If there is one palace that tops many a bucket list in the world, it might have to be New Zealand. Specifically, New Zealand’s South Island. Snow-capped mountains rub shoulders with icy glaciers that drop down into bright blue alpine lakes. Combined with every adventure sport imaginable, a growing wine culture and more beautiful landscapes [...]
In honor of “Blog for New Zealand,” which is an effort to get the word out via dozens of travel blogs that New Zealand is open for business after the latest massive earthquake in the Christchurch area, I thought I’d do a post highlighting some of the many great reasons people should put New Zealand [...]
Quick post note — I think the last picture is the best, but had to put it down there so that the side bar didn’t interfere. Hope you make it down to it. North of Auckland, New Zealand is an area of the country that does not get enough credit as a great tourist destination. [...]
On the west side of the South Island of New Zealand are two glaciers (20 kms to the north lays Fox Glacier) that are unique in the world, in that they descend from the Southern Alps right down to almost sea level, and peter out in lush, warm, temperate rainforest at that level.
One of the incredibly fun events I was able to stumble across on my trip was the Wellington Sevens Rugby Tournament. It is an international tournament of seven-man rugby teams. The great thing, aside from the action, is that almost all the fans show up in full costume. Incredible party weekend. My blogs about it [...]