Shreddin’ For the Weddin’ – Five Ways I’m Upping My Fitness In Preparation for the Big Day

Shreddin’ For the Weddin’ – Five Ways I’m Upping My Fitness In Preparation for the Big Day

Since moving to New Zealand, I've been pretty slack on the fitness front, but with the wedding just around the corner, I'm feeling motivated to get back into the swing of things. With five months to go before the big day, I've been looking for ways to get more active, drop a few kgs, and tone up on a budget.  Here's what I've been doing to kickstart my fitness and get shreddin' for the weddin'...

Our Engagement Story

Our Engagement Story

This past week marked one year since Pete and I got engaged. Feeling a little nostalgic, I went back to old posts from the early days of AwP only to discover that I'd completely failed to share the story of how Pete proposed. My bad! So in honor of one year with a ring on [...]

Wine Tasting in Martinborough, New Zealand

Wine Tasting in Martinborough, New Zealand

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 [...]

Botanic D’Lights: A Winter Wonderland in Christchurch, New Zealand

Botanic D’Lights: A Winter Wonderland in Christchurch, New Zealand

After a year away, Botanic D'Lights is back in Christchurch dazzling locals with beautiful light installations interspersed throughout the Christchurch Botanic Gardens. Hoping to avoid the weekend crowds, Pete and I went to check out the show on opening night. Moving at a slow clip, it took us just under an hour to walk through [...]

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 [...]