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10 Hiking Trails Around the World That Will Blow Your Mind

Sunday, October 14, 2018

I have always been a nature person. Cities, for me, seem unnecessarily chaotic and at times, overwhelming. Nature, on the other hand, is simple, straightforward in its beauty and comes at no extra cost. There is nothing better than walking in the peacefulness of the mountains, around the calming sound of rocks and rivers, and […]

Wild Things Of The South Island

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

This far south, the stars seem like they could fall right out of the sky. Tug the blanket of blue holding them up and they’ll flutter down on our heads like snow. We sit—two Dutch, a kiwi, and an American—passing around a beer, looking up. The stars of the southern hemisphere are all new to […]

New Zealand: The Best Of What We Have To Offer

Thursday, February 6, 2014

I know that it’s cliche to say (you know, given The Lord of the Rings), but is there anywhere else in the world that seems more unlike the world we know around us than New Zealand? With its otherworldly landscapes and dramatic terrain, it’s not a stretch to think that if we were forced to […]

Australia v. New Zealand Skiing: A Rumble On The Slopes

Monday, June 17, 2013

You might have heard there’s just a bit of rivalry between Australia and New Zealand — a fairly healthy spirit of antagonism and one-upmanship which permeates everything from sports to music. It’s okay. They don’t really hate each other. Well, not that much. Today, we’re going to focus on one area where the competition is […]

Stunning New Zealand Time-Lapse Video [Travel Video]

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

This stunning time-lapse video (I know, not another time-lapse, but stick with me here) was taken by videographer Bevan Percival while traveling in the North Island in New Zealand using his Canon 5D Mark II and Dynamic Perception Stage Zero 6ft Dolly. Instead of focusing on moving clouds and sunsets, Percival decided to focus on […]

New Zealand Officially Issues The Coolest Passport Stamp, Ever

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

This is real… — michael-tritter (@michaeltritter) November 26, 2012   Ever kind of think that New Zealand is taking this whole Lord of the Rings thing too seriously? First came the Air New Zealand The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey-themed airline safety video, complete with a Peter Jackson cameo, and now comes word of their […]

Give Something Up And You Could Win A Trip To New Zealand For You And Three Friends [Travel Contest]

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Tourism New Zealand has decided that maybe the best way to turn people onto a travel contest where they give something away is to encourage people to get rid of something else, or to be more exact, to tell the world why there’s no physical object in the world that is worth more than your […]

Cycling, Drinking, And New Zealand: Good, Good, And Good

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

I’m beginning to realize that if I wasn’t born in America, the good Lord would’ve sent me right down to New Zealand. Apparently, my fate drew the short straw (or would that be the long straw?). I say that because the more I read about the place, the more I’m sure I’d love it. Middle […]

Are You Tired? Cuz You’ve Been Flying Through My Mind All Night

Friday, October 23, 2009

Lately, we’ve all been bombarded with silly airline promotions (see Ryanair, Ryanair, or Ryanair). This time, love is in the air, and the Kiwi’s are stepping up to the plate. Just recently, Air New Zealand announced a new “matchmaking flight” on selected overnight flights from L.A. to Auckland. Festivities begin online, with their own social media […]

Get Off The Beaten Track In New Zealand

Thursday, September 10, 2009

I won’t lie and say I’ve sat through the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy. I know I should, but just haven’t yet. I have, however, seen just enough snippets of the movies to move New Zealand from my “check it out” list, to my “get your butt there” list, based solely on the scenery of […]

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