I recently returned from the trip of a LIFETIME with my hubs to the most magical land on (middle) earth: Lord of the Rings Land, AKA New Zealand’s South Island! OH. MY. GOD. It’s like being in a real-life screensaver or movie set! Every single square meter of this country is breathtaking, filled with lush, verdant rolling hills, turquoise waters and meteoric volcanic mountains with waterfalls gushing unexpectedly at every turn along its winding one-lane roads… Where the water flows from glaciers atop mountains and has a turquoise blue color enriched from mineral deposits that is truly indescribable! I have dreamed of going here for nearly a decade, ever since I became obsessed with Flight of the Conchords 🙂 I even learned how to do a Kiwi accent over the years, and couldn’t wait to go practice in real life kiwi-land! I’ve dreamed of cruising through Milford Sound under sunny skies and dipping my feet in the alpine lakes of the Southern Lakes region for years and years… My husband is from Australia and had already been to New Zealand several times and never felt the urge to visit during our trips to visit his family and friends in Oz… Still, each time we visited his home in the land down under, I made him promise to take me to their friendly neighbors in the land down underer! After many trips to the magical land of Oz, he was finally bitten by the kiwi travel bug as well and we doubled our pleasure with a trip to both of the southernmost lands on earth! As you can imagine, packing was a breeze [insert Lucille Bluth eyeroll here!]!
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