We have had such an exciting weekend that I am not sure where to begin! First things first. On Wednesday we went and checked out an apartment and starting Monday evening we will have ourselves a home! It isn’t exactly an apartment. We have our own room, bathroom, refrigerator and deck but there are still … More Cheers to summer!
I just returned from my job interview at the DOC and I think it went really well. The supervisor said she would contact me by Friday so I really really hope I get the call. Even if I don’t, there is actually a lot of jobs here. About a quarter of the shops downtown have … More Home Sweet Home, hopefully
After a glorious night of sleep we woke up to the tail end of the storm. We quickly packed up our things and made our breakfast in fear of another storm rolling in. Luckily one did not. We were now on our way to glacier country, home of the popular Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers. … More Glacier Country
Screw air mattresses and sleeping pads, pillows are where it’s at! For less than the price of on new sleeping pad, Tracey and I both had a pillow top sleeping experience that could compare to a Hilton. Or we were so tired from the night before that anything felt great. The beginning of our trip … More Rock Pancakes
Day one of car camping. First things first. We were fortunate to have gorgeous weather yesterday and could see for miles. One cool thing about this place that I’ve never seen before is that the whole southern island of New Zealand is mountains. When you approach the Rockies or the Smoky Mountains what was always … More From Kaiteriteri to Charleston
Our last day in Kaiteriteri was bitter sweet. Because of our hard work, Caroline and Adi put us up for a day at the Abel Tasman National Park. We got to take a water taxi out to see, of course, more seals and beautiful landscape. We took a four hour hike back to the pickup … More Goodbye Kaiteriteri
Today I turned 27 and not only was it the best birthday of my life but it might have been the best day of my life. I don’t think I have ever been anywhere so beautiful as where we went today. But for starters… Because the rugby players came in today Caroline decided to give … More Happiness
Tomorrow officially marks a week with us living at the Kaiteri Lodge and despite the menial task of stripping the beds, making the beds, mopping the kitchen repeat, I absolutely love it. There are a few things about this place that just kind of make me smile. The view of our town from Takaka hill … More Harwood Hole Road(?)trip
After our two and a half weeks of travel we have finally settled into a routine. And while it is nice, I mean we are steps away from the best beach in the country, working in a hotel stinks. This is basically our front yard On another level. When I was a server we would … More Kaiteriteri, home sweet home
Just a quick little show and tell. Nelson Lakes National Park is a little over an hour outside of Nelson but the water so clear you can see eels swimming right on by and its framed by snowy mountain peaks. The iconic little dock is straight out of a New Zealand brochure. We did a … More Nelson Lakes National Park, go there!