Kassena Hillman & Anthony Sereni

Kassena & Anthony

March 14, 2009

Kassena Hillman & Anthony Sereni

Kassena & Anthony

March 14, 2009

Hello all. Welcome to our honeymoon registry!

As you know Anthony and I are not a standard couple. We have been dating for 8 years and have been living together for 4. Over those 4 years we have gathered all the housewares, linens, and cooking gear (we are obsessed with cooking) we can fit in our very small, yet quaint, city apartment. So we thought a classic bridal registry wouldn't work for us.

Traveling and gathering new experiences is our passion so when we found travelers joy we were so excited. We have complied a list of dream adventures Anthony and I would like to accomplish on our honeymoon. The registry allows you to give these experiences as gifts- So instead of a serving plate you can buy us swimming with dolphins in Southern New Zealand or champagne for the first night of our honeymoon in Auckland.

The memories of this trip will be worth more than you can imagine. We have taken many exciting trips but this will be our first trip as husband and wife! I, Kassena, am excited to tell people my husband would like room service :). When we are old and gray we won't be talking about the cool blender we got, we'll be talking about the cave exploration in NZ which, maybe you, will give us for our honeymoon. We will appreciate and fondly remember these gifts for the rest of our lives.

We are so excited to see you all at the wedding!

Kassena and Anthony

If you wish to keep what you are giving us as a surprise just check anonymous when checking out. We will be notified of a gift but we will not at any time before or after the wedding be notified of who gave it. So be sure to let us know in the shower or wedding card so we can send you a proper thankyou!
We are so excited for the adventure of a lifetime. After much deliberation we decided that we will be visiting only New Zealand instead of Australia and New Zealand. This way we can take the time to see the real New Zealand. We will be starting the trip in Auckland, the capital at the top of the north island and making our way by car and ferry to the bottom of the south island. Stopping along the way for hiking, caving, wine touring, dolphin swimming, hang gliding, sledging, and mountain biking. We will spend the last five days hiking across the Milford Track, said the be "the finest walk in the world". It is extremely remote and beautiful. Then back to reality.

