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Trip: NZ vision journey

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Rakiura Track

NEW ZEALAND | Friday, 19 Oct 2018 | Views [160]

Nearly 10 years ago to the day I was first here, I've returned to Stewart Island. 42 countries and seven continents later, it remains one of my favourite places on Earth. It's more difficult to see a kiwi in the wild than it is to see a koala, but it ... Read more >


Photos: Rakiura Track

NEW ZEALAND | Wednesday, 17 Oct 2018 | Photo Gallery


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NZ Wilderness Misadventure

NEW ZEALAND | Wednesday, 10 Oct 2018 | Views [386] | Comments [1]

New Zealand is such a gorgeous place, and that's part of why it's my favourite country. I love tramping (hiking, to you folk from the rest of the world) and I've done many fabulous walks both in NZ and elsewhere. My favourite walk in all of NZ is the ... Read more >


Canoe Racing

WALLIS AND FUTUNA ISLANDS | Sunday, 23 Sep 2018 | Views [44]

It's my final full day on this lovely and untouched island, and a fun-filled day of being on the water it was. As with other Pacific islands, Sundays are rather quiet with locals going to church. They're colourful as they dress up and wear flowers. She ... Read more >


Half-Wallis Endurance Walk

WALLIS AND FUTUNA ISLANDS | Wednesday, 19 Sep 2018 | Views [189]

Last night, Michel suggested walking around Wallis. With the stifling heat and humidity, Wallis isn't perceived as a walker's paradise. This morning I opted for a test of endurance on the last day of the 33rd year of my life, and that's going around ... Read more >


Photos: Wallis

WALLIS AND FUTUNA ISLANDS | Saturday, 15 Sep 2018 | Photo Gallery


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Wallis, Oui!

WALLIS AND FUTUNA ISLANDS | Saturday, 15 Sep 2018 | Views [160]

Bonjour! With not much sleep after arriving last night I'm in Wallis & Futuna: one of the world's least-known countries. Coming from NZ with temperatures at or near zero to the tropics where it's 27 C with high humidity makes for a major shock. It's ... Read more >


Photos: Dynamo Hut Track

NEW ZEALAND | Monday, 9 Oct 2017 | Photo Gallery


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Dynamo Hut

NEW ZEALAND | Monday, 9 Oct 2017 | Views [308]

In just a few days I'm leaving for LA and in less than two weeks I'll be in Chile! My annual winter Queenstown sojourn is winding down, and I wanted to do one more spectacular thing before leaving for my next big adventure. Earlier in the season I was ... Read more >


A Drone named Juliette

NEW ZEALAND | Wednesday, 30 Aug 2017 | Views [374]

New Zealand is the perfect country for drone photography! Most of Queenstown is regarded as restricted airspace and it's difficult to pinpoint whether drones are allowed or not, or if there's a grey area. As a result I've had to fly with caution. ... Read more >


My Latest Photographic Medium

NEW ZEALAND | Sunday, 20 Aug 2017 | Views [312] | Comments [2]

This past week has been extremely difficult for me. In addition to dealing with a bad cold, my mother has been in hospital with liver failure. The other day I barely left my flat at all: probably the first time I've spent an entire day in Queenstown ... Read more >


Aotearoa, Sweet Home

NEW ZEALAND | Monday, 17 Jul 2017 | Views [358]

For the past few weeks I've been in Queenstown again...a place I absolutely love with the Remarkables, abundant snow, and gorgeous lakefront. After visiting my family and feeling rejuvinated in Pennsylvania by staying at the home of good ol' mum, I was ... Read more >


Photos: Wairarapa

NEW ZEALAND | Sunday, 11 Dec 2016 | Photo Gallery


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Role of Tour Guide

NEW ZEALAND | Friday, 9 Oct 2015 | Views [353]

Today I was a tour guide to, believe or not, my sister's best friend from kindergarten. Dannielle and Danielle (notice the spelling difference) were inseparable as little girls and we always knew the latter as "Danielle R." A few weeks ago I successfully ... Read more >


Photos: Ben Lomond Track

NEW ZEALAND | Friday, 9 Oct 2015 | Photo Gallery


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Like Fishing

NEW ZEALAND | Wednesday, 16 Sep 2015 | Views [472]

"Hitchhiking is like fishing: sometimes you get a big catch, sometimes you get a small catch, yet sometimes you get no catch." Those were the words of a Maori fella who picked me up outside of Napier last year. There couldn't be a better analogy because ... Read more >


Only on Norfolk

NORFOLK ISLAND | Sunday, 6 Sep 2015 | Views [404]

Up extra early I was again. Except for my first day I've been up far earlier than normal because I want to make the most of each day. Sadly I'm leaving Norfolk Island for the third time today. The only places I've ever left crying are Norfolk Island ... Read more >


Radio Norfolk Interview III

NORFOLK ISLAND | Friday, 4 Sep 2015 | Views [563]

Three times on Norfolk and three radio interviews. Not bad, eh? Like always I was up early. You can't spend only a week somewhere and sleep in until noon. A cuppa is always good with toast and avocado. After three days of gorgeous weather, it would turn ... Read more >

Tags: interviews, islands


Caching, Sweat, and Tears

NORFOLK ISLAND | Tuesday, 1 Sep 2015 | Views [438]

Roosters woke me early. It was a good thing because I wanted to be up early and go geocaching. 36 geocaches on a small island doesn’t sound like many but it’s quite a few, and I’ve barely found half of them after today. It was still ... Read more >


Storm on a Bicycle

NORFOLK ISLAND | Monday, 31 Aug 2015 | Views [430]

