13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
He taonga nō te whenua me hoki anō ki te whenua

New Zealand is known as a sustainable area. This means in Maori (New Zealand's Native language): "What is given to the land should return to the land." A sustainable travel project is something that brings when you return home, you have not only helped the area you've attended in sustainability, but you've brought back sustainability to your home.

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Date Taken: 12.2014
Date Uploaded: 09.2015
Photo Location: Wellington, New Zealand
Copyright: © Mariah Schwecke