Tag Archives: New Zealand

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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Travel to New Zealand to See the Yellow-Eyed Penguins

Travel to New Zealand for a close up encounter with yellow-eyed penguins on the Otago Peninsula.

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New Zealand’s Milford Sound

New Zealand’s Milford Sound in Fiordland National Park.

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The Ghosts of Christmas Past

I’ve been going through some sort of nesting phase that I can’t quite explain; cleaning has taken on a new meaning as dirt and dust have started to cower before my mighty spray bottle. Just a couple of days ago I ventured into the closet in my guest bedroom, which is actually more of a […]

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Watching New Zealand’s Yellow Eyed Penguins

One of the big reasons why I wanted to travel to New Zealand’s south island was to see the endangered Yellow-eyed penguin. I had become so familiar with the different species of penguins through my travels to Antarctica that when I read about this one, I knew I had to see it. And it was […]

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Touring Larnach Castle

Businessman William Larnach had his castle built high on the hills of the Otago Peninsula on the South Island of New Zealand between 1871 and 1885 as a residence for his family. To build the large manor home workers had to pull and haul stone up from the bottom of the hill, which is no […]

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