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Big City Blues

When most people think of Australia, they think of Sydney. Despite our travels so far, we hadn’t made it to the biggest city and capital of New South Wales. As luck would have… Continue reading

A rotten nest

There are many day trips from Perth, and we had time for just one. How do you choose? One island, called Rottnest (or Wadjemup), sounded like a winner. Named after a rodent that… Continue reading

Perth

I was gifted the most useful travel gift a short person could receive. It’s something an average height-ed individual might not understand. When they side shuffle down the aisle of the airplane and… Continue reading

When Dinosaurs Roamed the Earth

The Botanic Gardens in Wellington have a little exhibit about dinosaurs at their visitors center, aptly called the tree house. My colleagues and I decided to have a little wander ¬†there over lunch… Continue reading

On Island in the Sun (Matiu / Somes Island)

It was supposed to rain for her whole visit, but we decided that wasn’t going stop us. Sneakers, cool weather gear, a long rain jacket and an umbrella later, we were off. Andrew… Continue reading

Wellies in Wellington for the Weekend

For those of you not in Wellington, you might not be aware that we’ve had a miserable summer. It’s been rainy, unseasonably cold and overcast and summers already over (yup, ended yesterday). It… Continue reading

The Pinnacle Geek Out

I had a rather busy spring this year with a couple of visitors. My cousin and her fiance hail from Chicago, IL and we went on a fair few adventures. My favorite was… Continue reading

Around town

You may have noticed I haven’t written in a bit. That’s not to say I’ve sat on the couch all winter, though to be fair, there was a lot of that too. Winters… Continue reading

Shaky skaky

The ground was so excited I wrote a new blog post yesterday is quivered¬†with excitement! There was a magnitude 7.8 earthquake on the Richter scale, located about 200 km south of Wellington. The… Continue reading

A quick visit to Welly zoo

Last Valentine’s day, the Wellington Zoo had an adults only evening. I thought this would be a great way to have a look around with a smaller crowd. It’s not a huge zoo,… Continue reading