Here we are! We’re two weeks into our 5 week stay at Anakiwa Backpackers. While I wouldn’t say we’re in the middle of nowhere, we are definitely in a rather remote location. We are situated right at the beginning of the Queen Charlotte Track on the Grove Arm of the Queen Charlotte Sound. The owners […]
What a shameless pun. <Shakes head and sighs with resignation at the inheritance of her Dad’s corny sense of humor> So, yes, if you were wondering, we did see seals in Kaikoura! After a picnic at South Point, we walked across the entire peninsula, stopping once on the way to inspect this lone seal, who […]
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past six months, you probably know there was a massive earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand in February that left countless homes & businesses destroyed and stole many lives as well. Since that time the whole Canterbury region has been experiencing aftershocks–just about every day. Some are […]
We both love photography, and when there are so many amazing things to shoot in New Zealand, it makes it that much more fun. Hopefully you’ve been enjoying the images we post here on There & Back Again, as well as on Facebook. So we’re super excited to unveil our new Print Shop! You can […]
Thank you for the huge difference you have made in our lives! With much love, Drew & Lori
Starry nights & blue waters at Lake Tekapo… with a side trip to Mt. Cook! New Zealand’s tallest peak is just an hour’s drive from Lake Tekapo, so after working in the morning at Lake Tekapo Luxury Lodge, we hopped in the car for a drive, then took to foot to grab these pictures.
I’ve decided Dunedin is the skateboarding capital of New Zealand. Everywhere we went, university kids on skateboards went whizzing past us. And if he wasn’t an international exchange student at Otago University, the friend that hosted us that night would have been one of them. (But you can imagine how pesky it would be to […]
I’ll be honest, I didn’t really think I would like Invercargill. The only reason we wanted to travel there was to say we had been to the bottom of the country (pitiful reason, I know). But as it turns out, God had some amazing surprises waiting for us down there! We drove through Queenstown on […]
Wanaka (pronounced WAH-nuh-kuh) is a beautiful lakeside village nestled in the mountains at the foot of Lake Wanaka. I’m pretty sure we had the best view in the whole town from Wanaka Lakehouse.
When we embarked on this trip, we had a slew of reasons to give up our jobs, our apartment, and our way of life to travel extendedly. And while all those reasons still stand, we’ve found this trip isn’t just about seeing exotic locations or even just about learning new skills like farming and alternative […]