Tag Archives: New Zealand

The question everyone asks

We usually don’t have to wait long before someone asks, “What has been your favorite place?”  When we see old friends or meet new people, they are aghast to discover that we’ve been traveling nonstop for three years with no … Continue reading

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Captain Cook led the way, and we followed

Captain James Cook, the British explorer and cartographer (1728-1779), really got around. As we have traveled over the years and around the globe, we discovered many places that had been explored and mapped by Captain Cook 250 years earlier. He … Continue reading

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Seize the opportunity (while you still can)

  We ticked off the places that we wanted to see some years ago, and, with each place named, wonderful images came to mind: “New Zealand …Venice and the Dolomite Mountains … Vietnam … Costa Rica … Arches National Park…” … Continue reading

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Deciding what to wear for the next 433 days – Part 2

What a task! Long before we took our round the world trip, we started to think about what we’d be wearing for 433 days. We started with planning our “core” items: shirts, tops, and pants. (Click for the details.)   Next … Continue reading

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Photo Collections

We’re often drawn to the same subjects when we take photos.  Any time we see a garden, we head straightaway for the flowers.  We’ve taken way too many photos of seashells and rocky beaches.  We suspect we’re not alone here. … Continue reading

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Road trip seals a friendship

Road trips are best with scenic stops, and Cliff and Ruth knew just where to take us.  We had only met a few days earlier, but they already knew exactly where we’d love to go.  First up on the “Twin … Continue reading

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Agnes is her name

Our Kerikeri hosts, Cliff and Ruth, proposed a cruise on Agnes, their 33’ Logan launch, built recently from an early 20th Century design.  We were pretty excited, never having been on a private boat of Agnes’ size. Joe popped a … Continue reading

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