Flying Domestically in New Zealand and a Visit to the Koru Lounge at AKL

Flying Domestically in New Zealand and a Visit to the Koru Lounge at AKL

If you've ever traveled domestically in New Zealand, there's a good chance you flew Air New Zealand or Jetstar. Unlike in the States where you've got lots of choices when it comes to booking flights, here you're pretty much limited to these two airlines. Sometimes you might not have any choice at all as some [...]

Trading Fireworks for Sunsets – Celebrating the 4th of July in New Zealand

Trading Fireworks for Sunsets – Celebrating the 4th of July in New Zealand

Happy 4th of July, America! Even though this post is being published on 5 July here in New Zealand, thanks to the time difference, millions of Americans are currently lighting up their grills for some bbq goodness in honor of America's Independence Day. My friends know I love a good fireworks display but this year [...]

Surviving My First Kiwi Winter – A Recipe For Simple Chicken Soup

Surviving My First Kiwi Winter – A Recipe For Simple Chicken Soup

Winter in New Zealand started on 1 June and there's no doubt in my mind that Christchurch got the memo. It feels like it's been raining nonstop for weeks and I'm now refusing to leave the house without mittens firmly in-hand. My friends back in the States may be out running errands in sundresses and [...]