Archives for April 2017
Australia Travel Diary
We are finally on to our final travel diary from the NZ/AUS 2015 trip. As I said in my last travel diary, This one will be about the New Zealand sounds, Hobart Tasmania, and Sydney Australia.
Black & White Off the Shoulder Top
The brand Socialite as a whole is one of my favorites. It’s great quality, really great prices, and really cute styles. I’d say 70% of the time when I’m browsing through Nordstrom and have an “Ooohh I need this!!!” moment, It’s Socialite.
This top is a perfect example of why I love it sop much. Fits great, Is adorable , was only $39. And I mean, the ruffled edges are a nice touch.
I have to be honest, as much as I’ve loved colors and florals this spring I had to take a break and go for something a little truer to my form. Black and White. You really just can’t go wrong with black and white. Its simple but still chic.
I’m definitely going to work some more black and white pieces into my summer wardrobe. I really loved this look!
New Zealand Travel Diaries part 3
I’m just going to pick up where I left the last NZ travel diary left off. This way they’re not to long and they’re actually something you guys enjoy reading lol.
Todays diary we’re going to start in Wellington, NZ. Fun fact; its the south most Capitol of the world. The tour we had booked for this day was this Seal coast safari tour . It took you up Brooklyn Hill to a massive wind turbine (NZ is mainly green energy), along private farmland where you can see all kinds of wildlife. Then you go down the coast. Once on the coast, you drive along the black sand beach and stop to view the famous Leaning Lighthouse and they provided some refreshments you get to enjoy with the seals. Something you also got to see while you were driving along the beach was a major fault line. Pretty cool and also pretty strange for an Arizona gal like me to see. We only have ever had one earthquake ( that I can remember.) and to be honest I completely slept through it!
These photos were taking in an Arctic storm simulator at the International Antarctic Centre in Christchurch, NZ. We actually docked in Akaroa, NZ but with the tour we booked they picked us up at the port and actually drove us to Christchurch to see the city and then on the to centre. The Antarctic Centre was great, they had tons of fun attractions ( like the storm simulator ) that really showed you what Antarctica and life there is like. Christchurch is called “The Gateway to the Arctic” do to there close proximity and the centre is nestled in amongst all kinds of hubs of people taking off and coming back from Antarctica. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t just a little (or a lot ) jealous of all those people. I just kept thinking to myself if I could only just get over their and catch a flight! But the Arctic centre was a close second and we really enjoyed our time here in Christchurch.
Now on to our day in Dunedin NZ. This was bitter Sweet cause I was so looking forward to all of our plans ,but this was also our last port that we actually where able to get off the boat in New Zealand. What a way to go out though I must say! I highly recommend this excursion we got to do a lot in a small amount of time and we go to see SO MUCH this day. From the worlds steepest street (I didn’t dare try to walk up it) to Lanarch Castle and the Railroad station we covered a lot of ground. Not to mention our lovely tour guide kept feeding me Cadbury candies.
Our next/final diary ill be talking about sailing through the NZ Sound, Hobart Tasmania, and Sydney so make sure to come back for that!