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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, …

The one thing you should always pack? Sunscreen. But everything else is up for debate. We’ve all been guilty of stuffing our bags to the brim with things we don’t need. And some of us never seem to learn our lesson. So to help you out, here’s a quick guide on what to leave out of …

Instagram is easy to use, but a lot harder to master. Here are eight ways to up your holiday-snap game without shelling out on an expensive DSLR. 1. Get inspired Follow other Insta users that inspire you and remember that imitation is the greatest form of flattery. @CanonAustralia, @NikonAustralia and (your fave) @Wotifcom are great …

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 …

Nobody likes babies on planes; it’s just a fact. Every passenger immediately goes rigid when they see a baby heading for the seat next to them – alright, maybe not every passenger. But babies don’t fly alone. They usually bring some sort of entourage that consists of parents, way too much hand luggage, and toys …

There’s more to our pets’ lives than just cuddles on the couch, morning walks, and leftovers. Many pets are also holiday experts – even more than some of us humans. Here are 10 cute, cuddly, fluffy, mischievous, and adventurous pets who know exactly what great holidays are made of. They’ve all been nominated by their …

We’ve all heard of Christmas in July – that uniquely Aussie tradition of having a mini Xmas celebration in the middle of the year to create your own white (or at least cold!) Christmas. But did you know you should book your actual Christmas and summer travel in July too? That’s right. We’ve reviewed more …

A good hire car can make a great trip awesome. It gives you the freedom to go where you want, when you want, without having to worry about tour group schedules or unfamiliar public transport. But what do you need to know before you go? Read on and find out! 1. Is a one-way car …

There’s nothing better than a freebie, especially when you’re on holiday. But how do you know what’s up for grabs and what should be left well alone? Here is our guide to what you can (and can’t) take home from your next hotel stay. The fluffy robe and slippers? Who doesn’t love the fluffy robe …

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 …