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Topic # 226219 26-Dec-2017 11:45
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You can move this if you wish.  It's travel related but it is it not transportation related and it's a bit too vague to be in the imaging section while it is outdoor photography.  

 

 

 

I have an interest in outdoor landscape photography, and as you do other people's interest might be in hiking, trekking, painting, or even just fishing right.  They might be happy to be in a remote place for 1 weeks and do nothing but fish and live on a campsite.  

 

 

 

In general do people prefer to be in cities with all the modern amenities and maybe some luxury?

 

 

 

I know that spending a week on the West Coast or in Kinloch outside of Queenstown isn't their thing.  A week cos you have to wait for the right weather and light right.  So a 2 or 3 week trip around various places together.  Collecting up food at home and in decent sized towns with affordable supermarkets and self catering.  They just couldn't wait till they got to Queenstown or Christchurch.  All of the time I went out myself for that sunset and sunrise.  

 

 

 

 

 

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  Reply # 1925246 26-Dec-2017 11:45
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Allow me to introduce you folks to our new travel community: TravelTalk NZ.

 

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  Reply # 1925470 26-Dec-2017 19:18
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I have an interest in outdoor landscape photography, and as you do other people's interest might be in hiking, trekking, painting, or even just fishing right.  They might be happy to be in a remote place for 1 weeks and do nothing but fish and live on a campsite.  

 

 

There's a reasonably large subset of humanity - privileged enough to know what a vacation means - for whom the thought of waking up for sunset, being out of range of facebook/SkyTV, being in range of "nature" with all it's nastiness, and in contact with anyone outside the monoculture they live in...  it's a horror story/nightmare to them.


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1925535 26-Dec-2017 21:16
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I often travel to very rural and remote areas through my ingress plays, Absolutely get some amazing landscape shots while out.

 

 

 

By no means do i intend to go camp out to see those though, I live in the waitaks, i get the rural experiencing with my toys...





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  Reply # 1925554 26-Dec-2017 23:35
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The last 8 years we've lived in a remote place, by choice. Spot our house..

 

I wanted my kids to run unfenced on deserted beaches, swim and surf, to help grow and raise our food, stoke the fire during howling winter storms and lie in Pohutukawa shade on hot summer days.

 

But, now teens, they face a daily 120km round trip to High School. So – as I'd previously promised them - it's time to move.
To a City Centre in another Hemisphere, where most things are right out the door and the 24 hour a day,7 day a week everything else is a quick transit ride away.

 

We spent 6 weeks there - to test the waters - earlier this year.
To my kids it was paradise - potentially unlimited human interaction, romance, fashion, fibre internet and rollerblading at midnight. My wife slotted right back into the city life, yoga, the gym and weekend jams..

 

I'm going to miss falling asleep to the rumble of surf, and my sunrise routine of coffee and email in the old clifftop seat.. But it's definitely possible to enjoy both extremes.

 


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  Reply # 1925562 27-Dec-2017 06:27
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@Sidestep OK - I give up - to where are you moving - unless it's a secret? 


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  Reply # 1925574 27-Dec-2017 07:50
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Two years ago a group of us (4 adults, 6 kids) booked a place via Bookabach - was a "shearers accomodation" on a working sheep farm outside of Rotorua.

 

Was a fantastic holiday. No phone coverage. No TV. No internet. No noise (except the sheep and the dogs). Kids had a ball running around the paddocks and seeing the sheep etc. 

 

Yet, all this was only 15mins out of Rotorua CBD. And the Blue lake was a 3min drive away.

 

So you don't always have to drive miles away to get away from it all.

 

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  Reply # 1925580 27-Dec-2017 08:17
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@Sidestep OK - I give up - to where are you moving - unless it's a secret? 

 

 

No secret, we've decided against the US, so a choice between downtown Vancouver or inner city Calgary. I've lived in both cities before and liked them.
Calgary's a house - close to the U of C - rather than an apartment, a garage/mancave stocked with projects for those long cold winters sounds good..


