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Our first adventure after moving back from New Zealand was a visit to Virginia Beach for the long weekend in May. Virginia Beach is a coastal city located on the Atlantic Ocean in the state of Virginia with several state parks, miles of protected beach areas and hundreds of hotels and...

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Queenstown has no shortage of extreme and nature activities. While bungy jumping and sky diving may be the most well known there is an endless list of cool activities. This video highlights a weekend in Queenstown heli snowshoeing, flyboarding, jet packing and jet boating!   Check out our photos...

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With over 15,000km of coastline, New Zealand has a plethora of beaches to choose from. We had the chance to explore a lot of New Zealand’s coastline and along the way discovered some incredible beaches that are not only beautiful but offer some fun and adventure along the way....

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The judgement of success is always relative. Our original glowworm video has over 300,000 views on YouTube and was featured on well-respected sites IFLScience, Wired, Smithsonian and DigitalRev and even won the New Zealand Geographic Photographer of the Year – Timelapse award which is one of New Zealand’s most...

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It’s hard to believe it was 2.5 years ago we were stepping off the plane in Auckland, having just packed up our lives in Canada, about to embark on our adventure ‘Living a Kiwi Life’. As I sit here writing this blog, I am torn between the excitement of returning...

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New Zealand’s coast is home to nine species of dolphins including the Hector’s, Dusky and Bottlenose dolphin. It is one the best places in the world to experience these beautiful, intelligent creatures in their natural habitat as a great deal of effort is made to support conserving their habitat....

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Sunrise Hut is in the Ruahine mountain range on the North Island. The location is known for it’s beautiful sunrises. We walked past the hut with a plan to climb one of the mountains in the background which was foiled when gale force winds rolled in and ruin our...

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After spending a week in Mt Cook National Park for our High Alpine Skills Course in November, Jordan and I were eager to put our latest mountaineering and glacier travel skills to the test during our Christmas holiday in the South Island. Our guide, Paul Rogers, had recommended a 2+ route...

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I’ve been avoiding this blog for a long time. I thought our decision to leave Canada back in September 2013 was tough, but after living in this beautiful country for 2.5 years, choosing to leave New Zealand has been much harder. We have loved every second of living here....

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We have spent the last two winters acquiring mountaineering skills with the New Zealand Alpine Club to enable us to get into the mountains and explore on our own on future expeditions. Earlier in the year we spent 2 weekends with the NZAC up on Mt Ruapehu learning the...

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