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New Zealand Luxury Lodges allow guests to set their own price

CITY, Deals, EARTH, Inspiration, Lifestyle, Regions, STAY, Travel
Auckland, New Zealand, Image credit: Shutterstock/Winston Tan

Oh to live in the land of the long white cloud and to holiday in the world’s most divine lodges at the price one names. It sounds like a fantasy but what would one expect in the land that brought to life the Lord of the Rings.

New Zealand is home to some of the world’s most exclusive lodges and according to a recent article in Stuff.co.nz both Quail Lodge in Auckland’s Drury and Pen-y-bryn in Oamaru have this incredible offer.

Pinot and Pedal in Tasmania

EARTH, Inspiration, Lifestyle, Regions, Travel

Cycling popularity is growing even further with the need to social distance. Australians are ready to get off our couches and start shifting the ISO kilos. Tasmania spruiks that they take their riding seriously with purpose built tracks through landscapes offering sky to sea, rainforest to beach and granite to dirt with 300 kilometres of track across the island for all skill levels.

Entire towns are dedicating their tourism to serve riders with eateries and accommodations popping up along the trails.  Below is a handful of Tassie cycling experiences.

Cycling in Tasmania, Image courtesy of Tourism Tasmania

12 Beautiful Seaside Towns in the Caribbean

Inspiration, Regions, SEA, Swim

It’s impossible to resist the siren call of the Caribbean (and let’s be honest, who would try?). Soak up the sun lying on the soft island beaches, explore the underwater coral forests and diverse marine life, get to know the locals, and discover some well-kept island secrets. For a holiday spent in paradise, check out our top 12 Caribbean seaside towns.

Image courtesy of Iren_Key

The Grape Escape

Inspiration, Lifestyle, Regions, STAY

Even the checkout chicks greet you with a smile in South Australia. My husband, David and I are heading down to McLaren Vale’s vineyards to get away from the stresses of building a house in Sydney.  After picking up our hire car from the airport with apologies for us having to wait for three minutes and genuine conversation and interest from the person at the Rent-a-car place, the four-wheel-drive arrives and we’re off. Mclaren Vale is forty-five minutes by car from Adelaide airport. Set less than ten minutes’ drive inland from a coastline of jagged red cliffs topped with lush greenery sheltering turquoise waters and salt white sand. This scenery is mind-blowing. Why haven’t I heard more about the Fleurieu peninsula? Perhaps people are too busy drinking the array of wines to head to the beach.

 vineyards McLaren Vale
Image courtesy of The Vineyard Retreat

9 Reasons Namibia should be your next travel destination

Adventure, Inspiration, Regions, Travel

As far as countries that ‘fly under the travel radar’ go, Namibia is pretty much at the top of the list. And while most people have heard of this extraordinary destination, few have ever visited. Those who have experienced the rich culture of Namibia all agree – this is a jaw-dropping destination not to be missed.

Okonjima Nature Reserve, AfriCat Foundation, wildlife
Image courtesy of Okonjima Nature Reserve

7 Reasons to Visit Jordan (other than the Treasury in Petra)

Adventure, EARTH, Regions

There are cities, landmarks and experiences that make the cut on most bucket lists. And a visit to the ancient metropolis of Petra in Jordan is one of them. Petra is most famous for Al Khazneh (the Treasury). And while this is an absolute must-see for anyone travelling through Jordan, this remarkable country has so much more to offer.

the ancient metropolis of Petra in Jordan , camels
Image courtesy of Visit Jordan

The World’s Most Luxurious Train Journeys

RAIL, Regions, Travel, TravelManagers

A luxury rail journey is one of life’s unforgettable experiences, which everyone should have the pleasure of trying first-hand.  Travelling through spectacular scenery in a luxuriously-furnished carriage, with copious amounts of leg room and panoramic windows from which to admire the amazing views, is the ultimate in travel indulgence – TravelManagers’ Nicole Edgar shares her five favourites. 

Image courtesy of Belmond

Alaska: A Bespoke Journey

Adventure, EARTH, Inspiration, Regions

Travel by land, air and sea across south-central Alaska with Tailor Made Alaska: Kenai Fjords to Denali by Abercrombie & Kent.

Alaska is raw, unforgiving and incomparably beautiful. It provides a rare opportunity to see bears up close, raft amongst glaciers and witness the snow-capped wonders of this vast country. With Abercrombie and Kent leading the way, travellers can experience Alaska first-hand on a custom-designed tour.

Image courtesy of Abercrombie & Kent

Three Reasons to Visit Tuscany in Autumn

Inspiration, Regions, Travel

Dreaming of wildflowers, wine and the Italian countryside – head to Tuscany.

Located in central Italy and stretches from the Apennines to the Tyrrhenian Sea. From the sandy coastlines to the rolling hills and vineyards, the allure of Tuscany is undeniable.

Image courtesy of Visit Tuscany

Five Scenic Summer Drives in Colorado

Adventure, Lifestyle, Regions, Travel

Colorado is beautiful in winter, but it’s absolutely sublime during the summertime. With boundless mountain peaks, wildflower meadows and breathtaking scenery Colorado is one of the most beautiful states in America. From desert terrain to forested mountains, the rich natural beauty of Colorado has something for everyone. With that in mind, here are our top five scenic drives to enjoy in Colorado summer.

Unaweep-Tabeguache Scenic Byway Photo courtesy of Kate Runs Colorado

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