Anne and Mike Poe have been adventuring together since their marriage in 1970. From whitewater kayaking to glacier skiing, to bicycling for six months at a time, their adventures began to expand more and more. In the 1980's Anne started writing and photographing all their trips so the memories would always stay fresh. She published numerous articles in various outdoor magazines. In 1984, they bicycled from Costa Rica to Peru. In successive years, they bicycled from Alaska to Idaho; six months through New Zealand; six months around Australia; and finally, in 1997, a six month odyssey from Bali, Indonesia to Hong Kong, China. Anne wrote her first book, On Our Own: A Bicycling Adventure in Southeast Asia, about that amazing journey. It is currently for sale on Amazon.com in print as well as in Kindle format. They have also authored a new genre of hiking guide for spectacular areas in Colorado and Utah. Their titles include: Crested Butte Colorado: 65 Scenic Day Hikes. Southwest Colorado High Country Day Hikes: Silverton, Ouray, Lake City Southwest Colorado High Country Day Hikes: Telluride Utah National Parks, Arches and Canyonlands Day Hikes. Hikers from all over continue to be enthusiastic about this new style of hiking guides that the Poe's are producing. Having been successful with their hiking guides, the Poes are now turning their talents back to their first love: bicycle touring. Since their very first publication about touring was written as an adventure novel, they are now producing guides for cycle touring with maps, profiles and important data specific to their favorite routes. Hence, this book on their cycling adventures in New Zealand. Yet to come...touring routes of Eastern Europe!