Monthly Archive: March, 2017

South Island, New Zealand, Part 2

As a big fan of Jokulsarlon – an incredible glacier-filled lagoon in Iceland – I had high hopes for Tasman Lake in Mount Cook National Park.  The Tasman Glacier calves directly into the… Continue reading

South Island, New Zealand, Part 1

New Zealand is full of quirks and idiosyncrasies we hadn’t expected.  Many of the bathroom sinks are comically tiny.  At restaurants you always go up to the counter to pay instead of settling your… Continue reading

North Island, New Zealand

Marie and I took a first look at the Toyota minivan that would serve as our transportation and sometimes-home for two weeks in New Zealand.  We hadn’t expected it to be quite so… Continue reading

Yasawa Islands, Fiji

My goals in Fiji were modest and my plan was simple.  I’d stay in a hotel near the Nadi airport on my first and last nights, and in between I’d spend three days… Continue reading