New Zealand

By Ann Abel Machu Picchu, the Great Wall and the Taj Mahal used to occupy top spots on many people’s bucket lists. But the “bucket list”—a term I’ve always despised—is giving way to a general desire to go big, splurge on an adventure and seek out dream experiences now, because we’ve

  By Jules Older Photos by Effin Older On February 20th, 2022, the Hundertwasser Art Centre opened in Whangārei, New Zealand. It opened smack in the middle of the country’s omicron outbreak. From start to that challenging opening day took 30 long years. Was it worth it? And why was

By Jules Older They’re hardly undiscovered, just undiscovered by us. On their beaches, you’ll find Kiwis and Aussies and a smattering of Brits, Germans and French. What you won’t find in these three South Pacific getaways are the folks next door. You’ll rarely hear an American accent. What you will

by Effin Older I couldn’t leave without hugging you. It was the only time we broke the six-feet rule since COVID tore our lives apart. We clung to each other, not knowing when we’d touch again, but we promised, promised, promised we would. Hours later, your father and I boarded

        Jules Older: PhD, psychologist, medical educator, writer, editor, app creator, videographer, ePublisher. Big awards, big adventures, big fun. His ebook on hilarious travel disasters is DEATH BY TARTAR SAUCE: A Travel Writer Encounters Gargantuan Gators, Irksome Offspring, Murderous Mayonnaise & True Love.”  

Story & photos by Brian E. Clark When New Zealand native Sarah Walls arrived in Telluride a dozen years ago, something clicked. “I was blown away,” said the veteran ski instructor and examiner who goes by the nickname “Sem.” “I thought, ‘Oh my god, this is the place,’” said the

By Jules Older  From 1972 to 1986, I lived in New Zealand. In the winter of 1981, this normally peaceful country was torn asunder by, of all things, a rugby match. The government of the day had allowed the Springboks, apartheid South Africa’s national rugby team, to tour New Zealand,

    By Jules Older In the 24 hours after the election, Immigration New Zealand’s website had more than 56,000 views from the US. From the daily average, that’s a 2,500 percent jump. So, because of an election, everybody wants to move to New Zealand. We did. It was 1972,

By Steve Jermanok New Zealand is one of my favorite places to go on a road trip. The country is blessed with exquisite scenery around every corner, friendly and hospitable people and a plethora of activities to keep you busy. Lately, we’ve been working with an excellent ground operator, New