Category: Travel

Stories and recommendations from our travels

New Zealand Five Dollar Note

How to Find Penguins in New Zealand

When we first started planning our trip to New Zealand, I wasn’t thinking about seeing penguins. I knew there were some little blue penguins in Australia, but I always assumed if I wanted to...

Three Days in Auckland Waiheke Island Vineyard View

Three Days in Auckland

We end our New Zealand journey with three nights in Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city. From Rotorua, we continued our journey north to spend our last three days in Auckland. But on the way,...

Abel Tasman beach with kayakers

Abel Tasman National Park

After our TranzAlpine train journey, we picked up a rental car in Greymouth and drove up the Northwest coast of the South Island towards Nelson and the famous Abel Tasman National Park.   Affiliate Disclosure:...

Christchurch New Zealand Cardboard Cathedral

Christchurch, New Zealand

Our New Zealand journey continues north from Oamaru to Christchurch, the largest city on New Zealand’s South Island. After Oamaru, we continued our journey north to Christchurch, the largest city in South Island. By...

Otago Central Rail Trail through Tunnel

Otago Central Rail Trail

We love cycling and have put many miles on our road bikes here in Northern California. When we started planning our trip to New Zealand, we knew we wanted to do some bike touring...

New Zealand Milford Sound Bay

New Zealand: Milford Sound and Beyond

From Melbourne we were able to fly directly to Queenstown, in the South Island of New Zealand, to start our New Zealand adventure with Milford Sound. Affiliate Disclosure: is a participant in the...