The Christchurch revival

I looked around me, a twinge of guilt in my gut, before lifting my camera, snapping a shot and stuffing the offending lens back into my bag as quickly as I could, fumbling with the zipper and painfully aware of my surroundings. I was in downtown Christchurch, New Zealand—a city ravaged by two devastating earthquakes…

The kindness of strangers: Nice New Zealand

This week the travel world is blogging about New Zealand, as a way to promote tourism in the wake of February’s earthquake in Christchurch. Although my own trip was to Auckland on the North Island, not Christchurch on the South, I still wanted to participate. I’ve spent the past few days thinking about where I visited and…