This is an encyclopaedia of sorts, an alphabet of things that a local (me!) thinks people should know to better understand not just the tourist sites, but also the culture of this beautiful country.
Welcome to Aotearoa, the Land of the Long White Cloud
Sometimes New Zealand can feel a million miles away. Wild, rugged & windswept full of glaciers and fjords, golden sand beaches and sprawling forests, everywhere you go the sound of abundant native birdlife.
It is a paradise, that’s for sure. But for me, it’s also home.
New Zealand is where I was born, where I was raised, and where I continue to return to each time my nomad life leads me back home to rest, recuperate and spend time with my family.
I love writing about New Zealand, and I love sharing insights into local life, Kiwi culture, local food, and travel tips to inspire you to hop over here for a visit sometime.
Read ahead for all of my posts about New Zealand life, culture, food, travel tips & itineraries.
Where the West Coast meets Canterbury lies alpine ranges, hikes, hot springs & old growth forest to explore in Lewis Pass & Maruia Valley.
From cat cafés to saltwater hot pools – who knew there were so many things to do in Christchurch to keep you busy this winter (even when it’s raining!)