Archive for November, 2017


Best observation decks

November 30th, 2017 by

1 Skyslide, LA It’s scary enough walking across a glass-bottomed viewing platform, but LA’s Skyslide takes it to the next level. This terrifying glass tube is attached to the outside of the US Bank Tower in downtown Los Angeles…

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Cardrona: All-season playground

November 30th, 2017 by

Alpine beauty offers snow in winter and biking and walking tracks in summer, writes Elisabeth Easther. For fans of all things snowy, Cardrona Alpine Resort is a cool favourite, arguably the country’s most popular skifield. With…

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Flying from Bangkok to Auckland with Thai Airways

November 30th, 2017 by

Helen van Berkel flies with Thai Airways from Bangkok to Auckland. The plane: Boeing 777-300. I’d hoped to be on the new Dreamliner the airline had started flying into Auckland the day before this flight. Class: Economy….

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He Tangata: Phil Wyndham of Adventure South

November 30th, 2017 by

Elisabeth Easther talks to Phil Wyndham of Adventure South. Mum and dad really valued travel, seeing new places and meeting new people and they passed on their passion for travel. They were reasonably intrepid, taking us to places…

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Tim Roxborogh’s travel bugs: Forgetting to use my beloved Lonely Planet collection

November 29th, 2017 by

A weekly ode to the joys of moaning about your holiday, by Tim Roxborogh. I display them proudly in my house. They even have their own bookshelves in my study. And every overseas trip I’m on, I lug one of them around in my backpack,…

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Blenheim: Race against wine

November 29th, 2017 by

Ash Davey will be one of the yachties tearing across Cook Strait in a contest to deliver new vintages, writes Belinda Feek. Ash Davey gave up life in the air for a life on the sea.Now the former Royal New Zealand Air Force staffer…

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Brisbane: Into the cauldron

November 29th, 2017 by

Imran Ali gets a taste of the electric atmosphere at Suncorp Stadium. Suncorp Stadium is among a few footy venues in this part of the globe that make you want to come back.The gigantic structure owned by the Queensland Government…

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Your chance to visit one of the most remote destinations in the world

November 29th, 2017 by

Tahitian adventure cruise line Aranui Cruises is adding to its regular roundtrip from Papeete to the Marquesas with a first voyage to one of the most remote destinations in the world, Pitcairn Island. The one-off voyage will…

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Chicago: Living on the ledge

November 28th, 2017 by

Stephanie Holmes takes a deep breath and steps into a glass box suspended 412m above the streets of Chicago Sage advice when suspended in a glass box 103 storeys above ground would be “don’t look down”. But on this 5cm thick, clear…

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Ask Away: Touring Japan

November 28th, 2017 by

Eli Orzessek finds the answers to your travel questions We have a week in Japan between cruises due to a private hire. Where could we find a five/six-day land tour?Mike Wells There’s plenty to do in a week in Japan. I’d recommend…

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