North, South, above, and below in New Zealand

Franz Josef Glacier

New Zealand is the new “in” place to go; it seems like everyone either has been or is going. So, I thought it might be a good idea to escape there to avoid Vancouver’s traditional dreary rainy October weather. My G Adventures New Zealand tour, New Zealand in Style, covers both the North and South Islands in […]

Travel to New Zealand, Get 3 Free Nights in Tahiti

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Tourism New Zealand has teamed up with Air Tahiti Nui to offer travelers two countries for the price of one. When booking airfare to New Zealand on Air Tahiti Nui, guests can choose from one of two special booking bonuses, a FREE 3-night stay in Tahiti or a 7-day FREE car rental in New Zealand from $1,298 […]

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Premieres in Wellington

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Live from Middle Earth The excitement starts miles away as passengers on Air New Zealand flights are welcomed on board a flight, not to Wellington but to the “Middle of Middle Earth”.  The safety video too is an unexpected briefing and comes with a message from Gandalf. At Wellington Airport’s main terminal a 40 feet […]

Top 10 Aussie Eco Adventures

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Remember when eco-travel meant cold showers, scratchy towels and compost toilets. Luckily, such cruel sacrifices are a thing of the past – and one country, Australia, is leading the charge in eco-luxury travel. If you are heading Down Under, check out these eco-luxury hotels and resorts – where you can be pampered while leaving only […]

Tahiti and New Zealand on Air Tahiti Nui for $1,298

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Here’s a great promotion to visit two beautiful islands, Tahiti and New Zealand.  Air Tahiti Nui is offering 3 nights free hotel stopover on the island of Tahiti or upgrade to the island of Moorea when flying from Los Angeles to New Zealand. See below for details and Air Tahiti Nui’s website. 1.        Lowest airfare […]

South Pacific Food & Wine Festival 2012

Dinner time at Castaway Island

Here’s a trick question: Where do you end up when you leave Los Angeles, fly 11 hours, 5500 miles and skip ahead 19 hours? Answer:  The South Pacific Food & Wine Festival on Denarau Island, Fiji. And it’s well worth the lengthy journey! Getting There We flew Air Pacific’s 747 from LAX on Sunday night […]

Air New Zealand’s In-Flight Putting Challenge

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By Trishna Patel Have you ever been on a flight, looked at the passenger to your right or left and thought, “Wish I could putt some balls with this guy?” Well, now you can. It’s not what you think. So before inappropriate minds start to wander, let me explain. I’m referring to Air New Zealand’s […]

Air New Zealand Increases Capacity on North America to Auckland Routes

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Air New Zealand is increasing its capacity between Auckland and North American destinations, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Vancouver. The move comes in response to Qantas’s recent announcement that they would withdraw from the Los Angeles to Auckland route, effective May 6, 2012. The airline will move from twelve to fourteen return services per week […]