New Zealand's Boxing Day

As an American, when I first heard of my New Zealand friends referring to Boxing Day, I thought it was a day of watching sports on...

My First Kiwi Christmas

I'm not much of a holiday person, and I've only celebrated Christmas a few times in my life (twice I think!). Still, being alone on the...

Rotorua: The Loch Ness Monster of Kuirau Park

"Take a walk and discover the steaming, hissing and bubbling geothermal activity in this informal public park located right next to Rotorua's city centre."

Rotorua: Welcome to Hell's Gate

One of the big things I wanted to do in Rotorua was to experience the geothermal mud and hot springs. The easy option is the Polynesian...