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When Jordan and I found out we were pregnant last November we were determined to integrate our kids into our adventurous lives. I had many friends tell me “Kids come into your life, not the other way around”, and if you start it early, kids will adapt to your...

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If you asked me a year ago whether I thought we would be participating in the Volvo Ocean Race, there’s no way I would have predicted that we would be given that opportunity. To be honest, I hadn’t even heard of the Volvo Ocean Race prior to us being...

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UPDATE: Drum-roll please……so 2 dozen large NZ mussels costs only $3.82 CANADIAN!!! That’s only ~$1.07/lb compared to usually $5/lb or more back home! We will be enjoying our fair share of Mussels while we are here that’s for sure! We have a fun little poll for everyone! VOTE BELOW...

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Well after our 12 day holiday in the North-eastern part of the North Island we managed to knock off a number of items off our list of things to see-and-do! Still need to see the northern tip & far west coast of the North Island!

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We have a new edition to the apartment – a beautiful canvas painting by our friend Josh! We fell in love with his work when we were at his home a couple weeks ago and knew a painting of his was just what we needed to help make our...

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Happy Birthday Jordan! A fun filled weekend of surfing, hiking and delicious New Zealand mussels topped off Jordan’s birthday weekend. After some surf paddling training competing against gale-force winds (yes a rescue boat came out for us, but we were completely fine as it was low tide so only...

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In October 2015, Jordan won the award for New Zealand Geographic’s Photographer of the Year in the Timelapse category for his mesmerizing video of New Zealand’s Glowworm caves.   The winners were featured in the November-December 2015 edition of New Zealand Geographic with a full page spread on the...

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Saturday night we had dinner plans with Josh and Eliza in Eastbourne (a suburb in Wellington). During a trip to Peru in 2007, Jordan had met Josh (he was his guide from Active South America) who he climbed Machu Picchu with in the early morning with head lamps in...

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