Retracing our steps... And making some new ones April 22nd 2016 R: So first, a little explanation. We were going to go to Fiji/Samoa/Tonga. We have not. This is for 3 main reasons. 1) Most importantly, we love New Zealand and we feel like 5 weeks was rushing it and we're happy to stay on. 2) It is NZ school holidays this week which makes all the islands more expensive and out of our price range with the exception of Fiji. 3) Cyclone Winston ripped through Fiji ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » North Island » Northland » Cape Reinga 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
In 2015-16 we took 6 months off from normal life and travelled three quarters of the Pacific rim, from Alaska to Australia. Now we continue our adventures against the back drop of day jobs, still trying to see as much of this world as possible.
Currently turning the clock back to our Russian / Trans-Siberian adventures of 2017, but this year brings travels in the Balkans and Patagonia at least!... full info