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  • 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
  • Stopover Tips for South Pacific Trips

    For many, a trip to the South Pacific—dotted with over 20,000 total landmasses, large and small—is a once in a lifetime opportunity. Australia and New Zealand draw a lot of the attention, as well as vacationers, from their smaller neighbors, but it’s possible to add a Polynesian stop in Hawaii, Fiji, or Tahiti to a down under adventure.

    Posted by Stephanie Butler on November 05, 2010 at 2:00:00 AM EDT in Travel Tips Tagged: Denmark, Naples, loscabos, Guatemala, fingerlakes
  • Top New Zealand Cruise Experiences

    Does your ideal cruise include wine tasting, South Pacific heritage, and spectacular scenery from rainforests to glaciers? If so, now is the perfect time to start planning a New Zealand cruising adventure as the weather warms in the Southern Hemisphere. Here's a taste of the highlights on both the North and South Islands.

    Posted by Fodor's Editors on October 06, 2010 at 11:37:33 AM EDT in Trip Ideas
  • New Zealand: Navigate sheep talk smoothly

    You might lose smarty points if you ask dumb sheep questions. "When do you cut their fur?" or "When do their tails fall off?" will elicit laughter: sheep have wool, not fur or hair, and their tails are cut off. You will also be considered quite tedious if you tell "sheep jokes." There isn’t one that they haven’t heard already.

    Posted by Fodor's Editors on August 06, 2010 at 2:00:00 AM EDT in Travel Tips
  • New Zealand: Know what’s meant by "Kiwi."

    The word "kiwi" refers to either people (New Zealanders) or to the protected kiwi bird, but not the kiwifruit.

    Posted by Fodor's Editors on July 07, 2010 at 2:00:00 AM EDT in Travel Tips