Yachting on America’s Cup Boats – #AtoZ Postcards of New Zealand

Yachting in New Zealand - Princess Kate racing against Prince William race against each other on former America's Cup boats.

Y is for yachting on America’s Cup Boats  . . .  or yacht racing. Practical Information:  This is the real thing, yachting at its most exciting. It’s an opportunity to crew on a former Team New Zealand America’s Cup yacht.  Most of the time they take out only one of the two boats, but during summer on […]

Volvo Ocean Race Around the World – New Zealand Stopover

Crossing the start line at the Pro-Am during the New Zealand stop over of the Volvo Ocean Race.

Auckland knows how to throw a party, and I could feel the excitement in the air as I approached.  First there was information about the race, then the live music,  but I was too excited to stop and read much. I just wanted to see the boats.  A few more steps and there they were, […]

Island Paradise – Relaxing in the Tropics in Fiji ~ #AtoZ AmaZing Photos

Snorkeling off Malolo Island in Fiji's Mamanuca Islands

We do stop and rest, and my favorite spot is any island paradise in the tropics.  Fiji is always a popular destination from New Zealand, as it is relatively close, affordable and when we leave the mainland we can always find an island paradise.   We visited Fiji in 2004 and 2011. You can read […]

Silo Park: An Art Exhibit and $350 Million Dollar Super Yacht A

super yacht

We were walking through Silo Park near the Auckland waterfront to get a glimpse of Super Yacht A, the $350 million dollar privately owned cruising vessel when we came upon this odd, old silo with an open door way, beckoning to our teen. Just like a curious cat, my teen had to poke her head […]