Beautiful pictures of New Zealand’s North Island beaches

We arrived in New Zealand, fresh off of two weeks hiking in Patagonia, expecting to strap on our hiking gear and explore mountains in the crisp air. And then we arrived for the hottest summer New Zealand had seen in years! Fortunately for us, New Zealand offers an amazing array of beaches where we enjoyed … Read more

Up close with Maori culture at Tamaki Maori Village

New Zealand has so much to offer tourists, from scenic hikes (“tramps”) to beautiful beaches to world-class vineyards. But one element that sets Aotearoa (“the land of the long white cloud”) apart from all the other countries of the world is the presence and integration of the indigenous Maori culture. From the moment we landed … Read more