I read an article once with the title “Grieving Someone Alive.” I didn’t find the contents of that article particularly interesting or helpful, but the concept stuck with me. No one really talks about grieving people who are still alive. But it’s a real experience that just about everyone goes through, especially victims of divorce. […]

Lake Waikaremoana Holiday Park This campground is located in what locals consider a remote part of New Zealand, and despite it being one of the Great Walks, many kiwis have never even heard of this lake or forest reservation area. It’s maybe a three hour drive southeast from Rotorua.   The drive from Murupara to Lake Waikaremoana […]

We drove up to this cute farm somewhat on a whim (but mostly thanks to the Campermate app!) after changing plans three times that day. Traveling straight down New Zealand’s north island, this campsite makes a perfect overnight stop just off highway 3. The sign when you turn in says, “Backpackers Welcome.” It’s always nice […]