I'm off to New Zealand on Saturday with Chi for a couple of weeks of hiking and general going about. I haven't been really excited about the trip yet, but I think it's slowly starting to grow on me. I'm sure I'll get into it when we land in Christchurch in ~48 hours.
We're just doing the general "drive around the south island" thing. Not much is set in stone yet, except for the 5 day Milford Trek and a hike on Franz Josef Glacier.
Will keep the blogosphere informed via updates when I can. Hopefully the lessons learned in Europe will make this one a better travel blog.