“But our trip was different. It was a classic affirmation of everything right and true and decent in the national character. It was a gross, physical salute to the fantastic possibilities of life in this country – but only for those with true grit. And we were chock full of […]
Archive for April, 2011
It’s only been a few days back in the States, but I’ve been happily embracing all that is America at it’s best – the Grand Canyon’s splendor, the Hoover Dam’s enormity, Vegas’s insanity – and worst – LA newscasters and their ridiculous work attire, for instance. And it’s funny, the […]
It’s unbelievable to me, but by the time this post publishes, I will be back in the United States and starting the 3-week-long cross country road trip that will get me home. I’ll have spent my final night in a foreign hotel in Auckland, NZ, and truthfully, it’s surreal. I […]
Imagine you are hurtling along a precariously twisting mountain pass in a obnoxiously painted camper van going more or less 100 Km/h. All is right in your scenic world until, without warning, a massive herd of hundreds of sheep is seen running – yes, running – across the entire highway […]
I didn’t think so. Even an unplanned pit stop to use a bathroom at the park you just happen to be driving past turns into a spectacle of magnificence. For more pictures of the awesomeness that is New Zealand, check out my Flickr photos.
New Zealand is a Mecca of sorts for wine lovers, and visiting its renowned vineyards and wine regions has been one of the many many reasons I’ve looked forward to an EnZed trip. Now, let the wine tours commence! We started in Hawke’s Bay, hitting Esk Valley, Clearview and Te […]
I wasn’t like a lot of other 16 years olds back in my day. I mean, in some ways I fit the bill of a kid in the ’90s: shopping at the Gap, wearing lots of flannel, doing my hair up in scrunchies. But then, while other kids were getting […]