Urupukapuka, New Zealand

(published August 2016) We have a lot of favorites in New Zealand’s Bay of Islands, but Urupukapuka is the one place that had it all: protected […]

New Zealand’s Unknown Isle

Discovering rugged yet laid-back Stewart Island  (published May 2013) photos by Jim Thomsen Most people believe New Zealand consists of just North and South Islands. But […]

A Feast for the Senses

A leisurely cruise in Fiordland, New Zealand  (published January 2013) “You’re going where? Why? Just rent a campervan and drive there!” That was the response we […]

A Season in New Zealand

A practical guide to cruising by land and water, with tips on where to get those boat projects done, too  (published August 2014) For many trans-Pacific […]