Thailand 2017

I arrived in Thailand in the late morning of July 1st and had all day to explore Chiang Mai before Brooke and Laura arrived that evening. My day consisted of touring temples within the city, a fish spa experience and a foot massage. The temples were amazing in terms of architecture. All different types of…

Fiji 2017

I am not sure if I can even come up with the words that will express how incredible my time in Fiji was.  When I was first planning my trip to Fiji I was nervous as this was my first solo vacation.  Yes I have been travelling on my own for work and school but…

The (north) West Coast

The north part of the West Coast was just as beautiful as the southern half of it.  Day 1 was spent driving through Arthur’s Pass up to Greymouth and on to Westport.  I didn’t spend much time in Greymouth but I did walk along the flood wall for a bit and read about the history…

Orana Wildlife Park

Orana Wildlife Park is located outside Christchurch on 80 hectares of land.  This park is classified as an open range zoo.  Orana is present internationally with its zoo-based breeding program for exotic and endangered animals.  The Orana Wildlife Trust is dedicated to environmental preservation and conservation of endangered animals.  Their breeding programs are designed as…

Mt. Cook, Otago Peninsula & Dunedin

My latest adventure started in Lake Tekapo to go stargazing because the Mackenzie area was declared an International Dark Sky Reserve in 2012 and it is only 1 of 10 in the world.  Under these pollution free skies the stars were so bright and I even saw the milky way.  I definitely plan to head…

Banks Peninsula and Akaroa

Over my last couple days off I travelled over to the east coast and visited the Banks Peninsula region and the small fishing town of Akaroa.  Banks Peninsula was formed by 2 giant volcanos which erupted over 8 million years ago.  My visit to Banks Peninsula consisted of the scenic drive around summit road.  The…

Chasing Waterfalls – Iceland

I am intrigued by waterfalls and the only way I can explain my interest is why not – water is natures landscape artist.  It helped to form a lot of the landscape that we seen today and that power that water has is what intrigues me. Skogafoss – South Region of Iceland located along Route…

Chasing Waterfalls – United States

I am intrigued by waterfalls and the only way I can explain my interest is why not – water is natures landscape artist.  It helped to form a lot of the landscape that we seen today and that power that water has is what intrigues me. Seven Falls – Denver, Colorado (Seven waterfalls joined together)…

Chasing Waterfalls – New Zealand

I am intrigued by waterfalls and the only way I can explain my interest is why not – water is natures landscape artist.  It helped to form a lot of the landscape that we seen today and that power that water has is what intrigues me. Bridal Veil Falls – Arthur’s Pass National Park, New…

Chasing Waterfalls – Canada

I am intrigued by waterfalls and the only way I can explain my interest is why not – water is natures landscape artist.  It helped to form a lot of the landscape that we seen today and that power that water has is what intrigues me. Weaver Creek Falls – Harrison Park, Owen Sound, Ontario…

The (south) West Coast

During my first 3 days off I set off on a road trip to the south end of The West Coast region.  I began my journey just outside Oxford by visiting Springfield which is home to a lovely large scale donut that was erected to promote The Simpsons Movie and has since became a permanent feature….

Christchurch

I spent the day touring around Christchurch.  I started the day off with a relaxing and leisurely cruise down the Avon river in a punting boat curtesy of my tour guide who told me all about the plant and animal life that now inhabits the river.  I had the pleasure of enjoying this boat all…