NZ’s Southern Alps Helicopter Adventure

On day 13 of our New Zealand explorations, we took a 40 minute helicopter tour from the tiny town of Franz Josef Glacier, population 100 (out of season residents) – 300 (tourist season residents). We were in town during their off season—lots of locals who all knew each other, and a handful of young tourists, then: us. The little town… Continue reading

New Zealand: Day 12 – Mount Aspiring National Park

Breakfast This morning we had a delicious breakfast with numerous treats all prepared by our breakfast chef, Sarah. She is in her early 20s and is from San Luis Obispo, CA. Talking with her was interesting. I asked her why she chose to work down here in New Zealand. She replied that when she realized she could live any where… Continue reading