Blog <h2>test</h2> We made the Finals!The entire team at Let’s Travel magazine were thrilled to be a finalist in the 2018 AmCham-DHL Express Success &… Read more This Christmas list is the new ‘bucket list’The Christmas list is the new ‘bucket list’ The Top 10 Most Popular Experience Gifts for 2017 Adrenaline, Australia’s most… Read more Thailand : Elephant Cup PoloAfter four days of fun festivities on the bank of Bangkok’s Chao Phraya River in Thailand, the 15th King’s Cup… Read more Air NZ with Ronan Keeting & Julian DennisonAir New Zealand’s Christmas song has attracted more than 8 million global views since its premiere last week, and ‘Summer… Read more Thailand in mourning – VIP alert for travellersTourism Authority of Thailand : Visitor Information and advice on the Royal Religious Rites and status of attractions and events… Read more The true scale of tiger selfie tourism in ThailandIn the tragic wake of the scandal and closure of Thailand’s Tiger Temple, World Animal Protection exposes the true scale… Read more Ready to holiday? Read this first!It doesn’t matter where you’re going, getting away for a break is always exciting. Whether it’s a romantic weekend away… Read more Interesting global coffee factsWhen you are travelling and getting used to new cultures and cuisines, you could be excused from think that simplest… Read more Most Efficient Airports for 2014ATRS (Air Transport Research Society), the world’s leading academic society in the air transportation field, measures and compares the operating/managerial… Read more Kiwi Businesses Failing to Address ComplaintsKiwi travel and tourism firms may need to review their online complaint management and social processes according to the results… Read more Air New Zealand First to Take Delivery of Boeing 787-9 DreamlinerAir New Zealand became the first airline to take delivery of the Boeing 787-9 at an event attended by more… Read more Heightened Security ConfusionGreeley Koch, executive director for the Association of Corporate Travel Executives, criticised a recent Transportation Security Administration advisory regarding the… Read more 1 In 10 Forgot To Pack UnderwearNew survey highlights the UK’s poor holiday packing habits When it comes to holidays, the UK is a nation of… Read more The hardest suitcases to crackGlobal travel search site Skyscanner has set about testing the toughness of suitcases to reveal the brand most likely to… Read more Have you got the post-holiday blues?With the summer holiday season drawing to a close, the New Year can be one of the most depressing times… Read more Elvis is alive and well in NSW!Nadia is about to board the Elvis train and has spent the morning tracking him around Sydney … Read more Aussie Icon 2014 Wall of Fame RecipientAs one of our intrepid writers heads off to join the Elvis Train, we’ve just head word in that Ian… Read more Branson and Rafter take up Make the Most of the Moment challengeSir Richard Branson and tennis legend Pat Rafter have a special place in their hearts for the Sunshine Coast and… Read more Photo of the week: IndiaThis week’s photo is of an old woman in the slums in Mumbai, India. Image credit: Josias Tschanz, Photographer / filmmaker www.josiastschanz.com… Read more Photo of the week: British ColumbiaThis week’s photo is of old deserted century homes near Ashcroft, British Colombia. Image credit: Josias Tschanz, Photographer / filmmaker www.josiastschanz.com… Read more Photo of the week: New YorkThis week’s photo is of a view of Manhattan from a boat, New York, USA. Image credit: Josias Tschanz, Photographer /… Read more Photo of the week: CubaThis week’s photo is of a Cuban man in front of his home in Trinedad, Cuba. Image credit: Josias Tschanz, Photographer… Read more Photo of the week: IndiaThis week’s photo is of a gipsy boy in the desert near Jaisalmeer, India. Image credit: Josias Tschanz, Photographer / filmmaker www.josiastschanz.com… Read more Photo of the Week: MoroccoThis week’s photo is of a Snake Charmer captured in Morocco Image credit: Josias Tschanz, Photographer / filmmaker www.josiastschanz.com www.countingants.com firstname.lastname@example.org… Read more Photo of the week: AlaskaThis week, we have two, both from Alaska. Both images were captured by: Josias Tschanz, Photographer / filmmaker www.josiastschanz.com www.countingants.com email@example.com… Read more The Utah town of Moab – Majestic, Outstanding, Adventuresome, BeautifulWe arrived in Moab on the hottest day of the year as the thermometer reached 107 degrees Fahrenheit – almost… Read more Below Stairs on the Bordello Trail at the Occidental HotelLast night we spent the night at the Occidental Hotel in Buffalo, Wyoming. With only two rooms remaining we slept… Read more World’s rarest whale sightedThere was great excitement aboard Heritage Expeditions’ ship the Spirit of Enderby on Wednesday when an extremely rare North Pacific… Read more Our Trusty RV Shreds a Tire on a winding Wyoming stretch of Highway 14We had planned to be in the town of Buffalo before 2pm to go horse riding on a local ranch,… Read more Fishing the Depths of Yellowstone Lake for Large Cutthroat TroutIt was hovering around freezing when we left the dock at Bridge Bay Marina on Yellowstone Lake. The sun was… Read more Our ‘Old Faithful’ RV from El Monte Survives YellowstoneOn the last night in Yellowstone, the temps