New Zealand

Welcome to the Sky

I can’t talk about my day without acknowledging what happened in Connecticut. It’s impossible to imagine anything more sad. As I’ve encountered people from all over the world today, when they learn I’m American, they have offered their condolences. It’s...

Queenstown is Remarkable

Saying the Remarkable Mountains, which stand guard over Queenstown, are “remarkable” is a bit like telling a tall person he’s tall. “Hey! How’s the weather up there, guy?” Sure, it’s true, but you’re not the first idiot to say it. Even so, they are pretty freaking remarkable...

Kia Ora Auckland

In the Maori language, “Kia Ora” means “Hello,” “Welcome,” and “Thank You.” There is so much to this country. For example, skiing is abundant in the winter. You could head to Whakapapa, which is pronounced “Fuck-a-Papa.” No...

Auckland Couriers

I flew from Sydney to Auckland today. I got to the airport early so I walked around a bit. It’s amazing the kinds of places you can go from Sydney. Macau, Shanghai, Fiji, Guam, Atlanta…the list goes on. The talk around town is about last week’s Auckland Tornados, which...