10 Days on New Zealand’s South Island

I have the most incredible story to tell you. Through the magic of the Internet, I met my friend Colma. She is a North Island Kiwi, and on her own time and of her own accord, she helped this very overwhelmed professional traveler plan a Trip of a Lifetime to New Zealand’s stunning South Island.Continue reading “10 Days on New Zealand’s South Island”

Why You Need to Visit Franz Josef Village

Have you ever been somewhere that truly surprised you, and pleasantly so? Somewhere you wish you could have spent more time exploring, or perhaps somewhere you’re already planning to visit again? For Steve and me, Franz Josef Village is one of those places! Even under overcast skies, it was beautiful. Imagine it on a sunnyContinue reading “Why You Need to Visit Franz Josef Village”

10 Things to Do in Queenstown, New Zealand

Queenstown, New Zealand: the Adventure Capital of the World! The city did not earn this reputation for no reason. If you’re up for an adventure or a fun time, check out these 10 things to do in Queenstown! 10. Take in a Sunrise I have seen sunrises all over the world (thanks in no smallContinue reading “10 Things to Do in Queenstown, New Zealand”

2 Days in Christchurch

I’ll be completely honest (as usual): we did not have a great first impression of Christchurch, New Zealand. The 2010 and especially 2011 earthquakes destroyed 90% of Christchurch’s buildings. Ninety percent. That is an almost unimaginable amount of ruin. But all these years later, they are rebuilding at an alarming rate! As visitors who didn’tContinue reading “2 Days in Christchurch”

10 Things to Do in Christchurch

Have you been thinking of visiting New Zealand? It is well worth the time it takes to get there so you can experience the life, the beauty, and the history that’s all waiting for you to discover! Christchurch was a great place to start and end our road trip around New Zealand’s lovely South Island,Continue reading “10 Things to Do in Christchurch”

Road Tripping New Zealand’s South Island

Love a good road trip? It’s one of the best ways to experience New Zealand’s South Island! Our trip took us from glaciers to hiking trails to unique rock formations and more, and all our tips and things we learned along the way are here to help you plan your own trip! Rules of theContinue reading “Road Tripping New Zealand’s South Island”

Striking Scenery: New Zealand’s South Island

If you’ve been following along on my Instagram and Facebook, you already know that this year’s Trip of a Lifetime was to stunning New Zealand. This trip was exclusively to the South Island (though we would love to try out the North Island soon!), and we couldn’t have been more impressed with the scenery, people,Continue reading “Striking Scenery: New Zealand’s South Island”