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New Zealand 100% Pure: Shattering the Illusion of Green, Clean & Pristine

Maggie Sergio | Posted 09.24.2014 | Green
Maggie Sergio

Local New Zealanders have documented the wide range of animals and birds poisoned in the forests of New Zealand, providing graphic evidence of the war that the government of New Zealand has declared against its own environment

Snapshots From 18 Months of Adventure in New Zealand

Charli Moore | Posted 08.25.2014 | Travel
Charli Moore

Wild and untamed New Zealand encompasses some of the most spectacular landscapes on the planet. Largely uninhabited, yet bursting with unquestionable beauty, the islands offer visitors a veritable buffet of landscapes to explore, each one painted with a unique palate of color.

Wai-O-Tapu Is Yet Another Reason New Zealand Is Heaven

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 06.15.2014 | Travel

New Zealand truly has it all, from gorgeous beaches to unparalleled outdoor adventure. And here's yet another reason New Zealand is heaven: Wai-o-...

This Beach Is Too Beautiful

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 06.02.2014 | Travel

If you weren't already dying to visit New Zealand, here's yet another reason to head to one of the most gorgeous places on Earth. Wharariki Beach,...

How to Take a Royal Tour of Australia and New Zealand Without Having a Royal Budget

Erin Ruberry | Posted 06.22.2014 | Travel
Erin Ruberry

It's clear that Prince William, Duchess Kate and Prince George have had an unforgettable time in New Zealand and Australia but most of what they're doing, you can do too... at a fraction of the price.

Your Weekly Travel Zen: New Zealand

Posted 03.30.2014 | Travel

This week's Moment of Travel Zen comes to us from Eric Sheper. His photo of Cook's Cove shows the spectacular natural beauty of New Zealand. N...

The Hobbit's Ultimate Guide to New Zealand

Viator | Posted 02.15.2014 | Travel

While filming, many of the cast expressed concerns that viewers would think the landscape was fake. How, they argued, could moviegoers believe that such stunning scenery is real? Where in the world do thundering waterfalls, turquoise lakes, volcanic pinnacles, and alpine glaciers all occupy a terrain with hardly any people?

Vintage Panoramics... Say No More

Posted 12.09.2013 | Travel

When you imagine an excursion to New Zealand, you probably think gorgeous blue water, lush vineyards, exciting outdoor adventure, and, of course, Midd...

Bucket List Adventures You Can Actually Afford

Budget Travel | Posted 10.28.2013 | Travel
Budget Travel

Custer State Park is located just an hour's drive south of Mount Rushmore and is one of those places where reaching it is half the fun. There very few places on earth where you can actually get stuck in traffic because a herd of buffalo decided to cross the road.

Hotels in Incredible Locations

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 10.24.2013 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

Some are on the beach and some are in cities, but all of these hotels earn perfect scores in the location category.

Episode 8 - Wellington With a Rock Star

This Is My City | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
This Is My City

Wellington is windy and it knows it. Wind sculptures of all kinds greet you as you make your way from the airport into the heart of this small, blustery city. The place is alive and constantly in flux. Suitably enough, our weekend in Wellington was action-packed.

Beyond America's Cup: Sailing in New Zealand

Melanie Nayer | Posted 11.19.2013 | Travel
Melanie Nayer

San Francisco is playing host to the world's most prestigious sailing competition, the 34th America's Cup. New Zealand, the only country represented officially as a partner in an America's Cup racing team, created a series of activities to celebrate their nation, and the Kiwi way of life, while on shore.

Down Under

Fathom | Posted 09.06.2013 | Travel

Adrenaline junkie, city girl, and Fathom contributor Shari Bayer celebrated her birthday in high-octane style in Queenstown, New Zealand, jumping off a bridge, out of a plane, and into a helicopter.

Christchurch's Cardboard Cathedral

Mark Sissons | Posted 10.26.2013 | Travel
Mark Sissons

Before the massive earthquake that hit on Feb. 22, 2011, killing 182 and destroying much of the downtown, New Zealand's second-largest city was an architectural byword for traditional, not trendy. Not anymore.

WATCH: Building The World's Longest Water Slide

Posted 01.22.2013 | Travel

A New Zealand charity working to combat depression is building the world's longest water slide -- 650 meters of narrow white water -- on a private...

Hobbit Homes You Can Rent

FlipKey | Posted 02.18.2013 | Travel

For those who want to live like Bilbo on their next vacation, these 10 hobbit homes featured on FlipKey provide the perfect place for second breakfast.

North Korea, Mongolia and More Surprising Vacation Destinations

Jean Newman Glock | Posted 02.12.2013 | Travel
Jean Newman Glock

We all read the travel magazines looking for the next great destination or "hidden" itinerary, but what was this international group of experts buzzing about? What is the next "great thing" in travel? Here are my predictions.

PHOTOS: The Most Baffling Vacation Photo Album Ever

The GypsyNesters | Posted 02.05.2013 | Travel
The GypsyNesters

Everyone who travels eventually has a What The?! moment -- we've certainly had our share. But why should we have all the fun?

US Students Survive 9 Days In New Zealand Bush

AP | By NICK PERRY | Posted 08.11.2012 | Travel

WELLINGTON, New Zealand -- Two U.S. students trapped in the New Zealand wilderness by a snowstorm trekked back out to safety after surviving their nin...

WATCH: Father Of Crash Victim Says "New Zealand Is Unsafe"

Posted 05.10.2012 | Travel

The father of a young skydiver killed in a 2010 plane crash in a scenic area of New Zealand took to the airwaves yesterday, claiming that the island n...

Destin-Nation New Zealand: Southern Hemisphere Madness (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Stephen Greenwood | Posted 12.10.2012 | Travel

There are few countries better suited for adventure travel than the remote island nation of New Zealand. The intersection of breathtaking landscape an...

Skier Takes Wrong Turn, Ends Up At Running Of The Bulls

Posted 10.15.2011 | Travel

A skier's run down New Zealand's Coronet Peak on Saturday took a turn for the interesting when she wandered off the trail and found herself being chas...

Boating Middle Earth

Zand B. Martin | Posted 07.12.2011 | Travel
Zand B. Martin

New Zealand is not a large place, but acre for acre few places can match as a boater's paradise; the combination of rainfall, topography, enlightened conservation, and infrastructure is just right.

Sick Of Winter? It's Summer In New Zealand...

Trazzler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

For those of us well north of the Tropic of Cancer, it's been another long, cold winter of our discontent. The groundhog says the end is in sight, but...