I was thrilled to finally be able to visit Hobbiton in New Zealand! It had long been a dream of mine and Casey's to walk through Hobbiton and see Bag End in person.
What is WWOOFing and How Does it Work?
All about WWOOF: how it works and what you need to know - from the perspective a WWOOFer.
Our First WWOOF Experience: Sacred Earth, Karekare, New Zealand
I first heard the term WWOOF while attending a Mother Earth News Fair in Oregon. In short, WWOOF is a program where organic farmers seek a volunteer and offer room/board and meals in exchange for a few hours of work. It gives the farmer some extra hands to help with the work load, and gives... Continue Reading →
Rock Climbing: Mangaokewa, New Zealand
Casey and I had just begun our adventure of traveling New Zealand in our Campervan. We had spent almost a week managing our jet-lag in Auckland before hitting the road and heading to some "touristy" destinations on the top of our list. We had found a free camping site to stay at for our first... Continue Reading →
Our First Week in New Zealand: Auckland
I was gifted a bullet journal (BuJo) by my coworkers on my last day of work before our big trip to New Zealand. I have been using the BuJo to document all my memories I am making here. Of course I also planned to blog about all the cool new things Casey and I were... Continue Reading →
Book Review: The Alchemist
While WWOOF-ing at Sacred Earth in New Zealand for three weeks, I found this small book on a shelf in one of the volunteer spaces. It was a thin book, and I had heard people mention this little book casually as a required reading they may have had to do in school. I didn't really know much else about it, but figured it would be a quick read so I decided to spend an evening absorbing the content.
Everything you need to know about moving to New Zealand on a Working Holiday Visa
Who hasn’t dreamed of ditching their desk job and jetting off to a foreign country with nothing but a backpack full of clothes? I did, constantly! For most people, this daydream quickly ends after realizing that travel requires money and money does not grow on trees. If only there was an easy way to travel... Continue Reading →