If you search for images of New Zealand, chances are you will come across photos of Fiordland National Park right away. It is commonly touted as the most beautiful place in New Zealand. Milford Sound, the most famous fiord, is considered the eighth wonder of the world. Visiting Milford Sound was the thing I was … Continue reading Slowing Down in Fiordland
The Otago Peninsula I have officially been in New Zealand for one week! I can’t believe it has only been that long. It feels like we have already seen and done so much. Hiking? Check! Wine? Check! Exploring? Check! Seeing penguins? Check, check, and CHECK! Here’s a look at our first week on the other … Continue reading Arriving and Hitting the Road
In just under two weeks I will be on a plane on my way to New Zealand. In all, it will take three flights and a grand total of 20 hours and 48 minutes from take off to landing to get to New Zealand. I will cross the international date line, which basically means I … Continue reading The Long Journey
It’s amazing to me how life can take you places that you never expected. If you had asked me five years ago if I would ever live in Texas, me and my east-coast-liberal sensitivities would have very confidently told you no. Now, here I am, going on my fourth year in Texas (albeit a very, … Continue reading How I Got Here
Since receiving my Fulbright I have learned that there are two camps of people. There are those people who hear that I received a Fulbright and reply with, “You got a FULBRIGHT? Congratulations! That is amazing! That is so prestigious!” and those who reply with, “What’s Fulbright?” So, I’d like to start off by explaining … Continue reading You Got a Fulbright?