How to Plan Your New Zealand Vacation

You’ve always wanted to visit New Zealand, and now you’ve settled on the mystical land under down-under for your next vacation. You’ve carved out a full three weeks this February when you’ve heard the weather is perfect on the other side of the world—temperate summer fading into a gilded autumn, with an average 14 hours… Continue reading How to Plan Your New Zealand Vacation

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Hiking the Old Ghost Road

It was so quiet I could hear every creak in the cabin from the wind outside. Then the rain came, striking the roof like a thousand tiny hammers wielded by clumsy hands. At sunset a white mist replaced the gale creeping over our hut and the nearby alpine lake. Now I understood how this hiking… Continue reading Hiking the Old Ghost Road

Finding Kaimoana

Sometimes I don't mind smelling like fish. Especially when it means I'm about to have a delicious meal. Wrist-deep in flour and bread crumbs, I was working for this dinner. “You have to hold the fillet like this—dip it in the egg first, then the flour!” directed Riley, my five-year-old seafood instructor, his Kiwi accent… Continue reading Finding Kaimoana