New Zealand


The Top 10 Foods To Try In New Zealand 4

When you think of New Zealand, you may not immediately think of cuisine. Awe-inspiring views, grand vistas, windy roads, and an abundance of wildlife are more likely to come to mind. The lesser known Kiwi cuisine is not to be missed; however, especially in a culture of farm-to-table meals and rich Maori […]


10 Things that Surprised Me on New Zealand’s South Island 24

If there is one palace that tops many a bucket list in the world, it might have to be New Zealand. Specifically, New Zealand’s South Island. Snow-capped mountains rub shoulders with icy glaciers that drop down into bright blue alpine lakes. Combined with every adventure sport imaginable, a growing wine […]


impact of global warming on franz josef glacier

Photo Journal: Franz Josef Glacier (New Zealand) 14

On the west side of the South Island of New Zealand are two glaciers (20 kms to the north lays Fox Glacier) that are unique in the world, in that they descend from the Southern Alps right down to almost sea level, and peter out in lush, warm, temperate rainforest at that level.


Picton to Nelson and Abel Tasman, New Zealand 2

Nope. Intercity public bus. NZ$26 ticket to Nelson. Just a regular old bus, with the unpaid for, but added, bonus of a knowledgeable tour guide/driver. I am not sure I can say this often enough – these people may be the nicest and friendliest I have ever met. By the way, this ended up not being a one time occurrence; more often than not, the bus drivers played this informative role on the buses I took.


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Napier to More Wine Country, New Zealand 3

After quaffing a few of the local shiraz in Napier, I was faced with a decision on how I wanted to proceed to see New Zealand. AC/DC was playing a big stadium concert over in Auckland and I had some friends I wanted to see there. But the weather report wasn’t that great and I figured some good, quality nature sightseeing on the spectacular South Island would be good for my soul, and my liver, so I decided to head down to Wellington and across to the south via the ferry.