For a small town, Bluff has made a pretty big splash on the international food scene (pun intended). Known for their world famous oysters, Bluff is also a prime fishing spot for sea urchin, Pāua, scallops, and blue cod to name a few. These tasty treats can be found everywhere from the local fish and [...]
The last few weeks, between all the travel and general chaos of everyday life, I almost missed celebrating an expat milestone... I've been in New Zealand for six months! It flew by in the snap of my fingers. I can't believe that since November I've found a job, brought our dog over from America, learned to [...]
After our quick taste of Kiwi wine country, we loaded up the car and hit the road, cruising down State Highway 1 until we hit our next destination, Kaikoura. A coastal town, Kaikoura is where you'll find some of the freshest seafood in New Zealand. Its name literally translates to eat crayfish (Kai = food, Koura = Crayfish).
On Tour: Wellington --> Blenheim --> Kaikoura --> Mt Lyford --> Christchurch If you ever find yourself traveling from Wellington to the South Island and are debating whether to fly or take the ferry, take the ferry. Sure, it may be a bit slower than flying, but nothing beats the views of the sounds after [...]
On Tour: Wellington --> Blenheim --> Kaikoura --> Mt Lyford --> Christchurch On Saturday morning Pete and I flew to Wellington with my parents. We had two days to show off Pete's hometown. Our 2-bedroom Airbnb was very conveniently just across the street from Te Papa, New Zealand's National Museum. With a few hours to kill [...]