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Life is what’s happened

March 14, 2016

It’s been pretty quiet on the blog front. Normally, I would apologize and feel as though I would have to give my reasoning for what’s been keeping me from blogging, but to be quite honest, the answer is life. Life is what’s happened and I’m not going to apologize for that. Since my last post, […]

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The Most Beautiful Beaches in New Zealand’s Far North

August 13, 2015

It’s no secret that I spent the majority of the year 2012 being a beach bum in New Zealand’s Far North – an area of the country very few people – both tourists and Kiwi’s alike – ever explore. In fact, after speaking with travellers who’ve been to New Zealand, very few, if any ever […]

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Far North Adventures: Kingdom of Zion

October 29, 2012

[EDIT- May 2017: Kingdom of Zion is now known as Kamo Wildlife Sanctuary, and is currently closed to the public for remedial work.] It’s been quite a while since I wrote in my Far North Adventures series.  Since I had such a glorious trip to Africa, I put many of my posts about New Zealand […]

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Happy 1 Year Travel Anniversary to Me!

September 28, 2012

For most people, the idea of traveling for a year can be quite daunting – yet it is considered to be living the dream.  For me, for the last 365 days, this has been my reality.  It has been fun, exciting, scary, and full of good times and bad.  Today marks my 1 year travel […]

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Far North Adventures: Horse Trekking

April 2, 2012

No matter what day of the week it is, you can almost always  look out onto 90-Mile Beach at Ahipara Bay and see locals and tourists alike atop beautiful horses, riding along the beach, having their own little adventure for the day.  Having grown up around horses thanks to my cousin, who was a competitive […]

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6 Months on the Road

March 28, 2012

Half a year.  6 months.  26 weeks.  182 days.  4,368 hours.  262,080 minutes.  15,724,800 seconds.  No matter what way you look at it – it’s been a long time since I left Toronto on that overcast afternoon on September the 28th.  The idea of 6 months on the road seemed as if it was an […]

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Far North Adventures: Skydiving

March 22, 2012

When I was young the biggest excitement for me was getting to go on an airplane and fly somewhere new.  The years passed by and family holidays were always a much-anticipated treat each year, the excitement of being on an airplane never wore off.  To this day I still love it. So when exactly did […]

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Having to Take my Own Advice: Flexibility

March 7, 2012
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When Chris from Aussie on The Road asked me in my Bite with a Blogger interview what my one piece of advice to travelers would be, I answered by saying “be open to change. Don’t plan too much. Go with the flow. Some of the most rewarding experiences and memories can happen when you least […]

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Far North Adventures: Day Trip to Cape Reinga

February 29, 2012

Ask anyone who has traveled or lived in New Zealand, and they will tell you that there is something very special about the integration of the Maori culture into not only the Kiwi tourism industry, but also into everyday life.  I personally find it fascinating how they preserve a lot of the Maori beliefs and […]

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Far North Adventures: 4WD Missions

February 16, 2012

Since moving up to the beautiful Far North of New Zealand in December, I have found that beyond it’s beauty, it’s a place that allows you to create your own adventures.  In this new series, I’m going to take a look at different activities and opportunities to create your own fun that the Far North […]

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