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I am retiring in Wanaka!

I am retiring in Wanaka!

WANAKA, NEW ZELAND While walking around Wanaka, I watched an elderly man peacefully ride his bike down the street. That’s when I decided I wanted to retire in Wanaka.  I ride my bike all the time in Chicago, but city biking can get stressful. We […]

Just Learning…

Just Learning…

January means time to learn new skills! For the last couple weeks, I took an Introduction to Graphic Design at the SAIC. It was a time of pretending to be artistic and creative, which is a big break from my work world of python, spreadsheets, […]

Abel Tasman – A Coastal Paradise

Abel Tasman – A Coastal Paradise

ABEL TASMAN, NEW ZELAND   My first stop on the South Island of New Zealand was Abel Tasman National Park.  Being one of the Great Walks of New Zealand, you can spend 4-5 days hiking the entire National Park.  I only had one full day, so […]

My Precious, New Zealand – North Island

My Precious, New Zealand – North Island

NORTH ISLAND, NEW ZELAND   New Zealand is like the new boy crush that I can’t stop talking about. Every landscape in a new country, I respond “Oh, it reminds of in New Zealand.” The people of Indonesia are so nice here, just like New Zealand.”, […]

How I Travel

How I Travel

Planning my round-the-world-ish trip can get overwhelming. There is TOO much information on the interwebs. I tend to furiously read various blogs and rely heavily on highly-rated reviews on TripAdvisor. Yes, I admit – I have googled “Best hikes in New Zealand”, “Best cities to visit […]

Chi chi chi! Le le le! Viva Chile!

Chi chi chi! Le le le! Viva Chile!

TORRES DEL PAINE, CHILE Favorite part of my Patagonia trip? W-Trek in Torres Del Paine with EcoCamp. I admit – it wasn’t exactly roughin’ it, but a glass of malbec (or two) and a warm shower was enthusatically welcomed after 7 hours of hiking.  We saw […]

Hello world!

Hello world!

A tiny corner of the internet to document my travels and other discoveries. Enjoy!Day 5-ish on Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. The night I realized how big and magnificent this world is. That’s Gretch on the left!