8 Must-Visit Places on New Zealand’s South Island

Wondering where to go on New Zealand’s South Island? Here are 8 must-visit places on the South Island. … New Zealand’s South Island is so full of wonder. I won’t pick favorites between the North and South Islands (they’re both beautiful), but the South Island does have something special. Every single place on the island… Continue reading 8 Must-Visit Places on New Zealand’s South Island

Christchurch Tram: The Funnest Way to See the Top Christchurch Attractions

It’s hard to start writing about Christchurch, New Zealand without immediately bringing up the 2011 earthquake. Six years later, and it’s still the one thing that seems to define the city. Most people have no other point of reference for it. Before I visited myself, I knew absolutely nothing else about Christchurch. What else is… Continue reading Christchurch Tram: The Funnest Way to See the Top Christchurch Attractions

Christchurch: A City in Progress

In September 2010, a 7.1 earthquake hit the Canterbury region of New Zealand. Just a few months later, in February 2011, a 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck Christchurch, destroying most of the city’s buildings and infrastructure. It did not, however, destroy the city’s spirit. It’s been over six years since the fatal earthquakes, but just by looking… Continue reading Christchurch: A City in Progress

Christchurch Botanic Gardens // Christchurch, New Zealand

One of the first things I look for when I visit a new city is the local gardens. Maybe there’s a big botanic garden; maybe there are decorative gardens set alongside an historic home; or maybe it’s just a small park with cool flowers. But whatever it is, if plants are involved, I want to… Continue reading Christchurch Botanic Gardens // Christchurch, New Zealand

Christchurch Art Gallery // Christchurch, New Zealand

Last week marked the six year anniversary of the Christchurch earthquake. In February 2011, a 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck the city, leaving massive destruction in its wake. The Christchurch Art Gallery survived the earthquake, though some damage had been done. The gallery packed away its art while nearby buildings were demolished, and the gallery itself was… Continue reading Christchurch Art Gallery // Christchurch, New Zealand