Exploring Wellington’s Oriental Bay

I’ve visited Wellington on two separate occasions, and both times the weather was less than ideal for outdoor activities. New Zealand’s capital city is known for high winds and plenty of rain, so it’s no surprise that I only had about 1 1/2 days worth of sunshine during my time there over the winter season.… Continue reading Exploring Wellington’s Oriental Bay

Virtual Travel: Explore Glacier National Park in Montana

On my roadtrip from Jackson Hole to San Juan Island, I knew I wanted to visit Glacier National Park. Located in Northwestern Montana, not too far from the Canadian border, this national park is one that many only ever dream of seeing. After seeing Grand Teton and Yellowstone, I needed to add more national parks… Continue reading Virtual Travel: Explore Glacier National Park in Montana

Virtual Travel: Explore Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone is the first National Park, established in 1872. It is also one of the most famous and one of the most visited of the U.S. national parks. People all over the world hear about Yellowstone and its geysers, hot springs, and thermal pools. I feel lucky that I’ve had the chance to visit Yellowstone… Continue reading Virtual Travel: Explore Yellowstone National Park

Virtual Travel: Explore Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming

Grand Teton National Park has a special place in my heart. Ever since visiting last summer while working on a ranch in Jackson Hole, it’s had a strong hold on me. Recently I’ve been thinking back on long days spent in the park, hiking the many wonderful trails, and taking in the incredible scenery. The… Continue reading Virtual Travel: Explore Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming

Hot Water Beach, New Zealand // Photo Diary

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Paihia & the Bay of Islands

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Auckland Day Trip: Waiheke Island, New Zealand

I ended up back in Auckland over Easter weekend. But I wanted to spend as little time as possible in the city, so visiting one of the nearby islands was top priority. I considered going to Rangitoto, but I didn’t quite feel up to that adventure at the time (I was dehydrated all week). Instead,… Continue reading Auckland Day Trip: Waiheke Island, New Zealand

Looking at Las Vegas in a New Light

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