Weekend Escapes

On Cook’s Tail

On Cook’s Trail

Using Captain Cook’s first points of contact as a reference and a Roadcraft BaseJumper OCV (Overland Camping Vehicle) as his stead, Jason Burgess set the controls for the farthest eastern edges of the lower North Island. Along the way he discovered wide open-country and hardy souls along epic beaches where he retired each night within earshot of a shore break. <<<READ MORE>>>

Travel Type - Weekend Escapes

Be a Tourist in Your Own City

At times, we can be so busy planning our next travel adventure that we forget to appreciate the country, city,…

Glamping – A glorious new getaway at Takou River

Getting back to nature has never been so glamourous or stress-free with the newest offering by Magic Cottages at Takou River…

Take a Spin On One of New York’s Stunning Carousels

NYC offers carousels in all five boroughs—each with a different spin on the ride. From the aquatic-themed SeaGlass Carousel at…

Have A Grape Time! Wine in Australia

If you thought that Australia was just a place to explore the Outback, have “shrimps on the barbie,” and kick…

Europe : Lesser Known National Parks

National parks are a boon to the entire population. They are places where we can get back to our roots,…

European Motorhome Trips: Top Tips

Top tips for taking a European Motorhome Trip this Winter Most of us have no choice but to endure the…

Italy By Bike

Wheelie Good Holidays: Travelling Italy By Bike Ciao! So you’re considering visiting Italy. We couldn’t recommend the country more. With…

Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat

Time for a change? by Chris Dillon My mid-life crisis hit me the day before my 40th birthday. It happened outside…

The Great American Road Trip

If you’re thinking of big American vacations, a lot of people like to stay in the states as opposed to…

A Dozen Great Reasons to Visit Waiheke Island

Words and images by Shane Boocock This stunning island, a 40 minute ferry ride from Downtown Auckland, boasts 92sq.kms of…

Walk into Luxury

Australia’s Newest Luxury Walk – Special Pricing, Unparalleled Inclusions and Exclusive Food and Wine Experiences As the name suggests, Walk…

Olveston – an Edwardian Time Capsule

Dunedin’s historic home, Olveston is celebrating being named New Zealand’s Number One Travel Attraction by sticking to its winning formula.…

Aro Ha Wellness Centre, NZ

For those seeking optimal health and wellbeing Aro Ha Wellness Centre promises the ultimate elixir.  The new Wellness Centre set…

Tomewin Mountain, QLD

Located in Australia’s Green Cauldron and the magnificent Gold Coast and Tweed Hinterland region, Tomewin Mountain is 1500ft at its…

Some spa with your wine?

Extending their spa offerings for the 2013 season, Sani Resort in Greece is now offering a selection of new wine…

Three New Attractions – Canada

Montreal’s new window on the Stars Montreal is already a city of stars, but it will be possible to see…

Hillary Trail

  Hiking the Hillary Trail by Shane Boocock The spectacular Hillary Trail is a new edition to the self-guided walking…

Southland

Campervan Ventures by Shane Boocock After three days hiking the Hollyford Track, and another day on a jetboat safari on…

The Queen Charlotte Track

On The Right Track Regarded as one of the classic New Zealand walkways, the Queen Charlotte Track is a long…

Traversing the South Island

  From East to West – Traversing the South Island When you’ve shopped, dined and cultured yourself to the max…

Magical Martinborough

  by Sharon Stephenson It wasn’t so long ago that visiting Martinborough meant not only leaving behind your briefcase, suit…

Barrier Island Bounty

By Penny Gardiner Among the pohutakawa, rata and kauri trees lies an island most New Zealanders have never seen, unless…

WellingtonNZ

  WellingtonNZ – A Capital Idea by Gary Dickson Our nation’s capital is oft maligned and ridiculed for its weather,…

Rotorua

Adventure Capital of the North Island By Gayle Dickson A small town perched on the edge of a lake surrounded…

Paihia Beach Resort and Spa

Paihia Indulgence by Shane Boocock Sunrise was breaking over the horizon and I felt like visiting royalty on opening the…

Warbirds Over Wanaka

  By Penny Gardiner International Airshow 2010 For three days during Easter, Lake Wanaka will become centre-stage for an extravaganza…

Pakiri Point Boutique Lodge

  Luxury Homestay experience & executive retreat Catering and hospitality icon, Rae Ah Chee has, together with business partners and…

Taupo

Even in winter, there’s a certain charm to Taupo; a distinct warmth that you can’t put your finger on. It’s…

Milford Track

  Over the Hills and Far Away By Pam Wade Images by Pam Wade and JB Leedy Fiordland Express’ skipper…

Dart River

  Ready … Jet … Go! What do you get when you combine jet boat action in the Glenorchy region…

Ride Ruapehu

All great rides lead to Ruapehu Discovering the rugged natural beauty and expansive awe-inspiring landscape of the Ruapehu region on…

On Cook’s Trail

  By Jason Burgess Using Captain Cook’s first points of contact as a reference and a Roadcraft BaseJumper OCV (Overland…

Hokitika Wildfoods Festival

  Images courtesy of Dave Kerr and Janna Sherman The Wildfoods Festival is gearing up for its 21st Birthday Party,…

Hillary Trail

  Hiking the Hillary Trail by Shane Boocock The spectacular Hillary Trail is a new edition to the self-guided walking…

Hiking Lake Waikaremoana

The vast untrodden Hiking Lake Waikaremoana, Te Urewera National Park by Shane Boocock With every upward step the straps on…

Takaro Trails

‘Takaro’ is the Maori word for play… and there’s no better way to describe the exciting cycling experience awaiting you…

Tauranga : tourist in my own town

  by Sue Hoffart On horseback at low tide, Little Waihi is a necklace of rustic waterfront baches and homes.…

Hiking the Hollyford

A LOST WILDERNESS By Shane Boocock Images : Hollyford track guided Walk Fiordland sunshine? Down in this neck of the…

Tora Coastal Walk

Ramble On By Jason Burgess It was on one of those rare occasions when my seldom heard-from Alpha-male voice (let’s…

A Capital Adventure

By Sue Hoffart It’s almost midday when we stumble on a bearded bloke clutching the spotted kiwi, ten minutes drive…

Renault Eurodrive Review

  By Kurt Breetvelt There are many advantages that come with having a car to use while travelling, but especially…

Get your motor running – Part 1

by Gayle Dickson A taxi horn blared as I stepped out of the hushed confines of the Observatory Hotel in…

Ballooning – the Red Centre, Australia

  You haven’t ballooned until you’ve ballooned in the Red Centre I wasn’t the least bit stroppy when my alarm…

Fraser Island

  4wd adventure on Fraser Island by Nigel A Pilkington Getting up at 5.45am on any winter morning can be…

Whitsunday Adventures

By Adrienne Costin Suspended from the side of the catamaran by a piece of wire, the clear Whitsundays water rushing…

Harleys – NSW Central Coast

  Where there’s a wheel, there’s a way By Mark Sheehan and Andy Purvis A pair of Sydneyside locals, ‘a…

NORTHERN TERRITORY SHORT BREAKS

Uluru? Kings Canyon? Kakadu? Designed with the independent traveller in mind, APT’s Northern Territory short breaks are the ideal way…

THE ROMANCE OF RAIL – Australia

THE ROMANCE OF RAIL – Australia By Dennis and Rosamund Knill Our itinerary makes it sound blissfully easy, perhaps a…

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