Coronavirus and Traveling to Samoa

What happens when a pandemic threatens to tear across the world and you’re about to go traveling? With every news outlet churning out coronavirus updates all day long, we’re plagued with warnings sounding the alarm bells. You can’t go far…

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A Guide to Wellington

Wellington is New Zealand’s capital city, tucked on the southernmost point of the North Island. It sits on the Cook Strait and is connected to the South Island with regular ferry crossings to Picton. A compact and bustling place, there…

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Paekakariki Escarpment Track Hike

Since we purchased our beautiful little van, Bongo, we’ve been taking her out at every opportunity to escape the city of Wellington and go exploring in the surrounding regions. A few weekends ago, we went up to Castle Point on…

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Lessons From a Year in New Zealand

Original plans for 2019 saw me hopping on a flight to Australia via China. I anticipated spending about three months traipsing my way around Australia, seeing as much as possible, before heading back to Vancouver. Things don’t always go as…

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Wellington to Castle Point Roadtrip

We recently bought a van! We’re thrilled to be living the true #VanLife dream in New Zealand now that we are the proud new owners of a cute Mazda Bongo. We thought long and hard about a unique name and…

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Mount Kaukau Hike

Mount Victoria is the classic fan favourite for a local Wellington hike, but if it’s glorious 360 views across the Skyline, the South Island, the Eastern Harbour and Wellington that you’re after, then Mount Kaukau is the one to do.…

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