Posts tagged New Zealand
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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Instagramming Through New Zealand

​I wrapped up my two month "Travel With a Local" trip in mid March, and I thought I'd start with a few of my Instagram "snapshots" from the trip.

I carry around more than my fair share of camera gear, but sometimes a quick shot with my mobile phone is just what the doctor ordered.

You can follow my travel snapshots on Instagram, and my more artistic work on EyeEm.​..

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My First Time

November 2009, I embarked on my first real solo travel experience when I landed in New Zealand, and honestly, I didn't know what to expect.  Hiking and adventures I guess.

In a strange way, arriving in a place on the other side of the world felt like, for the first time, I had the entire world at my fingertips.  Not knowing where to start as all of these bright new opportunities came my way, I just let them navigate me on my journey.  A million choices, all at once, and I just dove in...

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Introducing My Newest Project - Travel With a Local: New Zealand
Climbing volcanoes, jumping off of stuff attached attached only by a cord, spotting dolphins, caving, abseiling, eating cheese... for the next two months.
Yep, that's the plan.
I'm happy to announce that my newest project has just hit the ground running.  And by that, I mean I have just arrived in New Zealand for "Travel With a Local."
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What's Been Going On - January 2013 - Asia
So you may be wondering why it has been so quiet around here.  The short answer... is Burma (Myanmar).
Back in October I headed back to Burma for another 5 week stint, hiking lush valleys, visiting hilltribes, biking around to monasteries, and talking to the people about their country and democracy.  As all of my trips to the country have been, it was quite eye opening, and left me yearning for more and more.


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4 Xmas - 4 Continents
I hadn't even realized it until a few weeks ago, but xmas 2011 was my 4th xmas celebrated in as many continents.  Admittedly, I use the word "celebrated" pretty loosely as I'm neither religious, nor into the gift-giving, commercial bonanza that Dec 25th has turned itself into.  Traveling, and my first xmas away in 2009, was a much needed break from the hustle and bustle that the end of the year inevitably brings back 'home' in Canada.
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Golden Beach
Shot on New Zealand's Bay of Plenty, this photo brings out all of what I was feeling on that warm summer eve.  Warm rays of sun glaring over the mountains in the distance.  Long shadows letting me know that with time, how much things change.  The cool ocean waves, and the endless beach.  When I was there, I was only there.
Shot on Feb 2nd, 201
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