Tag Archives: Travel

Travelling Not so Light with Anouska Hempel

Travelling Not so Light with Anouska Hempel

New Zealand-born London socialite and former Bond Girl Anouska Hempel is also renowned for her sumptuous architectural interiors and eye for detail, according to the Telegraph. Having opened London’s first boutique hotel, Blakes in 1978,…

Kiwi Cycles Across India

Kiwi Cycles Across India

New Zealander Tim Chittock started cycling the roads of India to create a world record on February 27. His goal is to pedal 6,000 kilometres from New Delhi along the Golden Quadrilateral in 20…

The Best Places To Visit in New Zealand

The Best Places To Visit in New Zealand

With its picturesque landscapes, and multiple UNESCO World Heritage sites and natural wonders New Zealand has something to offer travellers of all interests whether you’re into a relaxing scenic drive or taking part in…

Auckland Ranked #3 in Global Quality of Living

Auckland Ranked #3 in Global Quality of Living

Auckland has been ranked #3 in the 18th Mercer Quality of Life study. In the report New Zealand is the highest ranked English speaking country as well as the top country in the Pacific region. “New…

Top 10 Adventure Things You Can Only Do in New Zealand

Top 10 Adventure Things You Can Only Do in New Zealand

David Whitley has collected the Top 10 Adventure Activities you can only do in New Zealand. Flying into a volcano: White Island is located 48km offshore from Whakatane in the Bay of Plenty and is…

5 Treasures of New Zealand’s South Island

5 Treasures of New Zealand’s South Island

Tourists often claim to have travelled the South Island after having spent a few days in the adventure capital Queenstown, according to Perzen Patel, who has travelled New Zealand extensively. She has collected her…

5 Stunning South Island Must See’s

5 Stunning South Island Must See’s

“When it comes to the most spectacular natural wonders of the world, New Zealand undoubtedly belongs to the world’s most stunning destinations”, according to Veru and Petra – two travellers’, who share their New…

New Zealand Voted Best Destination for Solo Travelers

New Zealand Voted Best Destination for Solo Travelers

New Zealand has been ranked the best destination for solo travellers on a list created by Travel and Leisure. Safety and the ability to connect to people and culture while travelling are…

Otahuna Wins Andrew Harper’s 2015 Reader’s Choice Awards

Otahuna Wins Andrew Harper’s 2015 Reader’s Choice Awards

Otahuna Lodge in Tai Tapu, New Zealand has been voted the world’s Top International Hideaway by readers of one of the world’s most influential luxury travel reader’s polls, Andrew Harper’s…

New Zealand – Bucket List Destination: 6 Ways to Travel on a Budget

New Zealand – Bucket List Destination: 6 Ways to Travel on a Budget

“The sweeping mountain vistas, stunning beaches, vibrant cities and hospitable locals make New Zealand a bucket list travel destination for many”, writes Claire Volkman for the Huffington Post. Getting to New Zealand and staying there…

Queenstown Airport Approach Voted the Most Stunning

Queenstown Airport Approach Voted the Most Stunning

The airport approach into Queenstown, New Zealand has been voted the most stunning out of 147 global nominations in the 2015 Airport Poll by private charter flight company PrivateFly, which…

New Zealand Tourism Up Thanks to Middle-Earth

New Zealand Tourism Up Thanks to Middle-Earth

New Zealand has seen a boast to its international tourism as a result of the first Hobbit film released in December 2012, says government agency Tourism New Zealand. Figures released by the agency this…

Keoghan Wastes No Time

Keoghan Wastes No Time

“ Phil Keoghan of The Amazing Race has scuba dived with a dog, swilled the blood of a cobra and attended a nudist wedding,” Los Angeles Times blogger Mary Forgione writes. “And he…

Retro Ads Bank On Paradise

Retro Ads Bank On Paradise

Five vintage New Zealand travel advertisements feature in Jaunted this week. Among them the ‘Fly TEAL’ ad, which “pushes the airline’s popular Coral Route, which once flew passengers to the tropical South Pacific Islands…

On a Humane Scale

On a Humane Scale

“New Zealand is everything that people say it is – friendly, beautiful and proportionally urbane,” American teacher Michael Nesset writes for the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Nesset, who spent “Spring Break 2012,” travelling the country…

All Aboard for Seal Spotting

All Aboard for Seal Spotting

The Coastal Pacific train journey runs so close to the coast, for nearly 100km between Picton and Christchurch, that along one section of its route you can almost see the whiskers of scores of…

CarboNZero Skateventure

CarboNZero Skateventure

Auckland trio Alan Carnaby, Troy Bilbrough and Guy Parsons spent five weeks from November to January skateboarding 1600km from Arequipa, Peru to La Serena, Chile to raise awareness about sustainable travel. They wound through…

Memories Of Travel To The Sea

Memories Of Travel To The Sea

Auckland-born DJ and BBC Radio 1 presenter Zane Lowe describes his life in travel with the Independent. Lowe’s first holiday memory is driving to the Bay of Islands. “I remember being packed into my dad’s…

Beware the Shaky Isles

Beware the Shaky Isles

The grim travel warning issued for NZ by Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has caused derision on both sides of the Tasman. According to the DFAT, NZ is a terrorist target located on a hot-bed…