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Al’s Walking Tour 

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On Top

How often do you find three places you’d like to visit (including a great restaurant!) clustered together on a panoramic mountaintop—in a World Heritage area?

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Sealy Tarns Steps

When we read about the Sealy Tarns Trek in Scott Cook’s NZ Frenzy hiking guide, I thought, “No way. This seems too much like the

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Joy in the World

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Fuego/Fogo/Fire in My Heart

Kindling Jan 12, New Zealand so… as to our annual holiday… as far as galiano goes, gabriola too, i’m over them.  really, when i look

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