Tag Archives: Whangaparaoa

Our Best of the Best: wildlife, beaches, snorkeling

As soon as people hear that we’ve been traveling nonstop for almost 4 years, they immediately ask “What’s your favorite country” or “What’s your favorite… ?” (Then they fill in the blank: destination to view wildlife, beach, places to snorkel, … Continue reading

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Take a peek at places where we stayed through AirBnB

When we planned our trip – first cross-country in the US and then around the world – we had to stay within our budget, so we relied heavily on AirBnB. We just couldn’t afford hotels every night (except in SE … Continue reading

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Discoveries in a slow zone

We walked on the beach with our heads down. Shells and smooth rocks littered the sand.  We collected shells in the past but told ourselves it would be crazy to start again on this extended trip around the world.  Our … Continue reading

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In new territory for us, we didn’t know what we were seeing

The flight landed in Auckland, NZ, and, after a scenic Airport Express bus ride through town, we caught a ferry to Whangaparaoa. Our host, Barbara, warmly greeted us at the harbor and drove us to our new home-away-from-home for the … Continue reading

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