The Travel Buzz

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The Travel Buzz. When I started preparations for a year-long stay in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville in Papua New Guinea, I had a reoccurring thought – this would be the first time I would be “travelling” by living in just one town for a whole year; would I get … Read more

A Little Slice of Paradise in Bougainville

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Over the New Year break I headed out to a small island called Pok Pok just a short banana boat ride from Bougainville mainland. I stayed in a basic bungalow near the ocean and spent my time snorkelling, swimming and trekking.The snorkeling was a particular highlight. The outer reef was the best I have experienced. The water, coral and fish shone unbelievable colours. I was surrounded by life. Shoals of fish all around me,  incredible coral lined the ocean floor,  blue starfish clung to rocks and reef sharks glided effortlessly in the strong current... way more effortlessly than me 
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A Little Slice of Paradise. A short banana boat ride from Keita, near Arawa, Pokpok Island in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville is a place of few distractions, where you can’t help but relax. No shops, no wifi, limited power and intermittent phone service from atop a steep hill makes … Read more

Extraordinary, Must-See Attractions in New Zealand

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The Pacific islands of New Zealand are peppered with absurdly beautiful sights we are deeply turned on by: epiphanic coastal panoramas, the lushest landscapes, and battered rural tracks yearning to be explored. There are also winding roads with many places worth pulling your Apollo campervan hire over for. Yet embedded … Read more

The Fijian Yasawa Islands of Nanuya Lailai and Waya

The Fijian Yasawa Islands

The Fijian Yasawa Islands are a cluster of volcanic archipelago islands to the west of the Viti Levu mainland. Derived from the Fijian word for heaven, the Yasawa Islands offer a South Pacific slice of paradise. Palm lined golden beaches, crystalline water and top notch snorkelling. Promising guaranteed relaxation as … Read more

Surf, bike, paddle and hike Hanalei

Hanalei, Hawaii

Hanalei, meaning ‘lei making’ and ‘crescent bay’ in Hawaiian is the perfect base for an adventure. The small town on the North Shore of Kauai is surrounded by Mount Na Molokama, Mamalahoa and Hihimanu and as a result, it’s a place of natural beauty and has a charm that draws you … Read more

The Bougainville Way

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Nem bilong mi Adam. Yu Orait?  Some things never change and my ability to quickly grasp foreign languages is one of them. I struggled to progress pass the basics of French at high school – introductions, where I live and how many brothers I have. 20 years later, this trait remains … Read more

The Kaymakli Underground City of Cappadocia

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An underground city – it sounded like something from the future I thought. However, it’s thought that the Kaymakli Underground City in Cappadocia dates back to the 7 – 8th century, dug by the an Indo-European Phrygians. The UNESCO listed World Heritage Site of Kaymakli is one of 36 underground cities … Read more

A Wellingtonian’s guide to a packed weekend in Wellington

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A Wellingtonian’s Guide “Adam Constanza describes his perfect itinerary for a couple of nights in Wellington” – Christchurch Press Escape ‘Capital man’s top spots’ published on 29 August 2016. If you’ve got a few days in Wellington and are keen to pack heaps into it, this might be the guide … Read more

The search for New Zealand’s native birds

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As a concerted effort to explore things on my doorstep, I recently went to Zealandia; a sanctuary for birds, reptiles and insects. It’s a short distance from central Wellington or in my case, a 30 minute bicycle ride. The dominating fence catches my eye and I instantly have flashbacks of … Read more