Category: New Zealand

Marlborough Valley, New Zealand
[ 0 ] May 14, 2012 |

Marlborough Valley, New Zealand

Situated on the northeast corner of the South Island, the Marlborough Region of New Zealand has become one of the most popular and well-known wine making regions world over.  Starting in the late 1970’s, the dry climate and extreme temperature variations between its hot sun filled days and cool nights made this region an ideal […]

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Interisland Ferry, New Zealand
May 13, 2012 |

Interisland Ferry, New Zealand

We loaded up Bonnie, said our goodbyes to New Zealand’s North Island, and made our way toward the port of Wellington.  Driving into the port we were greeted by “Aratere” the Interislander Ferry (http://www.interislander.co.nz/) that would be taking us across the Cook Straight, into the South Island’s Marlborough Sounds, and dropping us off at the […]

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Bye Bye Bonnie
[ 1 ] May 2, 2012 |

Bye Bye Bonnie

With six weeks of bonding behind us, we reluctantly took our beloved campervan Bonnie for a final carwash and then returned her to the Christchurch branch of Rental Car Village. Bonnieless meant we were also bedless- so walking back to a hotel for the night before flying out the next morning, we were both sad […]

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Christchurch, New Zealand – International Antarctic Centre
[ 1 ] May 2, 2012 |

Christchurch, New Zealand – International Antarctic Centre

We planned our entire travel itinerary aiming to follow warm weather around the globe. So far we’ve done pretty well encountering only a few weeks of cold weather here and there. So when the conversation of Antarctica came up- I didn’t even really consider it. Pat had some mild interest in doing more research, but […]

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Christchurch, New Zealand – Earthquake Zone
[ 0 ] April 30, 2012 |

Christchurch, New Zealand – Earthquake Zone

On February 22, 2011 a magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck the Canterbury region on the South Island of New Zealand. The earthquake’s center was just six miles southeast of the center of Christchurch, the third most populous city in New Zealand. This devastating earthquake killed 185 people and caused an estimated $30 billion dollars worth of […]

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