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

USA, Alaska and Hawaii

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

Cruise Alaska’s Inside Passage by Discover Travel

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

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

Air NZ to add New York and axe London from Oct 2020

New York 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