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...

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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

Akaroa – A ‘oui’ taste of France

With memories of a long ago visit to Akaroa still lingering, SARAH ELLIS was excited at the prospect of a return visit with her...

The Old Ghost Road…add it to your bucket list

Local tramper MAX RAWNSLEY has covered most of New Zealand’s well known trails but his recent encounter with the South Island’s The Old Ghost...

Safe, not sorry…

Life is full of risks – insurance can help protect against them. Do you buy travel insurance when travelling overseas? If not, you risk financial...

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