Albom Adventures

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Albom Adventures
Where travel and adventure meet fun. We are American expats laughing at the lighter side of both expat living in New Zealand and family travel.
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  • Enjoy the Christchurch Botanic Gardens by Punting on the Avon 6 days ago Albom Adventures A gentle breeze wafted the fragrant aroma of azaleas our way and drew us into the Christchurch Botanic Gardens. We walked through, on our way to our real adventure, punting on the Avon River. Normally, an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city, today the tranquil gardens are...
  • Wildlife Encounters at Orana Park in Christchurch NZ 1 week ago Albom Adventures If you think all zoos are alike, you haven’t yet been to Orana Park in Christchurch. Here, at New Zealand’s only open range zoo, endangered animals live in open enclosures emulating their natural habitat. The wildlife encounters are close up and personal, with safety being...
  • Things to Do in Oamaru: New Zealand's Steampunk Capital 2 weeks ago Albom Adventures As if stepping out of a time machine, we entered the Oamaru Victorian Precinct, and it was 1870. Not literally, but there is an overriding feeling that this is a town Father Time forgot. From the Victorian architecture to the steampunk ambience, there are plenty of things to do in...
  • New Zealand Penguins and Seals at Katiki Point Lighthouse 2 weeks ago Albom Adventures There are only a handful of spots remaining where one can see endangered yellow-eyed penguins in their natural habitat. Katiki Point Lighthouse, about an hour north of Dunedin on the South Island, is one of them. Binoculars in hand we began our walk. Turning a corner, these...
  • 20 Useful Travel Gifts for Friends Who Travel Light 3 weeks ago Albom Adventures Finding the perfect gift is never easy, but when your recipient is a traveler like us, it becomes more challenging. I am referring to one who travels light. It changes things a bit. We need useful travel gifts that are lightweight, compact, and practical, or they are not going with...

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  • Top 10 Funny New Zealand Language Blunders - Expats Beware! Expat Blog Awards 2013 Recently a mate suggested that I am not just an American expat, I am Kiwi now. Living in New Zealand has changed me. Now I drink piss and eat tea. I wear togs and jandals in the summer, woolies and jumpers in the winter. I ring with the phone and... Expat Blog Awards 2013: New Zealand Gold Award!

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Charlotte Young
03:31 AM December 19, 2013

I laughed as I read your blog because it brought back so many memories of my time spent in New Zealand. My Texas accent confused them as much as I was confused! One mixup was when we shared some a "kettle beast" with a friend. I was so relieved when my husband explained it was beef! Loved this blog and will certainly return! Ta!

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