Archive for the ‘ACTIVITIES’ Category

Kayaking in Mercury Bay, New Zealand

Kayaking in Mercury Bay, New Zealand
Story by staff writer JM Merchant. Photos Copyright © Joanna Abram. Auckland. Also known as Dorkland, its inhabitants humorously refer to themselves as Jafas (Just Another F****** Aucklander). This city is one of the biggest tourist draws in New Zealand. It’s also where I spent the greatest percentage...
April 10th, 2012 | STAFF, Beaches, Boating, NEW ZEALAND, Scenic Wonders | Read More

Motoring Around Maui Part 3: The Dry Side

Motoring Around Maui Part 3: The Dry Side
Series by staff writer Betsy Villanella. Photos Copyright © Betsy Villanella. [smartads] My previous two articles covered the beautiful west coast of Maui, and driving the Hana Highway over to the east coast. Since we wanted to see as much of Maui as we could,  and since our plane didn’t leave until...
March 31st, 2012 | STAFF, SERIES, ROAD TRIPS, HAWAII | Read More

Motoring Around Maui Part 2: The Road to Hana

Motoring Around Maui Part 2: The Road to Hana
Series by staff writer Betsy Villanella. Photos Copyright © Betsy Villanella. In my first article in this series I told you about our drive around the west coast of Maui—on a road not even marked on some maps—to Kahului, and back around to Kaanapali where we were staying. The next tour we took was...
March 29th, 2012 | STAFF, SERIES, ROAD TRIPS, HAWAII | Read More

Motoring Around Maui Part 1: Honoapiilani Highway

Motoring Around Maui Part 1: Honoapiilani Highway
Series by staff writer Betsy Villanella. Photos Copyright © Betsy Villanella. Ten days, a rental, and a chance to explore paradise! This is my idea of a great vacation. As soon as we decided to vacation on Maui, I knew I didn’t want to just stay within a resort area and do what everyone else does....
March 27th, 2012 | STAFF, SERIES, ROAD TRIPS, HAWAII | Read More

Some Medieval and Natural Gems of Lillafüred, Hungary

Some Medieval and Natural Gems of Lillafüred, Hungary
By staff writer Estrella Azul. Photos Copyright © Estrella Azul. From the very first visit I was enchanted by all the beauty Lillafüred’s landscape had to offer. I didn’t think I could like a small place such as this one as instantly and deeply as I did. Especially as it’s only a...
March 13th, 2012 | STAFF, EUROPE, Historic/Museums, Interesting Towns, Scenic Wonders | Read More

Te Kaha and East Cape Lighthouse, New Zealand

Te Kaha and East Cape Lighthouse, New Zealand
Story by staff writer JM Merchant. Photos Copyright © Joanna Abram. Leaving Rangitukia, the little green Kiwi Experience bus returned to State Highway 35 for the last leg of our East As adventure around New Zealand’s East Cape. After a short time, we veered off the main road and continued towards...
March 6th, 2012 | STAFF, SERIES, ROAD TRIPS, NEW ZEALAND | Read More

Planet Abaco, Where Life is Languid

Planet Abaco, Where Life is Languid
By staff writer Vicki Lathom. Photos Copyright © Vicki Lathom. Feature photo: Starfish in a boat’s spotlight on Little Bahama Bank THE BAHAMAS are much heard about but little understood. People think of Nassau, the hotels of Paradise Island, and giant cruise ships. The Abacos ain’t nothing...
January 20th, 2012 | STAFF, SERIES, Critters & Wildlife, Boating, Water, ISLANDS, Scenic Wonders | Read More