Adventures With Pete started as a way to keep a record of the trials and tribulations of immigrating to New Zealand from the United States. I wanted to document this crazy time in my life and maybe share some helpful tips along the way.
Everyone has their own reasons for moving halfway across the world – I met mine in 2013 on an OKCupid date at a Hawaiian BBQ & Cajun Seafood restaurant in Alameda, California. I had just moved back to the states after teaching English overseas and Pete was a Kiwi transplant working in San Francisco as a programmer.
In 2016, after three years in the San Francisco Bay we were ready for our next adventure. We packed the car with all our worldly possessions and drove up the I-5 to Portland, Oregon.
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 a love story bigger than I could have imagined.
After moving 7,314 miles (11770.74 km) from home, I’m so excited to share my adventures with you!