New Zealand

It’s finally here!!! Walking down Auckland’s Queen Street toward our campervan, the excitement overload hit us! It was like waking up on Christmas Day. After weeks of anticipation: buying
Opening the front door in the morning to a new “back garden” of steep forested hills and the sound of the nearby flowing river is definitely something we don’t mind getting used to. What’
Update: The Butterfly Garden is not currently operating. Today’s theme is “nothing comes easy”. It feels like every small task we are doing turns into a big hassle taking twice as long as it s
When people describe the Coromandel in New Zealand, they probably talk about the beautiful beaches and relaxing lifestyle. But, as we find out today, there is an epic side to the Coromandel Peninsula.
We’ve never seen it rain as much as we have seen it rain today. Weirdly enough, we have never enjoyed the rain so much either! It’s a good job we have prepared for this afternoon’s d
Today brings a day of unexpected adventures. All we know is that we are hopping in a van with Willie, who is a tour guide with Coromandel Adventures, and he is going to show us the “real Coroman
… Please give us back our food! Today was wild in some of the most unexpected ways. As you may have guessed, half of it involves seagulls. Before all that nonsense… Getting from A to B in
How do you warm your feet up on a cold winter’s day? Put the socks away, go down to a beach fed by a hot water spring, dig yourself a hole in the sand until you reach the hot water, let the wate
This is what happens when two people, with feelings about the ocean on the opposite sides of the spectrum, go diving in New Zealand. Robin, who literally learned to walk on a boat as a baby, is unbeli
*Epic movie voice over* You’ve seen it in the Chronicles of Narnia… You’ve seen it in Macklemore’s music video… You’ve seen it all over Instagram… Now…
Let’s take a day to be super dry. We mean, the driest we have ever been. Too dry for our own good! We’ve been wet, we’ve been cold, we’ve been canyoning, kayaking and diving in
We haven’t done enough water activities recently. We really have not. Despite the canyoning, kayaking, diving, digging a hot pool at Hot Water Beach, getting caught in rainstorms, we still feel
Waking up in Te Aroha Holiday Park marks the start of our next section of our New Zealand’s Biggest Gap Year: exploring the Waikato region. So far, we are surrounded by farms and a whopping grea
Ok, so the last two weeks of our New Zealand’s Biggest Gap Year have been pretty Goddamn epic! But, sometimes, just sometimes, it’s necessary to have some downtime. We have some scheduled
Tonight, we feast like Hobbits! We will delve into The Shire for a special banquet at the Green Dragon Tavern. That’s right, journeys in our campervan have often been compared to that of Frodo&#