My Personal Travel Rites of Passage

Connemara, Ireland

Some time ago, I was forwarded James Kay’s Lonely Planet article, “The Traveller’s Classic Rites of Passage” and asked which of these rites I, personally, have encountered in my explorations. The answer is all of them. “Reader’s Requests” came to life shortly after and, well, telling those tales on this forum seemed a perfect

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A New Zealand Road Trip With A Fiji Stopover v.2

The Rotorua Circuit Woke up extra early to discover an Auckland Starbucks a block away (woo hoo!)… that doesn’t open nearly as early as American Starbucks do (wah). All the hotel rooms carry is tea, so this was a nice surprise. Business hours? Not a nice surprise. Stalked the front door as necessary and tried […]

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A New Zealand Road Trip With A Fiji Stopover v.1

South Sea Island, Fiji

The Short Version of the Itinerary Before we dive into the finer details of our Fiji stopover and New Zealand road trip, let’s explore the big picture real quick. This two-week bender included about 21 hours of flight time one way and a week-long tour of the South Island midway through. (Click on either image […]

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