VIDEO: New Zealand Hyperlapse – A road trip at warp speed

December 1st, 2013 in Articles by Paul 0

This video was part of my experimental works for my masters in visual arts. Inspired by the innovative genius of Teehan+Lax Labs ( and their Google Street View Hyperlapse (, 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 […]


VIDEO: Vagabond with a Home…

April 28th, 2012 in Articles by Paul 0

It’s been over a year of radio silence.  The Vagabonds have, unfortunately, become contributing members of society, albeit in two different countries other than their homeland, which is no small task.  I guess reality eventually has to settle in.  Traveling friends go home to work, to study, to marry…  One slowly settles into a daily […]


VIDEO: “Why Hamilton?”

December 23rd, 2011 in Articles by Paul 0

Among some of the common questions I’m asked such as, “Where are you? When are you coming home? Are you still in New Zealand?”, I’ll add another one “Why Hamilton?” Since moving to Hamilton I’ve wanted to put together a video that gives people a glimpse of where I am and what it’s like here.  […]


A month of images in the Land Down Under

May 4th, 2011 in Articles by Paul 0

One month in Australia is hardly enough to scratch the surface of this vast and varied continent.  But I knew this going into it, and focused my time on Melbourne, the southern coast (the Great Ocean Road and Kangaroo Island) and the Outback.  I was hoping to fall in with a cool group of people […]


Happy vagabonds

Vagabonds go their separate ways

March 5th, 2011 in Articles by Paul 0

After spending a spectacular year working and touring New Zealand, the vagabonds have parted ways to continue their travels.  Christina has gotten a working holiday visa for Australia, and is currently setting up shop in Melbourne.  Stay tuned for some great Aussie articles coming from her– right Christina?  I, unfortunately, am too old to get […]


Foals Rock

Laneway music festival Auckland

February 4th, 2011 in Articles by Paul Nelson 0

With some time to kill in Auckland before heading to Australia, I decided to check out the St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival held in the city center. I hadn’t seen any live shows since leaving the US a year ago, so the thought of over a dozen bands, some of which were old favorites (Blonde Redhead) […]


“In a VAN DOWN BY THE RIVER!” –Merry Christmas 2010

December 22nd, 2010 in Articles by Paul 0

Ah the days of the stellar SNL cast, with Chris Farley as the motivational speaker, Matt Foley. The phrase echoed through the classroom and my circle of friends, “I live in a van…DOWN BY THE RIVER!” The ultimate phrase of failure. Well, it’s a car not a van, and it isn’t always the river we […]



Alpine Vistas to Mythical Mysts

December 22nd, 2010 in Articles by Paul 0

We continue to be blown away by the beauty and wonder of the South Island of New Zealand. Traveling by car definitely has it’s advantages here. It allows you the freedom to take as much time as you like exploring anything that catches your fancy along the way, and truly soak up the beauty around […]


West Coast sun magic

From Coasts to Caves

November 30th, 2010 in Articles by Paul 0

New Zealand continues to offer up amazing sites from the obvious to the simplest of details. We had some great weather while we kayaked through Abel Tasman National Park, and some not so great weather around Nelson lakes, which made it prime time for sandfly feeding frenzies. From the mystical coast, bush and caves of […]