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West Port: Beer.

From Punakaiki we drove North to Takaka, via Grey Mouth and West Port – home of the West Coast Brewing company. Breweries had sort of become “Rob’s thing” by this point in the… Continue reading

K-Lumps (Kuala Lumpur)

I was extremely excited to be with Rob as he got his first taste of Asia in Kuala Lumpur. I filled him in along the way about certain asian customs (including SEAL). It… Continue reading

The bluest water – Lake Tekapo

Upon leaving Christchurch, we headed to Lake Tekapo via Ashburn and Fairlie. Along the way, we picked up a nice hitchhiker named Daniel. He looked a lot like a hippie Jesus, with his… Continue reading

Back to Wellington

We found another cool park in Pahiatua where we met a dangerously fearless kid named Max. With a quick stop in Masterton for some Roast Lemon Chutney, we were headed home. It was… Continue reading

Christmas with the Byrnes

Each member of the Byrne family has a comically distinct personality. While staying at their romantic vineyard-side ranch house, we had a wine-country style holiday; something I had never experienced before. We cooked… Continue reading

Hawke’s Bay

Hawke’s Bay is the name of the area surrounding Hawke Bay (brilliant nomenclature, I know). This area includes Napier, Havelock North, Clive, and probably another town or two that I can’t remember at… Continue reading

Kerosene Creek & Taupo

Kerosene Creek was home to some pretty cool hot springs*. Although it’s a site listed frequently in guide books and travel maps, there were only a few people visiting when we were there.… Continue reading

Rotorua: The Cardboard Town

Although Rotorua is packed with many sorts of cafes, restaurants, bars, and shops, the town as a whole simply wasn’t inviting. It felt as though it were constructed simply for the purpose of… Continue reading

Waitomo: The Glow Worm Caves

The main attraction in Waitomo is the Glo Worm Caves. Little strands of glow worm goo hang from the ceiling of many caves in the area, creating an awesome diplay of blueish glowing… Continue reading

Tamarnui

Visiting one of our favorite places, the iSite, we chatted with a lady who shared about her travels around the world, the changes in the New Zealand economy and agriculture. She also took… Continue reading