South Island

March 16, 2012
Reflections of Lake Matheson, New Zealand premium
Forgoing the more touristy Franz Josef, I traveled a bit deeper into glacier country to Fox Glacier Township. My plan in Fox was to helihike the glacier, but that was derailed due to the cloudy conditions. And considering my vacation to New Zealand would totally be ruined by the helicopter crashing into Mount Cook, I […]
Out a Window or in a Mirror? premium
Both for the few adventuring travelers who still exist and for the larger number of travelers-turned-tourists, voyaging becomes a pseudo-event. . . . Planned tours, attractions, fairs, expositions ‘especially for tourists,’ and all their prefabricated adventures can be persuasively advertised in advance. They can be made convenient, comfortable, risk-free, trouble-free, as spontaneous travel never was […]

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