Archive for December, 2015


My holidays: Jessica Rolinson-Purchase

December 22nd, 2015 by

How often do you travel? I don’t usually travel much but since I have been on MKR NZ I have travelled more than ever before. You come across beautiful sights in New Zealand. Best holiday ever? A family trip to Queen Ch

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Room check: Heritage Boutique Lake Resort

December 18th, 2015 by

Where is it: Wrapped around the shores of Lake Dunstan, just a few minutes’ drive from Cromwell. A taxi from the airport costs: The closest airport is Queenstown – 62km of spectacular driving – and it costs $25 by shuttl

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Virtual reality new way to travel

December 18th, 2015 by

From roller coasters to cruises to destinations, virtual reality is exploding as a way to market travel.You can parasail and paddleboard using virtual reality content produced by a Florida tourism board. You can land a jet on Hamilton…

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Room check: Manava Suite Resort

December 15th, 2015 by

Where is it: In Tahiti, on the main island of the same name, just 10 minutes from the capital of Papeete. A taxi from the airport costs: A taxi will cost about $32, although the hotel runs shuttles which cost about $10 p

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Winston Aldworth: Ticking the destinations off the list

December 15th, 2015 by

Melbourne, Tahiti, London, Argentina, Croatia, Dallas, Sydney, Perth and – finally – tonight to Houston. I’ve been getting around the planet a great deal this year.I’ve been lucky enough to travel more than most people lately and…

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Belgium: From the ends of the Earth

December 15th, 2015 by

There’s a cold in Europe that’s different from the cold in New Zealand. It isn’t coming up from the ground, or carried in the wind. It’s like it’s already inside you, and no matter how many clothes you have on, after half an hour…

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Kevin Pilley: Behold, this work of mould

December 15th, 2015 by

Some people are into the Impressionists. Others enjoy surrealism.I’m really into my hotel bedroom art.Every hotel room is an exhibition space showcasing all kinds of artistic talents and temperaments. Every room invites you to…

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Travel’s best of 2015

December 14th, 2015 by

Best beach Bai Dai Beach, Vietnam Nha Trang is a beach resort like many others: high-rise hotels, restaurants, bars, sun loungers on an allocated square of beach, all accompanied by the ever-present scooters and tooters of Vi…

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