The Best New Zealand Food to Try While Visiting the Country

new zealand food

My recommendations for the best New Zealand food to try after a year of living in the country. You may have noticed by now on this blog that I have a slight fondness for New Zealand. I’m enamored with the friendly people, the scenery, the Maori culture, and the wildlife, but would you be surprised […]

7 Must See Places in New Zealand

7 Must See Places in New Zealand - Milford Sound

*Note: this post contains affiliate links  Must see places in New Zealand to blow you away and give you a good overview of just how beautiful and diverse this country can be. New Zealand is the land of natural beauty. It’s a country that draws people from all over the world who want to experience […]

My Favorite Towers from Around the World

There’s something about a good city view. I love looking at skylines and seeing what the city maze looks like from above. It gives you a whole new perspective on a place and sometimes even makes you stand back in awe at the city planners, architects, and designers that created such an intricate place that […]

Why Auckland Surprised Me

Most people experience the largest city in New Zealand upon entry into the country, but I flew straight from tropical Queensland to Wellington and started working full-time. I didn’t get to experience Auckland for myself until my very last week in New Zealand.

What I Really Thought of Christchurch

Christchurch Construction - New Zealand

I have to be honest with you guys, I’ve been putting this post off for months. I try to start and every time I stare into the blank page, the cursor blinking back at me, taunting me to begin. The truth is, Christchurch is a hard place to talk about because it’s not a place […]

Milford Sound: A Magical Place

Real Journeys - Milford Sound, New Zealand

I brushed the sleep away as my phone relentlessly buzzed underneath my pillow for my wake-up call. I looked at the bunk below me to make sure Kelsey was getting up as well. Today was our long journey to Milford Sound and I was ready to soak up every minute of it.

Kaikoura: The Cutest Seaside Town in New Zealand

Wellington may have the cultural flair, Auckland the big city lights, but Kaikoura has something even better: a welcoming close-knit community with an eye for the colorful eccentric things that make life interesting. Kaikoura is a little seaside town on the East Coast of the South Island in New Zealand. Between its natural beauty, resident Fur […]

Postcard from Lake Tekapo

Mount John Observatory - Lake Tekapo, New Zealand

As soon as I saw a picture of Lake Tekapo on my Pinterest feed one day, I saved it in the memory bank as a place I had to visit for my road trip around the South Island. In fact, it was one of the places I was most excited to see, mainly because I […]

Why You Should Visit Wanaka, NZ

The South Island of New Zealand is known for its impressive scenery that varies from ice blue lakes to mountainous vistas. While I was on my road trip through the South Island, I sometimes had to look at the scenery from different angles to make sure it wasn’t fake – it is that picturesque.

Postcard from Waitomo

While I was in Waitomo, besides exploring the enchanting glowworm caves, I took the time to go hiking on my own. With so much untouched nature around me in the small Kiwi country town, I thought it was only appropriate to take the time to appreciate it. After finishing up with the caves, I wandered […]