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Why we need mobile internet in Canada

My first full day waking up in Vancouver I didn't want to give in to jet lag. We went to bed when the rest of the house did around 10pm and I was awake by 7am, but decided to write about climbing Rangitoto Island before getting out of bed. While Thom and I were making breakfast, [...]

overlooking rarotonga

My mind is always wandering, wondering “where to next?” and “how can I get there?” I've got to have some travel plans in the pipe line to keep me going. Right now it is currently the spring school holidays; two weeks off to recuperate from the whirlwind 11 week term that took me by storm [...]

luggage

My bags packed, ready to move to NZ to study in 2009 You know that old saying, "home is where the heart is"; for me it is so true. Once my heart arrived in New Zealand, it became my home. Sorry Mom and Dad, family and friends...  I fell in love with the fun-loving kiwi [...]

couchsurfing

  I have had the pleasure and privilege of hosting heaps of people while living in the beautiful far north. Going from the references on my couchsurfing profile, I think I’ve had definitely over 40 different groups of people.... but the number of times I have rocked up to a strangers house to crash, I [...]

horseriding on the beach

It's been 2 years this January just gone, that I have lived in the beautiful Far North of Northland, affectionately known as 'the Real Far North' and it also certainly lives up to it's affectionate name, as it is real far! Far from.... everything.  It's a well-kept secret from many (heck, I barely even noticed [...]