Departing Souls and Ancient Trees - Cape Reinga/Waipoua Forest, New Zealand August 26th 2016 Heading north from the Bay of Islands I made it to Cape Reinga which is the northern most point in New Zealand and the meeting point of the Tasman Sea and Pacific Ocean. The point is also one of the most important sites in Maori culture. The Maori believe that souls bound for the afterlife travel north through the islands and depart this world for the next at the tip of the Cape. The drive up here ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » North Island » Northland » Cape Reinga The Polynesian Maori reached New Zealand in about A.D. 800. In 1840, their chieftains entered into a compact with Britain, the Treaty of Waitangi, in which they ceded sovereignty to Queen Victoria while retaining territorial rights. In that same year... ... read more
My name is Travis. I am a 37 year old who has a terrible affliction called wanderlust. I've been planning, plotting, and scheming my way to finally fulfill and live my lifetime dream of wandering around the globe. As long as I can remember I've always been fascinated with other cultures and ways of life. I've always tried to imagine what it is like to be in exotic and foreign locales and to experience the sights, sounds, smells, and tastes associated with them. My aim is to realize my dreams and make all of my aspirations come to fruition.
So I've taken an extended a... full info