Destinations

Paris, Je T’aime

Paris, Je T’aime

Louise Richardson shares her passion for the busy streets, gourmet food and elegant shopping of Paris in the spring It doesn’t surprise me at all to discover that Paris is the most visited city in the world. It’s certainly filled with all my favourite things – great wine, gorgeous food, art and cultural treasures, and […]
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Sunny side up

Sunny side up

Sebastian van der Zqan leaves bustling Tokyo to find the relaxing side of Japan With a population of more than 35 million crammed into an area the size of Taranaki, Tokyo is a bustling, maze-like metropolis that’s sure to overwhelm your average traveller. But just an hour away by Shinkansen bullet train is a more […]
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In good taste

In good taste

Nicky Dewe eats, drinks and is merry in Hawke’s Bay You’d be a fool to turn up for a weekend in Hawke’s Bay on a diet. The area is brimming with all kinds of homegrown delicacies and when you combine that with the many vineyards producing some of the world’s finest wines, it’s the perfect […]
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Italian idyll

Nicky Pellegrino shares with us her favourite place in Southern Italy – the Costa di oaratea The trouble with Italy is it’s really, really full. Not just with Italians but with tourists who travel from all around the world to swarm over the ancient monuments of Rome and Florence, along the canals of Venice and […]
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A little bit of country

A little bit of country

Kylie Bailey discovers two sides of Melbourne There were two things on my mind as I hopped down the tunnel at Auckland’s Airport to my Qantas flight bound for Melbourne- shoes and more shoes. Whether it was my newly increased credit limit or the fact that my trip was aptly entitled “Luxury and Indulgence”, I […]
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Whodunnit?

Whodunnit?

Julie Le Clerc combines sightseeing with sleuthing on a murder mystery weekend in Whitianga I have fond childhood memories of summertime family camping holidays spent at Whitianga. So, when my Swedish friend Anna suggested a road trip to her favourite New Zealand destination before she left us to return home permanently, I jumped at the […]
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Happy campers

Happy campers

Kylie Bailey enjoys an outdoor honeymoon on the Kaikoura Coast We are big fans of the rugged wilds of New Zealand. Throughout our eight-year relationship, we’ve lived on Auckland’s windswept West Coast, rung in New Year’s Eve in the heart of the Southern Alps, partied high on the hills above Nelson and taken camping trips […]
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Star stopover

Star stopover

Sarah-Kate Lynch basks in the luxury of Hong Kong’s grand Peninsula Hotel Travelling across the world is one of my favourite things to do but it takes a long time and tends to be more fun if you’re doing it with someone else. I like a stopover if I’m going to London, say, but on […]
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The scenic route

The scenic route

Forsyth Thompson goes penguin-spotting in Southland our great tour of Southland actually kicked off in the neighbouring province of otago – the perfect starting point for a gentle meander down the beautiful southeast coast. Dunedin was crisp and sunny – a welcome and refreshing change after weeks of rain in Auckland, and we collected our […]
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Wild and woolly fun

Sharon Course finds plenty to keep her city-slicker kids occupied in oanawatu It’s rush hour in the little town of Feilding, deep in the heart of rural oanawatu, and the traffic is backing up. But instead of cars, it’s cows, and my city kids can hardly believe their eyes and ears as the big beasts […]
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