We are finally free to go forth and travel again, but with a world of possibilities where do we start? Here are the exotic and far-flung places worthy of your first trip back, the travel news you missed and our most memorable journeys to inspire your own…
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After relegating far-and-wide travel to the realm of fantasy, a delicious world of possibilities is once again irresistibly within reach. Fantastical destinations locked into your memory or long dreamed of are set to feed your soul and spark inspiration after too long. Let your imagination – and these amazing locations – be your guide as some of our favourite travel writers cast their minds back in the hope of inspiring your future travels.
Here’s why travel will return bigger and better than before
Don’t cry because the ‘best years’ are behind you; smile because we now have the tools to travel bigger and better than ever...
A rapid journey along Canada’s Nahanni River
The Nahanni river began as a meandering prairie river but, as the mountains formed, it maintained its course and cut canyons into ...
The Maharajas’ Express: a luxury train journey through India
Booking a berth on a luxury train journey through the colour and bustle of India guarantees splendour and luxury discovers Tricia ...
Memories of a wild mountain town hidden in Japan
For Imogen Eveson, memories of wild mountain cuisine in a Kyushu town steeped in Japanese mythology linger vividly – but also el...
The unforgettable hikes every traveller must do in Utah
Utah lays claim to some of the best trails to hike in the world, but if you're pressed for time, here is what it's like to hike ou...
Journey to Iran: an ode to Persian hospitality
For Steve Madgwick, it’s not memories of the ancient mosques or spectacular landscapes, but of the open-hearted welcome he recei...
7 of the best movie locations to visit while you’re in Utah
Even if you haven’t been there, chances are you’ve already seen Utah in some of your favourite movies. Here are some of the mo...
Sustainable travel through Colorado’s top towns & cities
Colorado native Jen Murphy sets off to explore her stunning backyard in the most eco-conscious way possible, one jawdropping mount...
The return of cruising
Have you been waiting with bated breath to make a return to cruising? Dreaming of sailing in exotic places and distant lands? While some countries and continents have been quicker to relax travel restrictions for vaccinated cruisers than others, Australians are finally able to get back out on the open water again. Here is the latest cruise news and reviews.
Earth’s last great wilderness: a voyage to Antarctica is so much more than a holiday
A surreal journey to the frozen frontier: exploring Antarctica’s fairy-tale land of ancient glaciers, crystalline bays, volcanic...
Pole to Pole with Hurtigruten: a once-in-a-lifetime cruise experience
A three-month cruise that makes the most of both the North Pole and the South Pole (as well as everything in between)? With Hurtig...
The future of cruising is clear onboard the Norwegian Epic
Whether it’s your first cruise or your 50th – and for me, it’s somewhere in between – certain things never fail to warm y...
The best Alaskan experience of all time (BONUS you can win it)
What’s better than experiencing the drama of Alaska than with region experts, Holland America Line? Living it up for free, write...
Boutique luxury cruising starts with Azamara
Get onboard for a cruise with Azamara which emphasises destination immersion. The last two years have focused travellers on what ...
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Enjoy 2 epic days riding a NZ Great Ride and 2 nights at the cosy Timber Trail Lodge (meals & shuttle service included).
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Europe 2023-24 deals on NCL’s All-New Prima Class
Book a cruise on Prima Class & save! Enjoy all NCL’s Free At Sea offers, including a Free Beverage Package & more! *T&C’s apply.
The Beautiful Island of Maui is Calling
With influences of the Hawaiian culture around every corner, Kāʻanapali Beach Hotel will make your Hawaiʻi dream into a lifelong memory.
Centara Early Bird Offer
Book 3 nights, but only pay for 2 in exotic destinations across Asia from 1 May – 30 Sep 2023. Offer ends 28 Feb 2023.
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Set Sail with a Discounted Blokart Experience
Try land sailing for a unique adventure experience with 15% off at Velocity Karts – Christchurch’s blokart experts.
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HobbitonTM Movie Set Family Pass
Looking for a family adventure? Now is the perfect time to take the family there and back again! In the heart of the Waikato, step into the lush pastures of the Shire with a guided tour of Hobbiton.
Tongariro Alpine Crossing Guided Hike for Two
Take on the world’s best day hike mid-week & save! Package includes trekking guide, 2- night stay & celebratory bubbles.
- Explore the Tongariro National Park with a hiking guide
- Save 50% on the second night’s accommodation
- Unwind with a bottle of NZ Bubbles