Spring Break!

04/20/17   Spring Break!   Maddy, Brandon, and I are headed to the Cook Islands! If it were a straight shot its only 2,387 miles away, but instead we are driving to Christchurch, flying to Auckland, then flying to Rarotonga, a pretty long journey, nut definitely worth it. After Maddy and I were got deboarded…

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Cathedral Cave Expedition

04/01/17   Nugget Point (Ahuriri Flat), Purakanui (Tarara Falls), Cannibal Beach   Today me and some buds went for a journey across the Catlins. Our mission was to go to the Cathedral Caves which is one of the must see spots in NZ. On our way we passed a sign for nugget point and someone…

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Mom Comes to Visit

03/11/17   Queenstown Again   My mom came to visit! While she’s here we go to Queenstown and do every adventure packed event they have to offer. We conquered the rivers via jet boats and white water rafts. We beat the lake with a shark boat. We beat the mountain with a gondola ride and…

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Ben Lomond Tramp

50872592165__8974438F-4B88-4870-A8A6-3845ECB25AD9   During orientation week in Queenstown, Brandon, Kendall, and I went on a supposed 8 hour tramp up the Ben Lomond Trail. Luckily, we are freakishly healthy young men who were able to get the peak in under 3 hours and we were able to save our energy reserves for the trail down. The…

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Predeparture Blog

I used many adjectives to describe my identity in the study abroad application. A few of them being; brother, American, student, and Christian. Those words help create a framework for who I identify as but they do not completely define who I am. My individual identity allows me to experience the world as a free,…

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