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Well just as we predicted in our 2015 Year in Review, 2016 was a BIG year for us. One filled with new opportunities and change that will definitely go down in our record books as one of the best! As we reflect on 2016, here are some of our biggest highlights...

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Our roadtrip around the South Island over the holidays last year kicked off with us spending Christmas day exploring the wild west coast of New Zealand. Living on the other side of the world from our families, the last three Christmas’ we have been on the road without your typical...

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Jordan and I have been together for 5 years. What started as a friendship in our MBA group quickly blossomed into a chemistry that we both just couldn’t ignore. We’ve shared so many adventures together along the way and have grown as couple through that journey. When it comes to...

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During our roadtrip throughout the South Island over Christmas one of the adventures we had planned was to camp on Cascade Saddle in Mt Aspiring National Park for New Years. Ever since we learned about this track when it made the list of the 20 Most Dangerous Hikes on Outside...

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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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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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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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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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This winter we have had some great mountaineering experiences and have taken a few more courses with the New Zealand Alpine Club to further our skills. After a successful summit of Girdlestone on Mt Ruapehu in the North Island, we decided to make our next adventure a bit more advanced...

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The hike to Sunrise Hut in the Ruahines has been on our list for some time. Recommeded as a great weekend tramp with some rugged ridgelines and stunning sunrises, we made a last-minute decision to go. That plan was nearly foiled as a culvert had collapse blocking the entrance to...

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