Category Archives: Adventure Tourism


Spooky travel stories are all the rage. It’s almost getting to the point where the safest way to travel and see the world for kids or adventurous avid thinkers always wanting to learn by stepping inside another nation’s exciting and new pages, is like… quite possibly in the army.

Here’s a spooky travel story for you via The UK Daily Mail.

“Southwest Airlines passengers have said they are lucky to be alive and spoken of their terror the moment a three-foot hole ‘exploded’ in their plane’s fuselage, forcing them into a terrifying descent.” Read it here. Sounds like a bit of an ordeal.

The drama of the saga is best summed up in this summary – “Southwest Airlines blames an ‘in-flight fuselage rupture’ while FBI stress it was ‘not a terror attack.’” Excellent!

The moral of this tale then, if there is one… is always travel with a parachute to be less terrified. Also, if you plan a bungy jumping vacation from the outset and that’s your purpose of your vacation, then the chances are you’re totally prepared mentally, if anything could go amiss up in the air. :)

Our greatest heroes in history were adventurers and that’s how nation’s narratives became more exciting.

Buy new clothes when you get there. Alright?! To not travel, is to not know or experience any different than what you’ve been told… so… jump on planes anyway to grow. What you’ll glean, could quite possibly save your country with a wealth of new ideas on your safe return.  Leap, fly, run, breathe, travel, have fun. Most of all, have the courage to grow. Peace!

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 4.2.11~



Travel to California and see Yosemite National Park. Awe inspiring terrain.

Here’s five blog shares we’re reading in the hood. Peace! :)

1. Better Deals -IT distribution – Groupon vs Living Social vs Google

2. Miami Dolphins best fans

3. Stocking up on supplies in California isn’t slowing down

4. Joshua Beckham writes poetry of American regionality

5. Hone Tuwhare‘s No Ordinary Sun poem still resonates today

Some media Outlets much liked in America - Al JazeeraAOL NewsAssociated PressBBCBloombergBoston GlobeC-SPANCBSChicago Sun-TimesChicago TribuneChristian Science MonitorCenter for Public IntegrityCNNCongressional QuarterlyDaily TelegraphDemocracy Now!Drudge ReportE! OnlineEntertainment WeeklyForbesFortuneFox News

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 3.20.11~






[Photo caption - Alan Grinberg - Mount Aspiring National Park. A view]

If in the silhouette of your skyward majesty,
your big-hearted presence breathes life into my soul,
may I be found in your wild and open summits
along your magical trails, aspiring upwards
to world inspiring peace kissed views. 

You are sheer splendor, a reflection of the divine.
--Mauri 'Ola. Life to US.

–Mount Aspiring College’s Hollywood Fan Club, for Christchurch City’s Thank You! To see more of this great mountain, head to Summit Post. This one for my grandad too, G. Edward Cruickshank, a mountain climber and tennis star–

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 3.3.11. Blog post no. 12,656. Horiwood.Com is a 3,000,000 attained website, made in Aotearoa New Zealand & the USA.~



1 bilion people in the world don’t have access to clean drinking water. Yet we are made up of 63% H2O as people. I think true celebrity is about whose moving water flows in the world. It’s as simple as something like that.

Nicole Richie is one of the brightest stars that does all year round. She’s our girl. Click on pic to learn more about what we can do through initiatives like Global Water.

To make clean water flow in dry places where it needs to be the most, let’s do it. Thanks. Love you all.

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 12.23.10~


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Click on this picture to discover another world.Visit the beaches of the Coromandel, enjoy the thermal properties of the Bay of Plenty, experience Maori culture in Rotorua, ski in winter and ride the gondolas of Mt Ruapehu, discover a secret world at Waitomo caves with a galaxy of nature’s hidden stars and definitely do some shot over jet stuff on Lake Taupo. The latter being one of my favs to visit along with Roto-Vegas/ Rotorua.

From Mountains to lakes, to good tourist pubs, like The Cows Udder was where I went when spending a fun week there Taupo is a lake and rivers fishing paradise. In Central Park New Zealand you will literally discover a whole new world of adventure tourism.

So much fun!

Incidentally its also the Maori tribal home, of singer Moana Maniapoto, pictured below – whose world famous in Europe all the way up to Hawaii for her advocacy of Indigenous Peoples hotness as a live music artist, leader and performer. Germany, are her biggest fans I believe.

Good people are found where Moano and her family all come from in Taupo. Generally you meet them either on fishing boats when out on the lake trout fishing or, at the marae (the cool places where the funny Maori hang out, always a must!) and at the local pub too because NZ has awesome beer that the Irish love, including fine dark ales made in NZ too. Finn MacCuhals Irish Pub is a good start if wanting to meet cool locals. The people here, they’re tops.

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 11.8.10~


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