Where to wander to next?
To decide, I took my wonders to paper and then to blog. If all of what I have heard about achieving goals is true; I think that writing a list and solidifying said list on a blog, is an excellent way to set up for success and in this case a successful walkabout. Without further adieu, this list, my Wanderlust List,is comprised of world famous beaches, hiking spots, mountains, diving locations, and most certainly scenes for good times and good stories. Today, Part 4 is highlighted in the image.
I showcase a destination that I have yet to hear a bad review; it is no other than New Zealand. From the image, I was awestruck. It reminded me of my walkabout earlier this year in Patagonia, Chile with the mountainous skyline peppered with turquoise blue lakes. New Zealand appears to be a nature lover’s dream. It is looking like a huge temptation for me.
So, have you been to New Zealand?
If so, the sign from the photo “Kiwi Crossing” should be familiar. I had always wondered why New Zealanders are nicknamed Kiwis. After a little research, I found that New Zealanders are named such after the unique flightless bird about the size of a large chicken seen in the sign. Apparently the call of the bird is similar to the English pronunciation of Kiwi (kee-wee). Who knew?
Could New Zealand be the right place for my next walkabout? Please chime in with your stories, advice, to dos, and to don’ts on all and/or any of my Wanderlust List candidates. Could this destination be it? Or will it be one of my past (Peru,Bali, Grand Canyon) or future candidates?
Here’s to good times and good stories somewhere, anywhere, or in one of my Wanderlust List destinations!
(BTW, I’ve never watched a rugby match. I hear it’s pretty popular in NZ. Perhaps, this could be my chance to scrum on the pitch!)
**Photos from http://www.kiwiwise.co.nz/