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The Coast

Well, interview is over and I’ve got a day off before a full weekend of work! I had hoped to share more of my trip with my readers sooner, but alas, here we… Continue reading

The start of an epic adventure

¬†Andrew and I planned an epic adventure to see the wonder that is the south island of New Zealand. Our trip included a lot of driving, a lot! The south island is really… Continue reading

Can we re-think that “back again” part?

Wow! Just wow. That sums up my most recent adventure. On to the next one! But on a serious note, WOW! Landscape after crisp, clear and stunning landscape, a two week trip to… Continue reading

Fun with the Folks

While our trip to Opito Bay with Andrew’s parents was a lot of fun, we couldn’t spend all our time away. Andrew and I still had to work the daily grind, but that… Continue reading

Opito Bay and a Bach

So what does a quintessential kiwi holiday entail? Friends and family gathering at a holiday home, called a bach (pronounced batch) for a few days for some sun, sand and spirits. Andrew’s parents… Continue reading

Cathedral Cove and the Hot Water Beach

Alright. Catching us up on the “Adventures of Andrew and Julie,” the Saturday before last, the first day off since our friend Nathan came to town, we headed over to Coromandel again. This… Continue reading

Poor Knights Island

When Nathan first told us he was interested in visiting we were super excited! Nathan is a good friend of Andrew’s who happens to have a fabulous sense of adventure. As such, we… Continue reading

Waitomo Caves and a sunset… finally

Going back further, this past Saturday Andrew, Nathan and I went on an adventure by every sense of the means. We went black water tubing through the Ruakuri caves. Waitomo is about a… Continue reading

Live More Awesome

So to catch me up for the past week I’m going to detail our adventures in reverse order. Just for fun. On Sunday, Andrew, Nathan and I ventured to a family farm in… Continue reading

Challenge Complete

Deep breath! All done! I must say, Joe Friel’s book prepared me well. The race I did was clearly above my level. I was one of two without a tri-suit and a wetsuit… Continue reading