nz-to-fiji
44 comments / 0 votes

  THE YEAR IN REVIEW   Everyone always says “Wow what a year it’s been!” every year – but we think we’ve had a bloody awesome year.  There are a few people saying 2016 has been an absolute shitter with events & many tragedies. But for the couple behind Snorkels […]

44 comments / 0 votes
coping-with-tragedy-while-youre-travelling
65 comments / 0 votes

 WHEN THE SHIT HITS THE FAN AT HOME   Be safe #kaikoura 💙 my favourite place on earth. #eqnz A photo posted by Minna (@minnaerika) on Nov 15, 2016 at 10:07am PST   For all the wonderful life lessons you gain from travelling, sometimes being away from home can really […]

65 comments / 0 votes
Epic Mt Hutt
4 comments / 0 votes

Growing up in Christchurch, New Zealand, I remember winter mornings on the radio.
“And Mt Hutt is…OPEN! But you’ll need chains…”
All the ski fields in the region would have a little message on the radio to say if they were open or closed for the day and how the road up the mountain was looking.
If it was a school trip, you’d eagerly await the morning announcement, fearing those dreaded words – POSTPONED.

4 comments / 0 votes
Diving & Snorkelling Goat Island Marine Reserve
4 comments / 0 votes

I still remember my first ever scuba-dive in the sea at Goat Island Marine Reserve.
I remember the grazes over my knuckles, as I tried to wiggle into my new wetsuit. The clumsiness of putting on my dive gear.
Then I remember the weightlessness. The freedom.
I remember an underwater paradise.

4 comments / 0 votes
ADVANCED DIVING AT POOR KNIGHTS ISLANDS
25 comments / 0 votes

E. T. T. E…
That’s right isn’t it?
…I. L. U. J
Excellent. That’s Juliette backwards.
The task of writing my name backwards was undertaken at about 28 metres – the deepest I had ever been. This was all part of the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course at the famed Poor Knights Islands.

25 comments / 0 votes
SKIING ON AN ACTIVE VOLCANO-2
21 comments / 0 votes

New Zealand is covered with volcanoes – some extinct, some simply dormant, and some which like to remind everyone they are very much still alive.
And it is Mt Ruapehu which is in the Very-Much-Still-Alive camp.
It is also home to the North Island’s only commercial skifields, Turoa and Whakapapa.
Here, you can go snowboarding and skiing on an active volcano.

21 comments / 0 votes
HOW WE FELL IN LOVE WITH SHARKS
11 comments / 0 votes

She sweeps around to face us, advancing a few metres before coming to a stop a short distance away from the cage.
She glares.
Her beady little black eyes penetrate me. It feels like I’m staring into a Dementor from Harry Potter, being kissed by the soul-sucking fiend.
She breaks eye contact and I can breathe again.

11 comments / 0 votes

Archives

> <
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec