Lessons Learned…

So, I’ve finally come to the conclusion of Andrew and Julie’s Epic Adventure to the South Island. After Kaikoura, we drove up to Marlborough in the morning to sample some wine and relax… Continue reading


So, if you’re just tuning in, I’m writing about a phenomenally amazing adventure my partner and I went on. We drove here and there and everywhere in the south island of New Zealand… Continue reading

Mount Sunday AKA Edoras

Alright, so it’s true. I can’t go too long without geeking out a bit. While skipping some of the other Lord of the Ring movie locations, there was one we just couldn’t pass… Continue reading

The Anchor

Over halfway through our south island adventure, Andrew and I found ourselves driving in the rain to catch a ferry to Stewart Island. Located 30 km south of the south island, Maori legend… Continue reading

Central Otago and Otago Peninsula

Okay, so where we? Driving along the Southern Scenic Route, we wrapped up our drive in Dunedin only to find out that the Cadbury chocolate factory tour, with the chocolate waterfall, was not… Continue reading

Pork Pie

I’d like to take a brief intermission in the play by play of our trip to discuss a phenomenally fantastic race that took place starting Easter Weekend. Unbeknownst to us, our trip happened… Continue reading

The Southern Scenic Route

At this point in our trip, I started to worry, could things really keep getting better? How many more types of beauty and awe could this country produce? The answer was so very… Continue reading


We made it to Te Anau by Tuesday evening because early Wednesday morning a bus was picking us up on the side of the highway. Why might you ask? Well, we were on… Continue reading

Haast Pass to Te Anau

Driving south from the glaciers on the west coast, Andrew I were headed to Te Anau, in hopes of voyaging the Doubtful Sounds the next day. The road to Te Anau took us… Continue reading


So where’d we leave off? Driving south along the west coast? It’s getting dark? Okay, so darkness falls and where are we? Not at the glaciers yet (pronounced glassy-uhs in Kiwi). We tried.… Continue reading