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"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better."
- Albert Einstein.

 
 
“Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” - Confusus
Mahia Peninsula

Mahia Peninsula

Wellington to Wairoa

EVERY great journey deserves an anthem.
The Love Boat?
Come Fly With Me?
But what about a Kiwi road trip in a clapped-out Fiat?
Spotify suggests Highway to Hell.
But the throaty ACDC belching ominously from the subwoofer seems a touch demonic.
Then Crowded House’s Road to Nowhere shuffles on.
I may have lost a wiper and a couple of hubcaps as I dodged tumbling bolts of limestone heading in from Palmy, but I am going somewhere.  
Wellington to Woodville to Wairoa.

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First appeared in AA Directions Winter 2017. 

 
Franz Josef Glacier

Franz Josef Glacier

Franz Josef Glacier

The last time I saw ice this inviting it was circling a highball of blue gin. 
It's all about the 'blue' up on the Franz Josef Glacier: azure, cerulean, sapphire.

 

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Image selected by National Geographic as editorial favourite

Image selected by National Geographic as editorial favourite

 
 

Tim’s maiden flight of his GoPro Karma Drone at Whakamahia, New Zealand.

Music: Stranger Tides by Teia Kennedy

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Renmark, South Australia

Renmark, South Australia

Big wheels keep on rollin'

I rolled over and pondered my footwear. 

My boots were made for walking, and that's just what they'd do, if only I could drag my tired trotters out of bed.

I was aboard the 10-berth, five-room houseboat named 'Desire', on a four-day, three-night cruise/hike, foodie’s getaway on the Murray River – Australia’s longest waterway at 2,508 kilometres.

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Mad Hatter to the Royals

Katoomba, New South Wales

Katoomba, New South Wales

Head in the clouds

Not all travel is a 2,000 word feature, a journal or lengthy tome

Sometimes it's a moment in time you share with Mother Nature, and in an instant it's gone.

 
 
 
 
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Erwin Olaf's 'Royal Blood'

Empress Alexandra of Russia from the series 'Royal Blood'.

 
 
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Living Hawke's Bay Cover Shoot Lemonade Three Ways, Summer 2017/2018.

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Living Hawke's Bay Magazine Autumn 2018 recipe - Mussels Dan-Dan.

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Living Hawke's Bay Magazine Winter 2018 recipe - Chilli Basil Chicken.

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Walter Van Beirendonck

Fashion visionary

Shotover Jetboat - Queenstown, New Zealand 

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On most jetboat rides you get to thumb your nose at fate, but on Shotover you give it the finger.