An expat travel writer who spent the past five years exploring the two countries reveals her 12 favorite down under trips
The rarely visited national park is home to tropical beaches, pristine coral reefs, some untapped surf, and not much else. Matt Skenazy went exploring and found a few good waves and a lot of mysterious South Seas mojo.
Belgian photographer Johan Lolos spent a full year in New Zealand, posting pictures of his adventures on his Instagram account, @lebackpacker, working for the Lake Wanaka tourism department, and establishing a life where he gets paid to post. Here are his top shots from his year in New Zealand.
A swell for the history books
Escaping west of Sydney
One month exploring the reefs
Bikes and boards loaded on the VW Kombi Camper
Australia's Greater Blue Mountains offer an unforgettable view just four hours from Sydney
Saint Bathans' Blue Lake
Last September, a trekking company's guided trip through the wilds of Papua New Guinea was shattered when machete-wielding men attacked the native porters, killing two on the spot and injuring many more. The motive appeared to be robbery, but Carl Hoffman knew something else was at work—ancient tribal patterns of violence that, he knew, would inevitably be avenged
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