Exploring the Picos de Europa

by Wednesday, October 27, 2021

This week's Guest Traveller Diana King is fortunate to be living in Spain and takes us on a road trip around the region. Taking advantage of few Covid restrictions, Peter and I set out to drive around the Picos de Europa, a massive Rocky Mountain chain that extends across the north of Spain. It is named ...

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The greatest literary show on earth

by Wednesday, October 20, 2021

This week’s Guest Traveller Philippa Brear takes us to India to revisit the Jaipur Literature Festival, to which she can't wait to return. Vanity Fair's former editor Tina Brown called it 'the greatest literary show on earth'. The Jaipur Literature Festival started in 2006 with a handful of speakers and, before the pandemic, had grown to ...

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Bush tucker canapés on an Uluru adventure

by Wednesday, October 13, 2021

This week's Guest Traveller Robin Janke takes us on a journey to the centre of Australia. We took the Jetstar direct flight Brisbane to Yulara and arrived in the centre of Australia three hours later. The Tali Wiru dinner is magnificent and a must do. We were collected from our accommodation in an all-terrain vehicle and taken to ...

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Touring China’s cities and countryside

by Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Guest travellers Rick Watson and Gail King share memories from their first visit to China on a trip organised by Trip a Deal. While it wasn’t on their bucket list, these New Zealanders are pleased they got the chance to visit and were pleasantly surprised by the experience. After visiting a jade factory to see the ...