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Revive Your Soul at Testa Vineyards

Maria graciously plucked off a few sprigs of rosemary from the large bush that grows in a pristine garden surrounding the patio outside the tasting room. She was quick to accommodate my request to take

Totaranui Campground backpacking the Abel Tasman

Tramping Around Nelson, New Zealand

Trails in New Zealand are called tracks, and several tracks surround the Nelson area climb very steep hills. What amazes us the most is the vegetation along these tracks. One moment we seem to be

Rabbit Island

A twenty-minute drive from Nelson is a lovely park along the beach on Rabbit Island. Campsites are simple with grass pull-ins, a picnic table, and a large barbeque. We chose a site along the beach.

Cottage Living Room

La Petite Maison

I had seen a picture of the purple cottage with its fuchsia doors, blackberry-colored trim, and mauve wisteria growing around the front door. We even “drove” by it on Google Earth, but nothing prepared me