I started this blog a few years ago to write about my study abroad trip to Argentina. Then, for three months I worked in Antarctica as a meteorologist at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station. I’ve traveled around New Zealand, on my first-ever solo trip—and visited a lot of Lord of the Rings filming locations! Now I’m in grad school at Columbia University studying Climate and Society. As always, there are many more adventures that lay ahead!

DSC02623Me at the ceremonial South Pole

Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.”

-Mark Twain

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  1. Hi Maddy- Regis just sent me an email about your trip to NZ– ( I used to work at RMI and now split my time between Napa,CA and Christchurch, where my husband John is from) we will be in nz from March 7-19 if you are still there perhaps we can meet — meanwhile I will keep in touch with ideas for you to check out while you are there and if you have any ?? or needs please give me a shout! I’m sure you will love nz as much as we do!
    Take care, Sharon Chappell

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