Twitter Tourism

Scottish journalist Danny Wallace recently tweeted his way around New Zealand garnering valuable travel tips from locals on the way who suggested views from atop Auckland’s Mt Eden, a Guinness at “a pub called The Bog” and his first reply, in under 140 characters, “from someone called @LADollhouse: ‘Auckland? White Lady hamburgers! Oh! How I yearn for her wares! Go, fall in love, then report back.’” “It seemed poetic,” Wallace writes in a Guardian article. “It seemed personal. Filled with love and passion. And New Zealand seems to bring that out in people. As long as it was a personal recommendation and I could make it work, I was there. I would tweet in Auckland, and then I’d tweet my way south in a country known for adventure, until I reached my final tweeting destination: the top of a thousand-foot hill, in southern Hawke’s Bay. A hill by the name of Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotam.


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Magical Moments in Time at Mangonui

Magical Moments in Time at Mangonui

Australian journalist Jane Nicholls and her New Zealand-born husband visited Mangonui/Doubtless Bay to “capture the simple magic of childhood holidays” for her own family. Nicholls recalls the time there in a travel feature for…