Easy Tramping Near Christchurch; An Overnight to Nina Hut

Easy Tramping Near Christchurch; An Overnight to Nina Hut

This past week most of New Zealand was on holiday, celebrating Easter and commemorating Anzac day with a few well-earned days off. With the weather report looking decent, a couple of friends and I decided to find an easy overnight tramp to kickstart our holiday. We picked Nina Hut because it was only a two and a [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]