Following Footsteps: hiking with history in New Zealand’s South Island high country.

A classic book works like a balm to take the mind off aching legs. A bent for history eases the struggle of walking head-on into a howling northwest wind. And even a vague curiosity about modern movie-making helps bear the weight of sodden boots and socks.

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Flying Fox: Heli Hiking on the Fox Glacier, South Island, New Zealand

I love the South Island tourism company of Fox Glacier Guides because they have the most amazing guides who are real mountain people from all over the world. Lizzy was the lead guide on our 2 ½ hour Flying Fox Heli-Hike.

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Kicking Off Blog4NZ Queenstown Style

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...

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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.

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Chillin' with the Phantom

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.

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Five Reasons You Should Pack Light For Your Next Trip

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...

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Couchsurfing South America - A personal Experience

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...

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Devastating Earthquake hits my home! from Steve Gurney

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.

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6 Travel Essentials for Visiting Indonesia

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.

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Travel Blogging Community Rallies for New Zealand

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.

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Top Travel Generation Writers

  1. 01. Lisa Miller Lisa Miller
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    from Halifax, Canada
  3. 03. Jamie Bowlby-Whiting Jamie Bowlby-Whiting
    from a small village in rural England
  4. 04. Leah Bostwick Leah Bostwick
    from Detroit, Michigan, USA
  5. 05. Ruth Kozak Ruth Kozak
    from

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