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5 alternatives for average vacations

5 alternatives for average vacations We suspect that you, like us, are not interested in average vacations. You want to travel in a way that shakes things up and is good for your mind, body, and soul. You have an adventurous spirit. You favor uncommon places and experiences. As more people travel and places become ever-more connected, touristy, and Instagramed, it can The post 5 alternatives for average vacations appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog. Go to Source Author: Matt Holmes Tweet

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5 reasons wellness is the next big tourism trend in New Zealand

5 reasons wellness is the next big tourism trend in New Zealand New Zealand has been one of the world’s leading tourism destinations for several decades now; we have sold ourselves on our beauty, our 100% Pure brand, our exhilarating and world-leading adventure activities and in more recent years, our award-winning wine and food industries. We’ve mastered the art of reinvention, continually finding new and innovative ways The post 5 reasons wellness is the next big tourism trend in New Zealand appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog. Go to Source Author: Veronika Vermeulen Tweet

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5 reasons why New Zealand could be the next food capital of the world

5 reasons why New Zealand could be the next food capital of the world I admit when I arrived here in New Zealand more than 20 years ago, food was not something that impressed me or many people travelling from overseas. There was a time when the New Zealand dinner was based on a Sunday Roast with potatoes and wedge, sausages on a BBQ, or some fish and chips The post 5 reasons why New Zealand could be the next food capital of the world appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog. I admit when I arrived here in New Zealand more than 20 years ago, food was not something that impressed me or many people travelling from…

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The hottest New Zealand lodges and boutique hotels in 2018

The hottest New Zealand lodges and boutique hotels in 2018 Many visitors described New Zealand as a country with “a smile on its face”, and James Cameron says he loves not just the beauty of our landscape, but also the can-do attitude of the people who live here. Mission: Impossible – Fallout star Tom Cruise showcased an incredible helicopter chase through the spectacular Fiordland National The post The hottest New Zealand lodges and boutique hotels in 2018 appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog. Many visitors described New Zealand as a country with “a smile on its face”, and James Cameron says he loves not just the beauty of our landscape, but also the can-do attitude of the…

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10 of the quirkiest hotels in the world

10 of the quirkiest hotels in the world Travel planning and booking site TripAdvisor has unveiled 10 of the world’s quirkiest hotels, ranked according to the quality and quantity of traveller reviews and ratings from the past year. For travelers who want to look beyond the conventional hotel room, TripAdvisor revealed these highly-rated weird and wonderful hotels around the globe. “Booking a stay The post 10 of the quirkiest hotels in the world appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.   Go to Source Author: Paul Johnson{ Geoquono} Tweet

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Places on the coast to go camping

Places on the coast to go camping There is nothing quite like unzipping your tent in the morning to see the sun coming up over the ocean. Whether it’s a classic white sand beach on a tropical island or a wild and remote shore scattered with driftwood, wherever you are headed in the world, you can usually find a beach to call home for a night or more. Here are seven underrated coastal camping spots that you may not have considered before. 1. Kauai, Hawaii, US Photo: dashingstock/Shutterstock If you have always wanted to go to Hawaii, but thought you couldn’t afford to, think again. Forget the budget-busting hotels and resorts. From the tiny island of Lanai, which has…

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Guide to New Zealand’s Great Walks

Guide to New Zealand’s Great Walks The islands of New Zealand are a dream destination among trekkers, backpackers, and outdoor adventurists. A solid way to measure your ability against the wilds of both the North and South islands is to tackle one, or more, of the nine Great Walks that pass through the country’s National Parks, open beaches, and lush rainforests. Beautiful and challenging, each walk pulls you away from civilization and into the wild. As they’re not for the faint of heart, train at home and hone your backpacking skills – or you’re going to have a rough time from the get-go. Here’s a rundown of each incredible trek: Preparing to trek New Zealand’s Great Walks The most…

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Papa John’s Donut Island Giveaway

Papa John’s Donut Island Giveaway Attention lovers of donuts (so…everybody): Papa Johns is giving away free doughnuts, and perhaps more importantly, a free trip to “Donut Island” in New Zealand. In celebration of National Donut Day on June 1, and the launch of their new Donut Holes dessert, Papa John’s is offering the chance to win a free trip to New Zealand’s donut-shaped island of Whenuakura. The rules are pretty simple: anyone who orders Papa John’s Donut Holes online or through their app between June 1 and June 30 can opt into the contest, and become eligible to win. Photo: Malgorzata Litkowska/Shutterstock The lucky winner and a guest will enjoy an all-expenses-paid trip to the island for eight days…

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Top 10 things to do in New Zealand

Top 10 things to do in New Zealand New Zealand is an amazing country, full of natural sights to see and adventures to experience. It’s larger than you might think (similar in size to the UK and Italy), so don’t plan to do too much in one day! To listen, hit play below or find episode 355 in iTunes, Stitcher or Soundcloud: 1. Whale spot and swim with the dolphins This is possible in several New Zealand locations, but the… Source http://feeds.feedburner.com/IndieTravelPodcastIndie Travel PodcastSweet travel advice for independent travellershttp://feeds.feedburner.com/~fc/IndieTravelPodcast?bg=FF6600&fg=000000&anim=0Travel887Linda Martin -geoquono- Tweet

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New Zealand disappearing off maps

New Zealand disappearing off maps New Zealand may be on the very edge of our distorted, Eurocentric, Mercator projection map, but that’s no excuse to remove them from maps entirely. Yet, world maps all over the world seem to be leaving out New Zealand. The world map at the Central Park Zoo doesn’t show New Zealand; every single Starbucks map on the planet seems to ignore the country’s existence; and the New Zealand government website itself has forgotten it lived on Planet Earth. There’s even a Reddit thread dedicated to all the world maps not featuring New Zealand and it’s compiled a list of 40,000 and counting. The simple fact that New Zealand exists should be enough to bother…

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