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 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 …