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5 Places to Learn About Indigenous Cultures

5 Places to Learn About Indigenous Cultures August 2, 2012 | Around the World, General | Read More
The International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples was first celebrated on August 9, 1995 after a declaration by the United Nations affirmed the organization’s commitment to global “first cultures.” This year, in honor of the day, we highlight five places where you can learn...

DISASTER! Marmite is GONE From the Shelves

DISASTER! Marmite is GONE From the Shelves April 11, 2012 | Food Lovers, Travel News | Read More
More and more it seems the end really is near. Yes, friends, Marmite is officially off the shelves in New Zealand. We know. Sure, it sounds like it won’t be forever. But who can we trust these days? After the February 2011 earthquake in Christchurch, the Marmite factory was damaged. Yet we thought...

10 Gorgeous Places to be an Adrenaline Junkie

10 Gorgeous Places to be an Adrenaline Junkie October 15, 2011 | Featured | Read More
Craving a rush of air, adrenaline and great views? Check out these stunning jump-off spots that will leave you breathless in more ways than one. 1. Bungee jumping at Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe Located between Zambia and Zimbabwe, Victoria Falls is the largest waterfall in the world – so it should...

Happy Feet is M.I.A.

Happy Feet is M.I.A. September 13, 2011 | New Zealand, Travel News | Read More
The epic saga of an adorable wayward emperor penguin continues. Happy Feet was the buzz of the animal kingdom when he showed up in New Zealand, 3,000 of miles off course from where he was shooting for, Antarctica. He was found eating sand on the shores of NZ, presumably thinking it was snow. Named after...

Sad Penguin! Just a Few Thousand Miles Off Course…

Sad Penguin! Just a Few Thousand Miles Off Course… July 8, 2011 | Eco-Travel, Travel News | Read More
Maybe he was just trying to start a new trend? Sadly, it seems a penguin – an emperor penguin at that – veered off course from Antarctica and landed himself in New Zealand. Alone. Not so good for the mate-for-life animal. This wasn’t just a simple wrong turn. He came ashore nearly 4,000...

Monday Aww-Day: PENGUINS [PICS]

Monday Aww-Day: PENGUINS [PICS] June 6, 2011 | General | Read More
It’s Monday, so who doesn’t need a good afternoon AWW? Since it has been unseasonably chilly this week at the NG office in Northern California, my thoughts go to our brethren of the South, the penguins. Unquestionably the-bird-of-the-moment due to Happy Feet and March of the Penguins, these...

Time Capsules Discovered After Christchurch Earthquake

Time Capsules Discovered After Christchurch Earthquake March 4, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
A welcome distraction: that may be how residents of Christchurch — the New Zealand city devastated by an earthquake on February 22, 2011 — choose to look at the discovery of three time capsules during clean up of the damage. Two of the capsules were found underneath a bronze statue of Christchurch...

Tourists Impromptu “Voyage” Doesn’t Amuse Local Officials

Tourists Impromptu “Voyage” Doesn’t Amuse Local Officials November 15, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
Did you hear the one about the three Englishman, a Scotsman and a Yankee in the boat? Of course not, because I’m about to tell you about it. Reminiscent of a Seinfeld episode, you just can’t make stories like this up. Evidently, put a few tourists together in a couple of dinghies and you...

Air New Zealand Unveils All Black Jet For Rugby Fans (VIDEOS)

Air New Zealand Unveils All Black Jet For Rugby Fans (VIDEOS) October 1, 2010 | New Zealand, Offbeat, Travel News | Read More
Is it a flying zebra? Is it a ninja plane! Perhaps a top-secret stealth jet for the Royal New Zealand Air Force? Nope, it’s … Air New Zealand’s new A320 jet with its all black rugby-themed paint job! [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1XubCSbP6g[/youtube] “In celebration...

Marmite Celebrating 100th Birthday In New Zealand By Repatriating 100 Kiwis

Marmite Celebrating 100th Birthday In New Zealand By Repatriating 100 Kiwis September 22, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
For the North American palette, it’s hard to understand why New Zealanders are crazy over their Marmite (and similarly, Aussies with their Vegemite). On first taste, it’s a pretty ghastly concoction (ok, and maybe on fifth taste too). But while living in Australia, I got used to the taste...
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