Our Lonely Planet travel guide describes the Pancake Rocks as usually being just a pit stop on the road trip down the west coast of the South Island. That’s exactly what it ended up being for us too, but I have to say this pit stop impressed us quite a bit more than it must […]
How many of our favorite places have animal names? Let’s count and see . . . The Silly Goose is our favorite restaurant in Nashville. The Frothy Monkey is a fantastic coffee shop back home that serves amazing Maple Spice Lattes made with Almond Milk. The Pickled Parrot was the name of our hostel in […]
Golden Bay is also known as the ‘heart of the parks’ with massive Kahurangi National Park to the west and massively popular Abel Tasman National Park tucked in to the east. While it was far too cold (for me at least) to go for a swim, we were lucky to experience Golden Bay sans the […]
Back home, Drew and I occasionally volunteered at the Nashville Urban Harvest. We would help plant, weed, and water, and then enjoy the spoils at harvest time. We loved getting dirty and meeting new people, all while learning a thing or two. Our hosts in Nelson told us about their community garden and suggested we […]
It depends on who you ask, but any surveyor will tell you the center of New Zealand can be found just above the city of Nelson. The sun started to warm up a chilly morning as we set off on a tramp to the Centre of New Zealand. We peeled off layer after layer of […]
Today marks day 100 of our travels thus far! It’s been a wild ride. There are still days when I think, “I am standing on the side of a mountain in New Zealand . . . What?!” Drew and I have learned so much since we’ve been traveling–about ourselves, other cultures, trusting God to lead […]
Nelson has become one of our favorite cities in New Zealand. Walking through the streets of this little town during the past (almost) 2 weeks, we’ve really come to love what’s around us. We spent quite a few days just wandering through the shops in the city center, browsing the exhibits in the regional museum, […]
Even though we are on the other side of the world, we are still thinking of all the mothers (and grandmothers, aunts, sister-in-law, etc.) who mean so much to us. Thank you for who you have been to us, who you are, and who you are becoming.
Not to be confused with a children’s day care, the Playhouse Cafe is a hip theatre restaurant & live events venue where we spent our first week on the South Island. Getting there meant taking a ferry across the Cook Strait from Wellington to Picton.
The theme of our visit to Wellington could have been summed up with the words rain, wind, and sleeping in a tent. But what really sticks out to us about Wellington is the connections we made with Family. After weeks of contacting potential HelpX and CouchSurfing hosts, we still had yet to find someone willing […]