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
–‘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
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?
I have fallen in love with this country and Queenstown might just be my favorite city on Earth (thus far). I think one of the reasons I love it so much is how in some ways it feels so much like home, but it has its quirks that keep me on my toes. So Alex … More 11 strange things about New Zealand, from an American perspective
I can’t believe a week of October has already past but spring is coming on fast. The sun is getting warmer and the cherry blossoms have bloomed. Good news for us because our DOC jobs start soon. Not that I have minded my job as a cleaner too much. I have met some amazing people … More
We have been settling into our new abode and things are starting to feel more like regular paced life than fantastic adventure. Our neighbors are great, though unfortunately they all happen to be moving out in the next few days. Two doors down there is a lovely German couple who have been working through the … More New places, new friends, free groceries!
So we’ve finally settled into our new place in Queenstown! After spending a few nights planting trees and camping in the car we finally have a place to call our own. It isn’t a fancy place but the price and location are just what we were looking for. But what really makes it special is … More Moving into Queenstown and an epic trapping adventure