Yesterday, we rode on the “Jet Raider” ferry to Waiheke Island. I liked going to the vineyards and on the walks between them I learned how to eat a honeysuckle. They were a great sweet snack! We found some unique shells on the beach. On the ride back to Auckland, our ferry boat (the “Te Kotkoue”) … Continue reading Luke’s thoughts on Auckland
After two days, three flights and many time zones, we arrived to spring in sunny and blue-skied Auckland, NZ. We are renting a surburban Airbnb apartment and it’s been a great way to kick the jet lag with fresh air, playgrounds and lots of walking. We rode the ferry into the city center today and … Continue reading First Days in Auckland
The number one question people have asked us is, “How in the world do you pack for nine months?” Well, you pack for one week. Since we are chasing summer, the clothes are lighter and all in the same season. Each of us is taking one carry-on and one backpack. Thankfully, we can pick things … Continue reading How do you pack for nine months???
We want to hear from you! More than half of the places we are going are new to us. We’ve heard or read about them and want to experience them firsthand. Maybe you already have. And that’s what we’d love to know. Tell us your favorite places, memories, foods, excursions and people you know where we … Continue reading Where in the World are the Rutledges?
Suzanne: When we were contemplating this trip, it was important for Mitch and me to determine why we were going to go and what our goals were. If I’m being honest, I just love new adventures and seeing the world and all its beauty. People fascinate me, and visiting other cultures is a great way … Continue reading What’s our Why?