Dreaming Of: New Zealand (again!)

You guys, I really cannot properly emphasize how wonderful and life-changing my trip to New Zealand was last year. Even after going to South Africa, which was HIGH on the bucket list for decades, my reverence for Kiwiland remained undiminished. It was quite simply the best trip ever. Piggybacking off the three Oscar nominations for The ...

New Zealand, Day 2: The Sun Came Out and I Decided New Zealand is the Prettiest Place, Ever

Yesterday, people kept apologizing to me for the rain, as if they were personally embarrassed by it. It was if New Zealand was letting me down. Having nothing to compare it to, I assured everybody that New Zealand was spectacular and that I'd never seen a country so beautiful. I was telling the truth. But then ...