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Auckland New Zealand

I’m not a city girl, but if I were going to live in a city, Auckland New Zealand might just be the one. This area of the North Island is stunningly beautiful and the city is placed perfectly to showcase the beach and harbor. It’s a cosmopolitan city with endless dining choices and things to do. Getting...

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    Kia Ora | Northland New Zealand

    Kia ora (Key or-rah) is a Māori (indigenous Polynesian people of New Zealand) language greeting which is now often used in New Zealand English. It means, literally, be well/healthy and is used as an informal hi. It is also used as a farewell and expression of thanks. We found it to be used even more in the Northland...

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    • Diana MiottiThanks so much for sharing your blog and sending me the pictures Cathy! Amazing job, thumbs up from Diana (Germany)ReplyCancel

      • cathyfitzThanks Diana – so nice to meet you – what an amazing day we had!ReplyCancel

    • Becky BarbourAmazing photos as always! I enjoy your pictures and adventures so much! You go girl! Love and miss seeing you!ReplyCancel

      • cathyfitzThank you Becky! Love and miss seeing you! Still think the 76 chicks should take a field trip to Michigan!ReplyCancel

    The Coromandel Peninsula | Good for your Soul

    The Coromandel Peninsula is on the north-eastern coast of the North Island of New Zealand. The stunning white sand beaches and rugged forest are so peaceful and serene it’s no wonder they say The Coromandel Peninsula is good for your soul. We spent three relaxing nights in the Sunrise Suite at Paradise B&B in the coastal village of Hahei....

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      Three Days in the Coolest Little Capital | Wellington New Zealand

      After 33 amazing days it was time to leave the South Island of New Zealand for the North Island. We chose to take the Interislander Ferry from Picton to spend three days in what Lonely Planet travel said is “The Coolest Little Capital in the World” – Wellington, New Zealand.   Upon arrival in Wellington, we felt slightly overwhelmed. Maybe...

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        The top of the South Island New Zealand | Abel Tasman, Golden Bay & Cape Farewell

        A road trip in New Zealand always takes longer than expected and the 178 km (111 miles) trip from Cable Bay to the top of the South Island of New Zealand was no exception.  The roads from Cable Bay to Golden Bay, Abel Tasman National Park, and Cape Farewell at the northernmost tip twists and turns...

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        • jane broderickThank you Cathy for this beautiful blog ! WOW ! amazing.ReplyCancel

          • cathyfitzThanks Jane – it was an amazing country!ReplyCancel

        Connecting with Nature, People and Animals | New Zealand

        My favorite parts of our journeys are the connections we make. Traveling through the northeastern tip of the South Island of New Zealand was a memorable experience connecting with nature, people and animals. Our first connection in this area was with our hosts Steve and Carol at the Treehouse Hideaway in Cable Bay.  Nestled in the...

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        • Steve WebsterThank you for sharing your wonderful experiences with us. We appreciate the lovely feedback and enjoy seeing our beautiful region through your eyes. 😊ReplyCancel

          • cathyfitzThanks for making it an extra special visit – it was lovely meeting you!ReplyCancel

        New Zealand Road Trip | Haast Pass and the Great Coast Road

        A New Zealand road trip is the perfect way to explore the diversity and beauty of the south island. Our road trip from Wanaka through the Haast Pass and up the Great Coast road to Westport did not disappoint. The West Coast region of the South Island is one of the more remote and sparsely...

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          I Wanna Live in Wanaka

          I really do love where I live in Michigan, but if I were to choose a place to fly away for the winter months, it would be to Wanaka on the south island of New Zealand. There are so many reasons I wanna live in Wanaka! Located in the stunning alps of the South Island – The...

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          • Dave HadleyThe two of you have had another amazing trip. Thanks so much for taking us along thru your eyes and thoughts.ReplyCancel

            • cathyfitzYes it has been an amazing trip – thank you Dave for following along!ReplyCancel

          Milford Sound | New Zealand

          Milford Sound is a fiord located in the beautiful Fiordland National Park on the south island of New Zealand. It’s breathtaking to see the vertical cliffs, mountain peaks, and waterfalls crashing down into the beautiful water below. It’s no wonder Rudyard Kipling described it as the ‘eighth wonder of the world’. Because it is one of New Zealand’s top...

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            Queenstown New Zealand | Ten Reasons to Visit

            There is so much to do in Queenstown New Zealand it was hard to choose only ten reasons to visit. It was our first stop on the South Island and we fell in love with New Zealand the moment we stepped off the airplane on the open air tarmac. Every direction you look is beauty –...

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            • Jan at Pure NZ WeddingsThank you, Cathy and Bill, we love sharing our beautiful country and take pleasure in knowing you had a wonderful time. Congratulations!ReplyCancel

              • cathyfitzThank You Jan and thanks again for all the help in our wedding planning!ReplyCancel

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