Archive for January, 2018


Tim Roxborogh’s travel bugs: New Zealand rivers are sooooo cold

January 31st, 2018 by

A weekly ode to the joys of moaning about your holiday, by Tim Roxborogh. You know the water is cold if you’ve sweated seven litres (give or take), it’s 28 degrees in the shade of a giant fern, near on 100 per cent humidity, you’ve…

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Naples: City by the bay

January 31st, 2018 by

The crowded, chaotic and rubbish-ridden metropolis weaves a unique magic, writes Mike Van Niekerk. My abiding thought 24 hours after arriving in Naples was, “why the hell did I come here? Why would anyone?”Having glided into Garibaldi…

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He Tangata: Graeme Ransom of Country Village Heaven Greytown Tours

January 31st, 2018 by

Elisabeth Easther talks to Graeme Ransom of Country Village Heaven Greytown Tours My dad worked on the railways so I lived in Taihape till I was five when we moved to Tauranga before going onto Auckland. Fifty-plus years ago railways…

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Staying at the QT Queenstown

January 31st, 2018 by

Stephanie Holmes checks into the QT Queenstown. Location: Along Lake Esplanade, only a 10-minute walk to the centre of town. Getting there: It’s going to take you about 20 minutes, from the airport, give or take a bit of a…

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Viking Sun: inside the new luxury cruise liner anchored in Auckland harbour

January 30th, 2018 by

The Norwegian flag can be seen in Auckland Harbour, proudly unfurled over the Viking Sun’s inaugural world cruise. But don’t be deceived.Viking boats are about as Norwegian as you or I. Possibly less.They are built in Italy,…

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World’s best Airbnb? Stay a night with the Blue Planet II crew

January 30th, 2018 by

Blue Planet II fans missing their weekly journey into the world’s oceans can get even closer to the action after the BBC teamed up with Airbnb to offer would-be David Attenboroughs a trip on the series’ research vessel ¬≠Alucia.Three…

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Four highland destinations around the world

January 30th, 2018 by

1 SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS, UK Arguably the most famous of all the world’s highlands destinations, this historic Scottish region has few people but much natural beauty, from lochs and valleys, to mountains and castles. The region not…

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Flying from Orlando to Houston with United Airlines

January 30th, 2018 by

Tejas Lamb flies from Orlando to Houston with United Airlines. The plane: Airbus A320-232 Class: Economy. Flight time: 1 hour 51 minutes. Seat: 22B. Just your standard Economy Class seat. The pilots from the flight before…

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Europe’s best beaches

January 29th, 2018 by

Now that we’ve found New Zealand’s best beach, our quest for greatness continues. Jane Jurgens finds some of the best beaches in Europe, perfect for planning ahead for a winter getaway. 1. Villefranche-sur-Mer, France If Nice…

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Stephanie Holmes: Don’t cry for me …

January 29th, 2018 by

I don’t expect you to feel sorry for me, but this job really does have its drawbacks.I thought I’d be making a serious dent in my travel wishlist, ticking off those destinations I’ve been longing to visit for years. And although…

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