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Flying from Auckland to Los Angeles with American Airlines

September 23rd, 2017 by

Mark Garrison flies AA82 from NZ to the USA The plane: A Dreamliner 787-8. American Airlines has put this route on hiatus until October 7. They will then operate the service with a Dreamliner 787-9, a longer version of the aircraft…

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Best weekend train/walk/bike/beer/coffee combos

September 23rd, 2017 by

Leonie Freeman lines up her best weekend expedition combos. At the weekend we’re often looking for the following combo to do as a family – a train somewhere (I hate the car) a walk or bike or bit of exercise, then a place to have…

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Whitsunday Islands: Airlie rising

September 23rd, 2017 by

Luxury spills over in the Whitsunday Islands, writes Deborah Dickson-Smith. Airlie Beach, the mainland town that serves as gateway to the Whitsunday Islands, has long been on the backpacker trail, while a short boat trip away, Hamilton…

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Toast Martinborough: Glasses, gumboots and a vine romance

September 23rd, 2017 by

Ashleigh Collis drinks in the atmosphere at Wairarapa’s wine festival. Toast Martinborough 2016 kicked off under blue skies, crowds of happy wine enthusiasts gathering in the town square to collect Toast’s new “globe-lets” (unbreakable,…

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Staying at Book and Bed Tokyo

September 22nd, 2017 by

Eli Orzessek checks into Book and Bed, in Tokyo Getting there: It’s a very short walk from Ikebukuro Station, which is on the Yamanote Line – easy to get to from pretty much everywhere. The hostel is on the seventh floor of…

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Vancouver: Water world

September 22nd, 2017 by

A trip to Vancouver is not complete without a visit to its famous aquarium, writes P.K. Stowers Many people travel to British Columbia to get a taste of the area’s unique natural beauty and wildlife. But if you don’t have the time…

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Five of the best waterfalls in Europe

September 22nd, 2017 by

Marvel at the power of nature at these well-watered spots High Force, Durham, England This fall does what it says on the packet: pumps itself through a narrow gap in the hard dolerite rock with incredible force, before dropping…

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Rachel Parkin: Get on track

September 22nd, 2017 by

Europe by rail has its charms, but check the terms of your ticket booking, advises Rachel Parkin He cut an intimidating figure cloaked in shadow at Bad Reichenhall train station.Tall. Broad shoulders. Wide-brimmed hat.An ensemble…

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Five awesome theme parks in Europe

September 21st, 2017 by

If you’re looking for thrills and spills on your European holiday, these theme parks have you sorted. Tivoli Gardens, Denmark This Copenhagen theme park is the second oldest in the world — in operation since 1843 —…

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Handy tips for you to shop your heart out

September 21st, 2017 by

If shopping holidays are your dream come true, check out these handy tips from Leila George. 1 Baggage allowances This is something most of us don’t think about too much until it’s time to hit the road back to the airport and…

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