Down Under – Day 19

Down Under – Day 19

After a leisurely morning, we headed to explore Piha Beach and… …a hike to Kitekite Falls. Since this is our last day in New Zealand, we decided to stick close to where we’re staying and soak up the surroundings.And, of course, what day...
Down Under – Day 18

Down Under – Day 18

We spent our Thanksgiving feeling happy to be alive (and to have survived the adventure we embarked on above). Driving north from New Plymouth towards Auckland, we stopped in Waitomo to check out the glowworm caves with the Black Water Rafting Company. Before we...
Down Under – Day 16 & 17

Down Under – Day 16 & 17

Yesterday we drove about six hours north from Wellington to New Plymouth which is on the west coast of the north island. It rained the entire time until we got to our next Airbnb accommodations. We decided to stretch our legs along the Coastal Walkway before we headed...
Down Under – Day 15

Down Under – Day 15

We started the day off with some of the best coffee in New Zealand and breakfast at Ti Kouka Cafe. I had a mocha and a soft boiled egg with Vegemite soldiers (look at me trying something new!). It had been forever since I’d had a soft boiled egg – may favorite...
Down Under – Day 14

Down Under – Day 14

Cronuts are popping up all over New Zealand bakeries. “Cleverly” spelled croinuts (maybe to avoid getting sued), these croissant/donut hybrids had to be tried. We started today at the City Market and I spotted this chocolate version. It was super messy (full of...

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