How To Enjoy Jetboating in New Zealand

Jetboating.  Just another one of those crazy Kiwi ideas.  And like all of the best, it works, and it's a pile of fun.

I'm a big fan of "learning by doing," so I hopped aboard a pair of jetboats during my "Travel With a Local" trip in New Zealand with my partners in crime Dave and Lauren.  Remember, I did it for you.

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I Went Climbing Without Pants for Do It in a Dress

I'll be honest.  Wearing a dress out in public is getting to be a pretty natural thing for me nowadays.

To be fair, I'm usually heading out to do something awesome in it.  

In August 2012, my father, brother and I hiked for 5 days and over 70km along the Berg Lake Trail in the Canadian Rockies, and we did it while wearing school girl dresses.  Why?  We did it as part of Do It in a Dress, an initiative by the Australian-based organization One Girl, who's programs help support scholarships for young girls and women entrepreneurs in Sierra Leone.  In every way possible, it was a huge success.

This year we multiplied and became the "Climbers Without Pants."

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No Matter What, A Man's Gotta Eat


There are a lot of ways to pay the bills in this world.  Some just choose more dramatic ways than others.

Take this man for instance.  He's set up shop working the street in the center of Siem Reap is his own way, and he's about to put on a show.

He pulls his trailer down the street, and double-parks his trailer in front of a motorcycle and a minivan with his torturous tools of the trade an arms-length away.  The trailer has the worst sounding horn loudspeaker you've ever let pierce your eardrums, and a

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Hands in the Air - Berlin

Packed like sardines in a sold out club that has mediocre sound.  It's hot... like sauna hot.  The rain?  It's coming from inside this low ceiling-ed building and is provided by the perspiration of the crowd.  I'd dance like there was no one watching, but there's no room to move anyways.  We all just sort of shuffle in place.  

But the music is good, and that's about all you can ask for.

The location is BerlinGermany.  The music is by UK producer/DJ "Bonobo" and his live band.  The live band is a bit of a...

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Wrinkles of the City: Rethought - Berlin

While most so-called "street art" is barely a hair more special than comic-sans is to the font world, on occasion you do stumble upon something special.  

World-renowned French street artist "JR" recently put his artistic stamp on the walls of Berlin with his project "Wrinkles of the City."  

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