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Explaining: It Makes Everything All Right

I had some time to kill after lunch, and decided to check out a clothing store in downtown Boulder that I had seen multiple times, but had never gone into. Getting in was a little tricky; it was slightly uphill,…
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Wanaka and Mount Aspiring National Park

This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series 2014 New Zealand

Our next stop was Wanaka, a small lakeside town in the Queenstown Lakes District. On the way there from Te Anau we drove through wildly popular and buzzing Queenstown, and were glad that we’d decided to base ourselves in Wanaka…
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Te Anau and Milford Sound

This entry is part 5 of 6 in the series 2014 New Zealand

The southwest coast of New Zealand’s South Island is called Fiordland. It’s a remote, sparsely populated wonderland of mountains, forests and deep ocean sounds. This part of the trip entailed the most planning and probably engendered the most anxiety on…
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Invercargill: Tuataras and Indians

This entry is part 4 of 6 in the series 2014 New Zealand

When I first started planning our trip around South Island, Invercargill was just a one night stop between Dunedin and Te Anau. Until my beloved leaned over my shoulder as I was staring at the map and exclaimed, “Invercargill? That’s…
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Curio Bay

Through the Catlins to Invercargill

This entry is part 3 of 6 in the series 2014 New Zealand

The first leg of our trip around New Zealand’s South Island was a driving the Southern Scenic Route from Dunedin to Invercargill through the Catlins. The Catlins are a sparsely populated coastal area in the southeastern corner of the islands….
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Dunedin (the first time)

This entry is part 2 of 6 in the series 2014 New Zealand

We started our New Zealand trip in Dunedin, where we are so lucky to have friends! Dunedin is a university town surrounding beautiful Otago Harbour. Geologically, it’s centered on the remnants of a volcano crater and is surrounded by hills….
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