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We are a 30-something married couple who decided to leave behind our home, careers and comfortable Silicon Valley lifestyle to try a new course. Join us as we travel the world to learn about other cultures, lifestyles and ways to generate income beyond the traditional 9-5.

Monthly Archives: October 2010

Photo Friday: Abel Tasman Coastal Track

This scene caught my eye towards the end of a five-mile hike in the Abel Tasman National Park: Cheers,

Kaikoura in pictures

Even if only for its scenic beauty, Kaikoura would be one of my favorite places in New Zealand. Luckily, it also is a nice little town with friendly locals, interesting shops and excellent wildlife-viewing opportunities. It was still chilly there, so we buttoned up while exploring the beach and enjoying the views. On our way…

Southern Skies

The stars are different down here. That’s one of the things I most looked forward to seeing during my first trip to the Southern Hemisphere. I hesitate to call myself an “amateur astronomer,” since the only constellations I could pick out in the northern sky were Orion’s Belt and The Big Dipper, but I’m definitely…

Photo Friday: Kaikoura Range

Former fishing village Kaikoura is now a top whale-watching destination on the east coast of New Zealand’s South Island. While we didn’t see any whales during our visit, the view was definitely worth a stop! Cheers, P.S. This is our 100th blog post!

Art adventures: Auckland’s Bead Hold

Continuing my art adventures, I decided it was time to learn a little bit more about beading. In Hawaii, I had taken a beginning wire-wrapping class and learned a little about stringing and earring design, but there were still a lot of things I didn’t know. My art clay instructor recommended the Bead Hold in…

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