Flying Auckland, New Zealand to Amsterdam, Netherlands (March 21 – 22, 2018)

I arrived at the airport at about 3:30pm on Wednesday anticipating to board my flight at about 6pm. I had checked the status of my flight with Emirates and found that there was a hidden short stopover in Melbourne, AU. When I checked in, I asked the lady if there were any window seats available. … Continue reading Flying Auckland, New Zealand to Amsterdam, Netherlands (March 21 – 22, 2018)

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New Zealand Tour – Encapsulated

Here is an image of places I have been in New Zealand. I may have missed a few places but overall, I'm pretty sure I captured 99.9% of where I've been. There are a few things I wish I had done. But, for reasons or circumstances I won't go into, I wasn't able to, or … Continue reading New Zealand Tour – Encapsulated

Tongariro Northern Circuit Day 3 and 4 (March 16th and 17th, 2017)

Phone Notes - Day 3 March 16: Didnt sleep well at all. The wind, twisting and turning all night, trying to not breath in the fine sand while not breathing my carbon dioxide in the sleeping bag. It started getting light out and realized it was raining. Not just a vertical rain but angular rain … Continue reading Tongariro Northern Circuit Day 3 and 4 (March 16th and 17th, 2017)

Tongariro Northern Circuit – Day 2 (March 15, 2017)

Phone Notes - Day 2 March 15th: The crossing hike was pretty challenging with a heavy pack on. But we took our time up devils staircase and up to red crater. My legs were shot by the time we got down the other side. My feet were killing me when we finally reached the Oturere … Continue reading Tongariro Northern Circuit – Day 2 (March 15, 2017)

Tongariro Northern Circuit Day 1 (March 14, 2017)

Here's a few pictures of the important information on the Tongariro Northern Circuit brochure. Just a little info on where I was. In a similar fashion to the Greenstone-Routeburn epic adventure, I've written some phone notes on my phone during the hike. I've copied them below and so will write a lot more detail below … Continue reading Tongariro Northern Circuit Day 1 (March 14, 2017)

Iron Man New Zealand (Taupo, March 3, 2018)

If you didn't know, I want to do a triathlon sometime in the near future. I had signed up for one (Harryman Olympic) to be attempted in May 2017. I didn't end up competing in it though because I hadn't been training. I was working a TON of hours, wasn't training at the gym or … Continue reading Iron Man New Zealand (Taupo, March 3, 2018)

Yoga Festival and More (February 20th – February 27th)

I feel like I've been a little bit M-I-A on my blog for a while.  But I haven't been doing too much adventure-y stuff that should be shared.  I've been doing more work-exchange so that I'm not spending a fortune on accommodation.  But that's not a complaint because I love my host! 🙂 February 20th … Continue reading Yoga Festival and More (February 20th – February 27th)

Taupo HelpX & Onward Travel Planning (February 1st – 20th, 2018)

Yes, I put those dates in the headline on purpose. Yes, I know I'm getting a little bit ahead of myself but that's ok. So, since February 1st, I've been living with a middle-aged woman in Taupo helping her around the house. It's called woofing (working in exchange for accommodation and in some cases some … Continue reading Taupo HelpX & Onward Travel Planning (February 1st – 20th, 2018)

Wellington, New Zealand (January 29th – February 1st, 2018)

The ferry arrived in Wellington at about 6pm. I had to grab my big pack from the luggage transfer and then walked along the waterfront until I got to the Wellington YHA hostel. Checked in and went to my room to drop my packs. It felt like there was no HVAC system in the hostel … Continue reading Wellington, New Zealand (January 29th – February 1st, 2018)

Picton, New Zealand (January 26th – 29th, 2018)

January 26th Leaving Kaikoura, similar with coming into Kaikoura, you could see the landslide scars caused by the earthquakes and all the work being done to reconstruct and/or repair the roadway leading into and out of the town. Not sure why this video isn't properly oriented; my videos don't usually have issues uploading in the … Continue reading Picton, New Zealand (January 26th – 29th, 2018)