Yes, the ‘U S of A’ is officially back on the travelling radar of Kiwis, it’s ‘cool’ again to head Stateside (was it really anything but?) and grab a slice of Uncle Sam. We’ve noticed a lot more clients are stopping in San Francisco (go Team New Zealand!) and New… Read the rest
Hawaii is certainly very ‘hot’ for Kiwi travellers now – since the introduction of Hawaiian Airlines flights from Auckland in 2013 we have very competitive airfares with two carriers and it’s now become a destination in it’s own right and not just a stopover on the way to or from… Read the rest
The USA is back! Thanks to a great exchange rate and even more flight options Kiwi’s are heading back to exploring the States. Alaska remains a top bucket list item for many Kiwis with Cruising the Inside Passage top of the list. Choose from big and small ships, both will… Read the rest
Alaska is truly the last great wilderness. It is vast, has very few roads and just about everyone has their own floatplane! The key highlights for Kiwis are:
Cruise the Inside Passage – truly spectacular scenery with huge glaciers, still fjords, steep waterfalls and outstanding marine life and if you… Read the rest
BIG SHIP OR SMALL SHIP CRUISE?
The traditional ‘big’ cruise ships like Holland America, Princess etc cruise from Vancouver to Seward or round trip back to Vancouver and some include sightseeing of Glacier Bay National Park or perhaps Hubbard Glacier and typically stop at a mix of towns including Juneau,… Read the rest
The tour operator I travelled with, Grand American Adventures, describes this part of America:
‘With its desert lands and wide stretching prairies, you can lose yourself in the immensity of Southwest America. Anyone wishing for endless blue skies with the occasional little fluffy cloud will be in their absolute element.… Read the rest
This city has been on my to do list for years now and even with great expectations it still blew me away and I really didn’t want to leave!
Quite easily the friendliest American city I have ever been to with a very laidback and relaxed vibe, fantastic food options… Read the rest
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
American Airlines to fly direct from Christchurch to the USA from Oct 2020
We’re excited to hear the news that American Airlines is set to launch the only nonstop service from Christchurch to Los Angeles from 25 October 2020 to 26 March 2021.
These routes are a direct result of… Read the rest
We’re really excited by Air New Zealand’s announcement that from October 2020 they are launching a year round, non-stop 3 x weekly service between Auckland and New York (Newark) operated by a 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft. At a flight time of 15hr 40m northbound and 17hr 40m southbound, the… Read the rest