Wellington Summer

After living in New Zealand for nearly four years, the Wotrings are back in America. I could blame our decision to move back on New Zealand’s watery avocados, which go from...

On October 23rd at 11:41am, I found my breaking point. It happened 2100 metres up Mount Hopeless, on a calm spring day, when my climbing partner and I decided enough was...

Hi again from the trail. Saturday I competed in the Xterra Wellington Starlight Run, race number 4 in a series that’s now taken me and my masochistic peers over the searing...

Jess and I hit the South Island for the holidays. Instead of the usual rigmarole, I thought I’d share some GoPro footage instead… Enjoy! Scott & Jess

“We’re going to die out here!” Scary words from a scared girl. And understandably so. We recently found ourselves stranded in a remote river gorge, forced to camp overnight without a tent or...

It’s Autumn in Wellington, which means the weather is turning sour, and just like the daily temperatures, our visitor count is dropping. In fact it’s now zero. Everyone who said they’d come visit us...

This week marks our one year anniversary in New Zealand. When considering this, a year sounds like nothing. A blur of weeks, of seasons, another champagne toast and clink – it’s over....

If it weren’t for the howling wind outside I couldn’t be certain we were back in Wellington. Our Christmas road trip around New Zealand’s south island was so long (the longest vacation...

Back into it. The third and final installment of our south island roadie with my sister Kelly and her hubby Adam. To recap we’ve camped Kaikoura and Lake Pukaki, backpacked Mount...

You’re entering a half told story. Or more accurately one quarter told, as the action picks up on day two of our south island road trip. With me in the car...