Hobbiton New Zealand: Touring The Shire

If Australia is all about kangaroos, New Zealand is all about Hobbits (obviously). When I came to New Zealand last year, I fell in love with the country. New Zealand is simply wonderful. The people are friendly, good-natured and easy-going, the food and wine are fresh and delicious, and the landscape is wildly varied. There are volcanoes, ...

Dreaming Of: New Zealand (again!)

You guys, I really cannot properly emphasize how wonderful and life-changing my trip to New Zealand was last year. Even after going to South Africa, which was HIGH on the bucket list for decades, my reverence for Kiwiland remained undiminished. It was quite simply the best trip ever. Piggybacking off the three Oscar nominations for The ...