Diane Covington Carter reports: “It’s been a busy year, with eight travel articles, six about New Zealand, including a short one in Hemispheres and one in Sierra.com about the river that gained the rights of a person while we [husband Landon] were there last March. Also “Kiwi Speak,” which describes all the different terms that they use there, which can be both comical and confusing when you visit.

On another note, she says, her latest book, Eight Months in Provence, A Junior Year Abroad, 30 Years Late​, continues to do well on Amazon. You can check it all out on her website, www.dianecovingtoncarter.com.