting at about 7am. It sits about 3 hours away from Queenstown, 2 … More Swimming with tiny frickin’ dolphins!!!
–‘Tis the season to be jolly falalala la la la la’– The end of the year holidays are here! What does that mean for me? Well…I get a whole 12 days off from work because…yea that’s just how everyone else in the world does it. Which I think we could all learn from because let … More “Everything you need for a VERY happy Christmas!”
So despite the Kepler track making every part of my body ache, I decided to head out for another 60 kilometers. However, instead of taking the three to four days that I suggest to everyone who comes to the visitor center, I crammed it into two because I guess I am some kind of masochist. … More Routeburn and Caples Tracks
Recently I finished my first lone adventure here in New Zealand. My worn down boots carried me and my 40 pound pack sixty kilometers over the tops of fiords that reached to the sky from untouched waters. It took me three days to clamber over the mountain saddles and back into civilization. Outside of the … More Happy Thanksgiving
So we’ve now lived in New Zealand for a few months and I think we’re finally settling in. We both have consistent hours at work, I commute and get mad at “tourists” for driving to slow, we know what to buy at the grocery store and know the food sacrifices we have made by being … More Settling in
One week of induction down and I am officially a Department of Conservation Ranger! I am not sure I have ever been so proud in my life. Alex gets to go out and save all the birds but my job is pretty cool too. I work in the Queenstown office and my duties are basically … More Crossing rivers and climbing mountains
So I finally started my new job with the Department of Conservation! This week was pretty exciting and the job is a dream! I get to work in Glenorchy, arguably one of the most scenic places in the world, and walk along trap lines or trails checking traps set for pests that are known killers of … More Job?
Alex has officially started his first day of work and I am once again aimlessly trying to fill my days. I had a job today but it got cancelled about an hour before it started. So instead of being productive I read a book about pseudoscience, ate some ridiculously spicy noodles that turned my stomach … More Dunedin