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A Site About Travel, Photos, and Fun

And a history of our quest to become Kiwis

The Grand Adventure

Our blog about our travels and adventures on our quest to be Kiwis


A collection of some of my photos over the years

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Travel blogs from some of our most memorable trips around the world


A collection of our favorite recipes


Bike ride descriptions and directions


Hike descriptions and directions

Recent Blog Posts

  • Akaroa
    The drive from Lake Tekapo to Akaroa was relatively uneventful other than the truck that had tipped over on the super windy road and caused a minor traffic jam. Thankfully the driver looked unscathed. These roads in New Zealand … they are something else. Akaroa is on the Banks Peninsula which are some old volcanoesContinue reading “Akaroa”
  • Four Peaks
    After leaving our rubbish in the Lake Ohau place, we drove the hour and forty-five minutes to Fairlie where we were going to do a 3-day/2-night hut-to-hut trip on a gigantic private station in the Four Peaks range. We, as usual, were way early so we tried to come up with some stuff to doContinue reading “Four Peaks”
  • Lake Ohau
    After leaving our good buddy, Emmitt, we headed up to Oamaru for a night before heading to Lake Ohau. We stopped by our favorite brewery, Craftworks, to have a beer and some of the super yummy cheese. The bar tender remembered us and how much we liked the cheese and helped up choose again. ItContinue reading “Lake Ohau”
  • Dunedin — The Final Chapter
    Well, our time in Dunedin has officially come to an end. We have enjoyed ourselves and taking care of Mr. Velcro. Emmitt, as mentioned before, has been an absolute joy to hang out with and we are definitely going to miss him. I think he will miss us too, but dogs just have a differentContinue reading “Dunedin — The Final Chapter”
  • Around Dunedin (part 2)
    Well, our stay in Dunedin is coming to a close and it has been a truly lovely 6 weeks here. After the initial “oh crap, it’s colder than Scotland” weather in the beginning, we ended up with a very pleasant summer. At times it was even hot! Mr. Velcro has been totally awesome to hangContinue reading “Around Dunedin (part 2)”