CarboNZero Skateventure

Auckland trio Alan Carnaby, Troy Bilbrough and Guy Parsons spent five weeks from November to January skateboarding 1600km from Arequipa, Peru to La Serena, Chile to raise awareness about sustainable travel. They wound through the Andes, the Atacama Desert and down Chile’s coast, carrying everything they needed for the trip in their backpacks. People have skateboarded long-distances throughout the world, but Carnaby said the group believed they were the first to cover this area. “Often we would arrive in a village after coming down a hill on skateboards with parachutes deployed, helmet cameras going and the shocked and confused expressions on people’s faces were certainly a sight to behold,” he said.


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The New York Times Sends the World to Northland

The New York Times Sends the World to Northland

In Northland, “cultural lessons await, as do hot springs where visitors can recharge body and soul,” according to Daniel Scheffler writing for The New York Times. The region is included in…