The Abel Tasman Coast Track Part II: Onetahuti to the First Glimpse of Torrent Bay

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Bark Bay as we made our approach

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”

The Abel Tasman Coast Track Part I: Getting There & The Way to Onetahuti

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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”

The Great Penguin Incident of Christmas 2015 (or How to Be a Good Steward)

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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)”

First Impressions of Melbourne, Australia

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I spent 10 days in Melbourne in December.

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Happy Holidays from AUSTRALIA!

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Greetings from sunny Melbourne!

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Best of: New Zealand South Island Road Trip 2015

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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”

GO ALL BLACKS!

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While I’m almost finished recounting my two weeks in New Zealand on this blog, my love affair with this country has only just begun. Continue reading “GO ALL BLACKS!”

NZ South Island Road Trip Stop 7: Seals, Seafood, and Seeing it for Yourself in Kaikoura

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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”

NZ South Island Road Trip Stop 6: Visit Sumner

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View of Christchurch and the Canterbury Plains from the Port Hills

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”

NZ South Island Road Trip Stop 5: Colorful Surprises in Hokitika

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For whatever reason, I didn’t have high hopes for Hokitika. Continue reading “NZ South Island Road Trip Stop 5: Colorful Surprises in Hokitika”