Canterbrian Miss October

NZ takes out the October slot of  Lonely Planet‘s year planner for 2003. “Take one of the world’s great train journeys, the Tranzalpine, across the southern alps […] the varied scenery takes in the Canterbury Plains, a labyrinth of gorges known as the Staircase and valleys encircled by dense beech forest.” NZ also holds two out of six spots in Lonely Planet‘s “must-see” natural wonders of 2003: with whale-watching in Kaikoura, and a premium view of November’s total eclipse of the sun.


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The New York Times Sends the World to Northland

The New York Times Sends the World to Northland

In Northland, “cultural lessons await, as do hot springs where visitors can recharge body and soul,” according to Daniel Scheffler writing for The New York Times. The region is included in…