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6 Free Things To Do in Wellington, New Zealand

Wellington is our kind of city. It’s big enough, but not too big. It’s a thriving city, but surrounded in nature. The people are friendly and the craft beer scene is sensational. What Wellington – and all of New Zealand for that matter – is not, however, is a budget destination.… Read the rest


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We didn’t feel like tourists in Wellington, New Zealand

Some cities are more comfortable than others; Wellington was as comfy as my favorite hoodie and a pair of well-worn jeans.

Within such a short time we felt at ease, like we were at home instead of just staying somewhere. We didn’t feel like tourists in Wellington, New Zealand.… Read the rest


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Sunday market and Te Papa Museum in Wellington

On our last full day in Wellington we wanted to roam the city. We no longer needed to look at a map, we knew our way around. We didn’t, however, know where we were going. It was a Sunday and rainstorms were threatening, so things were a little quieter than we’d seen them during the week.Read the rest


Craft Beer in Wellington, New Zealand

Craft beer in Wellington, New Zealand

As if there isn’t enough to love about Wellington, we’ve got one more reason: It’s the craft beer capital of New Zealand. We are not seeking out these little beer meccas, luck would just have us landing smack in the middle of them. Long before learning about the craft beer in Wellington, New Zealand, we had made comparisons between Wellington and Portland, Oregon.… Read the rest


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Falling in love with Wellington, New Zealand

I have absolutely fallen in love with Wellington, New Zealand. The water and coastlines are beautiful, the green spaces and lookouts are amazing and we’ve lucked out with the winter weather being mostly sunny, blue skies with just a bit of wind.… Read the rest


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View from the top: Mount Victoria in Wellington, NZ

There are two things for certain that can be said about our travels: We like to be close to water and we like stunning views. Wellington is most definitely ticking both of these boxes, proven with a trip to the top of Mount Victoria.… Read the rest


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Wellington Cable Car and Botanic Gardens

While there is so much to see in Wellington, perspective is everything. A little elevation gain changes how we saw the city. While Mount Victoria is a popular viewpoint, the views from the top of the Wellington Cable Car and city Botanic Gardens are are also impressive.Read the rest


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Seal Colony at Sinclair Head in Wellington, NZ

I’ve been completely captivated by the city of Wellington, whether we are strolling along the harbor, sipping beer at a brewery or seeing the stunning scenery nearly everywhere we look. But in addition to the spectacular city life, scenic shorelines are just a bus ride away in South Wellington.Read the rest


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Celebrating Fourth of July in a foreign country

It’s been two months and five days since we’ve started our journey around the world and today we’ve arrived at our first major holiday spent abroad. This year, we’ll be celebrating Fourth of July in a foreign country. To be honest, as much as we love to trael, today we are missing our homeland a little bit.Read the rest


Day trip to Devonport, New Zealand

We didn’t have any concrete plans for our day trip to Devonport, New Zealand – just a walk around town and up to the fort was all that was on our agenda. Honestly, we were most excited about the 12 minute ferry ride there and back – what we saw in Devonport was just a bonus.Read the rest