There and Back Again – The World’s Shortest Trip to Wellington

For the past several years, a dining room table has been living in a storage facility in Lower Hutt, waiting for Pete's triumphant return to New Zealand. Now that we're here, we were faced with a bit of a conundrum when it came to getting the table from Wellington to Christchurch. Not wanting to spend a fortune shipping… Continue reading There and Back Again – The World’s Shortest Trip to Wellington

Licensed to Drive – How to Convert Your License in New Zealand

New Zealand roads are full of hairpin turns, one lane bridges, and ill-equipped tourists driving giant RVs. Add driving on the left to the mix and getting around in this country can sometimes feel, well, a bit terrifying. Luckily these hazards are mostly limited to state highways and rural roads - so about 80% of New… Continue reading Licensed to Drive – How to Convert Your License in New Zealand

Christchurch Lantern Festival

This weekend was Christchurch's annual Lantern Festival. For two nights, the CBD was bursting with locals and tourists celebrating Chinese New Year and welcoming in the Year of the Dog. This year marked the festival's return to the center of town after the 2011 earthquake. For the past several years, it was temporarily moved to Hagley… Continue reading Christchurch Lantern Festival