Necessary Places

After spending hours in a tour vehicle, or wandering through a museum, market or garden, that all-important stop to take care of bodily needs is essential.

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It’s important to know how to properly use the facilities!

When traveling with a wheelchair, knowing where to find an accessible “Restroom / WC / Toilette” is even more important. Continue reading

Tamaki Maori Village, Rotorua, New Zealand

One of the highlights of our stay in Rotorua – in fact, one of the highlights of the trip! – was the evening we spent at the Tamaki Maori Village, where we participated in warrior-training games, were entertained by traditional song and dance, and enjoyed a Maori hangi feast!

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Te Puia and the Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve

I probably shouldn’t admit to having a favorite city on New Zealand’s North Island. Every place we visited was amazing, and having a “favorite” would be like admitting to having a favorite child. (Which I don’t, by the way!)

However, if I were only able to return to one North Island city, I would choose Rotorua.

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Pohutu Geyser

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Aotearoa – Land of the Long White Cloud

I recently returned from 30 days in New Zealand.

There are so many adjectives I could use to describe this adventure. The best might be “Amazing!” Every single day, without exception, I saw, heard or experienced something absolutely wonderful!

I had been told that New Zealand is a very accessible country, and I found that statement to be true.  I made copious notes, and took over 7,000 photos, so that I can share my experience with others who might be considering a trip to the Land of the Long White Cloud. Continue reading