Scott David Plumlee

Biography

The author, Scott David Plumlee, seen with a monkey on his head, is an avid world traveler, photographer, and writer. He has traveled to over 50 countries, taken millions of photos, and is always willing to share his jokes, stories and philosophies. Plumlee is also the author of the New Zealand Photo Journal eBook series, and currently loving life in Thailand.

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Books

New Zealand Photo Journal #25: Bungee Jumping Queenstown
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 50. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Travel photography, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Bicycling
In this 25th volume I will be taking a tourist bus from Haast down to Queenstown, as I surrender to a painful knee issue. In the capitol city I painted the town pink with a gang of backpackers, packed my bike and cycle gear in a bike box, hiked up to the top gondola station, and bravely took a leap-of-faith off the bungee jumping platform. I hope you enjoy these images and travel thoughts.
New Zealand Photo Journal #24: Cycling Haast Pass
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 50. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Travel photography, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Bicycling
In this 24th volume I will be cycling with four friends down the west coast to Haast Pass. We backtracked along the spectacular 18km Copland Track to the coastal highway and cycled south along the Tasman Sea, riding along towering ocean cliffs overlooking smooth black rock islands that were coated with sea lions on our way down to Haast. I hope you enjoy these images and travel thoughts.
New Zealand Photo Journal #23: Trekking Copland Track
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 50. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Hiking, Nonfiction » Travel » Travel photography
In this 23rd volume I will hike with my cycling friends along the legendary Copland Track. After pedaling from Fox Glacier to the trailhead, we hiked 18km along the turquoise-blue Copland River; traveled through spooky fern forests and timidly crossing over a trio of huge suspension bridges to the Welcome Flat's hot springs. I hope you enjoy these images and travel thoughts.
New Zealand Photo Journal #22: Touring Fox Glacier
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 50. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Travel photography, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Bicycling
In this 22nd volume I will be cycling south with some new friends to Fox Glacier. I white-knuckled a very steep descent from Arthur's Pass down to the west coast highway, where we surprisingly served as first responders to an auto accident, and joined up with two more cyclists to create a proper bike gang on the way down to Fox Glacier. I hope you enjoy these images and travel thoughts.
New Zealand Photo Journal #21: Hiking Lagoon Saddle
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 50. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Travel photography, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Hiking
In this 21st volume I will be hiking a two-day loop in the Arthur's Pass National Park up to Lagoon Saddle. After hitch-hiking to the trailhead, we hiked up the Cass River Valley, and down to the 20-bunk Hamilton Hut. The next day we hiked up to the jaw-dropping views of Lagoon Saddle, and then down to Bealey Hut for a swim in the river. I hope you enjoy these images and travel thoughts.
New Zealand Photo Journal #20: Tramping Arthur's Pass
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 50. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Travel photography, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » History
In this 20th volume I will be taking a train from Christchurch up to Arthur's Pass National Park. We will visit a 400' waterfall, laugh at the Alpine-parrot Kea birds, and go tramping up Scott's Track to witness the amazing fusion of mosses, lichen, and fungi that coat the rocks and trees, and a stunning rainbow in the valley below. I hope you enjoy these images and travel thoughts.
New Zealand Photo Journal #19: Christchurch Peninsula
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 50. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Travel photography, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Bicycling
In this 19th volume I will be cycling south along the east coast to Christchurch, where we stayed with a local Warmshower host. We rented a car to gather green-lipped mussels for dinner, and drove out to the Banks Peninsula for a stunning harbor sunset. We then visited the big city sites, marveling at the amazing graffiti and rich botanical garden. I hope you enjoy these images and travel thought
New Zealand Photo Journal #18: Cycling Rainbow Crossing
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 50. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Travel photography, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Bicycling
In this 18th volume I will be cycling through the desolate alpine valleys of the Rainbow Crossing to Hanmer Springs. We will be pedaling for three days against ice-cold headwinds, across hand-numbing corrugated-rough gravel roads, while battling fierce sandflies at our campsites, and then being rewarded with a soak in the Hanmer Hot Springs. I hope you enjoy these images and travel thoughts.
