Tag Archives: New Zealand

Queenstown: More than Just an Extreme Sports Destination

Queenstown is one of New Zealand’s must-visit places no matter which season you’re visiting the South Island. It’s famous for its snowfields, its lake – Lake Wakatipu – its autumn leaves and spring blossoms and most of all just for that scenery. Oh, and the extreme sports – so many extreme sports. The town is […]

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July 22, 2013 by | Comments Off on Queenstown: More than Just an Extreme Sports Destination

10 Best Places to Hike in the World

Whether climbing Everest is at the top of your bucket list or you’d prefer a gentle hike through the British countryside, the world is full of jaw-dropping natural landscapes that beg to be discovered on foot. From Iceland’s otherworldly topography to unveiling the real Middle Earth in New Zealand, here are 10 of the best […]

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April 22, 2013 by | 3 Comments

The World’s Coolest Caves

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Caves have always fascinated human beings. We have used them for shelter, for food storage, as canvases for our art – we have even transformed them into homes and temples. Caves tend to have an otherworldly mystery about them, with their often tortuous, claustrophobic chambers, their strange creatures and the intensity of their darkness. It […]

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April 15, 2013 by | Comments Off on The World’s Coolest Caves

10 Best Cities Seen From Above

For the ultimate bird’s eye view of your destination there’s no more thrilling way to get your bearings than zooming over the landscape in a helicopter. Whether hovering over a kaleidoscope of corals at the Great Barrier Reef or soaring around the Statue of Liberty in New York, here are 10 of the best cities […]

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April 8, 2013 by | Comments Off on 10 Best Cities Seen From Above

The 10 Best Wine and Food Festivals in the World

Wine connoisseurs and foodies have plenty to get excited about this year, with a packed roster of gastronomic events taking place around the globe. From celebrity studded culinary masterclasses to grape-stomping competitions, here are 10 Wine and Food festivals that you don’t want to miss.

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April 4, 2013 by | 2 Comments

Small-Group Franz Josef Glacier Walk

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My Small-Group Franz Josef Glacier Walk tour didn’t start on a glacier. Nor did it start on a helicopter. No, this tour started in the town center of Franz Josef, New Zealand, in the office of the tour guide, where excitement for what was coming escalated as I outfitted myself in glacier clothes.

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February 13, 2013 by | Comments Off on Small-Group Franz Josef Glacier Walk

Hobbiton and Waitomo Caves Tour

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Located in Matamata on New Zealand’s North Island, Hobbiton is the film set used for The Shire in The Lord of the Rings trilogy as well as The Hobbit, of which the first part of premieres in Wellington this November. This is just one of a few stops on the Waitomo Caves and ‘The Lord […]

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October 4, 2012 by | 1 Comment

Follow the Lord of the Rings in New Zealand

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While Middle Earth may be a fictional combo of legend and lore, the actual setting for the Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit movies couldn’t be more real. Shot on location in some of the most scenic corners of New Zealand, a series of Lord of the Rings tours and Hobbit tours now allow […]

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September 13, 2012 by | 2 Comments

Olympic Medal Ceremony: Our Picks for the Best Destinations Around the World

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The London 2012 Olympics doesn’t start until July 27, but we’ve already given out our medals for the Travel Olympics.

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July 16, 2012 by | Comments Off on Olympic Medal Ceremony: Our Picks for the Best Destinations Around the World

10 Foods to Try Before You Die

Ever wanted to eat your way around the world? All diets are off on this no-limits top 10 list of iconic dishes from around the world. Try them at least once, before it’s too late!

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June 1, 2012 by | Comments Off on 10 Foods to Try Before You Die