Bluff Oyster Festival: A Culinary Adventure at the Bottom of the World

Bluff Oyster Festival: A Culinary Adventure at the Bottom of the World

For a small town, Bluff has made a pretty big splash on the international food scene (pun intended). Known for their world famous oysters, Bluff is also a prime fishing spot for sea urchin, Pāua, scallops, and blue cod to name a few. These tasty treats can be found everywhere from the local fish and [...]

On Tour, Pt 1 – Mom, Meet New Zealand, New Zealand, Meet My Mom

On Tour, Pt 1 – Mom, Meet New Zealand, New Zealand, Meet My Mom

This past week my mom, Nina, and her husband, David, made their first trip to New Zealand. Traveling from Chicago, they came to see the new digs and most importantly, to meet Pete's family for the first time. Since they'll be back for a longer trip in January for our wedding, this visit was all [...]

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

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 [...]