Flora, Fauna and Fakery: Out West in the USA

It has been three weeks since we left the green hills of New Zealand, and since then we have had to swiftly leave our slow-paced rhythm of life behind us. With a mere five weeks in the USA, and endless possibilities of things to see and do, we are zipping around trying to cram in some of the top hot spots while we’ve got the chance. Our time on the west side has provided us with some fascinating juxtapositions of the beautiful and the bizarre! Continue reading

Farewell to New Zealand: Making New Friends and Revisiting Old Ones

The Hawkes Bay Caravan Club: The Joy of Intergenerational Friendship

After completing the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, we had one desire and one desire only: have a hot shower. We ideally wanted this to be coupled with a decent campsite, less than an hour’s drive from the end of the track (we had just been walking for ten hours after all), which wasn’t obscenely overpriced just because it was in the vicinity of Tongariro. This brief luxury for a night would be enough to revitalise us and send us on our way, back to the squalor of our far more basic, one-long-drop-toilet-between-80-people freedom campsites. Continue reading