• 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...


Sydney Opera House Sydney Australia

A Love Affair with the Sydney Opera House

April 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Travel ignites some pretty amazing emotions in me and I’m pretty sure everyone that travels can relate to this.  Why is it that we allow ourselves to become completely enamored by something as simple as...

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Tongariro Crossing New Zealand

840 Hours of New Zealand in 2.25 Minutes

April 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Even though we are now traveling in Australia and having a great time, we are still captivated by the amazing time we had in New Zealand. The days went by way too fast. I asked...

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Kiwi Experience New Zealand RTW Recap

RTW Recap- 5 Weeks in New Zealand

April 21, 2014 | 4 Comments

We just spent 5 weeks in New Zealand and it was an absolutely mind blowing experience for us. The country is just plain gorgeous, there is no other way to put it.  5 weeks seems...

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Booderee National Park Australia

Bushwalking in Booderee National Park

April 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

One of the perks of camping in a National Park in Australia is that you have access to some pretty neat walking tracks. Booderee National Park on Jervis Bay is no exception to this and...

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Pebbly Beach Kangaroos

Searching for Kangaroos at Pebbly Beach

April 17, 2014 | 4 Comments

Being a wildlife lover and visiting Australia meant that seeing a kangaroo was high up on my list during our visit.  We had checked out a few places along the Great Ocean Road where we...

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Great Ocean Road Australia cockatoo

Up Close and Personal on the Great Ocean Road

April 15, 2014 | 6 Comments

The Great Ocean Road in Australia. I know most people that enjoy travel have heard of it and it seems to bring up some discussions as to whether it is worth one’s time to pay...

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Hobbiton New Zealand

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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Cannibal Bay Sea Lions the Caitlins New Zealand

Photo Tour of The Catlins, New Zealand

April 11, 2014 | 2 Comments

The Catlins is an incredibly beautiful area on the Southern coast of the South Island in New Zealand.  It offers stunning scenery along the coastline that is filled with natural wonders and unique wildlife for...

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It felt as if I had just closed my eyes when the alarm sounded. I felt around for my phone in the direction of the annoying buzzing. Found it, 4:30am. It took a second for...

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Skyline Gondola Queenstown New Zealand

5 Things To Do In Queenstown

April 7, 2014 | 4 Comments

One of the top visited places in New Zealand and especially in the South Island is Queenstown.  We weren’t sure what we were in for, an over-hyped disappointment or a pleasant surprise. It turned out...

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Tongariro Crossing New Zealand

Finding Our Stride on the Tongariro Crossing

April 9, 2014 | 2 Comments

It felt as if I had just closed my eyes when the alarm sounded. I felt around for my phone in the direction of the annoying buzzing. Found it, 4:30am....

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Franz Josef Glacier New Zealand

Glacier Adventure in Franz Josef

March 19, 2014 | 5 Comments
River Valley Stables Horse Trekking

Horse Trekking in River Valley

March 8, 2014 | 1 Comments

Caving Adventure in Waitomo

March 4, 2014 | 4 Comments
Piha New Zealand

Surfing the Waves in Piha

February 26, 2014 | 3 Comments