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  Reply # 1925595 27-Dec-2017 10:06
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Sidestep:

 

eracode:

 

@Sidestep OK - I give up - to where are you moving - unless it's a secret? 

 

 

No secret, we've decided against the US, so a choice between downtown Vancouver or inner city Calgary. I've lived in both cities before and liked them.
Calgary's a house - close to the U of C - rather than an apartment, a garage/mancave stocked with projects for those long cold winters sounds good..

 

 

 

 

Visited Vancouver for just a few days a couple of years ago - loved it, would like to go back.

 

We stayed in Calgary for seven weeks from Jan - March this year on a Home Exchange. We had the opportunity and grabbed it even though it was mid-winter, for the very reason that it was winter and totally different to our Auckland winters. Was a cold and very snowy winter even by their standards and we totally loved the place. Some friends of our exchange folks took us out trekking in Johnson Canyon on a day when it was -18C  - a wonderful experience if you have the right gear.

 

I'm sure you'll all love it. So close to The Rockies and Banff and Lake Louise - those are tourist traps but uncountable numbers of other less-touristy but equally beautiful places all through there - the Icefield Parkway drive up to Jasper is incredible but was pretty scary in mid-winter with the road on the verge of being closed due to weather.




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  Reply # 1937804 12-Jan-2018 19:04
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For you guys, is urban travel more common than rural travel?  


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  Reply # 1937831 12-Jan-2018 20:00
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I spent a long time travelling around Oz, avoiding the capital cities, when I was younger... That's all coming back to me now.

 

 

 

We're about to sell our suburban house and move an hour and a halfish out of the city (if everything goes well) and then start looking for rural work (easier for me than the Mrs).

 

 

 

Can't wait... Spending evenings out the front looking over a large river, watching pelicans. Nearest permanent neighbours a kilometre up the dirt road. 


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  Reply # 1938051 13-Jan-2018 12:03
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blakamin:

 

I spent a long time travelling around Oz, avoiding the capital cities, when I was younger... That's all coming back to me now.

 

 

 

We're about to sell our suburban house and move an hour and a halfish out of the city (if everything goes well) and then start looking for rural work (easier for me than the Mrs).

 

 

 

Can't wait... Spending evenings out the front looking over a large river, watching pelicans. Nearest permanent neighbours a kilometre up the dirt road. 

 

 

 

 

And on the plus side, selling a freestanding house in a suburb of an Australian capital city you'll still have change from buying a large property in a rural area!


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  Reply # 1938074 13-Jan-2018 12:56
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I love the outdoors and try and go bush walking as much as I can.

 

Only things that are problematic for me are:-

 

1. Transport. Until fairly recently I didn't have my own car so I relied on others for transport. When I travel overseas I would generally stick to areas with good rail services which often restricts my traveling options. This is why I loved the Blue Mountains near Sydney—you can easily take the train out, dump your bag at the Katoomba YHA and go off walking the many beautiful walking tracks accessible from many of the stations along the Blue Mountain line. When I was in the UK I was fortunate that I had friends who were able to take me out to various nature parks.

 

I'm going to Europe this year traveling via Manchester, London, Brussels, Amsterdam, Berlin and Prague. I fear my only contact with nature will be from the train windows!

 

2. People. I don't mind going on my own but I like to go with people not just for the security but also I find it more fun sharing the experience with other people. I'm a committee member of a Deaf outdoor adventures club which has monthly events which I try to attend as much as I can. But other than that I have to make plans and negotiate with others which sometimes takes the fun out of it.

 

So for me I love it but practicalities get in the way. I should probably just move and live in the bush as suggested in this thread then it'd be right at my doorstep!


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I'm something of an anachronism, because I'd quite happily live in the arse end of nowhere, as long as I could get Fibre internet (which just isn't going to happen sadly). 





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  Reply # 1938321 13-Jan-2018 20:08
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waking up for sunset

 

 

Only a problem if my after-lunch nap gets out of hand. lol

 

 


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