One thing I love about Auckland is the number of festivals that happen on the weekends. There is ALWAYS something to do! Now that I’ve got way too much time on my hands, I try… Continue reading

In and Around

When your friend are in town, you have two days to show them around, where would you take them? Andrew came back to Auckland for the weekend to meet up with some friends… Continue reading

Auckland: Big Little City

As you may know, Auckland is the biggest city in New Zealand, and it’s grown into quite the International city over the past years. Want proof?   A couple of weeks ago was… Continue reading

Goodbye so soon?

So about this time last year I bought my first car. Despite doing my best to navigate the shitty driving in New Zealand, I was in a very unfortunate accident several weeks ago.… Continue reading

Aren’t the Redwoods from California?

New Years Day we decided to head south. The weather wasn’t going to cooperate, so we just went anyways. First stop, Hobbiton. One of these days, the thrill will wear off, but the… Continue reading

When did 2014 happen?

During my mom’s visit, it rained a lot. It was also a lot cooler than it normally is this time of year. But that didn’t stop us from taking advantage of the sunny… Continue reading

Where Oceans Meet

Over the holidays I was lucky enough to have my mother come to visit from Chicago. It was consistently below zero in Chicago and freezing, so of course, Auckland had a much better… Continue reading

Main Streets

You know what I’m talking about. Michigan Avenue, 95th Street, Broadway, Paseo de la Reforma, Mass Ave, Queen Street, Rodeo Drive. Every town, or part of town you go to there is a… Continue reading

Madrid, or where I learned to drive stick shift

So we had two weekends in Spain. What to do, what to do? My sister had been to Spain, and had lovely things to say about the cities, so we decided to rent… Continue reading

Monte Igueldo

The first night we checked into the hotel, severely jet-lagged, the hotel receptionist told us about a tram that takes us to Monte Igueldo. The view was nice she said. I don’t know… Continue reading