VIDEO: Stony Batter – Waiheke Island

March 17th, 2010 in Articles by Paul 1

Stony Batter on Waiheke Island, New Zealand, is an old WWII gun emplacement designed to defend Auckland from the Japanese.  The site contains a maze of underground tunnels that linked the gun turrets on the surrounding hills.  While the tunnels themselves aren’t overly exciting, history and WWII buffs will find it interesting, and children will […]


VIDEO: Rangitoto Island

February 8th, 2010 in Articles by Paul 13

Follow Paul and Christina as they visit Rangitoto Island off the coast of Auckland, New Zealand.  The first of a series of short travel videos about New Zealand by two 30 somethings who quit their jobs to follow their dreams.  Yes I know my voice over isn’t the best, I’m working on it!  This was […]


Auckland skyline

Auckland – Fresh off the jet pt. 2

February 3rd, 2010 in Cities and Attractions by Paul 1

DAY2 So what do you do when you’re still on US East Coast time waking well before sunrise on a local holiday in Auckland? Go for a walk to one of the hipper neighborhoods to check out the vibe! Perfect strategy. We actually waited until the rest of the city was alive, however, or so […]