new zealand

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?”

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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