Posts Tagged ‘adventure’

The Best Job in the World!!!

We all know how much I love Australia and I now have a chance to return to the land down under!!! I just submitted my video application for the best job in the world!!! If I am selected for the position of Island Caretaker, I will be living on luxurious Hamilton Island and exploring the […]

“Easyrider” motorbike tour of the Central Highlands

“Easyrider” motorbike tour of the Central Highlands

I continued to have a horrible night, getting no sleep because I was so so sick. We were scheduled to depart Nha Trang at 8:00 AM for a four day motorbike tour through the Central Highlands with “Easyriders” a group of Vietnamese tour guides that provide long distance tours via motorbikes. The tour was highly […]

Tubing down a dirty river in Vang Vieng

Tubing down a dirty river in Vang Vieng

Vang Vieng is a small backpacker town surrounded by mountains & rivers. The main attractions are tubing, caves, and the natural mountain scenery and limestone hills. Almost all the restaurants have large televisions playing American sitcoms (usually Friends), episode after episode. We found this to be quite strange, but had no complaints as we watched […]

Under the Sea – Great Barrier Reef!

Under the Sea – Great Barrier Reef!

Monday, June 9, 2008: 16˚ South Latitude, aboard Haba Tour’s high speed catamaran“Eclipse” Sea Conditions: Rough/Harsh Water Temperature: 26˚C/79˚F Departure Time: 8:30 AM Destination: Great Barrier Reef (Outer Reef – Opal Reef) SUMMARY: Scuba diving at the Great Barrier Reef is by far one of the best experiences I have had on this trip so […]

Abel Tasman National Park

Abel Tasman National Park

Nicole and I spent the weekend at Abel Tasman National Park, located on the Northwest coast of the South Island. I met Nicole a few months ago when she came to visit Lauren in Sydney. Lauren and Nicole went to high school together in Tampa, Florida. Nicole has been living and working in Christchurch, New […]

Tongariro Crossing

Tongariro Crossing

I arrived at Lake Taupo and decided to tackle what would be the longest day hike I have ever done. I had heard many people rave about the Tongariro Crossing hike which is considered New Zealand’s best one day alpine hike and is also considered very challenging. The hike is 18.5km (11 miles) through scenic […]

Black water rafting with glow-worms

Black water rafting with glow-worms

I took a bus from Rotorua to Waitoma and met two other Californians on the bus! I am still in shock at how small the world is after meeting Charlotte who literally was my neighbor in San Francisco! She lived on top of the Phone Booth Bar on South Van Ness when I lived right […]

My first skydive on video!

My first skydive! 3/7/08 – Queensland, New Zealand, 12,000 feet!

Embrace the Fear … SKY DIVING!!!

Embrace the Fear … SKY DIVING!!!

I must not fear, fear is the mind killer. Fear is the little death that brings total obliteration I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there […]

Franz Joseph Glacier Climb

Franz Joseph Glacier Climb

The Franz Joseph Glacier is a 12 km (7.5 mile) long glacier located in Westland National Park on the West Coast of New Zealand’s South Island. It is unique in the fact that it descends from the Southern Alps to just 240 meters (780 feet) above sea level surounded by lushness of a temperate rainforest. […]

Swimming with flipper and his friends!

Swimming with flipper and his friends!

After our 3 days of hiking we drove an hour north along the coast to the city of Kaikoura. Kaikoura is renowned as one of the world’s leading destinations to view marine mammals and seabirds in their natural environment. We were able to swim with literally hundreds of wild dolphins! It was so so cool! […]

Riding the Waves!

Riding the Waves!

I have been back from surf camp for 3 days now and I am still seeing waves when I close my eyes! I had a very real dream last night in which I surfed into a small dark cave and I got trapped inside. In my dream, my bikini top had fallen off into the […]

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