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Goodbye New Zealand
March 4, 2014
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Goodbye New Zealand

A month has come and gone and now it’s time to say goodbye to this beautiful country that has exceeded my expectations in all ways possible. I covered 2,516 miles in the past 30 days by boat, bus, swimming and jumping! Topping the list of my favorite memories were skydiving, hiking the 13-mile Tongariro Alpine […]

Growth
March 4, 2014
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Growth

I can’t believe it but another month has passed and my trip to New Zealand is just wrapping up. I remembered when I first arrived and couldn’t fathom spending the next 30 days in a hostel. The first friend I met, Hanne told me that this would be good for me and that I would […]

My New Zealand Beauty Routine
February 26, 2014
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My New Zealand Beauty Routine

The past few weeks I have learned that I needed to start incorporating a few extra steps into my daily beauty routine. For those of you that know me, I am pretty much obsessed with skincare products. On this trip alone I have a day serum, a night serum, a day cream, a night cream, […]

New Zealand: Week 2
February 21, 2014
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New Zealand: Week 2

I’ve been with my tour bus for about a week and the hosteling is getting a bit easier. I’ve finally gotten my routine down; I sit at the front of the bus, I’m first in line for check-in, I pay and grab my room key and quickly grab a bottom bunk when possible and seek […]

The Maori People
February 21, 2014
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The Maori People

The original people that settled in New Zealand are called Maori. They came here from the Pacific Islands near Hawaii around 1300 AD and still exist today. Once they settled they lived in small villages and tribes began to form. The Maori culture is really beautiful and I will try to explain it the best […]

Skydiving Madness!
February 19, 2014
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Skydiving Madness!

We arrived in Taupo for one thing and one thing only, “sky-diving”. This is one of the most famous (and cheapest) places in New Zealand to do this and if I didn’t do it now, I knew that I never would. We drove out to the airport and found ourselves sitting in a tiny room […]