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New Zealand: feeling kind of at home

Are you tired of hearing about New Zealand? I hope not because I have so many more thoughts and stories to share! Despite being on the other side of the world, New Zealand felt familiar to me. The country's time zone is "so far away" from us -- Pacific Standard Time here in Seattle --… Continue reading New Zealand: feeling kind of at home

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Milford Sound: Unlike anywhere I’d ever been

So, I thought I'd chronicle my New Zealand travels in order of the places I visited, the things I did and the people -- and animals! -- I met, but it looks like I'm just going to write about whatever I am in the mood to write about. Today, it is Milford Sound. We visited… Continue reading Milford Sound: Unlike anywhere I’d ever been

New Zealand summer spritzer.
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All about New Zealand food, sort of.

Being back from our New Zealand trip for a week, there have been two recurring questions from friends, family, colleagues and strangers — just kidding, I haven't gone around pushing my NZ travel stories on strangers, yet! — which have been: What was your favorite thing about the country? (Or, a similar question like "What… Continue reading All about New Zealand food, sort of.

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Back to an unexpected reality

Three days ago, I was in Auckland, bidding farewell to New Zealand's summer. Two days ago, I was swimming at Ala Moana beach in Hawaii. One day ago, I was back home in Seattle, where Snowmaggedon/Snowpocalypse 2019 had hit hard for the third time in a week. It's unusual for Seattle to get so much… Continue reading Back to an unexpected reality