Category: Travel

Rhinebeck

I found myself back in New York last week to attend a yoga conference in a small town called Rhinebeck.  It’s slightly over two hours north of New York City but could be an entirely different country, as different as…

Fun In NYC

Last week since Tim & I were in New Jersey to go to the Princeton Longevity Center, we decided to extend the trip and spend some time in New York City. Those of you that know us well are probably…

47 Down, 3 To Go

I visited Utah for the first time today.  Well, visited is a strong word considering it was just a layover from San Antonio to Los Angeles.  But as I flew into Salt Lake City, I was unprepared for the beauty…

The End Of The Rainbow

This post will conclude my writing about New Zealand – at least until our next trip 😉 Seriously, it was an incredible place and wonderful vacation.  I highly encourage everyone to go at least once in their lives. And, in…

Possum Fur

You may have heard that New Zealand has three sheep for every person.  One of the main goods from these sheep is fine Merino wool.  The shops carry all kinds of sweaters, gloves, scarves, hats, etc. made from this local…

Kiwis & Paradise Ducks

So, you’ve probably heard of New Zealanders referred to as “Kiwis”.  Do you know where that term comes from? I must admit, I didn’t.  I figured it had something to do with Kiwi fruit, so I was looking around expecting…

In A Galaxy Far, Far Away

By far the most spectacular and memorable thing Tim & I saw in New Zealand had nothing to do with the mountains, rivers, trees or animals.  Had nothing to do with Earth, even.  It was the SKY!!! Our camp was…

Whitewater Rafting

Whitewater rafting on the Shotover River in Queenstown, New Zealand was quite an adventure! Rapids are rated on a scale of 1-5 with 5 being the most difficult and dangerous.  The Shotover River ranges from 3-5 depending upon the water…

Lothlorien Forest

This is the last post I’ll write about how New Zealand looks like Middle Earth, I swear!  But I am amazed that J.R.R. Tolkein didn’t have New Zealand in mind when he wrote his stories. Another case in point are…

Misty Mountains

I wanted to visit New Zealand since I saw the first The Lord of the Rings movie.  The trilogy was my favorite story and I thought the movies did an excellent job of capturing the magic.  I wondered how much…