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Bali? Why would I go to Bali? Sure, it’s gorgeous, with amazing beaches, markets, and cultural experiences. But with all the partying, binge drinking and spot-you-from-a-mile-away Aussies, I could just go to the Gold Coast, right? These were just a few of the thoughts I had when my partner suggested that he and I go …

OK, disclosure time. I’ll admit it – I’m not a true-blue Wellingtonian. But for the last six years, I’ve spent a week in Wellington every month, and I now fondly consider it my second home. And I agree with the locals, who’ll take any opportunity to tell you that you can’t beat Wellington on a good …

If you’ve got an overseas trip coming up, the list of things you need to do before you set off can feel as long as your arm. But it doesn’t have to be! Save yourself some time and stress by prioritising these eight must-dos. 1. Check SafeTravel.govt.nz SafeTravel.govt.nz is the New Zealand Government’s official travel …

If you’ve got an overseas trip coming up, the list of things you need to do before you set off can feel as long as your arm. But it doesn’t have to be! Save yourself some time and stress by prioritising these eight must-dos. 1. Check SmartTraveller.gov.au SmartTraveller.gov.au is the Australian Government’s official travel advice …

When European settlers founded Christchurch in 1850, they built their new city to English ideals. To be a Mini England, with very English-sounding street names and very English-looking buildings. But that all changed in February 2011, when a Mw 6.2 earthquake irreparably damaged much of Christchurch. Today, Christchurch is reborn with cutting-edge architecture, amazing cafés, …

Oh, Auckland. You gorgeous ol’ harbour city, you. Between admiring the Sky Tower’s views and taking a daytrip out to Waiheke Island, there are plenty of things to do in this North Island city. But what about the things only the locals know about? We checked in with our well-travelled Facebook community to find out …

What’s better than a delicious hotel breakfast? A FREE delicious hotel breakfast. We know you love them, so we’ve rounded up 11 of the best from all over NZ. They’re available for a limited time only, and some conditions and travel date restrictions may apply. Check them out! AUCKLAND BEST WESTERN NEWMARKET INN SUITES Deal: One …

Defining a ‘local’ in Queenstown is a conversation in itself. I have lived and breathed the beauty that is Queentown for 12+ years, but I still wouldn’t claim the title of a true local. They are few and far between these days, with the town growing every year. I can, however, share some of my …

There’s no denying us Aussies have a love affair with New York. And with good reason. From the culture and famous landmarks to the amazing restaurants and shopping, they don’t call it the city that never sleeps for nothing 😉 Here, in no particular order, are 21 tips to help make your next NYC trip …

Winter is just around the corner and you know what that means… Yep, it’s time to plan your winter getaway! No doubt thanks to the introduction of many new and improved flight routes in the last year, more and more Aussies are treating themselves to a mid-year break – and not always where you’d think. …