Mobile Bach Adventure

A Christchurch Classic Camper Volkswagen Vanagon is rented by Los Angeles Times’ reporter Mary Engel and her  husband who says the rented vehicle makes for an “experience still more up-close and personal”. No taller or longer than an ordinary van, a VW camper – or Kombi, as it is known in New Zealand – is more fuel-efficient than an RV and far easier to park. And for the price of wheels, you get a bed and meals. “Our van, we decided, would be our mobile bach,” writes Engel. “Imagine the most beautiful places you’ve ever seen – Grand Teton, Big Sur, Alaska’s Inside Passage – cram them all into a skinny strip of land, and that’s New Zealand.” Classic Campers is owned and operated by Auckland couple Bevan and Andrea Beattie.


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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…