Jandals and Jet Planes

Life & Adventures of a Kiwi Family in California

How to throw a Kiwiana Birthday Party when you live in California

How do you throw a 7 year old Kiwiana themed birthday party when you live in California? Here's how we did it!


Walking Denver

Pounding the pavements of Denver, Colorado on a Free Walking Tour.

Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel Exhibition in Orange County

Admiring Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel Exhibition right here in Orange County, CA.

Our Fourth, Fourth

Celebrating our fourth 4th of July, we attended six events (including a parade, street faire and fireworks display) and clocked up over 20,000 steps. Happy Birthday America.

Three Nights in New York

How much can you squeeze into a three night trip to New York City? Why, as much as possible, of course!

Carhenge (Alliance, Nebraska)

Exploring an artistic replica of Stonehenge, made out of old car bodies in Alliance, Nebraska.

You’re a Wonder, Wall

A bunny with antlers, a piano playing gorilla and a roaring T-Rex - introducing the quirky and wonderful Wall Drug Store, in Wall, South Dakota.

Exploring the Badlands

Prairie dogs and harsh landscapes greeted us as we explored Badlands National Park, South Dakota.

Easter – The Differences Between California and New Zealand

Easter in California is a little different than Easter in New Zealand. Here are my thoughts....

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