THE SOUTH ISLAND 3 – Queenstown, TeAnau, Milford & Doubtful Sounds

From Dunedin, I hoped a Naked Bus (just the name of the bus company, not how the driver & passengers dress), and headed to Queenstown - the Adventure Capital of the South Island.   I had booked into the new Haka Lodge - 4-bed mixed dorm room - for a week.  (I always request a …

The SOUTH ISLAND 1- Christchurch, Akaroa, Arthur’s Pass, Hokitika

If you read my previous blog posts, you know that I had  made my way to the South Island for a trip to Nelson to specifically tour the WOW Museum (with a short foray into the fabulous Abel Tasman National Park) before returning to Blenheim, smack in the middle the delicious Marlborough wine region, for a …

TRAVELING IN, AROUND AND OUTSIDE OF WELLINGTON – PART 2

Time really flies when you're having fun!  I loved my 3 1/2 months living in Wellington - I had public transportation that made it easy to get from my little 'home on the hill' into the CBD (if you didn't mind walking down an extremely steep hill to catch the bus - or back up …

TRAVELING IN, AROUND AND OUTSIDE OF WELLINGTON – PART I

From October 1st to January 19th, I was based in Wellington - the capital city of New Zealand, where I made my home, most of the time, in a comfy room overlooking the beautiful harbour.  But I did venture out from my cozy nest to see and do and house and pet sit during this …