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Trip: The North Island, NZ

There are [10] stories from my trip: The North Island, NZ

Last WWOOF/ Final Roadtrip

NEW ZEALAND | Saturday, 9 May 2009 | Views [710]

WWOOFing with Liz Liz lives in a 1940s farm house with her daughter Louise (who is rarely home); Shirley Temple, the rabbit; Tosca, the kitten; four chickens; and our favorite, Lilly the little dog.  Our week at Liz's was entertaining and our workload ... Read more >

Mt. Tongariro = Engagement

NEW ZEALAND | Friday, 24 Apr 2009 | Views [572]

While most people passing through Whakapapa or National Park stop to do the Tongariro Crossing ("The Best One Day Hike in NZ"), we feel like maybe we got to see a bit more of the park... By turning the crossing into a 2-day hike and sleeping ... Read more >

Gallery: Mt. Tongariro = Engagement

NEW ZEALAND | Friday, 24 Apr 2009 | Photo Gallery

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Gallery: The East Cape

NEW ZEALAND | Tuesday, 21 Apr 2009 | Photo Gallery

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Traveling 'Round the East Cape

NEW ZEALAND | Tuesday, 21 Apr 2009 | Views [1673]

After two relaxing nights back in Paraparaumu, we hit the road with few plans, just a direction: north.   In an attempt to continue living cheaply, we made arrangements to try Couchsurfing...  Find a normal-sounding host online, e-mail, show up at their ... Read more >

Kiwis Again

NEW ZEALAND | Friday, 3 Apr 2009 | Views [521] | Comments [1]

We've been back in New Zealand for almost two weeks already and time is flying by.  Our flight from SE Asia took us to Christchurch where we nearly fell over backwards as the airport's automatic doors opened and a gust of bitterly cold wind blew past ... Read more >

The Kapiti (Sounds like "Cup a tea") Coast

NEW ZEALAND | Tuesday, 11 Nov 2008 | Views [901] | Comments [3]

For the last week and a half, Pete and I have been staying with the Meroiti family in a coastal town called Paraparaumu.  In addition to owning their own businesses, the Meroitis have a beautiful home and vineyard that backs up to native bush and overlooks ... Read more >


NEW ZEALAND | Saturday, 8 Nov 2008 | Views [577] | Comments [1]

So Erin has entrusted me once again with writing in the journal. Day I After Rotorua we made our way to Taupo. When we arrived it was freezing cold and windy!  After checking into the Hostel we took a walk on the beach and then hung out and read ... Read more >

Gallery: First Two Weeks in NZ

NEW ZEALAND | Saturday, 1 Nov 2008 | Photo Gallery

Auckland, Waitomo, Hamilton, Rotorua, Taupo
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Now that we're in New Zealand...

NEW ZEALAND | Saturday, 25 Oct 2008 | Views [626] | Comments [7]

Hello Everyone, Erin is going to let me update this as long as I stay appropriate... So we have been in New Zealand for over a week now and all I can say is it is Awesome! This whole country is like a viewpoint, everywhere you look it is postcard ... Read more >