The Black Bear Lodge

It's pretty rare for us to dedicate a whole post to one place or experience on the trail, the Black Bear Lodge just outside of Hampton, TN happened to be one of those experiences. We planned on coming in for the night to take a shower, drink a beer and sleep in a bed for … Continue reading The Black Bear Lodge


Surf Bums and Ski Bums – one in the same

Between leaving the farm and our start date at Mike's Brewery (more to come on that later), we took a few days to be tourists since we really needed some rest and recuperation after our very stressful 4hrs/day at the farm! We hitched, quite successfully really, to the resort/destination town of Raglan which is situated … Continue reading Surf Bums and Ski Bums – one in the same

We’re so old…

**Disclaimer: A lot of you reading this are about to tell us to shut up and/or go to hell... 4 days in a backpackers hostel with 19 year olds German kids will make you feel old... We are so old. New Zealand is filled with Europeans, mainly German, taking their "gap year" which is a … Continue reading We’re so old…

Auckland, New Zealand. The first few days.

New Zealand! 18 months ago; a wild dream. A year ago; a distant possibility. Six months ago; a legitimate trip. Two days ago; a one way ticket from Los Angeles Airport. We made it across the world, across the equator and onto the volcanic rock the size of Colorado that we will call home for … Continue reading Auckland, New Zealand. The first few days.