First of all: Happy INDEPENDENCE DAY United States!
It is about four and a half months ago NZTramping blog came online. Since then me and other authors of this blog have posted many great articles, which are now buried in the blog archives. These articles are not news articles and they maintain their value over time. So I decided to write an overview of the best articles in this blog with links to them in order to make it easier for you, my readers, to get to the best stuff NZTramping blog has to offer.
I will start with the earliest articles and gradually proceed to the latest. I intend to do such an overview every four months, thus keeping all the best articles close to you.
Lets start with my Tramping Revealed series of two posts in which I talk about tramping and what you should know and be prepared for before getting on trek. In my post about Kiwi I am telling about the national bird of New Zealand, and why it is so unusual and rare. Next, in my article titled Terms and ConditionsI talk about the terms and conditions that some activities operators in New Zealand make you sign before participating. I give there an example of a shocking “Terms and Conditions” with explanations. Another great series of two articles about Stewart Island talks about the third largest Island of New Zealand. I spent eight days tramping there and fell in love with this magical Island. I also recommend reading my series of posts about Fiordland Marine Reserves in which I tell about the nature marine reserves of one of the most beautiful places on Earth – Fiordland of New Zealand. Kapiti Island is another magnificent place to visit in New Zealand. Only a very limited amount of people are allowed to visit this Island each day, but it is definitely possible and recommended. Next goes a series of two articles by Ira (my co-author) about the history of discovery of New Zealand and its Discoverer. The first article is titled Was the discoverer of New Zealand eaten alive? and the second article is titled Truth about James Cook Destiny. These are very interesting articles. Recommended. And now we get to, in my opinion, my best series of five articles about Volcanoes. The first article in series is titled Volcanoes – Hell or Blessing?, and there are links at the end of each article to the next article in the series, so if you like the first article you just click on link at the end and go straight to the next one. If you like marine life you should read my article about Whales around Wellington telling about which types of whales can be seen near the New Zealand’s capital city. For those who like to learn about ancient languages and cultures my post titled Magical Ancient Language will be of interest, since it is about Maori ancient language. Continuing the theme of ancient cultures, the series of two posts about Maui – The King of New Zealand’s mythology tell about the captivating legends about the most important figure in Maori mythology. Going back to tramping, I’ve posted a useful article for parents who would like to take their children to the great outdoors. This article is titled Tramping With Children: a must for every parent to know before going on a tramp with his young ones. Before you can start walking you have to drive to the beginning of the tramp first. Therefore I give Ten crucial tips on driving in New Zealand. In the next series of three posts about Manuka Honey Ira (my co author) tells not only about Manuka Honey but also about the history and process of honey-making in general. And the last but not least is my post about a great photographer Lindsay McLeod whose photographs left a great impression on me.
Remember that these are not all the articles that exist in NZTramping blog. There are much more, I just couldn’t tell about every one of them in one post. So if you like the ones I talk about in this post, you are more than welcome to go over my archives and read the rest of the articles, and don’t forget to use Site Map!
Here is a quick summary of articles I talked about in this post:
Tramping Revealed;Kiwi; Terms and Conditions; “Terms and Conditions”;Stewart Island;Fiordland Marine Reserves;Kapiti Island;Was the discoverer of New Zealand eaten alive?; Truth about James Cook Destiny; Volcanoes – Hell or Blessing?; Whales around Wellington; Magical Ancient Language; Maui – The King of New Zealand’s mythology; Tramping With Children; Ten crucial tips on driving in New Zealand; Manuka Honey ; Photographer Lindsay McLeod