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CRUISING THROUGH BURGUNDY

CRUISING THROUGH BURGUNDY
David Powell spent a week on the luxury hotel barge L’Impressionniste cruising through Burgundy. The Burgundy canal is one of the most attractive canals in France, winding its way through the heart of renowned vineyards, medieval towns, elegant chateaux, magnificent cathedrals, picturesque villages and wonderful local markets.

By David Powell - Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - Full Story

New Short Walks and Day Hikes in New Zealand

New Short Walks and Day Hikes in New Zealand
Cape Foulwind Walkway
Get your hiking shoes on. New Zealand’s profile as a walking and hiking destination has been amplified with two new networks of walking tracks known as short walks and day hikes. Alongside New Zealand’s highly popular Great Walks network of nine multi-day trails (soon to become 10), these 14 short walks and 5 day hikes provide a great new (and complementary) offering for walkers looking for shorter, more manageable experiences.

By Travel New Zealand - Friday, November 10, 2017 - Full Story

Black Friday and Cyber Monday Travel Deals

Grand Lucayan--Grand Bahama Island

With the holidays quickly approaching, readers don’t need to conquer the crowds to treat themselves with the season’s hottest deals—these 15 properties, from Mexico and China to Florida, Texas and West Virginia, invite travellers to celebrate Black Friday and Cyber Monday with exclusive offers, creating up to 50 percent savings.

By News on the Net - Saturday, November 4, 2017 - Full Story

A New Zealand Tree Goes Viral

Lake Wanaka, New Zealand
A lone tree that grew from a fence post in the South Island of New Zealand has become an unlikely and incredibly popular social media sensation. The straggly crack willow tree on the shores of Lake Wanaka is thought to be at least 80 years old. Recently, this tree has stepped into a global spotlight and become a social media star – with some staying power. Known as #thatwanakatree, it is attracting both professional and amateur photographers from around the world, looking for that perfect shot of the tree – that often looks like it is growing right out of the lake.

By Travel New Zealand - Thursday, November 2, 2017 - Full Story

Sidmouth, Devon

Sidmouth, Devon
On a trip to Sidmouth it becomes apparent that there is a huge amount of bed and breakfast accommodation available.

We experience two quite different offerings at Travelodge, Sampford Peverell Service Area, Sampford Peverell, M5 (Junction 27), near Tiverton and at The Barn and Pinn Cottage, near Sidmouth.

By Tim Saunders - Thursday, November 2, 2017 - Full Story

Thomas Edison and Henry Ford’s Estates in Fort Myers, Florida (Part II)

Thomas Edison and Henry Ford’s Estates in Fort MyersThomas Edison and Henry Ford met in 1896 at a convention when Ford was working as chief engineer at the Detroit Edison Illuminating Company. “Sixteen years later the two men would meet again to discuss using Edison’s storage battery for the Model T.”

By Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh - Monday, October 30, 2017 - Full Story

Top Immersive Wine Experiences in New Zealand

The Brancott Estate Heritage Centre overlooking Brancott Vineyard -- Photo: John Doogan

What do oysters, bicycles, helicopters and foraging for local ingredients have to do with wine? So much! While visitors and locals alike can expect great wine in New Zealand, the new, experiential offerings below – which range from luxury to affordable – provide an exceptional opportunity for wine lovers, of all budgets.

By Travel New Zealand - Monday, October 30, 2017 - Full Story

Bryce Dallas Howard’s Top Five Essential New Zealand Pleasures

Bryce Dallas Howard’s Top Five Essential New Zealand Pleasures-- Queenstown Ridge
My early memories of New Zealand from when I was quite little are of a magical, kind-of mystical place. I’ve been so fortunate to return, thanks to my career, and every time I come back, the more I discover and my love for this place just grows deeper.

By Travel New Zealand -- Bryce Dallas Howard- Sunday, October 29, 2017 - Full Story

Bahama Beach Holiday at Lighthouse Pointe at Grand Lucayan

Bahama Beach Holiday at Lighthouse Pointe at Grand Lucayan
With the holidays quickly approaching, and paychecks quickly disappearing, wanted to share Lighthouse Pointe at Grand Lucayan’s “Bahama Beach Holiday” offer – created to make giving the gift of travel easy and affordable. With savings up to 35 percent, one might just be tempted to “gift a getaway” to themselves, as well as someone else.

