Pinnacles Hut

My first hut experience! I’ve been staying in Tairua for about a week, working in an Organic Shop (don’t worry-an exciting blog will detail this WWOOF stay). There are 4 additional WWOOFers in the house including me, three kiddos and the parents. One woman, Elin, is from Colorado! It’s been nice to speak fluently with another … More Pinnacles Hut

The Holloways

On my way to meet the Holloways I explored the Bay of Islands, situated on the east coast of the Far North. I lunched in Paihia on the beach, a “snackbox” of fried chicken, dosed in chicken salt, and fries. Let’s just say my stomach wasn’t too thrilled with this meal. Then I stopped in … More The Holloways

Rick and Lindy

The morning is mucky with the overnight showers and the sun is yawning over the hills to the east. I wake up, chilly in the trailer with only the blankets and my beloved wool blanket for insulation. Every other day the morning routine differs only by the breakfast menu and when Susie, the Jersey cow, … More Rick and Lindy


Today was beautiful! The sun was out, the skies were blue. The complete opposite from the day before with gray skies and winds up to 20mph. We took advantage of the great weather and “climbed” to the top of the Mount, about 761 feet. The view from the top was incredible looking out to the … More THE MOUNT


I made this video, “Los Angeles in 24 hours,” for entertainment and to find some humor in our sad situation. The story below recounts the time from leaving Seattle to eventually ending the day in LA. I walked into the airport, emotions on high after waving to goodbye to Casey, my five year old brother, and … More LAYOVER MADNESS