The Island of Wine

We started out the morning a bit earlier than normal, but considering we’ve had a few late starts it really wasn’t all that early. Maree droped us off at the ferry on her way to work. We decided to go check out Waiheke Island- about a 30 minute ferry from Auckland. Waiheke is mostly known…

One Tree Hill

We had no concrete plans for today so we chilled for awhile in the morning and watched a few more episodes of the Bachelor New Zealand (it’s much worse than the U.S. but still addictive). Maree realized she had some work to do so she decided to drop us off at One Tree Hill, which…

The Village of Hobbits 

HOBBITON TODAY!!! If you don’t know what Hobbiton is then I don’t know why you’re even reading this, but it’s where they filmed parts of Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movies. They ending up leaving the hobbit village (all of the house’s are certified buildings apparently) and turned it into a tourist destination. …

Glowing in the Caves

Welp it rained all day, but we were in caves all day so it didn’t even matter! So really it was a fantastic day!  We left for Waitomo around 9am. Waitomo had a bunch of caves and is known for having glow worms in the cave!  The first cave we went to was Aranui Cave….

KIWI’S ❤❤❤❤❤❤

Maree’s awesome mom… sorry Maree’s awesome mum did my laundry for me! What a sweet lady 😊 Maree’s roommate, Deb, came up to Hamilton last night and the four of us headed out around 9am to Rotorua, which is basically the Yellowstone of New Zealand. Just like Yellowstone, Rotorua smells like eggs… YUM! But also…

Hamilton & Raglan

Alexis arrived in the morning so I went with Maree to pick her up from the airport. From the airport we headed over to Omana beach. It was a super nice day out so we strolled around the beach for a little while.  From the beach, we headed back to Maree’s apartment. We picked up…

NEW ZEALAND!

Sam had go to the airport at 8am this morning to fly home. BYE SAM. My flight wasn’t until 4pm so I had some time to spare. I FaceTimed my parents in the morning before heading out. I decided to head over back by the Opera House for a little while to hang out before…

Sabbatical 2018

I work for the best company (Protiviti) that is letting me take a 2.5 month sabbatical from work (January 12-April 2) and I’ve decided to travel for most of it! Below is the plan and the hotels/hostels. Bangkok, Thailand (Jan 14-17) Baan Dinso 113 Trok Sin, Dinso Road, Borvornnivate, Pranakorn, Bangkok, Thailand, 10200 email: baandinso@baandinso.com Chiang…