Maybe it’s the miles and miles of sandy beaches fading into warm, turquoise ocean. Maybe it’s the culture and the adventure – luaus, surfing, hiking. Or maybe it’s the world-class shopping, dining, and entertainment. Whatever it is, everyone has their own reason for why they love – or would love to visit – Hawaii. Each year, millions of visitors from all over the world flock to the sunny American state to get away from it all. New Zealanders now have better access to Hawaii than ever before, with direct flights from Auckland to Honolulu on Air New Zealand and Hawaiian Airlines. In case you needRead More →

People go on vacations to relax and unwind. Whether it’s the beach, a mountain, a forest, or even a zoo, there’s lots of danger out there.Hua Shan Plank Path Walk is located on Mount Huan, in the Shaanxi province of China.Kamchatka located in Russia is a place known as the Valley of Geysers.Pattaya Elephant Kingdom,Madidi National Park,Kokoda Trail.The Kokoda Trail is said to be one of the most dangerous rainforest hikes you could take.Read More →

Since the first Princess ship set sail in 1965, Princess Cruises has been one of the most trusted and recognizable names in the cruise industry. Remember The Love Boat? The classic 70s TV show about love and laughs at sea was set aboard none other than the Pacific Princess. Today, Princess runs a fleet of 17 vessels that host around 1.7 million passengers a year. But this impressive history is only part of the reason we love this iconic cruise line. Regal Princess is the newest addition to the Princess fleet After a recent journey aboard the brand new Regal Princess, we discovered seven fantasticRead More →

I’m not a massive Jazz fan by any stretch. My Dad always played a lot of jazz records at home growing up so I know my Satchmo from my Duke Ellington. But to be honest, it wasn’t the music that drew me to New Orleans for their annual Jazz & Heritage Festival in May – it was the food! I’d always heard so much about Nawlins cuisine that apparently ‘I just had to try’, so on a recent travel whim I decided to divert from California (following the hedonistic Coachella Music Festival) and headed south-east to the colourful state of Louisiana. Po Boys, Gumbo, CrawfishRead More →

While it can be nice to get ‘lost in the moment’ when traveling, sometimes it’s not so nice to be just plain ‘lost’ – particularly when it comes to shopping, food and directions. Fortunately we live in an age where there is virtually an application (or app) to help you through every possible little drama life can throw at you. Here’s a quick list of five essential travel apps you can download to your phone before you take off on your next adventure. This list is by no means definitive, but it’s a good start for anyone who’s never really used apps for traveling before.Read More →

With over 50 museums, art galleries, the opera, orchestras and the Schauspielhaus theatre, Zurich is the largest of Swiss cities and proof that Switzerland is not just about bankers and clocks. It pitches itself as “Downtown Switzerland” a banking and cultural hybrid, the wealthiest city in all of Europe but also the birthplace of the Dada art movement. Zurich can trace its origins back to the 15 BC, with the founding of the Roman customs post of Turicum. By the 10th century AD, the settlement acquired city status. Most of the its attractions can be seen in the compact Old Town, spanning the River Limmat,Read More →