Category: Activities

  • What to Do on a Rainy Day in Auckland

    What to Do on a Rainy Day in Auckland

    It wasn’t as pretty as usual in Auckland today, so we headed below the deck to the fabulous and interactive Kelly Tarlton’s Sea Life Aquarium.  Identifying all the different fish was fun, but making them come to life was the highlight of the day.  First, you color a sea creature.  Then you scan them and […]

  • Making Black Bean Tamales

    Making Black Bean Tamales

    One of my favorite activities on my recent trip to Veracruz, Mexico, was learning to make and wrap black bean tamales. Our experience, orchestrated by tour operator Yambigapan, started at a local farm where we picked the banana leaves that would wrap our tamales for cooking. After a light hike nearby, we headed to Yambigapan’s […]