Hiking Barbados | Bath to Bathsheba

For a small island filled with amazing beaches, stunning vistas, and a relaxed ‘island-life’ feel, it might seem a little unusual that Barbados is actually FULL of hiking trails! In fact, the National Trust coordinates and leads organised hikes all over the island several times a week. The turnout can often be more than 100 people!
Bath to Bathsheba Hike
Mac & I had heard great things about the Bath to Bathsheba hike on the east coast […]

By |January 20th, 2017|Categories: Barbados, Travel|Tags: , , , |3 Comments

Beautiful Barbados

It had only been 6 months since we had been travelling, but when Mac’s parents asked us if we wanted to join them in beautiful Barbados for a week, we couldn’t say no! The 4 of us stayed in a house near Enterprise Beach (aka Miami Beach) just outside the town of Oistins (on the southern west coast of the island). We spent our days in the sun – the weather was GORGEOUS the whole […]

By |January 19th, 2017|Categories: Barbados, Travel|Tags: , , , |3 Comments

2016 Recap

Around this time last year, I put together a recap of 2015 and our ‘Big Trip’ adventures (coincidentally, it also marked our 1 year travel anniversary!). This 2016 Recap (marking 2 years since we first flew to Nicaragua!), started in Auckland, NZ where we set up residence after flying there from Chile.  After living in Auckland for a few months, we packed up again and set off on an epic road trip of New Zealand. We […]

By |January 9th, 2017|Categories: Life, New York, New Zealand, Travel|Tags: , , , , |1 Comment

Recapping July

How is it already August?! It doesn’t seem like that long ago that Mac & I were jumping out of a plane on Canada Day!! But alas, here we are and I’m psyched to be recapping July – what an exciting month it was!
Writing
NZ Road Trip: East Coast

Lake Tarawera Trail

Rainy Days in Taupo and Rotorua

Skydiving in Taupo!

Hiking the Tongariro Alpine Crossing

Cruising Around the Coromandel

NZ Road Trip: By the Numbers

NZ Road Trip: Tips & Tricks

I hope […]

By |August 8th, 2016|Categories: Life, Monthly Statistics, New York, New Zealand, Travel|Tags: , , |0 Comments

New York City Weekend!

New York, NY
After the 10 months we spent in New Zealand, we were ready to go home. But we had one final hurrah to do: a New York City Weekend! Neither Mac nor I had ever been there, and when a flight deal popped up from Auckland to NYC, we couldn’t pass it up! (We used Mac’s Porter points to get home to Toronto) After a whirlwind 26+ hours in transit, we made it to […]

By |August 3rd, 2016|Categories: New York, Travel|Tags: , , , , |6 Comments

NZ Road Trip: Tips & Tricks

Mac & I spent almost 3 full months cruisin’ around New Zealand. During that time, we sure learned a lot about what to do (and sometimes what NOT to do) on an NZ Road Trip. Here are some of our tips & trips to have a successful NZ Road Trip of your own! So get ready & buckle up, because this is a long one!
Petrol
The main petrol (gas) stations in NZ are: BP, Z (pronounced […]

By |July 30th, 2016|Categories: New Zealand, Travel|Tags: , , |0 Comments

NZ Road Trip: By the Numbers

NZ Road Trip!
From mid-April to mid-July, Mac & I drove around the country for an NZ Road Trip in our little boat-sized 1997 Toyota Camry. We hiked, we camped, we saw & we adventured. And it was amazing. New Zealand is such a beautiful country and I’m so incredibly happy that we had almost 3 full months to explore almost every nook & cranny.

We saw glaciers & mountains, and waterfalls & pristine lakes. We admired […]

By |July 20th, 2016|Categories: Monthly Statistics, New Zealand, Travel|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Cruising Around the Coromandel

Coromandel Peninsula, NZ
The Coromandel Peninsula is located east of Auckland and is separated from the city by the Firth of Thames and the Hauraki Gulf. It’s known for its stunning beaches, rugged & mountainous geography, and its undeniable charm. Mac & I spent a few days circumnavigating the peninsula on our way back to Auckland. We had briefly visited this area when we hiked the Pinnacles track, but there was certainly SO much more to […]

By |July 13th, 2016|Categories: New Zealand, Travel|Tags: , , , , |4 Comments