Wanderlust: On the Beaten Track

A British lecturer has been funded to back-pack around NZ in the name of academic enquiry as the twentysomething MTV generation hit the road with wanderlust in their eyes: “Research done so far suggests that backpacking is appealing because it gives people the chance to escape from mundane lives and explore new ideas, and offers them a sense of freedom that they don’t always get in western society.” Why the edge? Because, “it is a popular destination for backpackers.” and a Jerusalem Post writer on the trail finds that: “New Zealand has one of the best hostelling networks I’ve ever encountered.”


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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…