Wine Tasting in Martinborough, New Zealand

Wine Tasting in Martinborough, New Zealand

Since wedding plans have sidetracked any major travel plans for the rest of the year (at least until our honeymoon), Pete and I have been more focused on exploring new places around New Zealand. Thankfully, like I mentioned in one of my recent posts, Jetstar offers some pretty affordable domestic travel around New Zealand. Originally we [...]

Botanic D’Lights: A Winter Wonderland in Christchurch

Botanic D’Lights: A Winter Wonderland in Christchurch

After a year away, Botanic D'Lights is back in Christchurch dazzling locals with beautiful light installations interspersed throughout the Christchurch Botanic Gardens. Hoping to avoid the weekend crowds, Pete and I went to check out the show on opening night. Moving at a slow clip, it took us just under an hour to walk through [...]

Flying Domestically in New Zealand and a Visit to the Koru Lounge at AKL

Flying Domestically in New Zealand and a Visit to the Koru Lounge at AKL

If you've ever traveled domestically in New Zealand, there's a good chance you flew Air New Zealand or Jetstar. Unlike in the States where you've got lots of choices when it comes to booking flights, here you're pretty much limited to these two airlines. Sometimes you might not have any choice at all as some [...]

Trading Fireworks for Sunsets – Celebrating the 4th of July in New Zealand

Trading Fireworks for Sunsets – Celebrating the 4th of July in New Zealand

Happy 4th of July, America! Even though this post is being published on 5 July here in New Zealand, thanks to the time difference, millions of Americans are currently lighting up their grills for some bbq goodness in honor of America's Independence Day. My friends know I love a good fireworks display but this year [...]