Travel Journals

Arctic adventure and the ever-elusive Aurora by Monica Reid

Last summer I escaped soaring temperatures and heavy humidity in favour of snow-clad architecture, wintry landscapes and the charming markets of a European Christmas.  Coupled with my long-held ambition to witness the Aurora Borealis, I flew to Tromsø, prime launch pad for a Northern Lights chase, all-round winter playground and… Read the rest

4 Days in Buenos Aires by Linda Weiss

Buenos Aires is a fantastic City in which to spend a few days. The cosmopolitan capital of Argentina is rich in history and culture, displays an eclectic mix of Architectural Styles and is home to several iconic neighbourhoods just waiting to be explored. With Air New Zealand now operating direct… Read the rest

Self-Driving the Peloponnese – a very Greek holiday

The Peloponnese has so many reasons to visit it. As a family we decided it ticked all the boxes and more: History, extraordinary history, the area is filled with famous places that conjure up familiar stories. Beaches, unspoilt and quiet, snorkelling over ancient cities, turtles, swimming around shipwrecks – endless… Read the rest

Exploring Portland and the Oregon Coast by Ian Collier

The Pacific Northwest is very ‘hot’ for Kiwi travellers at the moment. In 2016, I’d enjoyed visiting Vancouver and the Canadian Rockies, Alaska’s inside passage and the Californian coast. As we now have many clients keen to self-drive this region, my partner and I decided to return in August 2017… Read the rest

My family holiday with P&O Cruises by Discover Travel

Looking for a new winter escape option for the July school holidays my family decided on a Pacific Island cruise.  Options for cruising the South Pacific at this time of year are limited, P&O have capitalised on this offering a variety of cruise options around Fiji, Vanuatu, and New Caledonia.  … Read the rest

Hiking Whistler-Blackcomb in summer by Ian Collier

Whistler is best known as a world class ski resort in the winter months, and the impressive infrastructure they put in place ahead of hosting the 2010 Winter Olympics certainly reflects this. I was fortunate to visit Whistler in September 2017, during the summer months, when it is transformed into… Read the rest