What do we pack?


Hobbitfeets- A beginning

“It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.”- J.R.R. Tolkien

I found this trip to be one of the most difficult trips to pack for. Between the multiple types of outings we have planned, and what I’ve been told to expect, I really have been at a bit of a loss. The trusty internet didn’t seem to have any true cohesive lists for me to pull from. Once again, I found myself pulling from what I consider the best resource: my clients.

With their helpful input, I cross referenced all our planned activities on an excel sheet. I knew I didn’t want to over pack and planned for doing laundry in our down time. I also got several excellent suggestions for items that could be washed in the sink and dry overnight.

Here’s some of what I am packing:

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We’re going on an ADVENTURE!

Something I’ve always enjoyed about my job is the wealth of information and great advice from so many sources. I feel so fortunate that so many can share their experiences and contribute to what I can only describe as the betterment of my own life.

One thing I heard routinely was to travel while you’re young enough to enjoy it. I didn’t want to end up waiting and wishing I had done more.

So I decided two years ago to stop talking about “someday” and plan a trip to New Zealand. Partially because I am such a huge Lord of the Rings fan (books and movies) and because NZ is world renowned for its beauty and adventure. I also picked the date by using Peter Jackson’s own day that he began filming The Hobbit.

Now, here we are, two years later, and my & Kevin’s adventure is about to begin. I hope this blog will help us not only keep in touch, but to also help catalog our undertaking of 3 weeks in some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world.