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4 months in Australia and New Zealand; A Year Later

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I realized today that I never did a roundup post of all the posts while I was away in Australia and New Zealand last year. Looking back I wrote way more than I thought. Having nothing else to do in the hostels during the evenings gave me some  good time to write. I wish I had kept up that momentum when I got home. Having to hunt for a job to pay off the trip put a bit of a dent in the free time I had. So here’s the…read more

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Foto Friday: Abel Tasmen National Park in New Zealand

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Out for a hike on a gorgeous day

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Most Popular Posts from 2009 on rcThink

Posted by in Lifestyle Design, Personal Development, Travel

Popular Posts 2009 was the first year I really started writing on this blog. I tried last year and got bored. My 4 month trip to Australia and New Zealand really got my excited to write and share my adventures with the rest of the world. Here are my most popular posts from this year! 10. Coming Home From Australia and New Zealand I spent 4 months this year in Australia and New Zealand. It was the best thing I’ve ever done. Check out my thoughts on returning to Canada…read more

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Creating the Life List

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Travelling on my own in Australia and New Zealand gave me a lot of time to think. What did I want to eat the next day? What did I want to do a week from now? What was everything going to be like when I got home? What was I going to do for work? What did I want to do with my life? Wait, back up a step. What was that last one? What did I want to do with my life. It hit me like a ton of bricks….read more

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Coming Home From Australia and New Zealand

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I’ve started this post on the eve before I fly home to Canada from New Zealand. I’ve spent three months in Australia and one in New Zealand and while I’m excited to head home to my car, my family and my bed, I’m sad this trip is coming to an end. Having only driven and flown to a few place in North America previous to this trip, I didn’t have much experience in overseas extended travel. I was about as green as they come when I landed in Sydney four…read more

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Dune Boarding near Cape Reinga

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Back in Auckland from my whirlwind trip around New Zealand, I was thankful to have a day or 2 rest before hopping on the plane and heading home. I just had one more trip to do up to Cape Reinga, the top of New Zealand. Because of the way the bus schedule worked we would head up to Paihia the first day, do a day trip to the cape the second, and then have a day to relax on the third. I was expecting this part of the trip to…read more

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Paying to Climb Into a Washing Machine

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That’s what it felt like. Like getting into a washing machine. After leaving Wellington and heading north we had a bit of time to look around in Rotorua. I wanted to try Zorbing. After watching some videos and hearing everyone talking about it, Zorbing was definitely something on the New Zealand to-do list.  I had gone through Rotorua on the way south but the weather was horrible so I decided to wait until I was going north. Out of a bus load of people, Russell and I wanted to go….read more

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Running in the Windy City

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By that I mean Wellington. Because of it’s position and the weather in the area, Wellington is an incredibly windy city. I got to experience first hand what the wind was like on my last run there. I was only going to spend one night in Wellington because I wanted to get moving North and have a few extra days in Rotorua. I ended up washing everything in my backpack because of my own stupidity and needed an extra day for things to dry out. I haven’t run much in New…read more

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Throwing Myself 134 Meters off the Nevis

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Somewhere along my trip I got the crazy idea to do a bungy jump. I didn’t really want to spend the money to do a skydive so I figured bungy jumping would be the next best thing. Little did I know that everyone thinks bungying is harder. You have to jump yourself. There are 3 bungies around Queenstown. We saw the first and original bungy at the Kawarau Bridge. It’s 43 meters high. On the way into town on the bus we stopped for a bit to watch a few…read more

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Snowboarding in the Remarkables

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I took a day that I was in Queenstown to head up to one of the local mountains and carve up some snow. I couldn’t see a thing. There were three lifts. 2 of them went up a bit higher and the third stayed more central and lower on the mountain. I tried one of the higher lifts first and found that all I could see was white and the odd marker that showed the middle of the run. Just getting to the next marker was a bit of a…read more

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