Tag: leisure

  • The Fine Art of Microadventure

    The Fine Art of Microadventure

    I enjoy going on short adventures, generally close to home, to try something new or go somewhere new and exciting. I don’t like spending much money on my adventures, if possible. I also don’t get many days in a row off work (i.e. working two days, off one, and on another couple) unless I specifically request […]

  • Saying Goodbye to New Zealand

    Saying Goodbye to New Zealand

    June 7, 2013 Today was our last day in New Zealand. That is crazy. It seems like just yesterday that I got here, not 3.5 weeks ago! We finished our classwork today. I felt like our final was like an IB exam because there was a short multiple choice section and then short answer, and […]

  • I Love Queenstown!

    I Love Queenstown!

    June 1, 2013 Queenstown has definitely been my favorite city that we’ve visited so far. I love the city feel with the mountains and nature activities incorporated into their lifestyle! The Remarkable mountain range which is the scene that Queenstown is frequently pictured with is truly remarkable. People come here for an adrenaline rush and […]

  • Rainy Routeburn

    Rainy Routeburn

    May 31, 2013 Yesterday was an exciting and very wet day! Our itinerary had us hiking the Routeburn Track for pretty much the whole day. The Routeburn is one of the 9 Great Tracks (or trails) in NZ. It’s 32km (about 20 miles) long… I’m not sure how many miles that is though. The guide […]

  • Stereotypical Floridian: Excited for Snow

    Stereotypical Floridian: Excited for Snow

    May 28, 2013 Another travel day along the West Coast. We started our morning with a free day in Hokitika. They are know for punamu (or jade) stone. We got really excited when we walked along the beach because we thought that we were finding some, but it was really just sand molded together that […]