The Wild Wild West Coast

The west coast of New Zealand is known for two things: rain and sandflies. These deterrents must be pretty powerful because they have to overcome amazing natural arches, rainbows, cave tunnels, miles of forgotten coastline, and glaciers slowly crashing through valleys of rainforests. Fortunately we timed it perfectly and got…

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Cave Stream, good people, and phantasmagorical boulders

“If I had known how it would be, I probably wouldn’t have done it, but I’m glad I did it.” That’s what Tyler said to me from across the tub while we regained feeling in our legs. Said legs had been immersed in water for the previous hour, though its temperature…

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How to Plan an Adventurous Weekend Getaway

We all want to get out and do something. Personally I feel much better on Monday when I’ve packed in an awesome and adventurous weekend. Whether you’re exploring a new country or your own backyard (or both, in our case), it can be tough to decide what to do and…

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Thanks to Roseanne

Otago Panorama

In the last few days I’ve been able to check off two of my 2016 To Do List items, all thanks to Roseanne. Like a kiwi fairy godmother, she took care of us before she even met us. When one of our Workaway hosts in Queenstown told us last minute…

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