The Adventure Venture
The Adventure Venture

Hi, I’m Erica.  Traveler.  Runner.  Cyclist. Adventurer. Muse of the mountains. Nebraska born and Chicago learned, now off to see what New Zealand is all about. Follow along for stories, tips, guides and inspiration for getting out of your comfort zone and into the infinite.


The good, the bad, the ugly, all recorded here. Follow along as I stumble through a new country, navigating the joys and pains of living abroad.  Yes, this includes learning to drive on the left side of the road.  I'm having a panic attack just thinking about it.


Questions about New Zealand?  Like my photos?  Hate my writing?  You can tell me all of that and more through the contact page.  I promise to get back to you at some point unless you send me a marriage proposal in which case, no, that's very creepy.

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Allons! Whoever you are come travel with me! These are the days that must happen to you. You shall no heap up what is call’d riches. You shall scatter with lavish hand all that you earn or achieve. You but arrive at the city to which you were destined, you hardly settle yourself to satisfaction, before you are called by an irresistible call to depart, you shall be treated to the ironical smiles and mockings of these who remain behind you; what beckonings of love you receive, you should only answer with passionate kisses of parting, you shall not allow the hold of those who spread their reach’d hands towards you.

Forever Alive, Forever forward. Stately, solemn, sad, withdrawn, baffled, mad, turbulent, feeble, dissatisfied, desperate, proud, fond, sick, accepted by men, rejected by men, They go! They go! I know that they go! but I know not where they go. But I know they go toward the best - toward something great.
— Walt Whitman, Song Of The Open Road