Counting The Days; What It’s Like When Your Fiancé Moves Before You

We had always planned to be apart for one month. Pete's H1B visa allowing him to work in the U.S. expired on October 1st, 2017. Passing on the option to extend it when we decided to move to New Zealand, Pete booked his flight  home for September 28th. I would stay behind for a few [...]

Will My Dog Bark With An Accent? A Guide To Getting Your Pet To New Zealand

Getting Your Pet Ready To Go New Zealand is a rabies-free country making it very, very difficult to bring pets into the country from the U.S. or any other non rabies-free country. The whole process takes about 6 months from getting the international microchip implanted to sealing the crate for your pet's flight. When it [...]

Here, There, and Everywhere: Planning A Wedding On Two Continents

Taking a break from the stress of waiting for my visa to come through, I have found myself diverting much of my attention to wedding planning. I'm a planner at heart, so I've felt very up for the challenge (and a 7 day road trip with Pete certainly accelerated the process). Things seemed to be [...]