A Little French Flavor in the British Empire February 3rd 2010 We have a new addition to our travel party: Angelique's mom, Nancy Regan (yes, that's her real name). It's Nancy's first trip to New Zealand and, in fact, her first trip outside the United States. With all of her passport stamps in order, she's joined us for our last two days in Wellington and will be with us for the next week.
Nancy's visit coincides with one of our roadtrips and so we'll be ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » South Island » Christchurch The Polynesian Maori reached New Zealand in about A.D. 800. In 1840, their chieftains entered into a compact with Britain, the Treaty of Waitangi, in which they ceded sovereignty to Queen Victoria while retaining territorial rights. In that same year... ... read more
We've decided to take off six months to see Asia and Australia and revisit New Zealand before we turn 40. Angelique's been to Asia once (Bhutan, a few days in Malaysia, only one in Singapore) and this will be Adrian's first time on the continent. Neither one of us has been to Australia but we did spend 3 weeks in New Zealand in 2007 and can't wait to return. If all goes well, our plan to is to spend a week in Japan, six weeks in southeast Asia, 2-3 in Australia and then 3 months in New Zealand, returning home to San Francisco in late March, 2010. Enjoy the blog!... full info