Jurassic Park Tramps

“One of the best and most economical ways to see New Zealand is to tramp your way through it,” suggests Canadian  freelance writer Vawn Himmelsbach, whose favourite tramps include: the Northern Circuit & Tongariro Crossing, the Abel Tasman Coast Track and the Routeburn, “arguably one of the best alpine tramps” in the country. Tramping in New Zealand means “you’ll find a little bit of everything, from mountains to volcanoes to fiords to glaciers to beaches – all surrounded by primeval forests. With some of the oldest plant forms on earth, you’ll feel like you’re on the set of Jurassic Park.”


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Chatham Islands Hot Ticket for Travel-Starved

Chatham Islands Hot Ticket for Travel-Starved

“The coronavirus pandemic has decimated the travel industry,” Lilit Marcus writes for CNN, “But there’s one place on the planet where there are too many tourists right now: the Chatham Islands.” “As…