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richard Bang's Quest for Kaitiakitanga part 5

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Richard Bang's Quest for Kaitiakitanga:intro

Richard Bang's Quest for Kaitiakitanga:intro

How New Zealand is becoming a model for the rest of the world in its pursuit of…moreHow New Zealand is becoming a model for the rest of the world in its pursuit of sustainable tourism. Buy the DVD www.adventureswithpurpose.tv less

Richard Bang's Quest for Kaitiakitanga: overview

Richard Bang's Quest for Kaitiakitanga: overview

"There is something enigmatic about New Zealand as it seems more pristine every…more"There is something enigmatic about New Zealand as it seems more pristine every time I return" Buy the DVD www.adventureswithpurpose.tv less

Richard Bang's Quest for Kaitiakitanga part 3

Richard Bang's Quest for Kaitiakitanga part 3

Before the arrival of the Europeans the Maori did not have a written language s…moreBefore the arrival of the Europeans the Maori did not have a written language so storytelling was essential to continuing the culture. Figuring prominently in these stories were landscapes as characters. Buy the DVD at www.adventureswithpurpose.tv less

Richard Bang's Quest for Kaitiakitanga part 4

Richard Bang's Quest for Kaitiakitanga part 4

The more people that can be touched by the magic of the outdoors, the larger th…moreThe more people that can be touched by the magic of the outdoors, the larger the constituency that can raise voices when the environment becomes threatened. Buy the DVD at www.adventureswithpurpose.tv less

Interview with Richard Bangs

Interview with Richard Bangs

Explorer Richard Bangs talks about his latest film and book on New Zealand, wha…moreExplorer Richard Bangs talks about his latest film and book on New Zealand, what drives him to travel and his passion for environmental issues. Filmed at The Explorer's Club in New York less

Richard Bang's Quest for Kaitiakitanga part 6

Richard Bang's Quest for Kaitiakitanga part 6

On Franz Joseph Glacier, South Island New Zealand. "To traverse these landsca…moreOn Franz Joseph Glacier, South Island New Zealand. "To traverse these landscapes is to be part of a narrative which was risk, conflict and perhaps understanding." Buy the DVD www.adventureswithpurpose.tv less

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New England Fall

New England Fall

I enjoy creating an impression of a place and a season in a mere 30 seconds. …more I enjoy creating an impression of a place and a season in a mere 30 seconds. This is an example.... less

Kamalaya Koh Samui, Wellness Sanctuary and Holistic Spa

Kamalaya Koh Samui, Wellness Sanctuary and Holistic Spa

Kamalaya Koh Samui Wellness Sanctuary and Holistic Spa resort integrates a dive…moreKamalaya Koh Samui Wellness Sanctuary and Holistic Spa resort integrates a diverse range of Oriental and Western healing practices. ... Kamalaya is a haven; a place for us to slow down and feel safe enough to let go of old habits, drop our armour and begin to listen once again to our heart’s song, and to realise the depth of inspiration and wisdom all around. Centred around a monk's cave that once served Buddhist monks as a place of meditation and spiritual retreat, Kamalaya's essence is expressed in its name, 'Lotus (kamal) Realm (alaya)', an ancient symbol for the growth and unfolding of the human spirit. less

St Vincent Adventure

St Vincent Adventure

This segment as featured in Compulsive Traveler Adventure as seen on CBS Televi…moreThis segment as featured in Compulsive Traveler Adventure as seen on CBS Television St Vincent and the Grenadines are a group of about 30 islands in the Southern Caribbean with primal forests, unspoiled palm fringed beaches and virgin reefs. St Vincent feels like it’s stuck in a time capsule, a gentler time with people who are genuinely friendly, and it’s a place for adventurous spirits of all kinds. You get here by small plane only. Tonight I’m going to Soca Monarch, the contest to select the songs to play during Carnival. Carnival is a month long celebration in July and Vincentians come out and party day and nite. Soca is an evolution of Calypso, but it’s more dancey, more energetic and makes you sweat. This song is called La Diablesse, the she-devil about a folk story from slavery days and is full of sexy theatrics. I’m too wiped out by the party last night. So a soft adventure with Sailor’s Wilderness Tours into archeology suits my energy level just fine today. St Vincent has a long history. Waves of settlers came in from South America: Ciboneys, Arawaks and Caribs right before Columbus. Here we have petroglyphs - pictures and stories carved on large stones, made by the first settlers probably 2000 ago. These monuments are very accessible. You can touch them, feel them, and even crawl on them. Adventure in archeology takes you back into ancient history. This is the god of rain. This stone is next to a river, so it probably begged the god for water. Please fill our river so we can have nice very large trouts for dinner. My energy level is up so Sailor and I will go cycling. Sailor owns the only bike shop in St. Vincent and he is the head of the St Vincent Olympic Team. We’ll start with a trip up the windward coast. The rolling hills are really a lot of work. We end up pedaling on a stretch along the Atlantic, complete with roaring waves and a magical landscape that makes all the huffing and puffing worth it. What a ride! We head back to the capital Kingstown. Cycling is the best way to explore this bustling colonial town. Here you have with buildings from the 18th century from the days when the English and the French were fighting over St Vincent’s sugar. On my cycling adventure I fall upon an unexpected architectural surprise, St. Mary’s church. This is a relaxing adventure with Fantasea Tours. With a small party we head down to the Tobago Cays, a group of 5 deserted islands in the Southern Grenadines. Our party is experiencing the gentle breezes, the gentle rum and the balmy air plus the finest powdery beaches, the consistency of confectioner’s sugar. St Vincent and the Grenadines is also one of the best places to have a sailing adventure. This 42-foot sloop sleeps six, has hot and cold showers, cell phones, depth sounder and even a barbecue. The islands are in a line from the north to the south but the prevailing wind from the east. Which means that you’re always sailing on a beam. You never really have to sail too hard upwind, or you’re not sailing too much downwind. You’re doing most of your stuff with the wind from the side which is a nice fast comfortable point to sail. Yes I can sail, with Philippe prompting me on every move. Plus I learned that you shouldn’t oversheet the main sail. Okay. I’m on the way to mastering the lingo. I’ll be back to get my license soon. Most Carnivals are in February but Vincentians are different. So Vinci Mas, St Vincent Carnival is in the heat of Summer. Vinci Mas means Vincentian Masquerade and is open to everyone. The Buccaneers won best costume band last year, so for a 100 dollars I get myself a Buccaneer costume and I’m in. Vinci Mas is a contest for the best costume band but it’s also an extreme adventure: I plunge in the midst of several thousand people right behind a truck stacked with speakers blasting the same 3 winning Soca songs for 10 hours straight under the blazing sun. The whole trip is hypnotic, deafening and a total workout. I drink 22 bottle of water and sweat it all out… The dictionary says adventure is a hazardous undertaking and also a stirring experience. I lost my hearing for 3 days, I nearly passed out from the heat and lost 3 pounds in a day. So what? It was an experience I’ll never, ever forget. less

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Richard Bang's Quest for Kaitiakitanga part 7

Richard Bang's Quest for Kaitiakitanga part 7

In Hokitika on New Zealand South Island Richard meets elder Hemi Te Rakau who e…moreIn Hokitika on New Zealand South Island Richard meets elder Hemi Te Rakau who expounds on the Maori holistic way of mind. Buy the DVD www.adventureswithpurpose.tv less

Richard Bang's Quest for Kaitiakitanga part 8

Richard Bang's Quest for Kaitiakitanga part 8

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