On February 22, 2011, New Zealand’s second-most populous city of Christchurch was hit with a devastating 6.3 magnitude earthquake, essentially leveling this lively city. Two years later, it still finds itself in a massive state of repair. New Zealand lies [...]
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I was in Queenstown, New Zealand when I got into a fight with the bouncer. I swear to you—he started it! Either way, the specific events of that evening are irrecoverable due to the head trauma and the coma I [...]
After traveling for two years, I have amassed an incredulous number of photos; I get a bit click-happy when I’m exploring new areas and traveling to new places. Some are off center, some a bit out of focus and some, [...]
Seemingly walking further and further into the jungle, a vast clearing came into view, the ground covered only by rocks and boulders. We were surrounded by lush greenery on either side. The mountains dwarfed their valley and any person walking [...]
New Zealand’s beauty still continues to amaze me. From its golden beaches to its snow-capped mountains, the majestic pulchritude of this remote land drops jaws and widens eyes; the Abel Tasman National Park is no exception. The surrounding villages and [...]
Everybody loves a bit of wine. Pick your poison–a full bodied Pinot, a smooth Savvie with a kick or maybe a light and fruity Rosé. Whatever you’re after, Amisfield does it well. Central Otago is most well known for their [...]
Stepping onto the ledge, looking down beyond my naked body, a yellow raft eagerly awaited my descent. 43 meters below, the Kawarau River glared back at me, seemingly taunting my nerves. I wore only a pair of socks and my [...]
Te Tapu-nui (aka Queenstown Hill), Maori for “mountain of intense sacredness” lies on the edge of Queenstown and its summit will furnish your day with spectacular views of Queenstown beset by The Remarkables on the far side of Lake Wakatipu.
Snow has finally hit Queenstown and The Remarkables have been dusted with two meters of gold. This is the time of year that everybody here waits for–a time when all inhibitions go out the window, a time when both backpackers [...]
Crossing over the bridge and looking down at what they call a canyon, but what I would refer to as a crevice, I realized I was in for some scary business. It was beautiful; the water a bright turquoise, the [...]
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