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Adventures in New Zealand Part 7

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After 46 days and 5300 kilometers (3,180 miles) my road trip through the land of Mordor has come to a close. Everything you have ever heard about the country is true. New Zealand is the land of boiling mud pots, elegant beaches, volcanoes, rolling green hills and towering, formidable mountains. It comes as no surprise…

Adventures in New Zealand Part 6

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Cold and rainy, pretty much sums up the last few days. As I sat in my car trying to stay warm, the rain remained relentless, obstructing my views through the windshield. I managed to keep my eye on the prize, a small rocky outcropping just off the shore. I sat and watched, the wind remained…

Adventures in New Zealand Part 5

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The Milford Track; if you are a backpacker, tramper, or traveler you have or will hear about this trail at some point in your life. In 1908, a London Newspaper published an article on the track with the headline reading “The Finest Walk in the World.” Over one hundred years later, the title still stands…

Adventures in New Zealand Part 4

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John Lennon once told Rolling Stone magazine that “life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.” I tend to disagree with John. I love taking the time to plan my life. Do you have a desitation, more importantly how are you going to get there without a map? However, I believe…

Adventures in New Zealand Part 3

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The last few weeks have taken me through the sophisticated streets of Wellington, the artsy bars and cafes of Nelson, and the cool rolling vineyards of Marlborough. After a wild night with the locals at their holiday ski home at Tongariro National Park, I spent an entire day sampling the best of New Zealand white…

Adventures in New Zealand Part 2

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The first leg of my adventure has been a challenging one. I really had to apply everything I have been writing about the last two and half months and put it into practice. After the amazing conference over my first weekend I found out that my credit card had been locked and my debit card…

Adventures in New Zealand Part 1

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My desire to head down to the bottom of the southern hemisphere precedes Frodo and Sam heading to Mordor and Murray failing to book gigs for Brett and Jermaine. Since I was already on this side of the planet I thought it would be nothing to get to “kiwi” land. I was mistaken, it was…

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