A Cool Gig working on a Movie in the Nick of Time By Mike Markoff My 36-hour ‘island-hop’ from the Caribbean to New Zealand left me unspeakably jet-lagged, culture-shocked, and intimidated. A far cry from the fantasy-land I envisioned (that’s what you get for trusting hobbits), my hostel in downtown Auckland was sandwiched between to […]
Western Australia: How to Visit Broome and Not Get Eaten, Poisoned, or Killed By Justyna Surowiec Broome in Western Australia is one of the roads less traveled. Its uncharted red rock deserts, breathtaking white sands, and turquoise waters, laced with stories of Dreamtime from Aboriginals, will have you feeling less like a tourist and more […]
All Over New Zealand on The Backpacker Bus By Connie Maria Westergaard I do not have to travel anymore. I believe I have seen the whole world in one country. Every imaginable landscape, from glaciers and snowcapped mountains to wastelands, lakes, fiords, waterfalls, sounds, rainforests, beech forests, and rolling green hills, is found in New […]
By Max Hartshorne The Fuzzy Antlers of Caged Deer at Walter Peak Farm We boarded the TSS Earnslaw, a vintage steamship built in the early 1900s, for a journey across sparkling Lake Wakatipu this morning, in the company of about 40 mostly German visitors. Despite the tendency for Germans to speak better English than Americans, […]
By Max Hartshorne Trust the Chef: Daniel Monopoli Keeps It Simple Simple food appeals to this young chef, who’s made a name in just a few months by opening the Boat Shed Cafe on the waterfront in Nelson. We sat with Daniel on his night off, as the restaurant revved up for another busy shift. […]
Back to Page One New Zealand For Kids- (continued) by Lauryn Axelrod, Wings over Taupo From Rotorua, we headed to Taupo, a tourist resort built on the shores of a giant volcanic crater lake. The primary reason for going to Taupo was to go Tandem Skydiving, something Josh had always wanted to do. In addition […]
Kent St. John visits Papua New Guinea where he finds great diving and snorkeling, hot volcanic rivers, cozy bungalows and a paradise of biological diversity.
By Max Hartshorne Selections from his blog Readuponit We are off to Auckland and then Wellington, New Zealand. It has been a day of packing and trying to remember everything, and accepting that things won’t get done but will upon our return. One of the things on the itinerary that excited me the most was […]
Bonnie Way visits Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park in Australia, where she goes hiking and kayaking and has a visit with a kookaburra.
By YD Bar-Ness Go to Tasmania. Meet me there. You’ll find it is the place you were dreaming about. You might have to refresh your memory with a glance–it’s the island hanging off the corner of Australia. It has the wildness you’ve been longing for, with the landscapes and coastlines you were always looking for […]
Newtown: Sydney’s Trendy Heart By Kathleen Broadhurst While Melbourne may hold the unofficial title of Australia’s capital of culture, beautiful Sydney with its sunny weather and sweeping harbor can boast of a few trendy and eclectic cultural spots of its own. Most people who come to Sydney see the sights of the Opera House, Harbor, […]