Month: August 2017

16 New Zealand Foods and Drinks Worth Trying

What should you eat and drink when you go to New Zealand? Come hungry, so that you can enjoy lots of seafood, wine, lamb, meat pies, fresh fruits, and fizzy sodas. What to Eat in New Zealand I really loved New Zealand cuisine because the food was so fresh. Here are some of my top picks: Green Mussels […]

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What is Aperture? A Simple Explanation

Aperture is one of the 3 main pillars of photography, in addition to ISO and shutter speed. Aperture controls how much light reaches the image sensor of the camera, as well as the depth of field, which is the area of the image that is in focus and appears sharp. When you change the aperture, […]

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What is ISO in Photography?

The acronym ISO (International Standards Organization) represents how sensitive your camera sensor is to light. The lower the ISO number, the less sensitive it is to light. Why is Light Sensitivity Important? If your camera is more sensitive to light, you can take higher quality photos in low light environments without having to use a […]

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Is Hobbiton Worth a Visit?

  Is Hobbiton worth a visit if you’re not a Lord of the Rings fan? Given the pricey entrance fee, I was seriously questioning this myself as I was planning our NZ road trip. I’ve seen the first movie, but I’m not especially a Lord of the Rings fan. My sister on the other hand […]

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Eat Green Lipped Mussels in New Zealand

Green mussels were on my checklist of foods to eat in New Zealand. Luckily I found this classic dish at a charming waterfront restaurant called the Boat Shed Cafe. Green lipped mussels, are a classic seafood dish native to New Zealand. The exterior of the mussels are black with an infusion of bright green along the edges, while […]

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Hitchhiking to Waiheke Island Wineries

Waiheke Island is a picturesque island in New Zealand filled with charming scenery, wineries and restaurants. I heard about Waiheke Island for the first time from a friend of mine who said it was one of her favorite parts of New Zealand. As a wine lover, I immediately added it to my list of things […]

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