Sun, 23 Oct 2016 19:00:00 +0100My ex-husband, his partner and I were travelling to California to attend my adult son's PhD graduation. As they were not confident travellers, I was to be the driver of the rental car.I had, years ago, obtained a green card as I...
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 04:00:00 +0100Banter filled the Purple Heather in Kenmare, County Kerry. The bar on the town's attractive high street had been recommended by our hotel doorman as the ideal place to wind down after a hike on the nearby Beara Peninsula.I ordered...
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 02:00:00 +0100It's not summer but a squally spring weekend in the middle of the school holidays when we join the slow roll of Friday traffic heading south. Yet as we weave through the darkening landscape of well-watered Waikato fields, a long-forgotten...
http://media.apn.co.nz/webcontent/image/jpg/201644/WaitomoGlowwormCaves1516NZGlowwormGlowLongView_70x70.jpg?media_subtype_id=16|caption=Glow worms adorn the ceiling of Waitomo Cave and are reflected in the water below. Photo / Waitomo Glowworm Caves
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 01:00:00 +0100I recently attempted to organise a stag trip to Las Vegas and fell a humiliating two men short to make the group discount Vegas package work. I was bombarded with the usual (and valid) excuses from friends around cost, time off, etc...
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 01:00:00 +0100Four little words set Brenda's teeth on edge. They're the bane of her life, and it's her mission to delete them from the world's memory; or at least to break their instant association with Scotland. "What do you think of first, when...
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 23:00:00 +0100Mooloolaba Surf Club There's no better place to start a Sunshine Coast holiday than with lunch at Mooloolaba Surf Club's Boathouse Restaurant. There's been a club on this site since 1822 and its place in the community has grown...
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 22:00:00 +0100We're used to seeing French-born, Australian-based chef Manu Feildel on our screens as one half of the cool, calm, critical judging duo on My Kitchen Rules .But this week we'll see him in a different light - travelling the world...
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 18:00:00 +0100HIT Allowing ourselves to operate by only booking a flight to Malaga and a rental car, then proceeding to operate with swagger and devil-may-care. Luckily, with the current and ever-growing technological climate, we were able to...
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 04:30:26 +0100Trekking. It's a word that conjures up images of mountain passes and yaks and backpacks the size of a primary-school age child. But what it actually means is walking, right? So I can honestly say that I have been trekking in Nepal....
http://media.apn.co.nz/webcontent/image/jpg/201643/SCCZEN_121016SPLnepal6_70x70.jpg?media_subtype_id=16|caption=Markets on the streets leading to a temple in Kathmandu, Nepal. Photo / Crooked Compass
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 04:28:38 +0100Think of it as the airborne cousin to the self-driving car: a robot in the cockpit to help human pilots fly passengers and cargo - and eventually even replace them.The government and industry are collaborating on a program that...
http://media.apn.co.nz/webcontent/image/jpg/201643/SCCZEN_AP161018183303_70x70.jpg?media_subtype_id=16|caption=Dan Patt of Aurora Flight Sciences stands next to the firms Aircrew Labor In-Cockpit Automantion System. Photo / AP
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 04:26:51 +0100From a bout of the bends to a ghastly spell of gastro, there's no telling where or when you may require medical aid on your travels.Unfortunately, there's one thing you can be certain of - it's likely to cost you a bundle, particularly...
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 04:21:26 +0100Getting there: A three-hour flight from Auckland, followed by an easy 20-minute ride from the downbeat Port Vila airport and a painless check-in at at a rather more painful 1am. Who's staying? Antipodeans with a few Europeans...
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 02:53:35 +01001 Have brunch at Jam cafe Brunch at Jam , one of the most popular new cafes in Vancouver, is an experience to rival the best of what New Zealand and Australia have to offer - but make sure you get there early. We were there just...
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 22:30:00 +0100The plane: Airbus A330-200. Purchased in the past 18 months, the interior was nice and neat while traditional Fijian designs marked the livery. Class: Business. For an overnight flight, the fully reclining seats certainly came...
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 22:06:10 +0100At the local post office in the Hawaiian town of Hilo, parcels filled with rocks are piling up thick and fast in the mail room.The parcels have been mailed by former tourists in Hawaii, who illegally souvenired rocks, sand, shells...
http://media.apn.co.nz/webcontent/image/jpg/201643/1200px-Looking_south_down_over_Papakolea_Beach_70x70.jpg?media_subtype_id=16|caption=Thousands of tourists have souvenired rocks and sand from Hawaii and many have come to deeply regret it. Photo / Wikimedia Commons
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 21:55:59 +0100A southern California mother is outraged after she recently received a shocking email from popular travel site Expedia.com.Cara Viramontes went to check the itinerary of a trip she booked on Expedia's website and she logged in last...
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 18:00:00 +0100"Train as a Genghis Khan warrior at the warrior training school in Mongolia."An advertisement in a travel magazine got me thinking about all the courses and unusual activity breaks I have been on. And all the things I have learned...
http://media.apn.co.nz/webcontent/image/jpg/201643/SCCZEN_111016NZHSPLWORF_70x70.jpg?media_subtype_id=16|caption=After two days - and medication - Kevin Pilley is proficient in holiday phrasebook Klingon.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:58:21 +0100Two out of three ain't bad.That's what Kiwis can expect from their Labour weekend weather, two good days and one average day, WeatherWatch head analyst Philip Duncan says.A high is sandwiched between two bouts of inclement weather,...
http://media.apn.co.nz/webcontent/image/jpg/201643/SCCZEN_A_HBT141832-13_70x70.jpg?media_subtype_id=16|caption=The weather is expected to be dry across most of the country over Labour weekend. Photo/Glenn Taylor
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 06:00:00 +0100Enclosed by French doors yet built upon Italian Renaissance architecture, the unique space which sits atop of The Hay-Adams Hotel paints the American capital with a different brush - a brush dipped in prestige, dabbed in history...
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 05:00:00 +0100Anaheim is synomous with Disney, but venturing a little bit further from the Magic Kingdom can lead to some pleasant surprises.Here are a few spots to check out when you've tired of Mickey and the gang. ANGELS STADIUM It's...
http://media.apn.co.nz/webcontent/image/jpg/201643/36397562_l_70x70.jpg?media_subtype_id=16|caption=Taking in a baseball game at Angel stadium is a 'must-do', writes Chris Lynch. Photo / 123RF
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