A beautiful dead end

We might not have made it to Milford Sound (an avalanche hit a building full of gas bottles and suddenly the park rangers had a civil emergency on their hands), but wow, was that the most scenic U-turn I’ve ever done.

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24 hours in Christchurch

Got a day to spare in Christchurch? Here are my top picks for finding the best eats, sights and more in this creative city.

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Rosie goes to jail

So last night was my first stay in a prison cell. Yup, with one free night in Christchurch I thought I’d try out the Jailhouse…

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Defying gravity

My first road trip in New Zealand. Just me and Big Red, a 1994 Toyota Carolla that takes a bit of love and luck to get up those steep mountain ranges.

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