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Tongariro Proves Fiery Too

Mt Tongariro – long considered a peaceful neighbour to the rowdy Ruapehu – is much more fiery than we ever realised, says a scientist sharing new findings today. 449 more words

New Zealand

Glaciers, Volcanoes and the World's Adventure Capital

– “I would walk 500 miles, and I would walk 500 more” –

I’m Gonna Be (500 miles), The Proclaimers

It was actually only 19.4km (or around 12 miles)  but nevertheless this was the song playing in my head while walking the beautiful but exhausting Tongariro Alpine Crossing on New Zealand’s North Island. 1,108 more words


Auckland to Wellington on a bus - why not?

Song of the day: Michael Buble – Home

I was required to go down to Wellington on short notice; thus, with even a Jetstar airfare surmounted to ~$100 one way, catching an Intercity bus seems like a much better deal, despite the challenge of sitting on a bus for 10 hours straight (?!?) It wasn’t the first time I took this bus, previously I took the night ride thinking that I could sleep through that 10 hours and wake up at 7am upon Wellington’s dawn. 254 more words

Life Rant

Two years today.....

Today marks two years since I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer.

I was young – only 27, on the trip of a lifetime, living in London when my dream hit the biggest road block I had ever encountered. 1,093 more words

Tongariro Alpine Crossing

It’s a bit shameful that it took me until last summer to complete one of the best day hikes in NZ if not the world. But with its stunning landscapes and enough challenge to make me feel like I’d conquered something, the Tongariro Alpine Crossing was well worth the wait. 1,158 more words


new zealand: 10 day north island roadtrip

this country is definitely one of the most beautiful and diverse countries i’ve ever traveled to.

i’ll even go out on a limb and say, to this day, it’s my favourite one of all. 1,496 more words