Black Sands

Traveling abroad usually means trying new things- even if it sounds a little crazy, risky or out of the ordinary. Like skydiving. Or driving on the left side of the road. Our first weekend in Auckland, we wanted to get out of the city and explore. A group of us wanted to check out Piha … More Black Sands

Sun Salutations

Morning before leaving Lake Tekapo, I had this idea to try and see the sunrise. I dragged myself out of bed while all the world was still asleep.  Even though it was freezing and dark outside, I was awake and energized. I stumbled and climbed over slippery, frost-covered boulders and rocks of the lake’s shore until I got a front … More Sun Salutations

Earth & Sky

“Because in the end you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain.” ~ Jack Kerouac  Our InterCity bus took us through rolling emerald pastures of Canterbury Plains, past sheep and dairy farms, while the majestic stark white mountains played hike and seek with us … More Earth & Sky

Flat Whites & Hikes

Currently: realizing the wifi in NZ is horrid. Woke up feeling restored and refreshed super early around 6am; I’m never an early bird but it was 11am Seattle time so I was ready to get up. There’s something pretty awesome about waking up with a city. Went over to C1 Espresso, one of the highest … More Flat Whites & Hikes