Kaikoura, New Zealand (January 24th – 25th, 2018)

January 24th Whale-watching day! I was debating with myself (due to budget) if I really wanted to spend the money on a whale watch. This is something I could do on the east coast of the US. I don't know how much it would cost, probably about the same or maybe less, but possibly more. … Continue reading Kaikoura, New Zealand (January 24th – 25th, 2018)

Greenstone Track Day Two – Greenstone Hut to McKeller Hut (January 3rd, 2017)

Phone Notes written about Day Two: Day 2 - January 3rd 18km: got a little bit of a later start than I'd hoped to. George sleeps late. I hardly slept last night. But I have to continually remind myself that I'm on holiday; there is no urgent need whatsoever to hurry out of our camp … Continue reading Greenstone Track Day Two – Greenstone Hut to McKeller Hut (January 3rd, 2017)

Greenstone Track Day One – Car park to Greenstone Hut (January 2nd, 2018)

I think I'll start each day-post of our multi-day tramping trip with sharing some notes that I wrote on my phone while doing the track. Side note: I know the font (at least in my editing mode) is different in this post.  Unfortunately, WordPress is not very word-processing friendly and so I have no idea … Continue reading Greenstone Track Day One – Car park to Greenstone Hut (January 2nd, 2018)

Taupo, New Zealand (December 12th – 14th, 2017)

Stray Travel has a webpage that customers have access to once you've paid for the certain pass that you've purchased to travel. It's called the "Tour Manager" and basically provides a list of all the stops. Those stops can be clicked on and will show the pick-up location options and dates that buses leave. So … Continue reading Taupo, New Zealand (December 12th – 14th, 2017)