Off to West Yellowstone Remind me to never book a 6 a.m. flight ever again. Ever. And remind me, too, that I’m a little older now and not nearly as energetic as I once was, so I may want to actually take the day prior to my next trip off work. Just to have the […]
Meet Jeff Rasley, Fellow Global Debaucherer Tell us a little bit about yourself and your background. I live on the White River in Indianapolis with my wife, Alicia, and our cat, Bandit. It’s a long way from Nepal. My loves, other than wife, kids, and writing, have been sports and what has been called adventure […]
4 Drunken Miles I woke up around 8:30 and felt like I’d been hit by a bus. I remember returning to the hotel, walking down the hall to our room, and even sitting down. But the last fifteen minutes of the evening where I insisted on room service, which the hotel didn’t offer, was a […]
A Quick Itinerary of Our Long Weekend in Copenhagen & Stockholm The #AdventurePartnerForLife and I flew out on a Wednesday evening and arrived in Copenhagen Thursday morning. We had the remainder of Thursday, and all of Friday, Saturday, and Sunday to tackle two capital cities before flying back out midday Monday.
Pancake Rocks and Mangarakau Wetland Swamp We spent the morning driving along some pretty spectacular New Zealand cliffs. Saw steam lifting off the Tasman Sea oceanfront, which I haven’t seen before. Tried to get it on video, but failed miserably. Stopped off at the Pancake Rocks and Blowhole in Paparoa
Attack of the Mountain Parrots in Fiordland National Park Woke up before dawn to beat the crowds through Fiordland National Park to Milford Sound. This was going to be one of the highlights of our New Zealand road trip. Am starting to learn that no one in New Zealand wakes up until 9, even 10—nothing […]
The Rotorua Circuit Woke up extra early to discover an Auckland Starbucks a block away (woo hoo!)… that doesn’t open nearly as early as American Starbucks do (wah). All the hotel rooms carry is tea, so this was a nice surprise. Business hours? Not a nice surprise. Stalked the front door as necessary and tried […]
The Short Version of the Itinerary Before we dive into the finer details of our Fiji stopover and New Zealand road trip, let’s explore the big picture real quick. This two-week bender included about 21 hours of flight time one way and a week-long tour of the South Island midway through. (Click on either image […]