The art of coffee in New Zealand

Although there are Starbucks close to everywhere New Zealand does coffee slower and much better. Like a lot of things in the country, Kiwis take pride in their coffee making. There are a few distinct differences when ordering coffee in New Zealand (and Australia). The two big differences are the flat white and the tall…

Windy Wellington

The Capital of New Zealand and tucked away at the bottom of the north island and is the gateway to the south island. The ferry across the Cook Straight runs from Picton to Wellington three or four times a day through two different companies, Interisland and Bluebird. But we didn’t come here just to leave….


Auckland Wintergarden sits in the vast Auckland Domain. Open year-round from 9AM- 4:30PM. Auckland Domain A look back at the city from the ferry heading to Waiheki Island one of my favorite places in New Zealand waiheke-island

Where to begin? The middle of course!

Any great story is amazing in the middle. Bungee jumping off a platform suspended in the air in a glass box and jump platform dangling high above Shotover River to fall 184 meters or 603 feet for an 8.5-second free fall is a great place to start this travel story. In New Zealand, there is…

Doubtful Sound, New Zealand 

To get to this magical place called Doubtful Sound is a long journey. There are only two boats that go out into this beautiful area, one is a day cruise and the other is an overnight cruise. Like the bulk of people visting the area, Queenstown is the closest and most practical town to book…


Flying over from the north island to the south island is jaw-dropping. Coming into Queenstown is a scene from Lord of the Rings.

Auckland  Lantern Festival 2017

On a sunny afternoon under a tree, I sit and watch the locals and travelers watch the performers and wait in line for food. The food choices were endless and lined the roads. Live music on the main stage and local dance groups in traditional costumes taking there turn on side stages. Auckland Domain came…