I had only been in the Bay of Islands for a few days but I was eager to move on and explore parts of New Zealand I had not visited before. I had hoped to see Cape Reinga again before I left Northland but the weather was still cloudy and stormy so the long drive … Continue reading Bye, Bye, Bay of Islands
One of the many benefits of renting a car was the ability to wake up in the morning, drink some tea, and choose my own destiny. Or at least the day's destination. On this day I decided to explore a little farther afield from Paihia than I had done on previous trips. My main destination … Continue reading Bay of Islands Part 3: Kawakawa, Glow Worms, and more!
I wandered through the aisles of free books while sipping my glass of red wine and throwing back some cheese cubes. This is heaven, I thought. Then, Oh shit, is it really heaven, did I die? The Book Thing is a place where all the books are free and you can take as many as you want with no conditions … Continue reading The Book Thing
While city life has its challenges, it has even more perks. One of my neighborhood's biggest perks is Patterson Park. At nearly 140 acres, this southeast Baltimore park has playing fields, tennis courts, a swimming pool, an ice rink, pond full of ducks, playgrounds, walking trails, and of course, because it's in Baltimore, a few … Continue reading My backyard
I love Paihia. When I was planning this trip I wanted to spend most of my time visiting new places but no way was I going to fly half-way around the world and not visit this little beach town in Northland, New Zealand. I work in a windowless, soul sucking cubicle and I was hell … Continue reading Bay of Islands Part 2: Paihia to Opua