Adventures With Pete was started as a way to keep a record of the trials and tribulations of immigrating to New Zealand from the United States. My hope is to document my experiences and share with you some helpful tips I learn along the way.
Everyone has their own reasons for moving halfway across the world. I met mine in 2013 on an OKCupid date at Hawaiian BBQ & Cajun Seafood restaurant. I was living in Alameda, a small town in the East Bay. Pete was a Kiwi transplant working in San Francisco as a programmer. It didn’t take long for trips across the Bay Bridge to become commonplace. After a year we moved in together and in 2016, ready for our next adventure, we moved to Portland, OR.
Throughout our relationship, Pete and I have shared a love of camping, traveling, and exploring. So when Pete asked if I would consider moving to New Zealand I lept at the opportunity to immerse myself in a new culture, hike new trails, and I’ll be honest, the sausage rolls are delicious.
What started as a hashtag on Instagram (#adventureswithpete) has grown into more than I could have imagined. Recently, at a college friend’s wedding, before I could even introduce him, my friend exclaimed “oh, YOU’RE adventures with Pete!”.
After moving 7,314 miles (11770.74 km) from home, I’m so excited to share my adventures with you!