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Closing thoughts on New Zealand

Tuesday, 26 Mar 2013 | Views [320]

My time in New Zealand has come to a close. It's been a rush - I've covered just about every bit of coast on the South Island, shot through the north, and seen so much scenic, incredible, varied pieces of nature that I've become rather jaded.  ... Read more >

Tags: goodbyes, on the road


Working hard when there's beer involved

Sunday, 24 Mar 2013 | Views [1013]

It's been awhile, dear readers. For the past week and change Gabe and I have been WWOOFing at a brewery outside of New Plymouth called Mike's Organic Brewery (or mike's, according to the bottles). It's been a completely different experience ... Read more >

Tags: beer, on the road, wwoof


Photos: New Zealand

Monday, 18 Mar 2013 | Photo Gallery

The New Zealand leg of my RTW '13 trip
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Serendipity Part II

Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | Views [278]

Jordan caught a flight out of Christchurch early this morning, while Gabe and I began the laborious act of hitchhiking out. Christchurch is similar only to Reefton in that it is nigh impossible to get a ride in city limits - or even suburb limits.... Read more >

Tags: hitchhike, on the road, serendipity


Christchurch Car Crunch

Tuesday, 12 Mar 2013 | Views [191]

As we pulled into Christchurch we slammed into the back of a car and had the favor quickly returned. Haha, a bit of a traumatic start, right? Still, traveling this long without any major incidents, I suppose we were about due. Nobody was hurt ... Read more >

Tags: accident, disaster, on the road


Campgrounds and wildlife

Monday, 11 Mar 2013 | Views [296]

We spent two nights camping - one night on a bluff directly over a beach and one in a campground called Trotters Gully. The beach campground was pretty amazing - Jordan was able to pull the van into a small grassy pad completely surrounded ... Read more >

Tags: camping, on the road, wildlife


Queenstown-bound

Friday, 8 Mar 2013 | Views [224]

After spending the night again in Wanaka, the three of us continued heading south to Queenstown. At the last mountain pass we climbed up to Rock Peak, a ridiculously high vantage point where we could see for miles. Several switchbacks later, ... Read more >

Tags: adventure, goodbyes, on the road


The girls in Wanaka

Wednesday, 6 Mar 2013 | Views [317]

In the morning Gabe and I woke up and began to slowly gather together our things. Jordan had left early in the morning to skydive Fox Glacier, which is supposedly the number two skydive in the world. Around 11 he returned and we got underway, making ... Read more >

Tags: characters, on the road, yolo


Forward to Franz Josef

Monday, 4 Mar 2013 | Views [229]

Leaving Hokitika Gabe and I decided to hike and hitch as rides had been few and far between. There was a hairy moment when we had to run across a bridge, but you could see the car coming for miles (sorry, kilometers) down the road. We'd only ... Read more >

Tags: hitchhike, on the road, serendipity


Serendipity on the road

Sunday, 3 Mar 2013 | Views [266]

Sometimes things just work out. Hitching on the west coast has been way slower than the east as we move south. Last night we got stranded in Reefton, a small mining town, after six hours of trying to get a ride. Today we only made it to Hokitika ... Read more >

Tags: hitchhike, on the road, serendipity


Our first WWOOF experience

Friday, 1 Mar 2013 | Views [702]

After nine days in Takaka, Gabe an I are off down the west coast. We've been staying with Victoria, a well-known local activist who arranges the World Naked Bike Ride every year. Through the WWOOF program we stayed at her place, the Moonbow B&... Read more >

Tags: on the road, wwoof


Live from Prince Albert

Thursday, 21 Feb 2013 | Views [249]

It's hard to believe I've only been in New Zealand for a day. Gabe and I have already manage to hitchhike from Christchurch up to Nelson, today we make the last push for Takaka. Hitchhiking is a new experience for me, but Gabe's an old hand. Our ... Read more >

Tags: characters, first day, hitchhike, on the road

 

 

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