Spring is well on its way here in the Southern hemisphere which means the days are getting longer and all of Christchurch is in bloom. The owners of the house we're renting (or at least their parents who live nearby) were clearly skilled gardeners who took a lot of time and effort to plant trees, shrubs, [...]
Lately, I've been seriously channeling my inner domestic goddess. With summer on its way, I'm attempting to grow my own herbs, cook recipes with more than three steps, and keep plants alive and happy (let's all keep our fingers crossed for that one). My current success rate has me feeling good and I think I'm [...]
Since wedding plans have sidetracked any major travel plans for the rest of the year (at least until our honeymoon), Pete and I have been more focused on exploring new places around New Zealand. Thankfully, like I mentioned in one of my recent posts, Jetstar offers some pretty affordable domestic travel around New Zealand. Originally we [...]
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 [...]