Lessons learnt in my second year living overseas

In two weeks i'll turn twenty-six; my second birthday celebrated in New Zealand. When I turned twenty-five I felt more lost than ever. Two weeks before my birthday, on the first day of spring, I visited the botanic gardens to watch the tulips bloom while the core of me wilted. The night before, my winter …

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Putangirua Pinnacles Hike

Second to the incredible Tongariro crossing, the Putangirua Pinnacles is my favourite hike I’ve done in New Zealand. Not super well known, I stumbled upon this gem while researching things to do near Martinborough, a small town famous for its wineries, that lies an hour north east of Wellington. Photographs of the pinnacles looked incredible: …

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