Category Archives: New Zealand

Napier – Art Deco Capital of New Zealand

Napier – Art Deco Capital of New Zealand

The last stop on our New Zealand trip was Napier, which is a town on the eastern coast of the North Island. After an earthquake in 1931 wiped out most of the city, they decided to rebuild it in the Art Deco style so it’s a unique and interesting town to walk around. The buildingsContinue Reading

Tongariro Trek Triumph!

Tongariro Trek Triumph!

We were still enjoying the beautiful Lake Taupo area and decided to do one of the Great New Zealand Walks while we were here. These are treks that give you the chance to be among some of the country’s most impressive scenery and usually take several days to complete – while we didn’t have time toContinue Reading

Visit to Hobbiton

Visit to Hobbiton

I said in my Rotorua post that I thought my day trip to Hobbiton deserved its own post, so here it is! One of the only things that Ryan and I disagree on is how cool Lord of the Rings is…the fact that I went there all by myself for a wonderful day tour shouldContinue Reading

We jumped out of a plane in New Zealand!

We jumped out of a plane in New Zealand!

There is only one word to describe this experience: Awesome, absolutely awesome. It was quite possibly the most amazing adventure we have had yet – skydiving from 15,000 feet in Taupo, New Zealand! We jumped over Lake Taupo where the scenery was spectacular –  from the plane right before we jumped, we could see theContinue Reading

Living Large in Rotorua!

Living Large in Rotorua!

Our next stop on our New Zealand vacation was the town of Rotorua. We had heard from several of our friends that this was quite the hot spot for adventure. We got there a bit late in the evening, so we checked into our wonderful little hotel and then went for a quick look at theContinue Reading

Tauranga in the Bay of Plenty

Tauranga in the Bay of Plenty

After our awesome NYE in Sydney, we headed straight to New Zealand on the first day of 2014 – all set for 10 days of adventure! We landed in Auckland, spent the night, picked up our rental car and then drove to Tauranga which is on the Bay of Plenty on the North Island. TheContinue Reading

Kickin’ Off 2014

Kickin’ Off 2014

We have recently gotten back from our big trip to kick off the New Year! We spent New Year’s in Sydney and then 10 days in New Zealand having all kinds of fun adventures. I’m still getting settled back into work and everything but I will be updating the blog with all kinds of funContinue Reading

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