New Zealand Road Trip: Geeking Out in Hobbiton

While David and I aren’t HUGE Lord of the Rings fans, it’s hard to visit New Zealand without stopping for at least one iconic LOTR tour. And we are so glad we did – both the Weta Studios and Hobbiton were amazing! Weta Studios After taking the ferry from the...

Two Days in Wellington

This post is part of our 35-day road trip in New Zealand! After catching the rugby games in Wellington, we walked back through Cuba Street to our Airbnb, checking out some of Wellington’s nightlife before two days of sightseeing. Day 1:  Market, Somes Island, and the...

Learning about Sheep and Rugby in the North Island

Wednesday after our Tongariro Crossing hike, we took it easy; a leisurely wake-up, a big breakfast, and then a quiet drive to our next AirBnb in Ashhurst. Staying on a Farm Carol’s place is advertised as a mini-farm, one of the reasons I picked to stay there. On two acres,...