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  • 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
  • New Zealand: Mind the strong sun

    Cover up with a long-sleeve shirt, a hat, and long pants or a beach wrap, because the primary health hazard is sunburn or sunstroke, not to mention that little matter of that giant ozone hole. Likewise, avoid dehydration. The wisest approach when dressing is to wear layered outfits. Frequently, particularly at the change of seasons, weather can turn suddenly.

    Posted by Fodor's Editors on July 02, 2010 at 2:00:43 AM EDT in Travel Tips
  • New Zealand Wine Trips: 15 Top Wineries in the Best Regions

    Touring wineries in New Zealand is easy, as vineyards stretch virtually the entire length of the country. You're never far from a tasting room. Here are a few of our favorite stops, from grandiose modern wineries to rustic barns.

    Posted by Fodor's Editors on March 31, 2010 at 1:14:46 PM EDT in Trip Ideas
  • Adventure Travel Without the Adrenaline: Top 7 Trips for 2010

    So you want an adventure, but you'd rather not take out a new life insurance policy. Never fear! From kayaking Puerto Rico's bioluminescent lake to exploring Angkor Wat, here are our favorite adventure trips for 2010.

    Posted by Fodor's Editors on January 06, 2010 at 4:00:50 PM EST in Trip Ideas Tagged: Eco-Travel, tipping, Tipping
  • A Day Touring New Zealand's Wine Country By Bike

    New Zealand editor Stephanie Butler recently spent a day touring Marlborough's wineries by bike, learning that it is an excellent alternative to the ubiquitous winery tour-by-van operations throughout New Zealand, and a great way to save some cash. Still, the idea of wine and bikes had images of scraped knees and broken sunglasses (or worse) dancing through her head.

    Posted by Stephanie Butler on March 10, 2009 at 11:08:28 AM EDT in Trip Ideas