By News on the Net - Thursday, October 19, 2017 - Full Story

The 4 Barrels Walking Wine Trail

In Central Otago, New Zealand’s pinot noir heartland, you can stroll through several exceptional vineyards on a new walking wine tour: The 4 Barrels Walking Wine Trail. The self-paced, independent tour takes those interested in learning more about the wines of the region to visit four premium wine-tasting rooms. The 8-kilometre loop trail includes Misha’s Vineyard, Aurum Wines, Scott Base and Wooing Tree Vineyard, as well as captures some wonderful scenery through orchards and around Lake Dunstan.

By Travel New Zealand - Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - Full Story

New Waterfall Climb in New Zealand

Wildwire Wanaka’s Lord of the Rungs experience needs to be seen to be believed. It adds a new high to New Zealand’s adventure tourism experiences.

Wild, wet and 450 metres high – Wildwire Wanaka’s Lord of the Rungs is the world’s highest via ferrata waterfall climb and New Zealand’s newest adventure thrill. It opened in September.

By Travel New Zealand - Thursday, October 5, 2017 - Full Story

Magnificent and a memorable family holiday awaits you at Tehidy

Tehidy is a small village in Cornwall, near Portreath, St Ives and the coast. It is a magnificent part of the world and a memorable family holiday awaits you at Tehidy Holiday Park.

By Tim Saunders - Monday, October 2, 2017 - Full Story

Experiential Travel: Artisanal Escape at Mahekal Beach Resort

As you may know, the Frida Kahlo Museum recently opened its second location in the world on Playa del Carmen’s bustling Fifth Avenue. To celebrate, Mahekal Beach Resort crafted an experiential “Artisanal Escape” for culturally-minded travelers looking to awaken their creative spirit - available now and starting at $460/night.

By News on the Net - Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - Full Story

Celebs Love to Dine in New Zealand

With fresh, farm-to-table produce, innovative chefs and some stunning restaurant settings, it’s no surprise that international celebrities love dining in New Zealand. From pop star Taylor Swift to action man Jason Statham, check out the favourite foodie haunts of visiting celebrities.

By Travel New Zealand - Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - Full Story

“Slide Through Summer” escape.

With summer officially upon us, we wanted to reach out to share this amazing staycation as the world’s largest Marriott - Orlando World Center Marriott - invites friends and families to stop squandering vacation days and live it up with a “Slide Through Summer” escape.

By News on the Net - Thursday, July 27, 2017 - Full Story

Attractions of Snowdonia: An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

If you are planning a visit to the UK then Snowdonia in North Wales should be on your radar!

I recently visited Snowdonia to experience some of the many attractions this amazing area has to offer.

By David Powell - Thursday, July 20, 2017 - Full Story

Bryce Dallas Howard’s Advice for experiencing New Zealand like a local

It’s the warm, laidback nature of Kiwis – above everything else - that made me fall in love with this beautiful place. If you want to truly experience New Zealand, you’ve got to put yourself in their shoes and embrace the Kiwi lifestyle.

Start with a good coffee
Coffee isn’t just a morning pick-me-up in New Zealand; it’s a way of life. Wellington is New Zealand’s coffee capital and my personal coffee heaven.

By Travel New Zealand - Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - Full Story

National Hammock Day and Mahekal Beach Resort

July 22 is National Hammock Day and Mahekal Beach Resort is celebrating all month long! To slow things down a bit and keep with the spirit of “hammocking,” Mahekal is offering a “Swing in the Sun” escape - starting at $200/night and providing travelers with 30% savings along with breakfast and lunch or dinner daily, a round of signature cocktails per person/per day, $150 bonus credit for 6+ nights, early check-in and late checkout.

By News on the Net - Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - Full Story

Wonderful and Wacky Ice Cream Flavours from New Zealand

As summer is upon us and with National Ice Cream Day fast approaching on July 16, the young at heart love to beat the heat by eating ice cream. For those with a fascination for unique ice cream flavours, there is no place in the world like Auckland’s Giapo.

By Travel New Zealand - Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - Full Story

Travelling to Hell and Back

“It’s not a place where travellers first think of staying,” smiles Shige Takezoe, who with his wife Diana, owns Hell Barn Cottages in North Chideock.

By Tim Saunders - Tuesday, July 4, 2017 - Full Story