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In the Corner of the World - With the wind in your sails

In the Corner of the World - With the wind in your sails Apr 29th, 2009 at 10:30AM: Over the next few weeks here at Gadling, we'll be bringing you updates from our recent travels across New Zealand - in the process, we hope to offer a range of perspectives about what visiting this truly unique and fascinating country is all about. You can read previous entries HERE. It's no secret that New Zealand breeds some of the best sailors on the planet. With serious players in every large...

The best kind of travel experience

The best kind of travel experience Mar 19th, 2009 at 9:00AM: I just returned home to New York after three weeks in New Zealand and Australia. In the coming days and weeks, I'll be sharing some of my best stories from this adventure with you. On my travels, I was fortunate enough to swim with dolphins, explore gorgeous beaches, hike up mountains and around lakes and interact with some amazing animals. But for my first story from this trip, I'd like to share...

Amazing Race, Season 13: Cambodia, boats, breakdowns and beauty is only skin deep

Amazing Race, Season 13: Cambodia, boats, breakdowns and beauty is only skin deep Oct 28th, 2008 at 2:00PM: After episode 4's rest stop at Summerhill, that gorgeous sheep farm homestay in New Zealand, the teams barreling through the world in the Amazing Race were off to Cambodia. This episode did a tidy drop of highlighting aspects of Cambodia's culture and showcased its historical magnificence. I'm still not sure which team I want to win. I do know which team I don't. Travel Tips from this...

Amazing Race Season 3, episode 4: New Zealand where kiwis are hard to stomp with bare feet

Amazing Race Season 3, episode 4: New Zealand where kiwis are hard to stomp with bare feet Oct 20th, 2008 at 11:30AM: After Phil recapped that La Paz, at nearly 13,000 feet is the highest capital in the world, and that the feud between Starr & Nick and Christy & Kelly is still a plot twist, the teams headed for Auckland, New Zealand for the 4th episode of The Amazing Race. Heading to Auckland from La Paz was a slam dunk. Everyone, including Dallas who said, "I don't even know where New Zealand is," was...

More Ways to Risk Life and Limb in New Zealand...

More Ways to Risk Life and Limb in New Zealand... Aug 14th, 2007 at 1:00PM: So New Zealand is well-known as the spiritual home of bungy jumping, but travellers to the globe's most adventure packed country soon find out there are loads of other exciting ways to get the most value out of their travel insurance policy. The world's most extreme flying fox. Tucked away in the middle of the North Island, the ride at Mokai Gravity Canyon (watch a video after the jump)...

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