• New Zealand

    Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park

    Going forward, if anyone asks me what places in New Zealand I would consider a “must-visit”, I think Aoraki/Mount Cook is going to be at the top of my list. I’m incredibly blessed to have been born in this crazy…

  • New Zealand

    Dunedin & The Otago Peninsula

    Last month, I set off on a little road trip around the South Island of my home country. Despite living here all of my life, I’d only visited the South Island twice, back when I was a kid. I had…

  • View over rural hills at sunset with a fence in the foreground
    New Zealand

    A Long Weekend in Mangawhai

    Near the end of January lies Auckland Anniversary Day, giving us Aucklanders an amazing three day weekend. This year, some old university friends and I booked a bach about 90 minutes north of Auckland in Magical Mangawhai. I didn’t make that…

  • Gannets flying around their clifftop colony at Muriwai beach.
    New Zealand

    Auckland’s Wild West Coast

    West of Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city (but not the capital, mind), lies a coastline made up of beautifully rugged black sand beaches. About a 40 minute drive from the city, these beaches have provided the backdrop for renowned film…