Tag Archive | "New Zealand"

Travel Minx Carnival of Travel Articles #2

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

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Welcome to Travel Minx’s second Carnival of Travel Articles, showcasing some recent travel writing on the web from saving tips to global adventures. Thanks to those who took part! Click here if you missed the first carnival, or read more about the carnival and how to submit your travel articles. All linkbacks appreciated. There are […]

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Just Your Typical Long-Distance Flying Story

Monday, July 23, 2007

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The flight to New Zealand was due to leave from Terminal 2, Los Angeles at 10pm on Sunday night. I knew from experience to allow several hours’ padding between that flight and the connecting United Airlines flight from San Francisco that afternoon, in case the flight was delayed. I got to San Francisco airport at […]

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“Don’t Bother”: When To Listen To Travel Advice

Monday, July 23, 2007

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The Sydney Morning Herald has run a clever blog article called Things Not To Try Before You Die (found via Vagabondish) about disappointing travel experiences or destinations the writer recommends we skip. What’s just as interesting is the article has elicited many replies from people with their own ‘don’t go’ tips. The commenters suggest we […]

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Lost Luggage: Where Did My Suitcase Go?

Friday, July 6, 2007

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Inspired by the very funny Airport Luggage: The Bermuda Triangle Extends on Ubertramp.com. If you’ve been on a plane more than once, chances are your luggage has been ‘misplaced’ at some point. In the grand scheme of things, lost luggage is not a tragedy. But after a butt-numbing 20 hours in a plane (New Zealand […]

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What’s the Most Beautiful Place in the World?

Monday, June 25, 2007

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Everyone will have their own opinion on this one. I come from New Zealand, and I think most people who’ve been there would agree it’s one of the most beautiful places in the world. (Image courtesy of TravelWizard.com) But for me, one of the unexpected beautiful places was the town of Bled, in Slovenia. I […]

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Culture Shock!

Saturday, June 23, 2007

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Culture Shock hits most travelers at some stage. It hit me the first time I left New Zealand properly (as in, packed up and moved away for my first OE) when I arrived in Bangkok. Bangkok is smoggy, hot, hectic, basically very foreign if you’re from the country where Hobbiton was set. So I hid […]

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