Archive for September, 2018


Mexico: Where breath roars

September 23rd, 2018 by

Siena Yates becomes a ‘Mayan underworld explorer’. The most striking thing about the Mexican underworld is just how quiet it is.You can hear dripping water a mile off, the scurry of a cave spider and your own breath sounds like…

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Eden: Here be whales

September 23rd, 2018 by

The sights and the tastes of a place called Eden delight Alexia Santamaria. Screaming through stands of rod straight eucalyptus trees that make up so much of Australia’s forest while trying to make sure I don’t break local speed…

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Edinburgh: Beyond the fringe

September 23rd, 2018 by

Festival and Hogmany are its busiest times, but Edinburgh is worth a visit year-round, writes Linda Macdonald. Walk here Start on Chambers St at the National Museum, having checked out the delightfully bonkers Lewis Chessmen….

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Vermont: A state for all seasons

September 23rd, 2018 by

If you come only for fall foliage, this northern US state will leave you wanting more, writes Thomas Bywater. If you tried to “build a wall” it would be a thankless task.Vermont is an unruly American border state, but not quite…

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Travel guide: The best things to do in Tauranga and Mount Maunganui

September 22nd, 2018 by

Hot pools, glow-worms, jumping pillows and go karts. Tauranga’s a wild ride. Chris Schulz packs his family and heads off on holiday. Visit the glow worm caves “Glow-worms are dying out,” says Royce, our tour guide on tonight’s…

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Eat like a local and cook like a local with these cooking classes

September 22nd, 2018 by

Fancy yourself a whiz in the kitchen, or want to learn how to cook locally inspired food? According to Booking.com , more than half of travellers (54 per cent) want to experience more unique dining experiences when on holiday….

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Flying from Los Angeles to Heathrow on Air New Zealand

September 22nd, 2018 by

Tracey Bond flies from Los Angeles to Heathrow on Air New Zealand’s flight NZ2. The plane: Boeing 777-300. Check-in: There was no online check-in option travelling from the US but when we arrived at the airport there were…

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Three for the kids: Music Festivals

September 22nd, 2018 by

Your raving days don’t need to be behind you just because your family has expanded. Here are some ideas the whole brood will enjoy, writes Grace Ellis. 1 Austin City Limits Austin, Texas October 5-7 and October 12-14 With legendary…

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Staying at JAL Tokyo Haneda West Wing, Tokyo

September 21st, 2018 by

Shoba Pillai checks into JAL Tokyo Haneda West Wing, in Tokyo, Japan. Getting there: I arrived at Tokyo’s Narita Airport on a Monday night, caught an airport bus to Haneda Airport and then the hotel’s courtesy transfer bus. Very…

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No onsen for you: Why tattoos are stigmatised in Japan

September 21st, 2018 by

Ahead of the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan, players and supporters alike have been advised by World Rugby to cover their tattoos during the tournament .Many inked-up tourists have experienced a level of culture shock when travelling…

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