New Zealand can feel like an epic, once-in-a-lifetime dream trip. But in fact, it’s the type of place worth returning to repeatedly—and one where even during a single visit, each day is intriguingly different from the last. How, you wonder? Well, your week in New Zealand may go something like this… Monday: Giving it your […]
As I flew into Blenheim from Auckland over the small islands that start the South Island of New Zealand, the lush green countryside began to unfold amongst the crystal clear water, separating the finger-like peninsulas jutting out. Budget had my car ready and off I drove for the 70 mile journey to Kaikoura. It is amazing how […]
Auckland, New Zealand’s biggest and most cosmopolitan city, offers the visitor a modern buzz blended with old world charm.
ANZAC Day is a day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand. It takes place every April 25th. More solemnly, it commemorates the “baptism of fire” both nations suffered in World War I. Hundreds of thousands of Australians and New Zealanders signed up to support British troops and wound up in one of the darkest […]
Jimmy McIntyre, Otahuna Lodge’s star chef, learned early on not to play with his food. A native New Zealander, Chef Jimmy grew up in the kitchen. “My step-father was a chef, so from an early age, I was in the kitchen. But my first job, I wasn’t allowed to cook. I washed dishes. But I […]
Cape Kidnappers Farm offers luxury, boutique accommodations, a world-class 71-par golf course, spa, and panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean. Perfect for honeymooners or a romantic getaway, the lodge is a member of the prestigious Relais & Chateaux network, an exclusive collection of fine hotels and gourmet restaurants.