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Norway’s stellar new hotel in the Arctic Circle

February 17th, 2018 by

You’ll be left starry-eyed at this UFO-style hotel, set to touch down in the Arctic Circle, writes Sadie Whitelocks for the Daily Mail Incredible renderings have emerged of the spaceship-style lodge, which is scheduled to open…

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Perth: West’s best

February 17th, 2018 by

Bars and restaurants are among the shining stars of a regenerated Perth, writes Danielle McGrane. Perth has been harbouring some secrets.The first is the idea that it’s far away. In actual fact, it isn’t. The flight from Perth…

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#Vanlife: The New Zealand phenomenon conquering America and shaving years off the average age of campervan drivers

February 17th, 2018 by

Years before #vanlife took on a life of its own across social media in the United States, Bill Staggs was on to something.He had fond memories, dating to his late-1950s childhood, of family trips in a Volkswagen van. In the early…

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Feeding the Olympians: A look at Pyeongchang’s heartwarming cuisine

February 17th, 2018 by

As a middle schooler growing up in South Korea, I still vividly remember the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games. At the time, the country was a burgeoning democracy , and South Koreans were proud of hosting an international mega event. …

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Thailand: Walk through time gone by

February 16th, 2018 by

Helen van Berkel takes to the streets of Phuket. Some days, paddling in Patong’s blood-warm seas and snoozing under its soporific sun just don’t satisfy. There are plenty of things to do in Phuket’s bustling beach town that will…

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Festival road trip: From Bay of Islands to Western Springs

February 16th, 2018 by

AUCKLAND CITY LIMITS This festival has gracefully slammed into the abyss left by the Big Day Out. With a range of music genres – from rock and indie to blues and jazz, it pulls in a big crowd. The grassy Western Springs Park was…

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Bar review: Emersons Brewery, Dunedin

February 16th, 2018 by

I admit it, as much as I love a cold beer, I had no idea what went on in order to make this bottled deliciousness. The terminologies were wasted on me, I didn’t know what a hop was, or even the difference between a pilsner and an…

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Stellar new hotel in Norway’s Arctic Circle will

February 16th, 2018 by

You’ll be left starry-eyed at this UFO-style hotel, set to touch down in the Arctic Circle, writes Sadie Whitelocks for the Daily Mail Incredible renderings have emerged of the spaceship-style lodge, which is scheduled to open…

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Flying from San Francisco to Naples via Istanbul with Turkish Airlines

February 15th, 2018 by

Derek Cheng flies Turkish Airlines from San Francisco to Naples via Istanbul. Plane: Turkish Airlines Boeing 777-300ER. Class: Economy. Price: From US$817.56 ($1142), San Francisco to Naples via Istanbul, return. Luggage:…

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He Tangata: Brent Narbey of First Light Travel

February 15th, 2018 by

Each week, we share travel tales from people in the Kiwi travel business. This week Winston Aldworth talks to Brent Narbey. The first time I nearly died was in Africa, on the Zaire River, which was then called the Congo River. We…

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