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


One long morning walk in the icy rain to a long and rocky ferry ride to a long and mountainous bus ride got us to Nelson. We have now reached the South Island and are getting closer to the lodge where we can finally have a base camp for a little bit. Our one goal … More Nelson

Te Papa

On Wednesday I got to visit my first embassy. It was just as governmenty as you could imagine, but with a lot more security. Embassies are not really the glowing palaces I thought they would be as a high schooler but this one was especially ugly, looking more like a razor wire protected, run down … More Te Papa

Windy Wellington

At 2:00 on Monday we packed up our bags and headed away from the land of the rotten egg and headed towards Wellington, the capital city of Auckland known for awful rainy and windy weather, the Seattle of the southern hemisphere. It is the gateway to the South Island so it is a necessary step … More Windy Wellington