After missing out on our dream overlanding vehicle two times in a row, we decided that we wouldn’t miss our […]
Following on from our post of travel words that ought to already exist, here’s some new tramping (the kiwi word […]
A great day out in the Craigieburn range, sun, blue skies…and a brutal spindrift sandblasting.
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We haven’t been on any epic overland adventures since returning from our Panam excursion. However, it turns out we don’t have to stray very far from home to find plenty of great tramping* adventures. *Tramping, for the uninitiated, is what us Kiwis call hiking… Of course, of late we’ve been encouraged to not stray any real distance from our home at all […]
The Paparoa track on the West Coast has thus far not been the easiest of New Zealand’s great walks to enjoy. Not because it is either more arduous or logistically challenging than other options. It’s simply because it refuses to stay open for very long.
There are so many adventurous options for alpine exploration available near Christchurch. It may seem a bit unimaginative to choose to climb the same hill twice within six months. But Mt Torlesse is an especially convenient peak for a day trip—and our local tramping club has run two trips up it already this year. Once in summer once in early winter.
Humour (Or terrible attempts at it)
Like much of the rest of the world, here in New Zealand we’ve been cooped up in our houses for the last few weeks. All as part of the COVID-19-smashing lockdown and general social distancing efforts. Over that time a few different ‘Lockdown Personalities’ have begun to emerge, which one are you?
Already in existence are of course the classic travel words that grace the ‘top ten travel words’ lists that can be found everywhere. Words like Fernweh which is more or less German for ‘wanderlust’. Which to me seemed a little strange at first, because the word wanderlust also originated from German…It would seem though, that Fernweh (more like the opposite of home-sickness) […]