• Franz Josef Glacier New Zealand
    19 2014 March

    Glacier Adventure in Franz Josef

    I know what you are thinking; didn’t you leave the Wisconsin winter in search of warmer climates? So why on Earth would we spend a day playing in the snow and ice? Well, it’s not...

  • Lake Hawea
    16 2014 March

    Unrivaled Scenery at Lake Hawea, New Zealand

    The Lake Wanaka area is often overlooked as the little sibling to Queenstown, however the scenery here is just as stunning. Lake Hawea makes a nice stop off if you are headed South towards Queenstown...

  • Skydive Taupo Tandem Skydiving
    11 2014 March

    Seeing Lake Taupo from the Air- Our First Skydive

    The door of the plane opened. I was sitting on the front bench so I had an unparalleled view of the landscape from my seat.  We were at 12,000 feet and the 3 people sitting...

  • River Rats Rafting Rotorua
    05 2014 March

    White Water Rafting Down Class 5 Rapids in Rotorua

    New Zealand is known for it’s extreme activities and sports throughout the country. One trip you should not miss on the North Island when you visit Rotorua is a rafting trip with River Rats Rafting....

  • Piha New Zealand
    26 2014 February

    Surfing the Waves in Piha

    45 minutes outside of Auckland puts you into a sub tropical climate. A place so quiet, the only sound you hear for miles is the crashing of the surf against the beaches.  We had agreed...

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Following in Frodo’s Steps at Hobbiton

April 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

A visit to New Zealand is hard to say as complete without taking a moment to geek out and visit Hobbiton. I don’t mean that in an offensive way at all. I was actually really...

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April 11, 2014 | 2 Comments

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April 7, 2014 | 4 Comments

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April 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

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March 27, 2014 | 2 Comments

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March 19, 2014 | 5 Comments
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You WILL See Animals in the Amazon!

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