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  • Road Trip of a Lifetime: New Zealand by RV

    New Zealand's famously gorgeous countryside might just be best experienced by mini RV. Holiday like a Kiwi when you rent a set of wheels for a trip through the rolling hills.

    Posted by Elissa Richard on March 21, 2013 at 8:56:57 AM EDT in Trip Ideas
  • Following the Hobbit Trail in New Zealand

    With the upcoming December release of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, New Zealand will again be top of mind. Hunt down those real-life fantastical scenes on our Hobbit trail.

    Posted by Elissa Richard on March 14, 2013 at 2:57:45 PM EDT in Trip Ideas
  • 5 High-Octane Adventures in New Zealand

    It should come as no surprise that New Zealand is a playground for the truly adventurous. We're not talking spirited hikes and jet-skiing here, we're talking 200-ft free falls and tandem hand-gliding.

    Posted by Elissa Richard on March 07, 2013 at 11:10:19 AM EST in Trip Ideas, Outdoors
  • Crystal Cruises Wants You to Dine with the Hobbit

    Follow in the footsteps of J.R.R. Tolkien's Bilbo Baggins and discover the charms of Middle Earth with Crystal Cruises during a one-of-a-kind shore excursion in Tauranga, New Zealand.

    Posted by Andrea M. Rotondo on November 30, 2012 at 10:52:00 AM EST in Cruises
  • 10 Trips for Facing Your Fears

    Whether its heights, speed, wild animals, or something else, we've all got a fear that needs conquering. So why not do it on vacation? These are our top trips for feeling (nearly) invincible.

    Posted by Donna Heiderstadt on September 11, 2012 at 5:02:34 PM EDT in Trip Ideas
  • Ultimate Farm Stays Around the World

    Close your eyes and picture the rustic romance of waking up to a day of foraging, cooking classes, horseback riding, and lazing by the pool. Now read on to find our favorite farm stays around the world.

    Posted by Blane Bachelor on August 06, 2012 at 5:06:14 PM EDT in Hotels, Trip Ideas
  • Hawaiian Airlines to Fly Direct to New Zealand

    Hawaiian Airlines announced that it will begin offering routes to and from Honolulu and Auckland, New Zealand in spring 2013. They'll be the only US carrier to offer routes direct from the US to New Zealand.

    Posted by Brett Snyder on July 16, 2012 at 12:43:29 PM EDT in News, Airlines
  • Fly-In Hiking Takes Off

    Heli-hiking, which essentially borrows from the heli-skiing concept—minus the skis or the snow—is quickly gaining ground as the latest bucket-list adventure trend. Here, a few spots where you can fly high on your next hiking trip.

    Posted by Blane Bachelor on April 05, 2012 at 11:58:20 AM EDT in Trip Ideas
  • Christchurch Update: What You Need to Know

    New Zealand's Christchurch has been hit by several earthquakes over the past year but most of the city—and the Canterbury region—is open for business. We've got the scoop on the state of local travel with a brief summary of dining, lodgings, and activities.

    Posted by Fodor's Guest Blogger on September 29, 2011 at 9:19:48 AM EDT in Travel Tips
  • Try Australia & New Zealand's Beauty Buys & Experiences

    From the massive landmass of Australia to the islands of New Zealand, the South Pacific has many unique botanicals that are found nowhere else on earth. With their active lifestyles and increased sun exposure, Aussies and Kiwis understand the power of nature—as traveling skincare enthusiasts will quickly learn. So, the next time you’re Down Under, give your skin a break from surfing or trekking through the bush to explore some of the region’s top skincare products and wellness experiences.

    Posted by Dr. Leslie Baumann on February 24, 2011 at 3:48:17 PM EST in Trip Ideas Tagged: Olympic Penninsula, germany, Nicaragua

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