The spirit of conservation seems to be ingrained in Kiwi culture, and I found myself reflecting often on why this must be while hiking the Abel Tasman. Continue reading “The Abel Tasman Coast Track Part III: Torrent Bay Through the Final Farewell”
The pristine bays of Abel Tasman National Park are divided by fingers of land that reach out into the ocean and range in width from pinky to palm size. Continue reading “The Abel Tasman Coast Track Part II: Onetahuti to the First Glimpse of Torrent Bay”
It’s a few days after Christmas 2015, and I couldn’t be farther from my New York City apartment. Continue reading “The Abel Tasman Coast Track Part I: Getting There & The Way to Onetahuti”
It was Christmas Day in Sumner, New Zealand, where I was spending the holidays with Tom and his family. Continue reading “The Great Penguin Incident of Christmas 2015 (or How to Be a Good Steward)”
I spent 10 days in Melbourne in December.
Greetings from sunny Melbourne!
I don’t think I’ll ever stop dreaming of the two weeks Tom and I spent touring New Zealand’s South Island. Continue reading “Best of: New Zealand South Island Road Trip 2015”
After a couple of days rest (and study! There’s no such thing as a real vacation for this graduate student!) in Sumner, Tom and I packed up the car once more for our last stop on our great south island road trip: Kaikoura. Continue reading “NZ South Island Road Trip Stop 7: Seals, Seafood, and Seeing it for Yourself in Kaikoura”
The coastline south of Christchurch is all gorgeous ocean views and craggy volcanic cliffs. Continue reading “NZ South Island Road Trip Stop 6: Visit Sumner”