Getting paid to get inspired in New Zealand: Guest Blog

It's hard to believe I've been living in New Zealand for nearly ten months. I must admit that some of the newness has worn off. Although the green mountains, boat loads of sheep and stunning views never cease to amaze, the novel phrases and unfamiliar quirks finally feel somewhat commonplace. Today I'm sharing New Zealand through fresh eyes... Maddie Lochte's eyes to be exact.

Playing Catch Up

I’ve officially reached the one-month mark of living in New Zealand. In the first month, we’ve done a good bit of traveling, a lot of eating (and spending money) and gone quite a while without Internet, so now it’s time to play catch up. Over the next week or so, I’ll be posting about some of our adventures and the “must-do” activities we’ve experienced around the north island.