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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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…