It’s a public holiday in Queenstown for big people but not for the schools - so the neighbourhood is stunningly quiet. I have settled down to my first day of the blog4NZ festival with a three egg omelet, a cup of tea, Bob Dylan blasting out the stereo and a...
The blog4NZ festival is set to be a social media first as the world’s travel bloggers get together to a world first by producing hundreds and hundreds of pieces of travel content telling the world how great a place New Zealand is to travel.
Home of the Phantom of the Opera Before Andrew Lloyd Weber and others left their indelible marks on The Phantom of the Opera, the original story was written by Gaston Leroux and was inspired by the national opera house, L’ Opera Garnier.
The first few times we did any sort of traveling we packed the way most people typically pack. We took everything but the kitchen sink, because you never know when you might *need* something. We filled cars to the brim for weekend getaways, we lugged fifty pounds in a backpack...
We've been fans of Couchsurfing for years - you can stay with locals, saving the cost of a hostel and getting to see what life's really like for the people of a region. The idea was great, but we just never got around to using it, despite having set up...
The devastating 2nd Christchurch quake was far more violent than the September one 5 months earlier. It killed an estimated 200 people and destroyed thousands of homes beyond repair. It’s being touted as NZ’s worst disaster.
Many people’s interpretation of Indonesia is this jungly under developed country with no electricity and bare chested men and women riding around on elephants. Though some of that sounds fun, it’s not entirely true. Indonesia is a modern developing country complete with high rise buildings.
There are sometimes when you see something and you know it is going to huge. The blog4NZ idea spurned by New Zealand bloggers Jim McIntosh and John Reese is one such idea and something that we at Travel Generation will be getting well and truly behind.
Europe is the smallest continent, but it's dense with culture. An hour's travel from almost anywhere could see you in a new country, complete with a different language, different customs, and (best of all) different food. It seems a pity to fly over all this, hopping from one destination to another.
There are some unique places around the world in which nature throws incredible contrasts at us. A white-capped volcanic mountain rising from a dusty savannah? Mt Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. Giant granite monolith mountains bursting from the deep blue sea? The harbour of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.