Rolling Hills of New Zealand

The sun sets on the rolling hills of New Zealand. It is scenes like this one that cause Jennifer and I to reminisce upon this countries landscape in almost a mythical way. It’s amazing that so much wonder is packed into such a small landmass. From the rolling hills and the contrast of the barren…

New Zealand’s Bridal Veil Falls

  Bridal Veil Falls may be the most overused name for a waterfall, or at least famous ones. The highest falls in Colorado is the Bridal Veil Falls near Telluride. One of Yosemite National Park’s most famous falls is Bridal Veil Falls, only surpassed by Yosemite Falls itself. And about a 3 hour drive south…

A New Zealand Sunrise

New Zealand is one of the most beautiful places I have ever visited. It seems as though every square inch is covered in ever-changing beauty. The gorgeous fjords and the southern alps of the South Island are only rivaled by the rolling green hills and ruggedly breathtaking volcanoes found on the North Island. No other…

Mouth of the Mokau River

This is the mouth of the Mokau River. The Mokau is located north of New Plymouth on the western side of New Zealand’s North Island. This is a beautiful little spot  with a small population, but easy access via Highway 3. Whether on the North or South Island, New Zealand has awe-inspiring landscapes around almost…

Te Rewa Rewa Bridge

The Te Rewa Rewa Bridge is one of the most recognizable landmarks in New Plymouth, New Zealand and a great example of functional art. I have read that the arcing support structure is meant to resemble a whales rib cage. I love the way that it frames the Mount Taranaki volcano in the distance. The bridge is a…

A Journey to Marokopa Falls

When I travel I like to make the most of the time I have in a place. Travel is expensive and time is limited, so planning a trip to maximize the time my wife and I have in a place becomes an obsession leading up to our adventures. That being said, as I grow older…

Fogbow

≠ I love nature and all the surprises she has! My wife and set out just before dawn to hike our first ambitious 13.7-mile leg of The Northern Circuit in New Zealand. The fog was thick as we started onto the well-defined trail, but as the sun came out it started to break up the low-lying fog…

Tongariro Crossing

New Zealand’s Tongariro Crossing is a challenging 12-mile hike across some of the most unique and beautiful landscape on the planet. When you hike the crossing you literally pass right next to the Tongariro’s volcanic crater. Ngauruhoe is the volcano looming behind Tongariro’s crater. If you look on the right-hand side of this image you can…