Actually…I’ll Take the Warm Hostel…

As I've said before on my blog, I am a bit of a planner.  When I make commitments, I like to keep them.  That being said...there are sometimes when you just have to abandon ship...Like when you end up staying in a hut with no heating when it's -3ºC at night... A few days ago... Continue Reading →

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Peanut Butter is Definitely a Meal

When you’re traveling on a budget, some things have to go…like your standards.  This is especially true in terms of food.  When I’m not wwoofing, I suddenly have to face the cold hard truth that it’s my own responsibility to make sure I get food in my stomach. Food, like many other things in this country,... Continue Reading →

Zealandia, Orokonui, and the Ecosanctuary Concept

Alright everyone, strap on your seat-belts, we're taking a detour!  As an ecologist, I just couldn't pass up the opportunity to discuss a conservation strategy that (to my knowledge) is unique to New Zealand: the "predator-free" ecosanctuary.  This past week, I visited Wellington's very own ecosanctuary, Zealandia and I was just blown away! Something that I... Continue Reading →

It’s Okay, Just Throw Out the Plan

I am a planner by nature.  When I was younger, I would sometimes decline invitations to hang out with friends if they hadn't given me at least a day's notice.  Meanwhile, I was probably painting my toenails and playing Neopets...or whatever it was I was doing when I was growing up.  For some reason, I... Continue Reading →

Introductions

Hello all and welcome!  Here I am doing exactly what I said I wasn't going to do.  I'm making a blog!  So what's this thing all about?  Well, this past December I reached a huge milestone and finished up my masters thesis.  So of course, what could I do except jump ship and get a... Continue Reading →

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