Time: 11:30am Date: May 22, 2015 Location: Hobbiton “Has anyone here never seen any of the movies or read the books?” – Grace, the tour guide Blonde girl in a bright blue rain coat is the only one raising her hand [cue everyone turn and stare] 3 Hours Earlier We woke up bright and early ready for our […]
If you haven’t seen Finding Nemo, you’re going to want to go watch it right now…then come back in 2 hours. It’s one of the best Disney movies, but what I found out on my day at the Great Barrier Reef blew my mind. Maybe that’s a little dramatic, but still… Long story short: Nemo’s mom […]
Within about an hour of landing in Sydney, I was already devising a plan of how to move there. The big city, the views, the people, even the cleanliness [I’ve never seen a cleaner, big city] – Sydney has it all, and I’m obsessed. Seriously. The gardens, the parks, the harbour, the way the city […]
Situated in the north central part of the South Island is a little slice of heaven known as Abel Tasman National Park. They say New Zealand has it all, and it’s so true. In a matter of about an hour, we went from miles upon miles [or kilometers rather] of vines to winding through mountains […]
Cows. Cheese. Farms. Beer. Brats. Green Bay Packers. The Badger State. America’s Dairyland. Home sweet home. I’m talking about you, Wisconsin. No matter where I go or how far I travel, you will always be my #1. Somehow you keep me coming back for more. Well, I know why. It’s the sunsets over Lake Mendota […]
Long story short: I survived a 6.2 magnitude earthquake, and had no idea it was classified as severe. [“survived” is a little dramatic – it really wasn’t that bad] Before coming to New Zealand, I had heard that earthquakes were pretty common. Being from the Midwest, I was actually kind of looking forward to […]
Free Association New Zealand Style: When I say New Zealand, you say? Sheep? Lord of the Rings? Milford Sound? A million breathtaking views around every corner? We all know the typical NZ stuff, but this gives you a peek into some random “stuff” you probably didn’t know about Kiwi country.
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