New Zealand Photo Journal #17: Climbing Mount Angelus
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 50. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Travel photography, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Hiking
Come join me for this 50-image photo journal as I cycle and hike across New Zealand. In this 17th volume I'll be summiting Mount Angelus in the Nelson Lakes National Park from the Angelus Hut. We will climb up an impossibly steep scree-slope to the 2075m summit, and then hike a stunning ridgeline up above the clouds and then down to Arnaud. I hope you enjoy these images and travel thoughts.
New Zealand Photo Journal #16: Hiking Nelson Lakes NP
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 50. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Travel photography, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Hiking
Come join me for this 50-image photo journal as I cycle and hike across New Zealand. In this 16th volume I will be hiking in the Nelson Lakes National Park up to Angelus Hut, we will hike for two days along rocky lake shores, past 40-meter waterfalls, through mossy beech forests, and up above tree line on steep trails to an amazing hut next to twin alpine lakes nestled in a breathtaking valley.
New Zealand Photo Journal #15: Abel Tasman Coastal Track
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 50. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Travel photography, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Hiking
Come join me for this 50-image photo journal as I cycle and hike across New Zealand. In this 15th volume I'll be hiking the Able Tasman Track. I'll start my adventure by cycling to Motueka and taking a water taxi out to Totaranaui Beach. We will hike for three days along pristine beaches, crossing tidal estuaries, and enjoying the Tasman Sea. I hope you enjoy these images and travel thoughts.
New Zealand Photo Journal #14: Queen Charlotte Track
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 50. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Travel photography, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Hiking
Come join me for this 50-image photo journal as I cycle and hike across New Zealand. In this 14th volume I'll be hiking 71km of the Queen Charlotte . I'll start my adventure by taking a water taxi out to Ship Cove. We will hiking past waterfalls, stunning views, strange flowers, reddish-orange mushrooms, and a few thieving Weka birds. I hope you enjoy these images and travel thoughts.
New Zealand Photo Journal #13: Visiting Wellington Harbor
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 50. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Travel photography, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Hiking
Come join me for this 50-image photo journal as I cycle and hike across New Zealand. In this 13th volume I'll be enjoying the capitol city of Wellington. I'll start by taking a train into the downtown station and discovering the sculptures along the harbor. Next, I'll take a cable car up to the planetarium and then touring the Te Papa Museum. I hope you enjoy these images and travel thoughts.
New Zealand Photo Journal #12: Cycling Wanganui Valley
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 50. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Travel photography, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Bicycling
Come join me for this 50-image photo journal as I cycle and hike across New Zealand. In this 12th volume I'll be cycling south from Mount Taranaki down to Wanganui, where I will be taking a side trip through the Wanganui River Valley. Then I'll continue south along the coastline, camping on a few beaches along the way down to Wellington. I hope you enjoy these images and travel thoughts.
New Zealand Photo Journal #11: Hiking Mount Taranaki
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 50. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Travel photography, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Hiking
Come join me for this 50-image photo journal as I cycle and hike across New Zealand. In this 11th volume I'll be hiking across the southeast face of Mount Taranaki along the Enchanted Track, crossing a 60-foot-high swing bridge to the Waingongoro Hut. Then I'll continue to the Wilkies Pools, through the Goblin Forest, and to the Dawson Falls. I hope you enjoy these images and travel thoughts
New Zealand Photo Journal #10: Forgotten World Highway
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 50. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Travel photography, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Bicycling
Come join me for this 50-image photo journal as I cycle and hike across New Zealand. In this tenth volume I'll be cycling from Turangi to Stratford along the infamous Forgotten World Highway. Along the way I will be climbing up a half dozen mountains, pedaling through the Tangarakau Gorge, and rolling my eyes at the ever-present rain. I hope you enjoy these images and travel thoughts.
New Zealand Photo Journal #9: Hiking Tongariro Crossing
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 50. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Travel photography, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Hiking