dropped to 24f or -4 degrees Celsius and our picnic table the… Read more Fly Fishing in Cottonwood Creek for Cutthroat TroutAbout 90 minutes drive on gravel roads from Jackson Hole, Wyoming I was privileged to experience a day’s guided, exclusive… Read more Helen and Hobbs on a Harley DavidsonWe were traveling over an 8,400ft pass from Idaho to Wyoming when we came across a group of Harley Davidson… Read more The One That Nearly Got AwaySlippery fishing on the Snake River! It was one of the last casts with a stonefly nymph on the South… Read more Whale AnticsPassengers on Black Cat Cruises harbour cruise on Akaroa Harbour this afternoon were treated with amazing views of a breaching… Read more Issue 24 is here! It’s so great to have that familiar “new ink” smell in the office again as we ship out the… Read more Fiji Bound …..Our Editor-in-Chief is off to Fiji tomorrow. Her four day trip includes a multitude of properties, so she’ll have loads… Read more Cango Wildlife Ranch was truly wild!What a blast – can’t thank the staff enough for the hands on experience I enjoyed at the Cango Wildlife… Read more Rest your headA bit of a surprise on this latest trip was just how much apartment style accommodation has been added to… Read more The Trees are Alive . . . with Slithering SnakesUndara National Park is teeming with wildlife and, to get a sense of how much wildlife, I joined the Sunset… Read more Steering in the Right Direction – Texas Longhorn Cattle CountryI arrived in Charters Towers, Queensland about midday and the heat was stifling. My first stop was to check into… Read more A One Man Quest – Finding Good AccommodationA bit of a surprise on this trip was just how much apartment style accommodation has been added to the… Read more Tropical Townsville – Gateway to Magnetic IslandTownsville is slowly getting a good name for itself. Besides the busy working port, they have largest army barracks in… Read more A Horse is a Horse of Course of Course!“Jack’s quite peculiar,” said Leonie, the wrangler. “He’s a snorkeling horse!” Right, I’ve heard that one before, I thought. On… Read more It Beats Gilligan’s Island – Mounu Island, Vav’vuMy first outer island destination in Vav’vu, Tonga was Mouna Island, all six and a half acres of it. It… Read more Lape Island Community Project, Vav’vu, TongaOn my return to Neifau from Mounu Island we stopped in at Lape Village, what I can only describe as… Read more Those Boots Were Made For WalkingLast weekend, in glorious sunshine I spent some leisure time in the Whangarei district and along the Tutukaka Coast, located… Read more A River Run’s Through it . . . Bikes, Balloons and the Boise River!In the winter the folk who live in Boise can sometimes experience 15c weather downtown so you’ll find many families… Read more Grizzly Hackle, Missoula, MontanaThis outfitter has a great tackle store right in the heart of downtown Missoula and on the day I visited,… Read more One Man’s Adventure is Another Man’s Leisure – Sun Valley Sun Valley, Idaho. Most people have heard about it, why because it was the first ski resort in America… Read more A Real Western Town – Virginia City, MontanaIf ever there was a city that retained a slice of the old west then Virginia City, Montana has to… Read more Montana’s Big Sky Country – High on the WildA short two hour drive from Virginia City, Montana I found myself pulling up to the front door of the… Read more Hell’s Canyon – A Snake River Shower!After a night spent in the town of Riggins, a place with nice hotel, one Main Street, a few cafes,… Read more Tugs the Drugs! Fly Fishing on the Upper Selway RiverI’d spent the night in a stunning log cabin at River Dance Lodge in Idaho. At 8am the next morning… Read more Wet and Wild in IdahoIt was just another lovely summer’s day in Idaho . . . the temperatures hovered around 80 degrees, down from… Read more Takatu Lodge, Matakana – Simply SublimeFrom the moment the sunrise glowed from behind Little Barrier Island and I caught a glint of a touch of… Read more Riverside Matakana – Paradise FoundPlanning a little weekend away then check out Riverside Matakana, a stunning property with 17 beautifully appointed batches. Each bach… Read more A Walk on the Wild Side – Bonorong Wilderness Sanctuary Where else can you get up close and personal with wildlife – no, not in a zoo – but… Read more A Convict’s Rite of Passage “I’m an eighth generation Tasmanian,” remarked Jake Bradshaw when we first met on the grounds of Port Arthur. “My… Read more Fit for a Premier – Quamby Estate, Tasmania Quamby Estate Golf is steeped in Tasmanian history as the home of Sir Richard Dry – the first Tasmanian… Read more California’s Temecula Valley ‘Au Naturale’ TemptationsLess than a couple of hours from downtown Los Angeles and one hour from Orange County, wine and vineyards feature… Read more Easy Rider – From Route 66 to 77 Sunset Strip It not often you can follow in the wheels of a cult movie but we somehow managed to drive… Read more Tarantulas, Gila Monsters, Mountain Lions and Western Diamond Back Rattlesnakes! One of the highlights of visiting the Sonora Desert in Arizona is the chance to experience a world-renowned zoo,… Read more A Wild, Wet and Windy Flying Foxy Fling With a low pressure weather system blanketing Tasmania, it was always going to be a bit wild, wet and… Read more Ride ‘Em Cowboy! Horse