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100 Days Of Summer When your home country is covered in feet of snow and -20 is the average temperature everywhere it's important to flaunt that you aren't home! This blog documents my adventures through the Pacific and South East Asia as I enjoy exactly 100 Days of Summer.

If I had 1,000,000 Rp.

INDONESIA | Sunday, 2 Mar 2014 | Views [785]

It's been one week in Indonesia and my oh my how time has flown. It feels like only yesterday we were shivering in the Christchurch Airport pulling an all nighter. Now we are relaxing on a beach in the Gili Islands. Our time at the Christchurch airport ... Read more >

Tags: bali, beaches, gili islands, gili trawangan, indonesia, kuta, paradise, rupiah, surfing, uluwatu

Such Is Life In Campervan

NEW ZEALAND | Tuesday, 25 Feb 2014 | Views [1947]

It's the last leg of my journey. Actually I'm sitting in the Christhurch Airport right now writing this blog. Next stop Indonesia! But back to New Zealand for a minute. The last week Danielle and I have been driving all over! Actually, you should ... Read more >

Tags: campervan, christchurch, doc, milford sound, mountains, new zealand, roadtrip, south

I Could Get Used To This Whole Lake And Mountain Thing

NEW ZEALAND | Tuesday, 18 Feb 2014 | Views [459]

While there may not be much to write I must start by telling you that Wanaka and Queenstown might be my favourite places in New Zealand. I know "don't be hasty master hobbit" but they were so nice! If I live anywhere in New Zealand ever it might be either ... Read more >

Tags: bungy, fergburger, new zealand, queenstown, wanaka

Swimming With Seals, Driving With Miley and Katy

NEW ZEALAND | Thursday, 13 Feb 2014 | Views [665]

Well we have had the campervan for a couple of days, and what a couple of days it has been! Eggie (short for Ol'Egbert) is a late 90's Mitsubishi Delica with chipping paint and a tape deck. More importantly he has 2 beds, 1 stove, and 4 wheels! We stayed ... Read more >

Tags: campervan, kaikoura, new zealand, roadtrip, seal swim, west coast

Ferries, Busses, Kayaks, and Campervans

NEW ZEALAND | Tuesday, 11 Feb 2014 | Views [551]

I think that moving between islands in New Zealand should be done the classic way, by ferry. We didn't even look in to flights because why not take the ferry? (I'm sure there are many good reasons based on how you are planning your trip, but it worked ... Read more >

Tags: abel tasman, busses, ferry, kayaks, nelson, new zealand, picton, wellington

The King In The North! (What, I'm leaving the north island and reading Game if Thrones)

NEW ZEALAND | Saturday, 8 Feb 2014 | Views [544]

The north island of New Zealand was a lot more exciting than people give it credit for. Danielle and had some really amazing experiences that you have (hopefully) already read about. From Waitomo, to Hobbiton, Rotorua and Tongariro, it has definitely ... Read more >

Tags: beaches, museum, new zealand, surf highway, wellington

Tweets From Mordor

NEW ZEALAND | Sunday, 2 Feb 2014 | Views [698]

I woke to my iPhone alarm proudly declaring "Wake Up! You Have To Take The Ring To Mordor!" It was the day we had been preparing for, we were doing the Tongariro Crossing. The night before we scrambled around the mountain town of Okahune getting food, ... Read more >

Tags: hobbit life, lord of the rings, mordor, okahune, tongariro crossing, tramping, trekking

Rotorua: What Geokids' Dreams Are Made Of

NEW ZEALAND | Friday, 31 Jan 2014 | Views [1340]

Rotorua was my favourite place in the North Island. I can say that easily and with a big ol' grin on my face! Rotorua is a big hub for a lot of activities we did (Hobbiton & Waitomo), but is also very cool on it's own. It is located on a volcanic ... Read more >

Tags: crash palace, geokid, geothermal, rotorua, sulphur

"Glow Maggots" Doesn't Sell Well!

NEW ZEALAND | Thursday, 30 Jan 2014 | Views [500]

Transportation in New Zealand had been robbing us, and there were a lot of day trips and moving around we had to do so we did our research and rented our dear "Hattie". (Her license plate was HAT etc. so we called her Hattie.) Hattie is a cute little ... Read more >

Tags: adventure, caving, driving, glow worms, waitomo

Do You Remember The Shire Mr. Frodo?

NEW ZEALAND | Wednesday, 29 Jan 2014 | Views [631]

Kia Ora! Today was probably the best day ever. I think I was so overloaded with excitement I shut down a bit. I definitely needed a nap after because I was too excited....you know like when a little kid goes to Disney Land and they just crash after because ... Read more >

Tags: bag end, green dragon, hobbiton, home, mata mata, motherland, new zealand, shirefolk

No Shirt, No Shoes, No Problem! Welcome to Whitanga!

