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Greatest City Ever

When you’re in Sydney you are aware of it. It’s familiar icons, the Opera House and Harbour Bridge, are instantly recognizable and as soon as you realize that you are not in a postcard it hits you: I am so far from home…I’m in Sydney, Australia. 144 more words

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I Left My Heart In Edoras

If I had to choose one place to see in New Zealand, this would be the one. Mount Sunday, better known to LOTR fans as the location of the Rohan city of Edoras, is a monolith rising dramatically from a colorful and stream strewn valley, surrounded by the snow capped peaks of the Southern Alps. 117 more words

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Time For A Masters Degree

We took the scenic route to Dunedin, following the southern coast through the Catlins. It’s crazy to stop and think that this may be the farthest south I ever go. 241 more words

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Milford Sounds Like A Good Time

Milford Sound is one of the places that can’t possibly live up to its own reputation. It is a world heritage site that qualifies in every category and each visitor’s center throughout New Zealand sells postcards and posters promising its beauty. 138 more words

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Let's Jump Off A Bridge (Without Me)

The sharp peaked Southern Alps gave way to rolling hills and massive lakes as we drove through Haast Pass on our way to Wanaka. It’s amazing how each lake and river has it’s own unique color, from the milky gray of glacial run-off to the melted raspberry popsicle of a lake whose name I’ve already forgotten. 324 more words

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Glaciers Among Palm Trees

For some reason the west coast beaches warrant only a small paragraph in the guide books. This is a vast oversight on the part of said guide books. 270 more words

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Kiwi Wine and Kayak Skills

Our hopes of cruising the south island in style were dashed when we saw another Nissan Sunny waiting for us in Picton. But wait a minute…what is that noise I hear? 258 more words

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