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27 New Years Travel Resolutions From Top Travelers and Writers

…dventure travel. The 2013 list includes the rest of the Philippines, South New Zealand, the States of India I’ve not visited, South Sudan plus the Paracel trip.” Pam Barrus is the current President of the Travelers Century Club, a super smart and interesting lady, and a good friend of mine. She is based in Orange County. “I’ve never made a New Years travel resolution in my life. I just walk out the door and leave.” Robert Reid is the US Travel Edi…

Top 5-Places in New Zealand

…1. Queenstown 2. Lake Taupo 3. Franz Joseph Glacier 4. Wellington 5. Waitomo…

Top 5-Places in New Zealand

…1. Queenstown 2. Franz Josef Glacier 3. Taupo 4. Wellington 5. Waitomo…

SPG Amex Holiday Challenge in New Orleans

…of the holidays. To do this I first searched what Starwood hotels were in New Orleans and then I decided to go with the Westin New Orleans Canal Place. Aside from a great location right on the Mississippi River (above), it was only 10,000 Starpoints for a free night as a category 4 hotel. So for my peak weekend in New Orleans, it only cost me 20,000 Starpoints and I could use the remaining Starpoints for other amenities during my stay or for futu…

Sir Edmund Hillary

…was actually on his country’s money-the New Zealand $5 bill. Hillary was a New Zealand mountaineer and explorer. On May 29, 1953 at the age of 33, he and Nepalese Sherpa mountaineer Tenzing Norgay became the first climbers known to have reached the summit of Mount Everest. Hillary died today at the age of 88. A World War II veteran, Hillary was part of a British reconnaissance expedition to Everest in 1951 and 1953. In 1952 Hillary and George Lowe…

List of all the Countries in the World

…lands) Midway Island Nauru New Caledonia & Deps. (Noumea, Loyalty Islands) New Zealand Niue Norfolk Island Northern Marianas (Saipan, Tinian) Ogasawara (Bonin, Volcano Island, Iwo Jima) Palau Papua New Guinea Pitcairn Island Ryukyu Islands (Okinawa) Samoa, American (Pago Pago) Samoa, Western (Apia) Solomon Islands (Guadalcanal, New Georgia,Tulagi) Tasmania Tokelau Islands (Fakaofu, Atafu, Union) Tonga (Nukualofa) Tuvalu (Ellice Island, Funafuti, V…

Great Time to Travel to Australia

…tralia is not getting any closer. However, flying a great airline like Air New Zealand makes it feel a lot closer. Air New Zealand is one of my favorite airlines in the world! Plus, Air New Zealand is now offering a limited time special of $1398 for Americans leaving from Los Angeles, San Francisco or Honolulu to any of six fantastic Australian gateways. As a star alliance partner, Americans can easily connect to Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adela…

My Year in Travel 2016

…Australia where I only had a day sadly before heading down to Queenstown, New Zealand-perhaps my favorite place in the world! I never wrote about it but it was so amazing before I hopped on an Azamara cruise in Dunedin and the Otago Peninsula in New Zealand. The cruise also stopped at fun destinations like Cape Kidnappers, Picton, Hobbiton, Tauranga and Auckland. A few of which were new for me but the highlight was Hobbiton for sure! I then heade…

The 30 Best Concerts I’ve Been to in My Life

…m, New Haven, Connecticut 1995 6. Bruce Springsteen, Madison Square Garden New York, New York 2016 7. Beck, Toads Place, New Haven, Connecticut 1994 8. Korn, 9:30 Club, Washington DC 1996 9. Metallica, Downing Stadium, Randalls Island, New York 1996 10. Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jones Beach, Jones Beach, New York 2004 11. AC/DC, MGM Grand Garden, Las Vegas, Nevada 2010 12. Rage Against the Machine, Roseland Ballroom, New York, New York 1996 13. Helme…

Bad News of the Day

…evastating earthquake has killed at least 75 people or so in Christchurch, New Zealand and that number will probably get worse as they rush to rescue people trapped under rubble. All news seems bad and the sad truth is that the most popular non bad story on CNN is that Justin Bieber got a new haircut…good lord, what is the world coming to? Libya After Gadhafi’s rambling, seemingly insane speech yesterday about how he will execute all who oppose hi…

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