Queenstown – Looking North and West from Gondola Two years ago when we were here, I put on over 1,400 kilometers on the wrong side. I don’t recall it being such a struggle. Every instinct in my body seems to be fighting it this time. Maybe it is fatigue, although I feel OK? Maybe its just Read full post »
Queenstown New Zealand I’m really falling for this place. The views are incredible. It is large enough to draw some events and shows. The food is multi national, and the people of New Zealand, locals and those on holiday, could not be more friendly and engaging. I would venture to say at this moment it Read full post »
We asked 17 pilots from across the country to give us straight answers about maddening safety rules, inexplicable delays, the air and attitudes up there—and what really happens behind the cockpit door. What they told us will change the way you fly. What You Don’t Want to Know “I’m constantly under pressure to carry less fuel Read full post »
Photo: Lake Wakatipu Yapta Integrates Airfare Tracking With the TripIt Itinerary Platform SEATTLE, WA–(Marketwire – January 6, 2010) – Yapta.com, the airfare tracking service, and TripIt, the trip management company, today announced a partnership to help travelers build airfare price assurance into their travel plans. Now travelers forwarding their flight confirmation emails to email@example.com can Read full post »
Photo: Typical New Zealand Forest View This little village consists of three blocks of one-story shops made for both locals and tourists (heavy focused on the tourists) and is the starting point for the Fjiordland National park. The village sits on the shores of Lake Te Anau which is 66 kilomters long and surrounded on Read full post »
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Photo: Kea the New Zealand Alpine Parrot As of January 5, 2010 New Zealand time, no fish for me! We froze last night at the mouth of the Upek with the north wind blowing across Lake Te Anua and today I spent several hours on the Upper Waiuka Read full post »
Here is my number #1 travel tip for 2010. Go to Milford Sound! See the Swiss Alps, Glaciers in Alaska, Fjords of Norway, Iguazzu Falls, NaPali Coast of Kauai, and then go to Milford Sound. We will have photos for you tomorrow and have enough for months to come. You are absolutely surrounded by awe. Read full post »
We sold it all and have moved into our New Zealand home on the road. Actually, this is not an uncommon site here as this generation’s hippies have found there new Mecca. We have guessed the average age of Queenstown residents to be upper twenties as they explore the adventures of the wild. Bungy jumping, Read full post »
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