The Friendliest Place on Earth (a.k.a Auckland) Part II

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Happy Fourth of July, America!

Happy Fourth of July, America!

Dear Reader, No joke… Auckland is Los Angeles without Hollywood (or minus entitlement and pretense). Think a bunch of very mellow, friendly folks who love to be outside, laugh loudly, and spend time at the beach. Exhibit 1 Ceillhe (read K-Lee) Sperath founder and director (along with her husband Neill) of TIME Unlimited Tours +64 21 574 414 (I am writing down the number for me as much as you, Dear Reader, as she said to call her if we get terribly lost) and her very funny and wonderful sidekick Tracy. Continue reading

Auckland Rocks- Day 1

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Morning showers cleared to brings about a gorgeous day

Morning showers cleared to bring about a gorgeous day

Gentle Reader,

hold on to your woollies, but it is Winter here in The Friendliest Place on Earth (a.k.a. New Zealand).  This morning after a fab breakfast at Hotel DeBrett and a tête-à-tête about our itinerary with lovely Roberta ,at the front desk, we embarked on a walking-non-jet lag-thinking-self guided-tour of the city. Here are our recs with kids:

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