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#CatTravels: Crossing the Cook Strait to Picton

By On April 23, 2016

We had settled on visiting both North and South islands on our first trip to New Zealand — not entirely advisable since we were there for just nine days — and now we just… Read More

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#CatTravels: A day in Wellington

By On April 22, 2016

It may seem odd that we had only planned to spend one full day in Wellington, the capital city of New Zealand. But let me explain. I had a hard enough time… Read More

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#CatTravels #40Trails: No. 18: Tongariro Alpine Crossing, New Zealand

By On April 21, 2016

HIKE: Tongariro Alpine Crossing, North Island, New Zealand WHEN: April 2016 LENGTH: 12.1 miles, one way DIFFICULTY: Challenging FEATURES: Barren volcanic landscape; craters; fairly high altitudes; native plants; geothermal steam vents; emerald… Read More

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#CatTravels: My fishing tale at Taupō

By On April 21, 2016

When I first started planning this trip to New Zealand, one of the only things my husband wanted to do was fish. To say he’s an avid fisherman would be downplaying his… Read More

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#CatTravels: Last surf before heading to Taupō

By On April 19, 2016

You can’t leave Raglan without surfing. So on our last morning in this laid-back surf town, we hiked down to Ngarunui Beach and waited for the Raglan Surfing School to show up.… Read More