Archive for September, 2017


Got a complaint about the travel industry? It’s got a complaint about you, too.

September 30th, 2017 by

“I’m weary of those entitled passengers who are continuously whining and complaining,” says Lisa Thomas, a veteran flight attendant based in Denver. “I feel like telling them, ‘Take some responsibility for your choices.’ “Thomas’s…

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Travelling Business Class on Singapore Airlines

September 30th, 2017 by

Justine Tyerman has no end of complaints after flying in the front end of the plane The trouble with flying Business Class is that you don’t get to interact with other passengers. Cocooned in your own luxurious bubble, you don’t…

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Travel hits and misses: Pete Evans

September 30th, 2017 by

Pete Evans co-hosts My Kitchen Rules New Zealand – Mondays, 7.30pm on TVNZ 2. HIT New Zealand! I think it’s one of the most beautiful countries in the world. You are blessed by having coastline at your doorstep, whether it’s…

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New York: Another bite of the apple

September 30th, 2017 by

Stephanie Holmes finds out what the Big Apple’s other three boroughs have to offer. The Bronx Why it’s famous: It’s the home of the New York Yankees and the New York Botanical Garden, and is regarded as the birthplace of hip-hop….

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Australia: Top End tucker in the Kakadu region

September 29th, 2017 by

Caroline Berdon meets an Australian championing the health-giving qualities of edible treasures he finds in the rainforest and Outback. Green ants and goannas may have given Aussie bush tucker a bad name, but there are plenty…

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He Tangata: Kurt Salmond of Gulf Eco Adventures

September 29th, 2017 by

Elisabeth Easther chats to the owner-operator of Gulf Eco Adventures Our early family holidays were mainly to Waiheke. Loaded up, we’d take the old ferry over, and it seemed to take about a day, with the ramshackle old boat loaded…

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The life of a hotel reviewer: Hang out in lobbies and bars, sleep in king-size beds

September 29th, 2017 by

On a sticky August morning in New Orleans, Cameron Quincy Todd walked into the Cornstalk Hotel, the 65th property she has visited in six months. She didn’t look ragged after a long journey, and she wasn’t carrying any luggage. Instead,…

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Four places to see adorable baby animals

September 29th, 2017 by

These critter-spotting locations around the world score high on the cuteness scale 1. Baby pandas The ultimate adorable baby animal encounter can be found at the Panda Breeding Centre in Chengdu, China. Visitors can take a…

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Ruapehu: Full on full blast

September 28th, 2017 by

Liam Dann doesn’t let a forecast storm stand in the way of a warming family holiday on the slopes at Ruapehu New Zealand weather is always a challenge for holidaymakers. Camping in January can be risky but heading for the mountains…

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Elephant chases couple who tried to take a selfie with it

September 28th, 2017 by

Taking selfies with wild animals isn’t cute, it’s dangerous.That’s what this couple visiting Khao Yai National Park in central Thailand, about 200km northeast of Bangkok, quickly discovered when they tried to take a selfie with…

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