Craft Beer 101


It seems like everyone is talking about craft beer, hops, and malts these days. Or is that just me?  I first got into craft beer in college, a friend introduced me to big hop American IPAs via Stone Brewery and … Continue reading

Postcard from Scorching Bay


When I first started researching walks and day trips around Wellington, Scorching Bay stuck out to me because, in my mind, it represented a place that was hot in a city that I’ve only experienced as freezing – it is … Continue reading

That Festival Feeling: Part I


Over the summer I spent in Australia, I had the chance to volunteer at multiple music festivals all over the country. These are the honest stories and awesome experiences I had.  I’ve always felt a higher love for music than most anything … Continue reading

Exploring another side of New South Wales


When most people think of New South Wales, their mind is immediately drawn to the beautiful city of Sydney and the Opera House, The Blue Mountains, or maybe even one of the huge national parks ripe for exploring, read: Ku-Ring-Gai … Continue reading

Adventures in NSW: The Royal National Park


The Royal National Park was next on my list for a day trip from Sydney life. Established in 1879, making it the second oldest national park in the world (After Yellowstone in the US), the Royal National Park is a … Continue reading

Adventures in NSW: The Blue Mountains


I heard about the Blue Mountains when I was still in Melbourne, the areas surrounding the iconic bushland were in the news for the major wildfires that hit New South Wales in 2013. Luckily, the wildfires didn’t make it as far … Continue reading

A journey from bay to bay


I’ve been juggling a few ideas for day trips around Wellington on my days off, none of which included the nearby Island Bay, until I looked at a map this morning and decided it sounded like a nice place to … Continue reading

Take a moment to enjoy it


I turned 24 on Monday, and it inevitably made me think back on my 23rd year. I’ve gone into detail and referenced in passing how much this last year has meant to me, how much I have grown in the process, … Continue reading