I wrote most of this post at the beginning of our Roadtrip through Australia which totaled 10,400 km or 6462 miles. Due to the remoteness of the outback I wasn't able to finish it before returning home, so here is a single post highlighting our trip through the massive country. From our journey from Cairns to Uluru and back to Alice Springs and then Darwin before making the slow journey back Perhaps a fitting title is There and Back Again, Through The Dreamtime and the Red Center...Read More
At the end of June, we quit our jobs in Wellington where I worked for New Zealand Rent-a-Car and Tiffany worked for the Frogurt Store in the CBD. It was hard to say goodbye to all our friends in Wellington but we knew we'd...Read More
I know I've been posting a lot of night sky images lately to my 500px and Instagram but I just can't get enough of this dark New Zealand sky. It truly is like nothing else I've seen. Below are a few of my best astro-images and one that is a long term project I started back in February. I thought it warranted a blog post as I will include some fun facts you may not know about the night sky.Read More
Now that 2014 draws to a close, I decided to look back on all the things I've done and places I've been this last 12 months and post my personal 20 favorite images I've taken. It has been a pretty good year as I've visited 5 countries not including a layover in Australia.Read More
As I haven't posted much recently I figured I should probably update those of you who are still reading my blog as well as offer some of my thoughts on travel.
I've been in New Zealand since the beginning of August and after spending just over a month traveling the North Island WHICH WAS AMAZING we arrived in Wellington. Since then, it's been up and down trying to find a good job. I'll admit I nearly gave up and was ready to head home which would have been stupid as I would've started the job hunt just the same. In the down time we've explored parts of Wellington and spent many afternoons reading books by Michio Kaku along the waterfront parks.Read More
f you're in the market for a new 100x100mm Filter System and are stuck deciding between the well known Lee Filter System and all the other choices from the likes of Benro, Cokin, HiTech, Kood etc then this review is for you.Read More
ince my last blog post, there has been so much that has happened I'm not sure what to write about. As I said at the end of the last post we moved on from Adams Permaculture farm with Stray Bus, with plans to go straight to Wellington, but we didn't make it very far. The first stop Stray made was at Kohutapu lodge near...Read More
While planning our upcoming trip to New Zealand and doing lots of research I came across a part that said I would need: Chest X-ray Certificate INZ 1096. The reason for this is is if you've spent 3 months in total over the last 5 years in a country where there is a high risk for tuberculosis, you MUST send an updated chest x-ray proving you are free of TB. To view a list of the countries click here. Seeing as i've spent nearly 8 I needed the certificate.Read More
I'm writing this guide as well as this one in the hopes that someone new to Thailand (or Asia in general) might find them helpful. When I first arrived over here I could have definitely used some tips.
So, when we came back from our visa run to Malaysia the other day we found our electric bill shoved under the door. It was now late and on top of that the 7-11 wouldn't allow us to pay it (as we usually do). Their system and the Thai electric company had set up a new service that wasn't live yet. What a problem!!Read More
Its been a while since the last post and so much has happened since. When we left Bangkok we had planned to stay in Patong or Kata beach for at least a week before looking at apartments. On the bus ride down I figured i'd look onilne and get a head start and ended up finding a place in Rawai beach. I'm so glad I looked as i found a great space on the southern tip of the island at a really good price. We are about 1000ft from the beach away from the tourist madness that Patong and Kata/Karon beaches have. We've got a balcony overlooking a farm and even a motorbike to cruise around the island with. We even have a kitchen with a kettle and electric stove so we can try our hand at cooking some pad thai.Read More