Abel Tasman New Zealand

One Day in Abel Tasman National Park

Abel Tasman National Park is New Zealand’s smallest park. Located on the northern coastline of the South Island, Abel Tasman is home to one of New Zealand’s multi-day walking tracks, aptly name...

New Zealand Sheep

New Zealand from the Road

Unfortunately for us, the time had to come when we said goodbye to New Zealand.  Our family has fallen in love with this small but incredibly beautiful country.  We were immediately transfixed by t...

Hobbiton New Zealand

Photo Tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set

What is the cutest little spot in New Zealand? The answer is Hobbiton, the movie set for The Shire in both The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies. What is Hobbiton? Hobbiton was constructed...

Marlborough New Zealand

Island Hopping New Zealand Style

Our travels in New Zealand started in Queenstown on the South Island. April in New Zealand is autumn…chilly nights, changing leaves, cooler temperatures. As the weather got colder, we slowly moved ...

Silo Stay

Silo Stay, New Zealand

This post was written by Tyler and Kara. We are a family of four who have been traveling around the world for ten months.  We have slept in caves, in tents out in the African bush, in teahouses on ...

Roys Peak Track

Hiking Roy’s Peak Track With Kids

Time to go hiking again!  This time we are in Wanaka, New Zealand, a gorgeous area with lakes framed by beautiful mountains.  It is autumn, a terrific time to be in New Zealand.  The trees are chan...

Julie Bungy Jump

A Tale of Four Bungy Jumps

Prior to this trip, we would never have gone bungy jumping.  That’s just for crazy people, right?!  But as we passed bungy jump locations around the world, the idea grew on us.  Once in Queenstow...

Wow New Zealand


I had once heard that New Zealand is such a beautiful place that you can’t believe it, even when you see it with your own eyes. We have only been here several days now and I agree with that state...