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: Just Jump! The work abroad NZ experience!

September 17th, 2010 in Articles by Paul 1

I cut this video as a submission for a video contest about the work abroad experience.  The challenge?  How to cram in 7 months of footage and experiences into 3 minutes!  Lots of good stuff had to be left out, but I think that the essence of our travels, our mentalities and our appreciation for […]


VIDEO: Toilet Cleaner – Jobs on the road

August 12th, 2010 in Articles by Paul 11

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 […]


VIDEO: Becoming the Immigrant Workforce II – From riches to rags

July 17th, 2010 in Articles by Paul 2

It can be a bit of a challenge, at times, to find casual work in New Zealand.  With the current state of the world economy, not only are you competing with hundreds of other working holiday makers, but also plenty of locals, who are now applying for jobs that they may not have been interested […]


VIDEO: Rotorua – Maori Hangi and Wai-O-tapu

June 12th, 2010 in Articles by Paul 0

Rororua is on New Zealand’s North Island, and is just off the aptly named Thermal Explorer Highway. It’s known for its many Maori attractions and the variety of visible geothermal activity.  In fact, before you even enter Rotorua, you can smell the “rotten egg” sulfur gases.  While the Maori attractions are highly commercialized, we had […]


VIDEO: Sandboarding the Te Paki Sand Dunes

June 7th, 2010 in Articles by Paul 0

What else can you do with a boogie board in New Zealand?  Head to the Te Paki sand dunes on your way to Cape Reinga for some sandboarding fun down the steep slopes.  If you have your own board, you can start the arduous climb right away.  Otherwise, you’ll have to rent one on your […]


My Leap of Faith: Skydiving in New Zealand

June 6th, 2010 in Articles by cee 3

Seeing as though New Zealand is known as the adventure capital of the world, I knew I had to try some sort of extreme sport while we were traveling here. I’ve always wanted to skydive, but being such an expensive activity back home in the USA, I’d never gotten around to trying it. I decided […]


A snack with new friends

Becoming the immigrant work force

May 6th, 2010 in Articles by Paul 1

When I first learned about harvesting jobs in New Zealand it seemed like an ideal, perhaps even romantic, way to earn money.  I envisioned long days in the sun picking plump fruit while birds sang the perfect soundtrack.  There are days when this happens.  I’ve picked grapes surrounded by majestic cliffs or seaside vistas.  But […]


VIDEO: Rere Falls Natural Rock Water Slide

April 28th, 2010 in Articles by Paul 0

Rere Falls is a naturally formed rock water slide located about 50 min. from Gisborne.  The Wharekopae river flows down a rock face and into a nice swimming hole at the bottom.  You can use tubes, boogie boards or anything else you can get your hands on to slide down.  If you’re feeling brave you […]