Category: Place

  • So Moving is a Big Thing

    So Moving is a Big Thing

    In my entire young adult life I have done nothing but travel, live out my car and sublet other people’s homes. One of the things about going to school is that it’s very helpful to have a place to live for the duration of your school term. It has something to do with the necessity […]

  • I Should Explain My Absence…

    I Should Explain My Absence…

    ..because I really fell off the wagon this time. That is the wrong reference. What I mean is, I basically stopped blogging for a while there and I am finally in a situation where I can explain why. I was in New Zealand and then I was in Spain. While I was in Spain, my […]

  • NZ Road Trip Part 5: Wellington and Tongariro

    NZ Road Trip Part 5: Wellington and Tongariro

    Returning to Christchurch was eerie. The city was quiet and cloudy. We did not spend very long there, however, as we had a ferry to catch from Picton. We used a transfer car to get up to Picton, which ended up costing us just 1 NZD, which is a great deal. We drove the five […]

  • We Interrupt this NZ Trip with and Oz Trip

    We Interrupt this NZ Trip with and Oz Trip

    Right, so Oz is what folks down here call Australia for short. We went to Australia basically for three reasons. 1. To see friends of friends. 2. To go the Melliodora, Dave Holmgren’s permaculture spot. 3. Because we were in NZ and Australia is relatively close as compared to when we are in the US. […]

  • NZ Roadtrip Part 4: Golden Bay, Marlborough, and Christchurch

    NZ Roadtrip Part 4: Golden Bay, Marlborough, and Christchurch

    All eyes turned to Christchurch last week after the horrific attacks on Muslims at prayer. Before this peaceful country was touched by such human darkness we were blithely exploring the north side of the South Island, enjoying what I would be tempted to call paradise. We woke up in Arthur’s Pass on Sunday, March 3rd […]

  • NZ Road Trip Part 3: The Southern Alps

    NZ Road Trip Part 3: The Southern Alps

    I had heard of the Rob Roy Glacier track from Terry, who I lived with in Arrowtown. She had gone out to the hike for a nice saturday day trip and described it to me as “a lovely walk.” The lovely walk requires a brave trek on a long gravel road and several stream fords […]

  • NZ Road Trip Part 2: The Fiordlands

    NZ Road Trip Part 2: The Fiordlands

    The first thing we did when we got to Manapouri was go for a walk on the Kepler Track. It’s one of the many great tracks of New Zealand and the beginning of it is a smooth, mostly flat walk through lush Fiorland woods. We did the six or so kilometers of the track out […]

  • NZ Road Trip Part 1: The Catlins

    NZ Road Trip Part 1: The Catlins

    The Catlins refers to the southern coast of New Zealand basically between Dunedin (pronounced DooNEEden). There are many towns throughout the area but much of it is protected native bush, or what others might call forest. Between the large swathes of native bush are the quintessential NZ agriculture fields featuring friendly sheep and cattle as […]

  • Letting Go of “Wanderlust” and Instead Just Being Grateful

    Letting Go of “Wanderlust” and Instead Just Being Grateful

    I’ve found myself in an interesting position. I have been extremely lucky has to have traveled a lot in my life thus far. In these travels I have met many people whose main goal in life is to keep traveling as long as possible, seeing as many places as possible. Everyone has their own way […]

  • On Pictures of Yourself Climbing and Saying Goodbye

    On Pictures of Yourself Climbing and Saying Goodbye

    Finally, some proof that I do actually clamber up rock faces instead of just talking about it. I don’t usually worry about getting photos of myself while climbing. I honestly think that unless it’s professionally done they don’t really come out that well. But I went out with a really friendly group of folks a […]

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