As a Brit who has spent close to a month travelling around the beautiful South Island in a self-contained camper, Sam Shead found the whole experience to be rather stressful and unnecessarily expensive.
Prague has had its share of oppression, violence and hardship, but don’t let that fool you, writes Tony Nielsen.
There was all manner of terrain and all manner of weather on a trip to North Otago's highest peak, writes John Shaw.
Liza Weisstuch finds there is more than stunning scenery on a train trip from Switzerland to Italy.
There is more to Stewart Island than meets the eye, writes Lisa Scott.
Dennis and Rosamund Knill make a whirlwind trip to one of Australia’s great cities and unearth some of its hidden charms.
Strolling through the streets of Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia-Herzegovina, Anabright Hay finds much to admire.
A former mining town fallen on hard times celebrates its Irish heritage with defiant enthusiasm, writes Gwyneth Hyndman.
Don’t you love stumbling upon a destination which totally smashes your expectations? The Greek island of Naxos is that sort of place, writes Mike Yardley.
Belinda Feek enjoys the natural beauty of Queen Charlotte Sound - and tries not to disturb its harmony.
To the south of mainland New Zealand lies a region of exceptional natural diversity and historical interest - the New Zealand subantarctic islands, a Unesco World Heritage Area.
San Francisco still celebrates its flower-child past, but provides any number of hats to wear, writes Julie Orr-Wilson.
Masayuki and Misako Fujimoto have travelled from Japan to walk the Overland Track, in Tasmania.
Tim Roxborogh finds more than 80 reasons to have a good morning.
New Year in Westport arrived complete with advice to leave. But Liz Breslin found plenty of reasons to hang about.
After attending Tamworth’s Country Music Festival in January, Louise Frampton finds she greatly under-estimated the size of the Australian event.
Louise Frampton caught up with New Zealand Gold Guitar Awards winner Jenny Mitchell, of Gore, after she performed in the opening concert at Tamworth’s Country Music Festival.
Arriving in Sydney with no luggage could potentially be a way to ruin one’s holiday, but not for Louise Frampton, who discovered Sydney’s beaches, restaurants and shows were just the places to forget about the rough start.
There is more to Milan than fashion, writes Tony Nielsen.
The perfect surfing beach is out there, Gina Dempster discovers.