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Kiwi Cool: Shopping For New Zealand-Made Souvenirs

Kiwi Cool: Shopping For New Zealand-Made Souvenirs Sep 20th, 2012 at 9:00AM: When you go to the other side of the world, you want to bring back a few things to show for your trouble. Visiting New Zealand with my 1-year-old daughter, and with nephews at home in America, I became obsessed with finding them something actually made in the country. A stuffed kiwi bird or lamb toy, a merino wool baby blanket, or a fun T-shirt would do nicely, and I wouldn't mind some jewelry...

Kiwi Cool: Saving Money While Traveling In New Zealand

Kiwi Cool: Saving Money While Traveling In New Zealand Sep 10th, 2012 at 11:00AM: Last month, I spent three weeks traveling through New Zealand, focusing mainly on the cities and culture. After living in Istanbul for two years, it wasn't the culture shock, the jet lag, or the seasonal switch that was hard to adjust to, it was the prices. While I knew New Zealand wasn't cheap (though their dollar is slightly weaker than ours), I was unprepared for the sticker shock. Dinner and...

Kiwi Cool: New Zealand For The Un-Adventurous

Kiwi Cool: New Zealand For The Un-Adventurous Sep 6th, 2012 at 12:00PM: I just spent a month in New Zealand and I don't ski, snowboard, climb mountains, or bungee jump. I don't like "extreme" anything and I'm not sure why anyone would participate in something called "zorbing." In the midst of winter in the Southern Hemisphere, it's too cold for beaches or swimming but too wet most days for a pleasant hike. Instead, I explored museums and galleries, sipped...

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