Cape Reinga Landscape

Cape Reinga – The Top of Middle Earth

Falling into a mundane routine occurs so gradually you don't even realize it's happening. Waking up, going to work, making dinner, watching Netflix, sleeping, and then getting up the next day to do it all over again, for months at a time. Even J and I, who have spent a huge amount of time and …

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Everyday Adventure: Totara Park Mountain Biking

You don't have to travel far to become an explorer of new places. Sometimes an everyday adventure is just what you need to put a little spice in your life. A great place to explore if you're in the Auckland area of New Zealand is Totara Park. Situated one exit before the Auckland Botanical Gardens …

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Tongariro National Park: Hiking the Taranaki Falls Track

A rainy first hiking experience on the Taranaki Falls track on the North Island of New Zealand. It made for a beautiful experience!

Never Underestimate the Power of Jet Lag

After arriving in Auckland after my 14 hour flight, I thought I felt ok. A bit off, but ok. J picked me up and we went to the house we're staying at and, after realizing it was only 630 am, we decided a nap was in order before we started the day. Four hours later …

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