Riding local, riding abroad. Doesn't matter. "One less car" bike commuting and "Bikes Belong" advocacy, plus "I ride solo" bicycle travel. Racing is fun, but there are so many equally great reasons to ride.
With luck, within a month those fries will be kumara and the Pinot will come from Central Otago. I feel blessed that, for me, New Zealand isn't a once in a lifetime trip. I read somewhere that planning for a trip gives you the same level of psychological happiness that actually doing the trip delivers.
What a ridiculous generalization in an otherwise interesting piece today on selling tourism to to US in a time of President Trump's uninformed and meanspirited bloviations.. So, other demographic groups seek impersonal and pedestrian experiences? Hmmm.
I've not been to New Zealand since I had my life changing accident on the Cape Brett Walkway in 2012. It seems I can afford to return this year, as I have the gift of time. So I've cleaned out Seattle Public Library's guide collection to reacquaint myself with where travelers typically go. And then, I'm off to find the atypical experiences.