During the whole trip we hope to do some amazing and once and a lifetime experiences. We are also leaving room for some unplanned and spontaneous activities. We are so excited and can't wait to see this beautiful country.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9sEZ-wdFegU
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Here is some video of New Zealand to really show you where we are going.
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Limo! Give us a limo to make our flight in Philadelphia. We will be forever grateful to save ourselves the "Oh can YOU please drive" argument. You aren't giving us a limo your giving us a great stress free start to our honeymoon.
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Luggage! Hey its not an adventure but it will help us keep our dirty caving clothes,(ew Guano!) away from our clean ones. We already have some great backpacks, we just need some interior bags to keep bathroom stuff, dirty clothes, and misc things apart.
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Entertain Us, Please! Give us some books,cards, and travel games to bring with us for our long flight. Ok, and maybe one or two sleeping pills to get in at least 5 hours during the 24 hour journey. When Anthony went there was no TV on some flights.
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Celebrate! Champagne for our first night in New Zealand.
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Romantic Evening! Give us an upgrade from a small motel room to an amazing luxury room in Auckland we could never afford with our own balcony, tub, rose petals, and candles.
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Swim with Dolphins! Give us a swim with the dolphins in NZ. This isn't a pool or aquarium in FL, this is in the ocean with wild dolphins! Okay no explanation needed, who doesn't want to swim with dolphins.
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Food You Can See! A lamb dinner in New Zealand. The country boasts it has more sheep than people, we would like to eat one. Sorry sheep.
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Journey to the Center of the Earth! Give us the opportunity to travel inside the caves seen on Planet Earth. We will abseil 15-30 minutes into the center of the earth. Once inside we travel through glow worm caverns and tunnels to get out.
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Journey to the Center of the Earth! Give us three more hours in the cave, escaping through waterfalls and underground lake passages instead of climbing a ladder. Giving us a better look at the glow worms as well. This is on Anthony's top ten list.
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Ah Bat Poop! Give us a well earned hot shower and BBQ meal with our fellow adventures after caving for 7 hours so we don't have to drive home in bat poop. I have a feeling it will be the best showers of our life.
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Breakfast! We can't start these adventures without a good meal in our bellies. Set us up with a real breakfast one morning in New Zealand. Please save us from eating granola bars for breakfast everyday.
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Beer! Kassena's coworker would kill her if we didn't seek out good beer. Give Kassena and Anthony a 1/2 liter of New Zealand's best.
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Ice Climbing! Give us a hike and ice climb trip of the Franz Joseph glacier in southern NZ. We'll be using ice picks and some cool shoes to explore and vertically climb the glacier, with a skilled guide of course. Another amazing race task to say we did.
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Wine! Give us a tasting and tour of a winery in Southern NZ, in the Queenstown area. We will have a full guided tour and dinner. Don't worry the company drives us around!
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Hang Gliding! Help us take an adventure from the past. Me and Anthony would like to hang glide, yes jump off a cliff with a couple twigs and canvas to keep us afloat. The ride is with a guide, hey we know we cant fly a hangglider, geez.
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Tacky Photographs or Videos! Give us the video or photographs of our adventures that can only be done by the tour company. Like a video of us hang gliding or abseiling (straight drop repelling).
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Strange New Foods! Make Kassena and Anthony eat the weirdest thing on the menu. We promise we won't be able to veto it. This should be interesting.
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Oh My God I Have to Tell You! Give us a few international phone cards so that we can call home and let you all know we are safe and update you on our trip.
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Hiking through Volcano Valleys: We would like to hike through one of the regions that make New Zealand so unique, the Tongariro region. Supposedly its like walking on the moon. Take that Neil Armstrong and we won't even have to wear those suits.
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No More Elf Bread! Give us a gourmet lunch to pack with us on our hike through the lord of the rings Modor territory (Tongariro). Frodo I'm scared and sick of elf bread.
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Where are we? Maps and some travel gears to help us get around. Save us from the classic married couple argument of "Oh would you just ask for directions!"
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Spontaneous! Give to unforeseen adventures. A cool roadside cafe dinner, an unknown activity (hotels have activities not listed this far in advance, like the catamaran ride we took in Belize), or NZ biggest ball of yarn.
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Seafood! Give us the freshest seafood dinner you could imagine in New Zealand. NZ is two small islands with tons of rivers so its famous for its fresh saltwater and freshwater seafood. Help us end a trout's or grouper's life.
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Biking! We will take a 4x4 to the top and ride down the canyons on bike. Its the same beautiful canyons in Lord of the Rings 2. Check out the drive to the bike start. Thats right guard rails are for suckers.
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Foodie Heaven! Give us a gourmet dinner in Nelson New Zealand. Oh Oh and maybe some cake to boot. CAKE!
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Meet the Locals! Dinner and drinks at a local pub to meet the locals and make some new friends.
