100th Blog Post and CNN Photo Essay


I’m happy to report on two fronts that I’ve reached my 100th blog post and what better way to celebrate than by having my photo essay approved by CNN.com!

Sheep Herding: A dying lifestyle in New Zealand

Shortly after I arrived here, I knew I wanted to submit some kind of story about this farm to CNN and I couldn’t be happier that it was actually published.

With that, I will be moving on this weekend after an amazing two months. I’ll head up north to check out the rebuilding of Christchurch and then go to the famous Marlborough wine region to hang out on a vineyard for about a week. Tough life…I hear ya. After that, on up to the top of the north island to check out some beaches and sail on a tall ship.

Life is good.



10 thoughts on “100th Blog Post and CNN Photo Essay

  1. Mary Skye October 15, 2014 / 12:25 am

    Way to go Steph!! Joe is still in shock over you!

    • StephieD October 15, 2014 / 4:16 am

      Thank you Mary! Joe should have had time by now to get used to my new lifestyle (and I’m still alive out here!!!) haha!

    • StephieD October 15, 2014 / 4:15 am

      Thanks, Nanouk! There are actually 10 photos on the CNN site…bottom right of the photo you can click through them 🙂

  2. Teresa October 15, 2014 / 9:23 am

    Fantastic! Safe travels! Always wanted to sail on a tall ship…..

    • StephieD October 15, 2014 / 9:31 am

      Yeah, I can pretend to be a pirate for a day!

  3. Janet October 15, 2014 / 1:14 pm

    Amazing photos – beautiful and desolate…but my favorite is the smiling lamb – too sweet!

    Can’t wait to read about the next adventure!!

  4. Kay McAnally October 18, 2014 / 2:41 pm

    Congratulations, Steph! I’m delighted but certainly not surprised that CNN values your work so highly. “You’re not just a pretty face, you know!”, my Irish husband would say to you. How wonderful that you are living life to the brim and honing your talents, which are many. Have a ball on that big ship – what an adventure!

  5. Kay McAnally October 18, 2014 / 2:45 pm

    I’ve just gone through your photos again. Masterful! Is that a tornado on the ground in one of the photos?

    • StephieD October 18, 2014 / 4:01 pm

      Thank you! No, just an odd rain cloud. The clouds there were so interesting to watch…something different every day!

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