NEW ZEALAND | Monday, 27 Jan 2014 | Views [654]

Kia Ora from Whitanga! Danielle and I have been beaching it up in Coromandel Penninsula! The bus here was hilarious! We took a bus from Auckland to Thames, which was your classic coach bus. Then to Whitanga we took this lovely two toned island bus ... Read more >

Tags: beaches, coromandel, hot water beach, no shoes, whitanga

Auckland, the cleanest city in the world.

NEW ZEALAND | Sunday, 26 Jan 2014 | Views [716]

Kia Ora! Here I am after 3 days in Auckland, and what a city it is! Auckland is very clean and very calm. I know what you're thinking, if you ask anyone from New Zealand they say that it's very busy and commercial. I guess that puts the rest of New ... Read more >

Tags: auckland, beaches, new zealand, sunburn, waiheke

Hey I Played Volleyball With You In Fiji!

FIJI | Thursday, 23 Jan 2014 | Views [469]

So our schedule today was all funky and Cayla, Vanessa, and I were all up before 7! We just couldn't sleep! It's probably because we're so burned and went to bed early. We got dressed in bathing suits and sarongs for breakfast with Stacey. (Vanessa and ... Read more >

Tags: fiji, fiji time, new zealand, shirefolk


FIJI | Wednesday, 22 Jan 2014 | Views [565]

Let me preface this post with the fact that Stacey and I have both never seen "Castaway" and should be teased relentlessly. Today Vanessa, Cayla, Stacey and I woke up bright and early for a day cruise! We bussed to Port Denarau where we boarded a ... Read more >

Tags: beaches, castaway, fiji, islands, sailing, seaspray, snorkling

Your Accents Get Stronger When You're Together

FIJI | Tuesday, 21 Jan 2014 | Views [482]

Vanessa and Cayla got here this morning which was so exciting! They surprised me at my room as I was getting up. I moved all my stuff to Aquarius (a hotel next to the Bamboo hostel) and we checked in. Our room is so big, has air conditioning and a huge ... Read more >

Tags: accents, canadian, fiji, nadi, poolside, sweets

Hostel? You Mean People Live Here?!

FIJI | Monday, 20 Jan 2014 | Views [552]

Day Two of Fiji was so much fun. Angela, Stacey and I had a market day. We took a bus into Nadi, which was really nice. The bus was pretty busted up but the roads are nicely paved so it's smooth and very open. Oh by the way Angela and Stacey are my dorm ... Read more >

Tags: fiji, hostel, kava, market, monkey tree, nadi

Bula! Welcome to Fiji! Apply Sunscreen Evenly and Often!

FIJI | Sunday, 19 Jan 2014 | Views [714]

Well friends I finally made it! Liz here, I'm on the main island of beautiful Fiji and it's amazing. Being here has made me forget the ordeal with LAX and given me an opportunity to relax. I got in at 5am Nadi time, and it was daylight savings so it ... Read more >

Tags: backpacker, beaches, bula, canadian, fiji, nadi, ocean, sunburn

Fiji Airways: $15 For A Meal, $20 For Snacks and $650 For Freedom.

USA | Friday, 17 Jan 2014 | Views [841]

Last night the suspense was killing us. My Aussie parents and our two new 'homeless by Fiji Airways' clubhouse members waited by the gate in anticipation. The manager told us that our chances were looking good, and that because they only overbooked by ... Read more >

Tags: crying, fiji airways, lax, standby, stranded, the terminal

Puppies, Police, and Perfume: Life at LAX

USA | Thursday, 16 Jan 2014 | Views [565]

Hey friends! Just sitting here airside at Tom Bradley International Terminal at LAX enjoying berries, terra chips and the amazing view! As you we'll know last night I slept in the terminal. My Australian parents went back through security and checked ... Read more >

Tags: canadian, fiji, lax, stranded, the terminal, tom bradley

Homeless but hopeful: Day two of my mission to Fiji

USA | Wednesday, 15 Jan 2014 | Views [466]

Many of you at home in Canada are sitting there with every part of your body crossed hoping I will eventually make it to Fiji, and for that you are the best. So here's the story, I got off my flight to Los Angeles ready to hop on one to Fiji. When I ... Read more >

Tags: homeless, hopeful, lax, stranded

I hopped off a plane at LAX with my dream and a cardigan

USA | Wednesday, 15 Jan 2014 | Views [681]

"It's a dangerous business Frodo, going out your door. You step into the road and if you don't keep your feet there's no knowing where you might be swept off to" -JRR Tolkein (Gandalf) Well stepping out my door I definitely got swept into an adventure, ... Read more >

Tags: adventure begins, canadian girls, chicago, fiji, layover, los angeles

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