One way bridge

I just started working for a campervan rental company and I’m in the middle of a full on training. Today I had to drive one of our vans around for the second time. A challenge for the second time. Man, those things are big! I’m thinking a lot about where I am on the road…

Driving backwards into the future

Things didn’t exactly go as expected. After working my ass off all winter, I’d saved a nice amount of money to explore the South Island with. I had it all figured out. First up would be a loop through the very south, then across to the West coast, explore the glaciers, and zigzag my way…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Adventure

Every day is an adventure! You might not be bungyjumping, skydiving, rafting or trekking through the jungle, but every day is an adventure when you follow your dreams. I never really know what my day will bring. My life comes with challenges and the unexpected. You can plan as much as you want, but one…

On the horizon

On the road we see many horizons. Around every corner the view seems to change. As you’re travelling that’s just how it always is. You get used to one thing and then it’s off to the next. A new horizon with a new adventure. This one belongs to my road trip towards Mt Cook. I…

Collage: Omarama clay cliffs

The small town Omarama is on route from Mt. Cook to Queenstown. Besides a good spot to fill up on petrol, I decided to pick one of Omarama’s tourist attractions to check out. The Clay Cliffs can be seen from the highway, but are more impressive from a bit closer. Since they are on private…

The ups and downs of the Milford Road

So, I’m off on a trip to Milford Sound. I saw an incredibly cheap ticket online and just pressed book, not thinking about the logistics of course. It wasn’t until later that I found out that the road to Milford Sound isn’t always sound. At this time of year, it is often required to carry…

Driving the clouds away

Woohoo! The new car is checked, registered and ready to go after buying $140 petrol. This might become an expensive endeavor, but as soon as I hit the road, I know I have made the right decision in buying a car for my time in New Zealand. The freedom! My first drive takes me to Pareora,…