A new baby, winter fun and the challenges of modern parenting.

It’s been a while since my last post, moving back and forth between Austria and New Zealand plus being pregnant and having a growing toddler who is full of ever growing energy has taken its toll on my writing time. Maya turned 2 in November and only 2 weeks later, little Lara arrived. Lots of … More A new baby, winter fun and the challenges of modern parenting.

Packrafting New Zealand – Fiordland backcountry mission

This trip to Big Bay has been on our minds for over 2 years now. Pristine rivers, glacier capped mountains and remote surf beaches – the very best of Fiordland, in the South of New Zealands South Island. Less than 50kms from famous Milford Sound, two rivers, the Hollyford and Pyke, offer the ideal setup for … More Packrafting New Zealand – Fiordland backcountry mission

West Coast Kiting

Another few days break and the middle of summer in New Zealand. Where should we go this time? I really had enjoyed the time in the Abel Tasman and was keen on exploring the area further, so we decided to go to Takaka, and then as far north as you can go on the South Island … More West Coast Kiting

Abel Tasman Hiking

The Abel Tasman is New Zealands most visited National Park, and it’s easy to see why. Golden beaches, turquoise waters, a very easy trail and huts and campsites all along the way.     Having done the whole 60km coast walk a couple of years ago, I was a bit hesitant to take my mum there though. Back … More Abel Tasman Hiking