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Articles covering all your travel, cruising, motor homing, local & domestic, international whether group travel, sports travel or leisure travel.

A South Island Journey

When an irresistible air fare came up on Grabaseat for $39 each way from Auckland to Christchurch plus $10.00 per bag we booked on the spur of the moment. We'd be able to catch the first weeks of spring in the South!

Jill Malcolm – Hitting the Wall

The Great Wall of China was not named lightly. I had heard about it, read about it, been told that I could spot it from the moon (if ever I went there) and was still astounded when I actually saw it - well part of it - a very small part.

Jill Malcolm – Welsh Folly

In any map of northern Wales, a pinpoint between the slate-mining centre of Ffestinoig and the seaside town of Porthmadog marks the position of a village, which despite its location, is decidedly out of place.

The world is Your Oyster

There are places in the world whose name carries meaning well beyond mere geography. A thousand kilometres off the west coast of Ecuador lie the islands of the Galapagos Archipelago - 24 specks of geology straddling the equator that have become, not only

Fast Train from Shanghai to Beijing

After I got back from China people kept asking, 'So how was it on the train?' I went by rail from Shanghai to Beijing. One of the world's fastest, the train rips along at around 300kph though is capable of even more.