Some destinations seem to easy or too familiar. For me, that was the case with New Zealand, but when I finally embarked on a road trip around the South Island I realised it was more of me than I cared to believe. I arrived in Christchurch, it brought up a wave of emotions from devastation to those of creativity and survival. But it was the rough rugged wilderness and abundance of walking trails that captured my heart, from imploding blowholes to winding roads and empty beaches. There is a reason why this magical landscape inspires an imaginative mind.