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20 Killer Photos of New Zealand

20 Killer Photos of New Zealand

It’s one of the most stunning places on the face of the earth. New Zealand boasts volcanoes, placid lakes, rolling hills, opulent beaches, remarkable mountain ranges and delicious food to boot. These 20 photos of New Zealand demonstrate 20 good reasons why it’s one of my favorite places in the world. Just look and see for […]

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Inside the Red Zone: 25 Devastating Government Photos of the 2011 Christchurch Earthquake

Inside the Red Zone: 25 Devastating Government Photos of the 2011 Christchurch Earthquake

On February 22, 2011, New Zealand’s second-most populous city of Christchurch was hit with a devastating 6.3 magnitude earthquake, essentially leveling this lively city. Two years later, it still finds itself in a massive state of repair. New Zealand lies directly on a number of fault lines, many of which run directly under major cities, […]

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And Now, A Completely Different Take on Travel Health Insurance: Getting Beaten Up By a Bouncer

Travel Health Insurance

I was in Queenstown, New Zealand when I got into a fight with the bouncer. I swear to you—he started it! Either way, the specific events of that evening are irrecoverable due to the head trauma and the coma I spent the next 10 hours inhabiting. I remember drifting in and out of consciousness, my […]

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11 Stunning Photos of Northland, New Zealand

11 Stunning Photos of Northland, New Zealand

Everybody knows New Zealand is remarkable. Well, I think they do, at least. Before my last minute trip (back) across the ditch to Australia, I spent some time perusing and photographing Northland, New Zealand. It’s incredibly photogenic. These are some of my favorite shots. Ninety Mile Beach Ninety Mile Beach isn’t actually ninety miles long. […]

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Waiheke Island is Beachy, Where the Wine Flows and the Hills Roll

Waiheke Island is Beachy, Where the Wine Flows and the Hills Roll

Just a 30 minute ferry ride from Auckland, Waiheke Island is a city-goer’s paradisaical retreat. Affectionately known as “The Island of Wine,” Waiheke is dotted with award-winning vineyards, sumptuous beaches and rolling green hills. The landscape is pure and vast and, on a sunny day, Waiheke screams bliss. With less than 10,000 residents, this quaint little island, […]

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7 Super Shots: The New Zealand Edition

Omapere Sunset

After traveling for two years, I have amassed an incredulous number of photos; I get a bit click-happy when I’m exploring new areas and traveling to new places. Some are off center, some a bit out of focus and some, well, they’re just perfect. I fancy myself to be a bit of an amateur photographer and […]

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Hiking the Franz Josef Glacier: A Photo Essay

Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand

Seemingly walking further and further into the jungle, a vast clearing came into view, the ground covered only by rocks and boulders. We were surrounded by lush greenery on either side. The mountains dwarfed their valley and any person walking through it. The early morning sun was shielded by the mountains. Though it was daytime, […]

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Sailing and Kayaking the Abel Tasman National Park

Abel Tasman

New Zealand’s beauty still continues to amaze me. From its golden beaches to its snow-capped mountains, the majestic pulchritude of this remote land drops jaws and widens eyes; the Abel Tasman National Park is no exception. The surrounding villages and townships are rather unassuming–isolated and bushy, brimming with wildlife. But enter the national park through […]

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