Just Like Home - Twizel, New Zealand September 10th 2016 Leaving the devastation behind in Christchurch I again headed inland to the spine of the South Island. My destination was the Mackenzie Basin, home to Lake Tekapo, Aoraki National Park (New Zealand's highest mountain), and the alpine village of Twizel where I was to meet a friend of a friend who is now a friend. Upon arrival into the lakeside town of Lake Tekapo I saw a sign for an ice rink. Natur ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » South Island » Lake Tekapo 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