Easy Day Trips From Christchurch – A Scenic Drive to Akaroa

This June has been one of the wettest on record and the cold weather and grey skies have been triggering some serious hibernation vibes in me. With the sun seemingly on an extended holiday, all I've wanted to do is cocoon into the softest blanket I own and read a good book. I find that… Continue reading Easy Day Trips From Christchurch – A Scenic Drive to Akaroa

Licensed to Drive – How to Convert Your License in New Zealand

New Zealand roads are full of hairpin turns, one lane bridges, and ill-equipped tourists driving giant RVs. Add driving on the left to the mix and getting around in this country can sometimes feel, well, a bit terrifying. Luckily these hazards are mostly limited to state highways and rural roads - so about 80% of New… Continue reading Licensed to Drive – How to Convert Your License in New Zealand

My Top 5 Coffee Spots In Christchurch…So Far

I'll be the first to admit that I was spoiled in Portland. There were not one but three coffee spots offering quality espresso within a block of my apartment. If the weather was nice I'd head to Kind Coffee and hang on the picnic benches with the pup. On colder days I'd swing by Foxy for… Continue reading My Top 5 Coffee Spots In Christchurch…So Far