About Me

I’m an American — born in Georgia but my dad was in the military so I’ve lived in a few different states. I call Texas my real home since that’s where my mother and younger sister live and I spent many years there in high school and university.


It’s a long story, but I somehow decided that it would be a good idea to move to New Zealand so I moved here in 2015. I live in Auckland, the biggest city in the country and I work for ANZ bank on one of their business intelligence teams.

My partner (boyfriend) and I love to travel and spend a lot of time on road trips and exploring. This blog covers a lot of the things there are to see and do in New Zealand, and also touches on some of the things that make NZ unique and different — especially for this displaced American. It is an amazing country!