Monthly Archives: October 2008

“Why would I ever throw myself out of a perfectly good plane?”

These were the words of the woman who helped us book our skydive with Skydive Taupo yesterday. SKYDIVING?! Yes, skydiving. Taupo is the adventure capitol of the North Island and we had been told by many travelers we had met … Continue reading

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The First Great Walk – Lake Waikaremoana

New Zealand is home to hundreds of incredible hikes, or walks as they call them here. We knew in coming to NZ that we wanted to spend a good portion of our time backpacking, or locally referred to as tramping. … Continue reading

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The Pictures Have Been Developed

We have finally signed up with Flickr and can share some of our pictures with you (we maxed out our Picassa). So far we have a video montage from Fiji (this is actually on YouTube) and our favorite photos from … Continue reading

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The Cormorandel Peninsula

Unfortunately we had to breeze through this section of the North Island, but we did have a chance to take in some of the classic sights/sites. The Cormorandel Peninsula is full of narrow, winding roads that follow the water’s edge. … Continue reading

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The Northland and Beyond

**This post was written October 23. We have been trying to post this for several days and have run into quite a few internet snags along the way. So, here’s your catch up post…** We are on our last day … Continue reading

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You’ve Got Mud On Your Face…

We got a tip from a local to go take a soak at a hot springs in the area, Ngwaha Springs. She told us you that this was a real deal natural hot springs, that there were no showers and … Continue reading

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Getting Our Exercise

For all of you who were concerned we would be out of the country during the most important time of the year–the election–and to whom we assured we would get our absentee ballots and vote (Travis Morgan), we are pleased … Continue reading

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