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What happened when a luxury cruise went wrong

April 4, 2017
Luxury cruise in Europe. Bernadette ClohesyEscape ON THE fourth day of our luxury small ship cruise from Venice to Istanbul, our very new ship ran into the pier while docking in Split in Croatia. We (my husband and I) only...
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D’Urville Island: Isolated beauty

March 31, 2017
Amelia Nurse explains the joys of local eco tourism on a trip to D’Urville Island. D’Urville Island. When I look out from my window on the Kapiti Coast, I see the silhouette of D’Urville Island across Cook Strait – often...
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Napier: Family fun in the bay

March 24, 2017
Napier has plenty to amuse and entertain young and old, writes Donna McIntyre. A Celeste Byers sea wall mural, Napier. Photo / Tre Packard Napier does family holidays well. The flat terrain by the waterfront means that despite lots of...
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Top 15 things you need to see in New Zealand with NZDCR

March 10, 2017
Radoslav Cajkovic Radoslav and Barbara Cajkovic at Cape Reinga. Originally from Slovakia, Barbara and Radoslav Cajkovic lived in New Zealand for three years before travelling across the US. Here, they share a blog post about their favourite places in NZ. New Zealand is the...
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Holiday cliche experiences: 10 lame things every holiday should include

March 1, 2017
 Colourful cocktails on the beach are so cliche but who cares when you’re on your holliers?                                                ...
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What will surprise about New Plymouth: a scenic, gastronomic and artistic haven

February 21, 2017
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Which area has the keenest beach-goers?

February 10, 2017
Which area has the keenest beach-goers? Wharariki Beach, west of Cape Farewell in the South Island. Nelson, Tasman and Marlborough locals count themselves as the most beach-going people in New Zealand, according to a survey. Photo / 123RF A new...
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WHAT TO PACK FOR A TRIP TO NEW ZEALAND

January 23, 2017
New Zealand. The Land of the Long White Cloud. A country filled with literally every kind of landscape and climate you can think of — there are beaches in the north, snow-capped mountains in the south, glaciers descending into temperate...
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Northern Explorer: Train takes the strain

December 16, 2016
Queues? What queues? Lorna Subritzky goes by rail to enjoy Tongariro National Park and salutes traffic jams as she passes through. Spectacular scenery can be enjoyed from the Northern Explorer. I love road trips — who doesn’t? A chance to...

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