To be writing these words feels surreal. New Zealand has long been on my bucket list and unless you’ve been living under a rock the past decade or two, I’m sure it is on yours too. Full of natural beauty and yet still incredibly diverse, you can’t come to New Zealand and not have a good time. With the rolling valleys, dramatic mountains, endless fjords, lakes and beautiful beaches, I knew long before I arrived that New Zealand was a place that would steal my heart away.
Although I’m still in the country as I write this and there is still much to see, I wanted to check-in with you guys to share some snaps from my visit to the South Island, before boarding my flight to the North Island for a different experience altogether.
The scenery has been so surreal that I haven’t even allowed myself to reach for my camera half the time, quickly just snapping away on my iPhone after taking a lengthy stare into the distance to appreciate the view firsthand (instead of through my camera lens, which is usually the case!)
I was recently introduced to the Postcard App by Australia Post and as such have been sending off digital postcards left, right and centre to everyone I wish was here (just because I’m travelling solo doesn’t mean I can’t share it with loved ones!)
You take a quick photo on your phone (or use an existing photo), add a message, add an address (or multiple if sending to more than one), then pay ($1.99 if delivered in Australia). The postcard is printed and delivered (in the post) to addressee. As someone who already collects and sends postcards like they’re going out of fashion (I refuse to believe they are or ever will), this app has allowed me to transform my own images into postcards and I’m sure it comes as no surprise that that is something I just had to share with my Aussie readers!!!
Much love and well wishes from New Zealand – I’d love to know what you thought of NZ if you have been or are dying to go as much as I have been for at least the past few years!? Sound off in the comments below!
This article is in collaboration with Australia Post in celebration of the Postcards App. All opinions remain my own!