7 of the world’s best islands to live

When you ask folks who live on an island what drew them to life on a curio of clay, they tend to respond by saying things like, “I can live simply without much interference.” Or “Here I’m part of a community that’s like a big small town.” Or they simply look at you in flip-flop-clad incredulity and ask, “Have you seen my view?”

New Zealand: Magnificence in miniature

Victor Block is back from New Zealand. The country offers more to-see’s and to-do’s than many much larger ones. That diversity is among reasons why so many travelers place it high on their list of favorites.

What we’re reading: Stressful O’Hare, Hobbit experience, lights of Las Vegas

O'Hare is most stressful airport, Hobbit experience brings new adventure, lights of Las Vegas beckon

Stewart Island: The “other” New Zealand island

Stewart Island, 674 isolated square miles of land to the south of South Island that very few New Zealanders visit, much less anyone else, is the only place in New Zealand where you can spot kiwis, the native bird that few natives ever see.

What we’re reading: Ash cloud disrupts flights, certain biofuel approved, BA offers first class to Vegas

Chilean ash cloud disrupts flights from Australia to Argentina, certain biofuel approved for jet aircraft, BA offers first class service to Vegas

What we’re watching: Laughing and singing about airline fees, tapas in Barcelona, Older’s New Zealand

Discover a wonderful group of Irish ladies who will make you laugh about airline fees, no matter how much you hate them. Or visit Madrid with one of the Inspiration videos created by American Airlines. Then take a close look at native woodcarving in New Zealand.
By |August 27th, 2010|Today|2 Comments|

Trained sheep video from Wales? Maybe New Zealand? Damned talented though

I'm not sure what this video has to do with travel except that it appears to have been videotaped in a foreign land and celebrates a lifestyle that almost none of us see as theatrical or high tech. But it is good. Enjoy.
By |August 5th, 2009|Today|1 Comment|