The rain came down like thunder on the tin roof this morning, so much I woke up at one point and nearly had a heart attack. At 9 AM I knew this rain wouldn’t be going anywhere for the better part of the day so I decided to go about my business ... Read more >


Third Time Lucky

NORFOLK ISLAND | Sunday, 30 Aug 2015 | Views [494]

If Norfolk Island were a lady, I would have placed a ring on her finger a long time ago! As the Airbus 320 swooped in straight from the sea and sky we flew in from a different direction. I’m so used to seeing Phillip and Nepean Islands first though ... Read more >


Carrot Capital

NEW ZEALAND | Monday, 24 Aug 2015 | Views [832]

Greetings in orange! That's because I'm in Ohakune: NZ's "carrot capital." A giant carrot greets people as you enter the town, and large bags of carrots are for sale at dairies and petrol station. These past few visits to New Zealand I've mostly been ... Read more >


Photos: Central Plateau

NEW ZEALAND | Monday, 24 Aug 2015 | Photo Gallery


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Lake Hayes

NEW ZEALAND | Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 | Views [503]

Queenstown can get really hectic after awhile, both on the streets and in your mind. Thankfully there's a plethora of easy escapes from New Zealand's most popular tourist town. Clyde, as well as the various tramping tracks near Glenorchy are my favourites ... Read more >


ChCh to QT

NEW ZEALAND | Wednesday, 10 Jun 2015 | Views [424]

Christchurch to Queenstown that is! I've done the journey a million times yet I never get tired of it as the drive is considered one of the world's most beautiful. Yesterday I caught up with a good friend, Doug Jacques. Six years ago I met him in Queenstown ... Read more >


Jordan & Anna

NEW ZEALAND | Monday, 8 Jun 2015 | Views [398]

It seems that no matter where I go in this world, I always end up back in New Zealand. I'm back now for what could be an annual winter sojourn to Queenstown. This time I flew from Melbourne to Christchurch. In all the time I've been in Australia and ... Read more >


Photos: Darwin

AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | Photo Gallery


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The Davy Girls

AUSTRALIA | Saturday, 13 Sep 2014 | Views [318]

I’ve stayed with many people and many families, though it’d never happened where I’ve stayed with several members of one family at four different homes! In five days I’ve stayed with Emily & Hannah at their home, Jessie and ... Read more >


Photos: Kondalilla National Park

AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 7 Sep 2014 | Photo Gallery


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Rushing Water!

AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 7 Sep 2014 | Views [430]

As Diana, Eduardo, and I drove along the Steve Irwin Highway, we made our way toward Kondalilla National Park. It's hard to believe I'm back in Australia, where my travels all started nearly 10 years ago! In less than two weeks I'll be 30. Australia ... Read more >

Tags: hiking, waterfalls


Green Parrots

NORFOLK ISLAND | Monday, 1 Sep 2014 | Views [656]

Joel Christian would take me out today on a volunteer project. The Norfolk Island green parrot is one of the world’s rarest birds, and only found on Norfolk Island. We set out early for a monthly check of 23 green parrot nesting sites. These are ... Read more >


The Ship Unloads!

NORFOLK ISLAND | Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | Views [1675] | Comments [1]

Imagine a V-dub being unloaded onto a rowboat, let alone a 22-seater bus. You dream of a bus being unloaded onto a platform being floated ashore on two rowboats tied together. On Norfolk Island however, this is no dream, it’s reality. This is how ... Read more >


A Norfolk Sunday

NORFOLK ISLAND | Sunday, 24 Aug 2014 | Views [487]

As in most places, Sunday is Norfolk’s quietest day. It’s not as quiet as Sundays on many other Pacific Islands; there’s the weekly flight from Auckland, the Sunday market, and people are out and about catching up and going to the beach.... Read more >


National Park in "Norfolk Shoes"

NORFOLK ISLAND | Saturday, 23 Aug 2014 | Views [765]

As I worked at Bindi’s grandmother’s house this morning I picked out a beautiful hibiscus for Racheal. It was nippy, windy, and chilly this morning as I moved around various potted plants and raked dead plant matter. The garden is really ... Read more >


Photos: Katikati

NEW ZEALAND | Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | Photo Gallery


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Geocaching and Katikati

NEW ZEALAND | Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | Views [517]

It would take me only two lifts to get to Tauranga and another couple of short lifts to get to Katikati, the only Ulster settlement outside of Ireland. A group of Ulster Scots came from County Tyrone, and settled in Katikati in 1875. I'm Irish yet I ... Read more >


Patagonia Chocolates

NEW ZEALAND | Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | Views [1710]

Fergburger gets all the attention here in Queenstown; travellers are constantly told "you have to try a Fergburger." However, there's another place that's ten times better. Patagonia is where I call in nearly every day for a hot chocolate! They are the ... Read more >


Queenstown Hill Panorama

NEW ZEALAND | Sunday, 27 Jul 2014 | Views [693]

Since I left Norfolk Island two months ago I've been busy not doing much! I can't believe I haven't written anything in over two months! I'm on the cusp of a major journey that shall take me to a special place, a childhood dream, the top of a mountain, ... Read more >


Se Yorlye Suun

NORFOLK ISLAND | Sunday, 18 May 2014 | Views [1167] | Comments [3]

As I packed my stuff early, I was fighting back tears a bit; I knew that getting on the plane and leaving Norfolk would be extremely difficult. Cleaning the suite as much as possible I washed every dish, gave the kitchen a good wipedown and got rid of ... Read more >


On Air

NORFOLK ISLAND | Friday, 16 May 2014 | Views [906]

Today was another action-packed and activity-filled day on Norfolk Island. I was on air today with Norfolk Island Radio to discuss my book, my travels, and Fearless Journey . This morning I was awake early but slowly as I made some tea and ate a couple ... Read more >


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