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Walking to Mordor

For a brief period in autumn 2000, the legendary Peter Jackson and his crew transformed the Tongariro National Park, a brilliantly… More

Jay Burnett Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

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Jay Burnett

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Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand


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Kia ora, friends! If you’re looking for a taste of adventure, you’ve come to the right place! A junior at Belmont University, I’m taking a break from my studies in multimedia production and journalism to become fluent in all things Kiwi related during my semester at Victoria University of Wellington. Join me as I attempt to embrace everything New Zealand has to offer! To see more of my journey, follow me on Instagram @jay.burnett.

Walking to Mordor

Jay Burnett March 24, 2017

For a brief period in autumn 2000, the legendary Peter Jackson and his crew transformed the Tongariro National Park, a brilliantly stunning setting, into the feared and menacing Mordor, the strong hold of the Dark Lord Sauron. The location (like most… More

Keepers of the Light

Jay Burnett March 9, 2017

On New Year’s Day in 1859, high above thrashing waves on a rocky coastline, a light shone brightly, cutting the dark night with its luminous glow. The source of the light was the Pencarrow Lighthouse, New Zealand’s first permanent lighthouse. It took… More

Next Stop: New Zealand

Jay Burnett February 13, 2017

About a year and a half ago, I found myself sitting next to a German on a flight from Atlanta to Minneapolis. He was in the States to get his degree from the University of Minnesota, and although we were both exhausted from our international flights,… More