I recently spent over 2 weeks in California for work. (If you’re into this blog, and you aren’t following my other blog–check out on instagram or wordpress.) It was grueling and so insanely fun. Take the quick tour with me below at some of my favorite spots we shot: 1.) Galt, California 2.) Nevada City, CA 3.) Grass Valley, CA 4.) Lake Tahoe 5.) Homewood Ski Resort 6.) Five Marys Farm in Fort Jones I wore my Nike ACG Boots, pictured […]
Here are my last images from my New Zealand trip. These were all taken on the way to the airport on the North Island. Get a load of that giant eel in the lake! (see below) Hopefully I’ll see you soon, NZ. What a wonderful, insanely unique country!
As you’ve seen on my travels around the North Island of New Zealand, there are tons of Lord of the Rings locations you can visit (like Hobbiton and various Middle Earth locations). Here are a few LOTR locations on the South Island:
The Remarkables (the mountain ranges show below) were all over Lord of the Rings. Seeing their beauty IRL, it’s easy to see why. Check out the views from an insane helicopter ride just outside of Queenstown, New Zealand. Watch the video below for an idea of what the helicopter ride was like. However, New Zealanders have an intense hunger for danger and adventure. If you’re going to get in a helicopter there, be prepared that these guys are lunatics–fun lunatics–but […]
Queenstown in New Zealand is so amazing, even the drive into town is out-of-control-beautiful. This city is like a Disney World for grown ups. It’s the home of the jetboat (an insane boat ride with 360s and death stops that made me laugh uncontrollably because I was so nervous) and full of plenty of other ways to risk your life doing adventure sports, be it bungee jumping or helicopter rides with crazy pilots.Here’s the view of Queenstown from the hill. […]
Franz Josef Glacier is on the South Island of New Zealand. It was a hike to get there, but one of the greatest hikes I’ve ever been on. Follow along on my adventure below. Rock stacking is a discipline. At least, that’s what Wikipedia told me. I love finding these during my travels. It’s always nice to remember that there are rock-loving kindred spirits out there in the world.This beautiful chunk of glacier has been in a rapid retreat since […]
Huka Falls are a set of torrential waterfalls on the North Island of New Zealand. In the photos below, you get the fell for the water’s pace. What’s even crazier is that you can ride a jetboat down this thing. What’s a jetboat? Oh just a teeny tiny little speed boat that can navigate on only 4 inches of water. In true New Zealand spirit, Kiwis drive these little devils, loaded with screaming tourists, around like there isn’t a rock […]
Just south of the tiny German town, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, stands the highest peak of the Wetterstein Mountains, at 9,718 feet above sea level. Zugspitze was most likely derived from the German word zugbahnen meaning avalanche paths. You can hike to the top or take a cable car. (I bet you can guess which one I did.) Once you’ve reached the peak, there are a few places to eat and drink. Don’t be a fool and forget a good pair of pants. Despite the warm weather down […]
Near the sweet little town of Garmisch Partenkirchen lies the Partnach Gorge, carved by a mountain river. It’s over 2,000 feet long and up to 260 feet deep. A winding foot path leads you along the side of the rushing waters, through caves and carved rock. It’s the kind of overwhelming nature that makes you feel 3 inches tall (which I think is a healthy thing to feel every once in a while to put humans in their proper place).