Photo Post – New Zealand’s Magical Sights

After Australia's coasts and the outback, New Zealand's landscapes were quite the change of scenery. New Zealand packs a lot of variety and magic into its size, and I had a lot to photograph. Here are the shots that I think best do it justice, although of course it can't replace being there in person. …

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Auckland (& more)

Day 48: Ben nerds out Our last stop in New Zealand was Auckland, but first, a visit to Hobbiton along the way. For those of you who are not Lord of the Rings fans, Hobbiton was one of many filming locations for the LOTR and Hobbit movies. Now that the movies have been completed, they’ve …

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Rotorua: the stinkiest place ever

Our New Zealand adventures continue: Day 44: What on earth is that smell? The second leg of our flight to Rotorua left Wellington at 7am, so it was an early morning 😫 Once we did make it to the airport, yet again we never had our IDs checked...so strange! Oh well. At least Ben had fun …

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Photo Post – Lava Landscapes

Hawaii's volcanoes - active, dormant and extinct - offer amazing landscapes and scenery, and a lot of it. Almost anything on Hawaii is touched by lava at some point and it makes for some amazingly beautiful landscapes. Here are my best shots from our two weeks on Hawai'i. From the slopes of the volcanoes... https://www.flickr.com/photos/dirtybanana/35750221304/in/dateposted-public/

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Photo Post – Mt. Haleakala Sunset

After a long trek up to the summit of Mt. Haleakala (read all about it in Sally's Maui post), we were rewarded with spectacular landscapes and views across the island. We came for the sunset, of course, but got there early in plenty of time. The rugged, windswept terrain offered a fascinating interplay of light …

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