Coromandel – New Zealand

Coromandel – one of the most beautiful places in the world. The Coromandel Peninsula lies east of Auckland, and is about a 3 hour bus ride from the city. You can also get there from Auckland via ferry, but mine was unfortunately cancelled due to rough seas. It was hard to complain though, since the…

Moloka’i – Hawai’i

Just for a short day trip, my boyfriend and I hopped on a tiny prop plane to jump over the channel and land on Moloka’i. I was really excited to check it out since I’ve never been, although it’s only a 30 minute plane ride away. If you’re into country living, then you might be…

Haruru Falls – New Zealand

Tucked next to Waitangi Treaty Grounds across the bridge from Paihia, lies the trail to Haruru Falls. ┬áThe trail itself is uneventful for most of its length. Although the hike is very long, the elevation doesn’t change much, so you can stroll through. The coolest stretch is when you have to cross the bridge through…

Paihia – New Zealand

About 3 hours north of Auckland lies a tiny village called Paihia. It’s the tourism center of Northland (all the area north of Auckland), so it has a good amount of infrastructure for such a small town. There’s numerous budget hotels and motels to choose from. The town is only about 2 square blocks, but…

Hobbiton – New Zealand

Could I have been any more excited for this tour? I think not. Definitely the highlight of my trip, Hobbiton was amazing. I’m a huge Tolkein fan, and the Hobbit was my bedtime story growing up. So to visit a real life Hobbiton gave me a serious nerdgasm. The movie set was built on an…

The $100 Startup by Chris Guillebeau

I initially bought this book mainly because of the author. Guillebeau has become my flavor of the month idol, so I picked this up along with his other book, The Art of Non Conformity. I also bought an actual copy of the book, which is something I rarely do since my Kindle purchase, but I…