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The Landscape of Middle Earth

One of my favorite landscapes is from Mt. Sunday in New Zealand. Most people know this best as Edoras in Rohan from the Lord of the Rings movies. Amusingly enough, that’s not all it was in the movies; if you look closely you can see Helms Deep wasn’t all that far of a march after […]

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My Favorite Earth Day Photos

In celebration of Earth Day – which is today, in case you weren’t sure – I’d like to share some of my favorite photos from around the globe. Since I’ve been fortunate enough to set foot on all seven continents, I’ll do one for each. In no particular order, here they are – starting with […]

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New Zealand’s Queen of Hearts

There are lots of Alice in Wonderland characters hidden on the grounds of New Zealand’s Larnach Castle, which is situated atop the South Island’s Otago Peninsula. One of my favorites, which seems appropriate today – Valentine’s Day – in an odd sort of way, is the Queen of Hearts.

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A Sleeping New Zealand Fur Seal

Waves crash in on the Otago Peninsula as a New Zealand fur seal sleeps.

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Fiordland National Park’s Giant Sea Cliffs

A tiny cruise ship next to Milford Sound’s massive cliffs in New Zealand’s Fiordland National Park.

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Traveling in New Zealand with The Lord of the Rings Movies

I was hooked after reading The Lord of the Rings books, but when The Lord of the Rings movies came out my interest went to completely different level. The books opened up my imagination, showing me what good fantasy writing was all about. But when I saw it on the big screen, with real world […]

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