Riding, Saguaro Cactus and Rattlesnakes I once swore I’d never ever get on the back of a four legged critter again after a sunrise… Read more Pasadena’s Huntington Museum and Local Food Tours Famous for the Beach Boys song Little Old Lady from Pasadena and The Pasadena Rose Parade, this LA location… Read more Tombstone – “The Town Too Tough to Die” We arrived in Apache and Geronimo territory today and settled into the town made famous by Wyatt Earp, his… Read more Petroglyphs and a Primitive Campsite – An Arizona Hidden Attraction Mark, my other writing buddy from Arizona and I had decided to leave the comfort of the luxury RV… Read more On The RV Road Again in Southern California Having just set off on our two week Recreational Vehicle (RV) trip in the American Southwest we thought we’d… Read more Best International Pow Wow 2011 Host City Article!Here’s Let’s Travel Magazine’s very own Gary Dickson as he accepts the award for Best International Pow Wow 2011 Host… Read more Hollywood Red Carpet Bash The opening night party at this year’s Pow Wow was a red carpet affair when they opened the Kodak… Read more We are WINNERS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The Let’s Travel team are very proud to announce that our Editor @ Large, Gary Dickson, has literally just… Read more 3rd Street Pedestrian Mall – Santa Monica Now this is how to make a street into a pedestrian only mall. 3rd Street in Santa Monica is… Read more Jamaica Bay Inn For the first time in years we hailed a cab outside the international terminal at LAX and took a… Read more Sky High in Seoul Yes, Auckland has it’s Sky Tower like many other cities, but if you visit Korea you’ll want to see… Read more A Tipple a Day . . . Rice Wine Rules Just when you think you have tried most of the world’s potent beverages the Koreans come along and redefine… Read more Surprising Seoul On our first day touring Changdeokgung Palace it began to snow. The temps hovered just below freezing and a… Read more Staying Overnight Among the Vines After a sensational day out at the Wairarapa Harvest Festival where we were alongside more than 2000 other people… Read more A Visit to the Vintage Aviator The day was coldish and overcast and not the sort of day to linger outside too long so we… Read more Hoedown at the Harvest Festival It hardly seems like a week ago that I was hobnobbing it down at the 6th annual Wairarapa Wines… Read more Wine and Wheels with March Hare Cycling While all the real folk were working hard I was pedalling harder last Friday afternoon on a work assignment… Read more Getting streetwise … When I travel I love to try the street food, the good local ‘hole in the wall’ restaurants and… Read more Everest: Mission Accomplished!Summitted Gorky Ri at 5360m after a 6am start and three hour climb. Day included summit descent, lunch, then another… Read more Everest: The eagle has landedDay 11 I’ve now descended to Namche Bazar and spent three hours wandering the back alleys taking pics. Also had… Read more Everest: third blogMidnight in an A-Frame tent, camping at Dole at 4090m. Below freezing outside, but tucked down in sleeping bag layered… Read more Everest: up, up and away!Now at Namche Bazaar at 3583m for two nights under blue skies. Acclimatisation kicking in and walking is progressively harder!… Read more Everest: First campCamped at 2850m last night – down to freezing. Good group and meals are great. The hiking/altitude starting to kick… Read more Everest: The joys of travelDay 1 in Nepal Start with a 5am wakeup call 5.30 breakfast 6am on the bus 4 hour wait at… Read more Kartwheeling in KathmanduOn my first morning my mouth ached from a tooth infection. With a good dose of antibiotics and pain killers… Read more 1000 miles down, many more to cover!The intrepid Shane Boocock has now completed his seven day circumnavigation of the Scottish Highlands where he feasted on salmon,… Read more The best laid plans …..It seems even Editors aren’t immune to the effects of the ash cloud …. Pacific Blue cancelled last night and… Read more Ssshhhhh – it’s all going a little quiet …….It may get a little quiet around the site for a few days next week …. some well deserved R+R… Read more Starry starry nightOur Editor at Large is contemplating his 12 hour flight from San Francisco tonight as he sits around the swanky… Read more Flowers in your hair?We’re in San Francisco for Powwow travel convention …. and the city is turning on the weather … and the… Read more Sky High in QueenstownAt 7am this morning there was frost on the ground and it was what I’d class as a bit nippy!… Read more Hiking This Restless LandWith Mt Ruapehu’s Crater Lake hotting up once more, I thought some of you would like to see it before… Read more USA – land of contrastsWhile one Editor @ Large has been assessing the skiing in Colorado and experiencing white out conditions that enforced a… Read more Captivating CanterburyWhat a beautiful time of year to be visiting the Canterbury region of New Zealand’s South Island. My journey so… Read more Eating in BrisbaneInto my second day of eating and drinking in Brisbane as we wait for the Ashes to commence tomorrow. While… Read more Cricket, canapes and cocktails …Off to Brisbane on Tuesday for the Ashes cricket test … shall endeavour to find a few gems on the… Read more Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.