Icy southern beauty

“New Zealand is the land of all things possible,” Josh Green writes in a travel piece for the San Jose Mercury News. “It’s one of those places where you would like to take a vacation and then forget to return home. The South Island, in particular, offers a road system capable of taking you on a circle-tour that offers charming cities, a gorgeous coastline, glaciers, staggering sounds and some very quiet places. A mere day’s drive away [from Abel Tasman National Park] are the Franz Josef and Fox glaciers. As you might see in Alaska, these glaciers almost kiss the coastline. A helicopter gives you the most direct start on the glacier, dropping you off in the middle for guided walks (complete with your own giant axe-wielding guide to keep you safe).”


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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…