I don't have a whole lot to say about Milford Sound except that I highly recommend you go see it for yourself, so add it to the bucket list.Read More
First impressions are extremely important and I must say, New Zealand nailed it. Upon arriving in Christchurch, we quickly picked up our little camper van, named her “Winnie,” filled her with groceries, and set off to our first campground in Okains Bay.Read More
The word “Bula” literally translates to “Life” in Fijian, but is commonly used as a friendly greeting around the islands. After two days in Fiji we heard and repeated “Bula!” hundreds of times. Sometimes the friendly locals practically shouted “Bula!” to us from 30 yards away. The greeting often led to questions about our nationality and somehow transitioned to invitations to buy coconuts, local trinkets, taxi rides, or even overnight cruises.Read More
After three years of scrimping, saving, and planning, we are at LAX airport waiting to board our first flight to Nadi, Fiji! I can’t believe the adventure is about to begin. We will spend two quick days in Fiji before heading to New Zealand to spend three weeks bumming around in a van. The next post will be from the road ... finally!Read More
Goodbye perfect little funky-house. Andrew, Ollie, and I left our little 1896 house in Northeast Portland, Oregon today. It was a tiny home with barely two bedrooms and just one bathroom, but it was our cozy rental for a year and a half. It was the first home the three of us lived in together without roommates and it was perfect.Read More
Sweet sweet freedom! I have just given notice at my job. For the last three and a half years I have worked 10 hour days or more, for a large investment firm doing a variety of communications and analysis work. I spent my days not in an office, or even a cubicle, but at a portion of a long desk that was mine—a “desk slot,” if you will.Read More
Last night I was in the shower and (as they often do in the shower) a very important thought occurred to me.
How will we possibly pack enough toothpaste for our whole trip?!?! Oh wait. Oh duh.Read More