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...

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...

“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....

To celebrate our one year anniversary Jess and I left Wellington’s icy spring wind and shot up to Hawke’s Bay for a weekend of wine, biking and arguing over the best...

Just one hour from Wellington is Baring Head, a bleak and rocky coastline known for great bouldering. Saturday we scooped a couple mates from town and made for Wainuiomata and then...

Phone, keys, wallet… gone. Swept away along with half the contents of my backpack during a disaster river crossing. Thankfully this didn’t happen, but it could have … if we ignored...

My camera died on day one. From that point I began shooting pics of our weekend trip to Coromandel on my iPhone. Then when I dropped that in the ocean, I...

After too many weekends in the city, we eagerly piled into walter white on Saturday and drove six hours north to Rotorua. The main attraction here was mountain biking and geothermal...