Hawkes Bay, and a NZ Finale

New Zealand: 1 – 21 June 2010 A moment in history: Every New Zealander and wineries alike are very proud of the first successful climb of Mount Everest, the world’s tallest peak, in 1953. This feat was performed by New … Continue reading

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Nelson – Martinborough

New Zealand: 1 – 21 June 2010 Arriving in Nelson was incredible, as a charming farming community is when located next to one of the most beautiful coast’s of New Zealand; that of the Abel Tasman Sea. Nelson is one … Continue reading

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Marlborough

New Zealand: 1 – 21 June 2010 The legendary Marlborough lived up to its reputation. With estimates of over 100 wineries, and over 12,000 hectares planted, we arrived to the emblem of New Zealand’s wine industry. Many of the country’s … Continue reading

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Central Otago

New Zealand: 1 – 21 June 2010 Our campervan drive from Christchurch to Queenstown- our base for visiting wineries of Central Otago- threw us into a completely different world than the outback we had grown quite accustomed to. Not because … Continue reading

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The Akha Water Project

Laos: 14 February 2010 While visiting the Lao Rehabiliation Foundation Inc. (LRF) in February of this year, about 6 months ago, we had the chance to volunteer helping the Simmano Village (see blog), volunteer in a remote-area medical surgery mission … Continue reading

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Yarra Valley

Australia: 28 May – 1 June 2010 The Twelve Apostles, on the Great Ocean Road from Adelaide to the Yarra Wine Region in Victoria. Traveling from the Adelaide wine regions to the Yarra valley in Victoria, with a slight detour … Continue reading

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Adelaide’s Barossa

Australia: 15 May – 27 May 2010 Headline in the Adelaide Sunday Mail Newspaper, from our visit to Penfolds and more! The Englishman and geologist Johannes Menge from the South Australian Company received the assignment to explore a promising new … Continue reading

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Adelaide Greater Regions

Australia: 15 May – 27 May 2010 A Long Drive… We heard that crossing the Nullarbor plains from the Margaret River to the Adelaide wine region could be done in as few as two days, averaging 16 hours of driving … Continue reading

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The Margaret River (2 of 2)

Australia: 6 May – 14 May 2010 From the Vasse Felix art gallery An impressive characteristic of the Margaret River is its unity among the fellow neighborly producers of the region. An interesting story we heard several times during our … Continue reading

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The Margaret River (1 of 2)

Australia: 6 May – 14 May 2010 Arriving in Margaret River we could immediately see why the charming ‘world’s most isolated wine region’ had become such an icon to the world. The gravely loam and clay soil aggregate made it … Continue reading

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