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Christchurch Cathedral after the earthquake

Christchurch after the earthquake: a photo journey

Visiting Christchurch was a sobering end to an action-packed road trip across the North and South Islands. The Garden City, as it is called, really surprised me; naturally it was sad seeing the city for the first time after the earthquake, but at the same time, it was great to experience the reconstruction, innovative projects and the great attitude of… Read more →

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The Hobbiton movie set: visiting the Shire

For any Lord of the Rings fan, it goes without saying that a visit to New Zealand absolutely must include a location tour of some sort. Having been to New Zealand twice before, I had already done the self-explorer tour, driving to locations using the ring symbols on New Zealand’s AA road atlas, and had also taken an organised tour in… Read more →

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Guest post: Highlights of a perfect New Zealand road trip

This is a guest post by Meagaan Irish, my fantastic travel buddy on the big New Zealand road trip, and today she’s sharing her favourite memories of our recent trip to the land of the long white cloud. You can follow her on Twitter (@meagaanirish) and Instagram. Where do I even begin? When I first heard I had an opportunity… Read more →

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