Thumbs up for city sojourn

Holiday escapes generally take Aucklanders well beyond their home city but over the festive period, HELEN PERRY, with husband in tow, spent two nights...

The little railway that could!

Over summer, as we hit the highways only to sit in those inevitable traffic jams, one can’t help but wonder whether there’s a better...

Cycling Cambodia – country of contrasts

A massive fundraising effort for Cure Kids earlier this year by CARMEN BIRD and six friends later resulted in the group embarking on a...

Moorea enchants

A unique mixture of French and Polynesian cultures makes French Polynesia a tropical paradise with a difference as CARMEN BIRD discovered on a recent...

Fiona’s one for the birds

EastLife editor, HELEN PERRY well remembers idyllic picnic days on Motuihe Island during the ’50’s and 60’s. A Hauraki Gulf gem, with beaches either...

Tricky Rotorua gallery in the frame

Rotorua’s tourist attractions are well known to most New Zealanders but when SARAH ELLIS visited the thermal city recently she and her family discovered...

Japan for all seasons

Japan has lured many adventurers to its shores since Marco Polo introduced this fascinating country to the world in the 13th century. However, until...

Fijian renaissance

When JESMA MAGILL started looking at Fiji as a mini break destination she didn’t anticipate the changes she would find after a 15-year absence....

Send me back to Noosaville!

No prizes for guessing why the Sunshine Coast, north of Brisbane, was so named – yes, you’re so right, for most of the year it basks in warm sunny weather.

Stylish Ibis embraces past era

Melbourne abounds with examples of its Victorian past and The Victoria Hotel (now an Ibis Styles property) is very much a reminder of days...
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