What to Do on Waiheke Island

Waiheke Island is a 30 minute ferry ride from Auckland and a complete respite from city life. It is quiet and everything is centered around enjoying nature. You definitely do not come here for thrills or night life. You come here to relax and be outside. That being said, check out my recommendations for what…

Where to Go Wine Tasting on Waiheke Island

Only a 30 minute ferry ride away from Auckland, Waiheke Island is a hidden gem. The landscape beautiful and there are plenty of wineries. Known for their Syrah and Sauvignon Blanc, Waiheke Island is an up-and-coming wine region in New Zealand. You can take a wine tour through a company, or you can make your…

What to Do in Queenstown, NZ

We went to the beautiful city of Queenstown on our honeymoon and absolutely loved it. It is also the adventure capital of the world so if you are an adrenaline junkie, this is the perfect city for you! Below are my recommendations for where to stay, where to eat, and what to do while you…

Marlborough, New Zealand

I recently had the joy of traveling to Marlborough, New Zealand.  While we were there we hired a chauffeur named Pamela March, founder of Your Local Chauffeur, to take us around.  We manged to get to 9 wineries in one day, each one as good as the last. If you don’t know already, Marlborough is…

Waiheke Island, New Zealand: In Pictures

Not sure if you should add Waiheke Island to your New Zealand itinerary? These pictures from my latest trip might convince you to go there. A charming island only a 30 minute ferry ride from Auckland, Waiheke Island is filled with kind and welcoming people, quaint restaurants, and wineries.