New Zealand Photos, 2013 by Jeff Lindsay

New Zealand is one of the most beautiful places on earth. Photos cannot capture much of the charm that comes from sweeping landscapes with such fresh air, pure water, fragrant aromas, and serene sensations made especially unforgettable by the friendly, hardy souls scattered across its rugged islands. We had 10 blissful days while driving nearly 3,000 km in addition to a lengthy ferry ride and the alpine train over the South Island. Can't wait to go back and dig in deeper. Here are some selected photos from our trip. This is set #1. Also see New Zealand Photos, Set #2. For travel tips, see "Ten Tips for Travel in New Zealand" at the JeffLindsay.com blog.