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Train Hopping New Zealand from Palmerston North to Hamilton.

In Between the Shades of Green

Train Hopping Abroad Palmerston North to Hamilton The sun crept its piercing fingers through the nylon draped over my head, poking my eyes, as I lay there in a steaming pool of sweat and grime. I awoke only a few hours later at 8 AM, trackside in Palmerston North. My eyes drooped in lethargy as

Empty Lumber in the Land of Kiwi

Ridin’ Blind on Empty Lumber Outta Napier The Big Island drifted away between blurs of deep blue ocean and wispy clouds as I set my roots in New Zealand. That night, my plane landed in Auckland, and I walked about 100 meters from the terminal up an embankment of mulch. Shards of bark scrunched beneath

Into the Deep Blue, Crater Lake

Seasonal Work in Crater Lake The smoky haze, its tendrils of deep gray, black, plumes of burning pines, hemlocks, firs and hardwoods filled the air with a suffocating noxious gas by Crater Lake.  While I wandered around through the orange blaze I saw wildfires incinerating forest not far in the distance from Rim Dorm. The

Stairway to Heaven

Travel Oahu on a Cheap Budget

Travel Oahu on a Cheap Budget This guide is very similar to my guide on how to Travel Maui on a Cheap Budget.  As an avid backpacker traveler around the world, every year I learn more about traveling cheaply and on a low budget, between my seasonal jobs.  In this guide I will go over

Train Hopping Gondola

It’s Not Fuckin’ Rocket Science

Train Hopping Charlottesville After a long drug-crazed weekend boozin’, watchin’ pupils turn to pinpoints with the flick of a flame and the exhalation of smoke, we hopped out of a jeep ready for more train hopping in Charlottesville. Mike leaned over, staring with his bloodshot eyes, tired from sleepless nights of meth and hickory smoked

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