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UK: Ye Olde English grub

November 22nd, 2017 by

Blackmore Farm’s host serves piping hot pies with lashings of history, writes Anna Leask. What do Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, St Paul’s Cathedral and a farmhouse in Somerset have in common?All are impressive relics…

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Four hotels we loved this year

November 22nd, 2017 by

1. Arlo Hotels, New York City In a city packed with hotels it takes a lot to stand out. Arlo, which has two hotels in different locations in Manhattan, does just that. Effortlessly cool, they are full of clever touches like rooftop…

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‘I had to be there': The Museum of the Bible opens in the US capital

November 22nd, 2017 by

The world’s most famous book – the one at the center of three religions and two millennia of conflict – got its own museum Saturday in the heart of Washington.The $500 million Museum of the Bible, largely funded by the evangelical…

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Seven easy ways to give back when you travel

November 22nd, 2017 by

Travel and tourism made up 10.2 per cent of global GDP last year, generating a gargantuan US$7.6 trillion according to the World Travel & Tourism Council. To ensure a fair portion of this is passed back to local communities, we…

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Derek Cheng: Cliff hanger

November 21st, 2017 by

Where most fear to tread, climbers hang out, writes Derek Cheng. Rock climbing ignites every instinct for self-preservation in your body. It is hard to articulate the benefits of clinging to a cliff-face by the tips of your fingers,…

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Flying from Auckland to Melbourne with Air New Zealand

November 21st, 2017 by

Chris Schulz flies Air New Zealand NZ123 from Auckland to Melbourne. The plane: We were travelling to Melbourne for three sunny nights – and my 7-year-old son’s first overseas trip. He loved everything about the Auckland Airport…

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Most air travellers say taking off your shoes is okay. An etiquette expert disagrees.

November 21st, 2017 by

Unless you are ensconced in first class, sleeping on a plane is as intimate as dozing off in a waiting room on jury duty – everyone on the aircraft knows the decibel level of your snoring and the sad state of your socks.To gauge…

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Okarito: Small town glory

November 21st, 2017 by

There is much to charm in this tiny West Coast hamlet, writes Elisabeth Easther. The birds’ elegant bodies and bayonet-like beaks draw admiring crowds from around the world.Okarito is a magical spot for nature lovers and the ornithologically…

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Ten of the best secret beaches

November 20th, 2017 by

Blessed with three harbours and hundreds of kilometres of coastline, the Auckland region has dozens of “secret” bays and beaches. Many are known to few outside the immediate area and lovers of solitude will all have their favourite…

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Machu Picchu’s sacred sister emerges from Peruvian cloud forest

November 20th, 2017 by

The iconic 15th century Inca citadel Machu Picchu attracts more than a million visitors a year to the cloud forests of southern Peru. Sixty kilometres away, another mountaintop refuge built by the Incas 50 years later has languished…

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