Weekly Photo Mojo: Merry Christmas on a Black Sand Beach!

Raglan, New Zealand; The first place I EVER celebrated a holiday abroad, and what a way to spend a holiday that is normally spent shivering on the east coast of the USA.

A black sand beach that glimmers under the golden sun (and scolds your feet), rolling waves in a bath-water warm ocean, and a group of wild adventure tour travelers: is there any better way to spend Christmas?

Christmas on the Beach!

Weekly Photo Mojo is about assaulting your cortex with retina rupturing and awe-inspiring photos from around the world to help you reach Terminal Vicariosity (The point where the mind reaches maximum capacity from living vicariously through someone else, and chooses to start actually living.)

Where was your first holiday celebrations abroad?


  1. Lyn Midnight December 24, 2012 at 10:58 am

    Aaah, love the photo! Let me think… I think I spent only ONE Xmas abroad in my life, the last. I spent it with friends and it was good… we cooked, laughed, and played foosball. All in all, different, but nice. 🙂

    1. JustChuckinIt - Site Author December 27, 2012 at 12:29 pm

      Thank you Lyn! What a kick-ass contrast to my normal holidays. All that matters is that you spend the Holidays with good people and smiles. Oh, and tasty food mmm.

  2. Ed Rex December 28, 2012 at 11:02 am

    I never went to Raglan! Was it a cool surf spot as everyone said it would be?

    And no I’ve never spent Xmas abroad…you can’t beat home

    1. JustChuckinIt - Site Author January 2, 2013 at 1:27 am

      I’m sure beating home is hard. Raglan seems to be a legit spot to surf, BUT I never got a chance to and was so bummed about it!

  3. Kate - CanuckiwiKate December 29, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    My first Christmas abroad was in Dunedin – I have a photo of a public thermometer saying 33 degrees, and the top of a Christmas has fallen over – looks like it’s literally melting! The past 3 have been spent on 90 Mile Beach….


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