Central North Island

From the Coromandel Peninsula, we drove a few more hours south to the western coast of New Zealand’s North Island. What brought us there is actually Read More →

Tongariro Alpine Crossing

We woke up at 4:50am to start our day hiking “one of the best day hikes in the world”: The Tongariro Alpine Crossing. After an Read More →

The Coromandel Peninsula

Pronounce it “Cor-o-MEN-dull”, which we still can’t instinctively do on cue. KARANGAHAKE GORGE After leaving Auckland, our first stop on the way towards the Coromandel Read More →

The Pinnacles Track

I have been looking forward to hiking the Pinnacles Track ever since I began typing “New Zealand” into Pinterest and drooling over the photos. The Read More →


We arrived in Auckland on a warm, summer evening and picked up our rental car – the one that will carry us around for the next Read More →

Stopover in Sydney

After 24 hours of travel from Vietnam, we finally arrived in the land of buggies, nappies, lifts, rubbish, tills, and heaps of other words we Read More →

Vietnam Wrap-Up

Sometimes this traveling the world thing feels like a luxurious vacation. At other times, it feels like the most challenging thing I’ve ever done. Mostly Read More →

Phu Quoc Island

From Hanoi, we flew to Phu Quoc island, just south of Cambodia. After much dispute, it has been in the hands of Vietnam since 1982. Read More →


We chose Hanoi, Vietnam as a place to spend ten days simply relaxing after being constantly on the move. Hanoi is probably the worst place we Read More →

Ha Long Bay

After traveling through Thailand and Cambodia for six weeks, non-stop almost every day, we were looking forward to a slower pace in Vietnam. We chose Read More →