One of my goals during my trip around Canterbury was to keep the world as up-to-date as possible on everything I was doing. No mountain range or plate of food was left unphotographed, and Instagram allowed me to share these photos instantly so I didn’t have to wait until I got back to my hotel to transfer the photos from my camera.
When I got back to Australia, I checked out Blurb.com with the intention of making a photo book for my family in time for Christmas. As I browsed the website, I had an idea. Why not use all of my Instagram photos in a book? They truly tell the tale of my Tiki tour, of all the emotions I was feeling as I traveled from Kaikoura to Tekapo (and to all the stops in between).
One emotion that I felt throughout my trip was happiness. Not only was I getting a dream trip around an amazing country, but I was helping to show that Canterbury deserves a starring role in any South Island itinerary. Yes, the earthquakes and aftershocks have laid Christchurch low, but it and the Canterbury region as a whole are still very much open for business. With this book, I felt I had an opportunity to help even more. Not only would I be able to reach more people with the message that they should visit Canterbury, but I could also donate all proceeds from the book to the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal.
You can preview my book below. Please consider purchasing it as a book (AU $31.99 and up) or an ebook (AU $6.54). Every purchase will go towards helping the people of Christchurch rebuild their city.