1. Want the inside scoop on living and working abroad? Check out our experiences as we work and play hard in New Zealand.

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  2. See the Stony Batter WWII tunnels on Waiheke Island, New Zealand. Follow us as we explore the tunnels and the surrounding hiking trails.

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  3. Grab a boogie board and start the tiring climb to the top of the Te Paki sand dunes near Cape Reinga, New Zealand. Then hurl yourself down the slope and see how far you can go.

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  4. Inspired by the innovative genius of Teehan+Lax Labs (labs.teehanlax.com) and their Google Street View Hyperlapse (hyperlapse.tllabs.io), I decided to take a warp speed road trip around New Zealand.

    In some ways this is a reflection of spending my first year traveling around New Zealand, and living out of a car. Fleeting memories. A jumbled up mash of mixed images from my mind. Chasing the sun, avoiding the rain. Always moving while trying to remember where we've been. Looking at the ever changing sky in the Land of the Long White Cloud.

    Music by DJ Nox (soundcloud.com/therealdjnox).

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  5. Dedicated to everyone in the service industry, and anyone who has ever held a thankless job.

    I never thought I'd be cleaning toilets at my age with my skill set. I also never thought that I would ever write, record and then shoot a music video for a rap song. Somehow my new profession sparked some deep seated desire to bust out some rhymes and show my street cred. Maybe it's because creative expression makes life more bearable. Maybe I've always needed to release that inner Beastie Boy. Maybe, just maybe, I wanted to make as many people laugh as possible at my expense.

    Anyone who has been on the road traveling knows that there is a delicate balance between cash flow, continued travel and that ever impending return flight home. You do what you have to to survive and keep that bank account in the black. That means taking any job that is offered to you -- ANY job. Of course, we all would love to be the cool guy serving drinks behind the bar, or making cappuccinos at the best cafe, but the reality is that when you need money to keep going you have to take it anywhere you can get it. So when I was offered a housekeeping job at a hotel, with a secondary position as a waiter in the restaurant, my answer was "Yes, when do I start?" And so should yours.

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What happens when two thirty-somethings quit their jobs and ditch their possessions to travel around New Zealand for a year? Watch our adventures and misadventures as we try to provide useful information and some occasional comic relief.

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