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In Photos: Lake Louise in the Spring

lake louise in spring

One of the biggest advantages of our Cross-Canada Roadtrip so far, has been the difference in traveling off-peak season has made. Sure there have been other people around, but I think we’ve dodged the massive touristy crowds. We’ve been able to just show up on a whim, without plans or bookings, and pretty much do [...]

Photo Friday! Week 43: Mount Cook Peeking

Mount Cook NZ

Nothing but a mate, a Jucy Campa, the same 3 CDs on repeat and the open roads of the South Island. October 2010, a friend and I took a week to explore the Wild West Coast of NZ, and although we didn't get in to Mount Cook, we spotted it peeking through the clouds while [...]

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We're hitting the road, for a massive roadtrip! I am so excited for my upcoming travel plans this spring, and they are not too far off now! I’ve just begun the final term of the school year, after a lovely and much needed 2 week break. I came back from Thailand and literally hit the [...]

baldwin street

While in Dunedin, climbing the worlds steepest hill should definitely be on your to do list. Whether you head up in a car on foot, you have to see it to believe just how steep it really is. My first trip up was in the car.  Then in the second half of my year of [...]

Photo Friday! Week 33: Silly Beach Antics

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Spending 2 years living literally on the beach in Ahipara, we saw some pretty interesting things happen from our front deck. Wouldn't you want to take your flashy sports car through the saltwater sweeps and risk it being swallowed up by the sea? Oh wait, me either... The silly things you see living on 90 [...]

Mystery Road Trip: Destination #3 Revealed

map of northland

Can you locate our destinations on this map? Welcome to the third and final installment of my Mystery Roadtrip Revelations. So far I have divulged the details of the first and second destinations on this day-long roadtrip around the beautiful Far North region of New Zealand. Way back in April, I captured my longest-standing best [...]

ngasprings

As a quick recap, Mel had no idea what we were up to for our adventure together on our Mystery Road Trip. Now you too, get to experience the same agony and anticipation of  'where next' that Mel did, in not only the days leading up to but also as we travelled from venue to [...]

rawene ferry

Reliable wheels Pipi the People Mover, a tank of gas, tunes and good company! Like lots of people, I love me a good roadtrip. A full tank of gas, some snacks, good tunes, (preferably a reliable car), and someone to keep you company - although not necessary. I also quite enjoy surprises. Moreso surprising others [...]

car stuck on beach

I'd been to 90 Mile Beach before and knew that it was actually a highway that you could drive on. I should have known better than to try my obviously terrible luck with this cursed car on the beach within hours of arriving in Kaitaia... I'm no more than 5 meters away from the ramp! [...]

nissan pulsar

This is the story of trusty reliable automobile. In her 21st year of service, Pipi (named due to her petite size and resemblance of the small Maori shellfish) the Pulsar never let the fact that she was just a wee coupe stop her from being a people mover. It wasn't necessarily 'love at first sight' [...]