2017 has been INSANE!! Would go down as one of the greatest years of my life. Some crazy travels to date from around NZ to all around the world! Here’s a few of my favourite highlights throughout the year! Huge shout out to everyone involved on the adventures, the legends met on the adventures and the Gem Visa that has had my back consistently throughout them.
In no particular order..
FIJI – OCTOBER 2017
Fiji was a pleasant treat, after hearing so much but never actually been i was blown away by the culture, beauty of the place & simplicity.
FAROE ISLANDS : JULY 2017
To say this place blew my mind would be an understatement. I had never witnessed anything quite like it. It literally felt like we were Pioneers first discovering this place. Due to the harsh and unexpected weather conditions the locals (50,000 total population) mostly stayed indoors. No one insight for miles!! My Gem Visa definitely saved the day a couple of times on this trip!
JAPAN – FEBUARY 2017
This was the best place in the world to spend my 26th Birthday! I spent 7 days out here w/ GoPro. Absolutely balls deep in Powder! I now know why this place is called JA-POW! What a treat. I was lucky enough to be out with some of the OG content creators!
HAWAII – OCTOBER 2017
All I can I say is WOW. Hawaii has been high on the bucket list for quite some time! Especially the Stairway to Heaven hike. Arguably the most famous hike in the world. Although it is illegal and I do not condone breaking the law, sometimes you gotta bend the rules when it’s something so EPIC! Stoked Dani Robinson was game!!
ICELAND – JULY 2017
Much like Faroe Islands, the landscape was INSANE. Although much more touristy the magnitude of this place was nuts! Miles & miles of crazy coast lines. We road tripped from north to south of the East Coast. We got ourselves caught out sometimes, miss judging timings of long drives or staying longer than expected at amazing locations taking photos, resulting in most places being closed to eat. My GEM VISA got me out of some seriously hangry situations, being accepted in little stores in literally the middle of nowhere late at night. This card has never not been accepted anywhere I’ve taken it with me in the world. Insane. Being a traveller that is definitely something you don’t want to be worrying about! Shout outs to my homie Ben Mika for a dope trip.
NEW ZEALAND – JULY 2017
July was a crazy busy month, getting the call up to hit the road with my homies Sam Evans & Sam Earp was dope. We hit a 5-day road trip from Christchurch to Queenstown and back again! Being on the road w/ two of the best in the game was something else. Good times with likeminded homies!
So we have just bought a campervan for the upcoming Summer!! She is currently in the middle of a big renovation and clean up! We are sourcing all necessary parts, materials & gadgets from the likes of Harvey Norman and Mitre 10. Stay Tuned for some EPIC summer roadie yarns and loads of photos & videos! I will post a more in depth blog of renovations and how to’s once she’s ready to rumble!
We shall call her “Good Vibrations”.