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Tacky Souvenir! We don't normally buy souvenirs ever but we would promise to buy the tackiest thing possible in your honor.
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Left Brained! Give us the first day of left side driving. Problem is not only do you drive on the left but the steering wheel is on the left side of the car too. It should be very interesting. Give us the okay to laugh at each other.
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Pie! Meat pie that is, its a staple. They run the gamete from gas station food to gourmet deliquesces. Thats a food we gotta have.
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Internet isn't free? Thats right folks, in NZ internet is still pretty pricey. Most folks don't have it in their home. Buy us some minutes at an internet cafe so we can email you all about our exciting trip.
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City Day! Give us a day of checking out museums, shops, and little cafes in Wellington NZ.
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Vegemite and Toast. Um...maybe yum. But you can't go to Oceania without trying vegemite. Okay it actually tastes terrible I've heard. So give Anthony the gift of seeing me make the most funny faces as I try to eat it, and give the gift of torture to me.
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Mojitos! Mojitos for Kassena, yeah we know its not life changing but they are darn good.
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Dancing! Give us a night out on the town. Okay, honestly give Kassena cash to bribe Anthony to get out on the dance floor. She'll need it.
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Stars! Sleeping outdoors under the stars. Give us a two day kayak and hiking adventure camping trip in Abel Tasman. We will sleep under the stars on the beach. You can't get a better sky and more romantic setting then sleeping out under the stars.
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Energy! Cater our kayak and hiking camping trip, the tour guides will carry all the cooking gear and cook for us. Oh Anthony can you hand me yet another power bar, oh wait we have fresh grilled burgers. I think Ill choose the burger.
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Wine! No we wouldn't travel to NZ and just have yellowtail wine. Help us do some tasting of some amazing NZ wines in the most famous elite wine section of New Zealand, Martinborough. There are several wineries all walking distance from town.
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Lunch! Give us a wine, cheese and bread picnic in wine town we will be visiting in Northern NZ. Kassena said once she can't live without cheese, please save Kassena.
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River Surfing! Give us sledging, or basically river body surfing in Queenstown, NZ. They did this on the amazing race and so obviously Kassena wants to do it. Man that water looks cold. Take that CBS.
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Seafood! Give us the freshest oyster dinner you could imagine straight from New Zealand's ocean. New Zealand is famous for them. People say they are romantic, they don't look it, but they are tasty.
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Privacy! Upgrade our rooms on the Milford Track from 6-8 person rooms with a shared bathroom for 40, to a private room and bathroom. Each gift will give us one night of privacy. Its costly but worth it to have a bit of privacy on our honeymoon.
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1908 Expedition! Give us the first day of the Milford Track. We ride a boat across the fjord, hike to our 1st lodge and enjoy a gourmet dinner. The track is so remote the only way out is by foot or helicopter.Ha..amazing race never did that!
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Clear Water! Give us the 2nd day of the Milford Track. We will be hiking in a valley forest and prairie surronded by 4000 foot mountains and lunch by some waterfalls. The water in the streams is so clean you can drink straight from them.
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The Hills are Alive! Give us Day 3 of the Milford Track. I keep telling people it will feel like Julie Andrews in the Sound of Music. This is to good to explain. Hike to the top of a mountain, behind waterfalls, and dinner and wine with the best view.
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Swing Bridges! Give us day 4 of the Milford Track. A hearty breakfast on top of the mountain to start and then down the mountain through thick forest with rope bridges and waterfalls.
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Milford Sound Cruise! Give us the last day of the Milford Track. We will have breakfast overlooking the sound then cruise the sound as we watch for seals and enjoy the views of the falls while eating lunch.
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Helicopter! Give us the unbelievable adventure of a helicopter ride back to Queenstown (1.5 Hrs), instead of a packed smelly bus for 4 hrs. The pilot will give us a tour and take the long way over the mountains giving us an unimaginable experience.
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Hiking Boots! Give us waterproof hiking boots so Kassena doesn't break her ankle and Anthony doesn't lose his toes to frost bite on the hikes. Hey we all know Kassena is a klutz. And well Kassena kinda likes a guy with ten toes.
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Takeout! Thats right, we are lazy. Give us our first meal back in Philadelphia before we crash for the evening. We will not be up for cooking.
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A Perfect Ending! Massages in Philly to help us keep the relaxation and smiles going after a 24 return flight.
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Nitty Gritty: Plane Flights, Rental Cars, and Hotels are really not fun and exciting. But they are necessary. If you wish you may give us part of the flight and rental fees for our journey.
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Nitty Gritty: Plane Flights, Rental Cars, and Hotels are really not fun and exciting. But they are necessary. If you wish you may give us part of the flight and rental fees for our journey.
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Nitty Gritty: Plane Flights, Rental Cars, and Hotels are really not fun and exciting. But they are necessary. If you wish you may give us part of the flight and rental fees for our journey.
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