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New Zealand’s Franz Josef Glacier

Crevasses and Ice Cave, Franz Josef Glacier Hike By Abigail Latham I awoke early on a warm January morning. The sun rose, coloring the sky with washes of pinks and oranges. The streets were deserted apart from a few intrepid travelers who were heading towards the Franz Joseph glacier store….

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New Zealand: Wairarapa’s Food Scene

Wairarapa is Full of Surprises! By Kurt Jacobson If you have been waiting for a reason to visit New Zealand consider the exchange rate has dropped over 25% in the last eighteen months! Now the fun part is deciding where to go. New Zealand has fifteen wine regions and all…

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New Zealand: Finding Gisborne

Gisborne, New Zealand: the North Island’s Hidden Gem By Kurt Jacobson I stumbled upon Gisborne in a most unusual way in 2002. After my wife and I had visited New Zealand for our second time I was convinced I wanted to own real estate there. I scoured the internet for…

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New Zealand: Working on a Movie Set

A Cool Gig working on a Movie in the Nick of Time By Mike Markoff My 36-hour ‘island-hop’ from the Caribbean to New Zealand left me unspeakably jet-lagged, culture-shocked, and intimidated. A far cry from the fantasy-land I envisioned (that’s what you get for trusting hobbits), my hostel in downtown…

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New Zealand Highlights by Bus

All Over New Zealand on The Backpacker Bus By Connie Maria Westergaard I do not have to travel anymore. I believe I have seen the whole world in one country. Every imaginable landscape, from glaciers and snowcapped mountains to wastelands, lakes, fiords, waterfalls, sounds, rainforests, beech forests, and rolling green…

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