Photo Friday! Week 40: Hidden Waterfall

acton waterfall

I discovered this gorgeous hidden waterfall after finishing my Level 2 High Ropes Rescue course. I don't think I would ever be able to find it again now! At least I have the photos enjoy and share, though. Hidden waterfall in Acton Ontario, April 2008  


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 [...]

puheke beach

There is absolutely no shortage of breath-taking beautiful beaches in Northland. This was one of my first tastes of what was to come, living in the Far North when I started my expat life up here in 2010. Puheke Beach on the Karikari Peninsula, Northland NZ February 2010  

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 [...]

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 [...]


It doesn't take much else to put me at peace with the world when I've found myself a stunning sunset to enjoy. Watching the sky change colour and the sun disappear into the horizons is high on my list of favourite things.  After a day of roadtripping en route to Rotorua for the  Tough Guy/Gal Mud Run, [...]

view of Spirits Bay

Arial view of the Beach and campgrounds at Spirits Bay So you find yourself a the very top of the Land of the Long White Cloud. You've made the hour or so journey from the most northern town - Kaitaia. Of course you go to see the beautiful and significant Cape Reinga. But then what? [...]

Photo Friday! Week 2 – Skin Tag Rock

spirit’s bay

"Skintag Rock" overlooking Spirit's Bay Getting here is not for the faint of heart, but the view is worth it. Spirit's Bay quite far off the beaten track from State Highway 1 en route to Cape Reinga; but to spend a few days camping at the beach is completely worth it in my opinion. Read [...]