Come join me for this 50-image photo journal as I cycle and hike across New Zealand. In this ninth volume I'll be hiking the 20km (13 mile) length of the mythical Tongariro Alpine Crossing with some new friends. We will be hiking past active volcanoes, red-lipped craters, emerald-green lakes, steaming thermal vents, and cobalt-blue lakes. I hope you enjoy these images and travel thoughts.
New Zealand Photo Journal #8: Cycling Lake Taupo
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 50. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Travel photography, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Bicycling
Come join me for this 50-image photo journal as I cycle and hike across New Zealand. In this eighth volume I'll be cycling south to Taupo and enjoy some civilization. Next I'll be pedaling along the coast of Lake Taupo to the city of Turangi where I get happily distracted by a pretty girl and make plans to hike the mythical Tongariro Crossing. I hope you enjoy these images and travel thoughts.
New Zealand Photo Journal #7: Biking Lake Waikaremoana
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 50. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Travel photography, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Bicycling
Come join me for this 50-image photo journal as I cycle and hike across New Zealand. In this seventh volume I'll be cycling from Gisborne up into the mountains to soak at the Morere Hot Springs. Next I'll be pedaling inland up to the legendary Lake Waikaremoana with a 120-foot waterfalls, and down to the Waikite Thermal Pools for New Years Eve. I hope you enjoy these images and travel thoughts.
New Zealand Photo Journal #6: Cycling Rere Waterfalls
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 50. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Travel photography, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Bicycling
Come join me for this 50-image photo journal as I cycle and hike across New Zealand. In this sixth volume I am cycling past a series of stunning lakes to camp and soak at the amazing Awakeri Hot Springs. Next I'll be pedaling through the Waioeka Gorge, past the fabled Rere Waterfalls, and onto the east coast beach town of Gisborne for Christmas. I hope you enjoy these images and travel thoughts
New Zealand Photo Journal #5: Hiking Rotorua Lakes
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 50. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Travel photography, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Hiking
Come join me for this 50-image photo journal as I cycle and hike across New Zealand. In this fifth volume I'll be cycling south to the volcanically active town of Rotorua with lots of natural hot springs. Next I'll cycle out to Lake Okareka to start a four-day hike along the coastline of several lakes to visit the 100-meter Tarawera Waterfall. I hope you enjoy these images and travel thoughts.
New Zealand Photo Journal #4: Visiting Hobbiton Shire
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 50. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Travel photography, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Bicycling
Come join me for this 50-image photo journal as I cycle and hike across New Zealand. In this fourth volume I'll be cycling with great anticipation to the Hobbiton Shire, which was built for The Lord of the Rings movie series. From Bilbo Baggins home to the Green Dragon Tavern for a pint -- the attention to detail is amazing. I hope you enjoy these images and travel thoughts.
New Zealand Photo Journal #3: Cycling Karangahake Gorge
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 50. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Travel photography, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Bicycling
Come join me for this 50-image photo journal as I cycle and hike across New Zealand. In this third volume I'll be cycling over the Coromandel Mountains and down to Thames, where I can join the Hauraki Rail Trail. Next I'll cycle south into the Karangahake Gorge to hike around an abandoned gold mine, and finally cycle to the Wairere Waterfall. I hope you enjoy these images and travel thoughts.
New Zealand Photo Journal #2: Biking Coromandel Peninsula
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 50. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Travel photography, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Bicycling
Come join me for this 50-image photo journal as I cycle and hike across New Zealand. In this second volume I'll sail from Auckland to Coromandel and then cycle up and over the Coromandel Mountains to the east coast campsite at Hot Water Beach. Next I'll visit Cathedral Bay and cycle down to the Tairua River to hike the Broken Hills Gold Mine. I hope you enjoy these images and travel thoughts.
New Zealand Photo Journal #1: San Francisco to Auckland
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 50. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Travel photography, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Bicycling
Come join me for this 50-image photo journal as I begin my adventure to cycle and hike across New Zealand. In this first volume I'll be wandering across San Francisco, strolling from China Town to the Fisherman's Wharf. Next, I'll lose a day in transit flying to New Zealand, and then take a few days to walk around the capitol city of Auckland. I hope you enjoy these images and travel thoughts.

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