Southern Bookmarks

Four American students embarked on a voyage of self-discovery against the backdrop of NZ’s South Island. After taking in such “must-sees” as Queenstown, Franz Josef Glacier, and Milford Sound, the four would “[throw] back a few cold ones with the local Kiwis and [recap] the day’s events.” The author’s verdict: “NZ’s perfect landscape helped me to turn three college acquaintances into lifelong friends and placed a bookmark on my experience abroad that I won’t soon remove.”

Tags: Franz Josef Glacier  Milford Sound  New Zealand  Queenstown  South Island  United States  

Lake Tekapo a Leader in Astro-tourism

“Science and mythology intertwine at Lake Tekapo, the centrepiece of the largest dark sky reserve in the southern hemisphere,” Ricky French writes in a travel piece published online by The Australian. “They…