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Fly Hawaiian Auckland to Honolulu with modern 294-Seat Airbus A330

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

Strong Customer Demand for New Route Launching March 13, 2013
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HONOLULU – Hawaiian Airlines is responding to continued strong demand for its impending service to Auckland, New Zealand, with the introduction of its 294-seat Airbus A330-200 on the route,  instead of its 264-seat Boeing 767-300ER aircraft, as previously announced. Hawaiian is launching thrice-weekly nonstop service between Honolulu and Auckland on   Click to continue »

Seine river cruise – Paris, France

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

If you fly to Europe why not consider going to Paris and enjoying this exciting city. Lots to see and do – but another wonderful way of seeing France is going by riverboat from Paris to Honfleur on the river Seine. You board in Paris, then slowly make your way down the river through beautiful Normandy with its romantic landscapes, passing old abbies and monasteries and typical small French villages. One of the highlights is the garden of Claude Monet, where he painted his famous waterlilies. Honfleur is on the coast opposite from England, a cute fishing village with French flair. The cruise takes one week and the food on the cruise ship is fabulous. Great way to see a different part of France a little bit off the beaten track.

Moscow – St. Petersburg River cruise

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

If you ever wanted to see Russia on your next holiday in Europe, one great way to really see the country is a river cruise. I took a cruise once from Moscow over the Volga river all the way to St. Petersburg, the former Leningrad. Moscow in itself is worth a visit, with the Red Square and the Basilika and all the beautiful monasteries and museums. Then you board a cruise ship and go along the Volga canal and on the Volga river. You pass sleepy villages, see Russia the way it really is, with friendly people, laid back and so traditional still. You pass huge lakes that seem like oceans like Lake Ladoga, and after a few days you reach St. Petersburg. On the cruise package deals you usually stay in each city for a day or two to see the sights. Don’t miss the Hermitage – spend at least a few hours or a day to see just a little part of it. In the Peter-and-Paul cathedral you will see tombs of old tsars and feel the history of Katharina the Great and all the great tsars that formed Russian history.
A cruise is just such a  great way to see a different part of Russia and get an indepth feeling for this interesting country.

Fiji Malolo Island Beach Resort, Mamanucas

Monday, January 24th, 2011

This is a truly Fijian experience: a resort on a beautiful white beach, turquoise-coloured water, coral reefs and coconut palm trees lining the beach. The bures are tastefully furnished in beautiful Fijian style, so that when you enter your bure you immediately feel at home and never want to leave again. This is real paradise. You can snorkel or go canoeing or sailing, or you just hang out on the beach and enjoy. Loved the restaurant up in the jungle and also the kids’ area. Reminded me of Tarzan and Jane and what an adventurous place for the kids. The service is good and the women are so great with the little ones, too. Not too far from Denarau, only about 2 hours on the ferry, and it is an awesome ride through the Mamanuca islands.

$2057 Flights to Europe: Madrid London Paris Rome Istanbul St. Petersburg Vienna Amsterdam Zurich Moscow…

Saturday, January 22nd, 2011

Economy Class Airfare Auckland to Europe from NZ$2057 return
European Destinations : Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Istanbul, London, Madrid, Milan, Paris, Prague, Rome, Vienna & Zurich.  Russia: Moscow & St Peterburg.
+  connecting flight options to Wellington/Christchurch

Free STPC (1 night stopover, transfers, hotel room…) in Seoul offered by airline on most travel dates.

Fly KOREAN Air via Seoul/South Korea and book this economy class Early Bird Airfare Special.

>>Check for available flights NOW! <<

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Snorkeling at The Blue Lagoon – Fiji, Yasawas

Monday, January 10th, 2011

The Blue Lagoon lies in the Yasawas in Fiji. It is a beautiful place to go snorkeling. The water is very clear and the corals all shine in magnificent colours. There are millions of small but fascinating fish that all have different patterns that tell them apart. When i travelled there, I found so many different and  amazing things. There were always more interesting creatures to find in the calm sea. One of my favouites were a barracuda and some clownfish who were protecting their eggs.  It was really amazing experience and it was one of my favourite holiday places that i will never forget.

Kangaroo Island, Adelaide, South Australia – Visit!

Saturday, January 8th, 2011

A  few weeks ago I was in Adelaide and went to Kangaroo Island on a 3-day tour. Had an awesome time there. You can see kangaroos everywhere, of course. But not only that.  Driving around I saw koalas hanging in the trees, seals on the beach, and echidnas along the road – and they are so cute! The Remarkable Rocks are incredibly beautiful, with the red rock formations contrasting against the deep blue sea. Amazing history there, too, with the first settlers cut off from the mainland for months and being supplied over hundreds of steep steps up the cliff. Of course there is excellent hiking there in the Flinders Chase N.P.

I stayed in the Hotel Aurora Ozone in Kingscote, nice little hotel on the ocean front. Also recommendable is the K.I. Wilderness Retreat – comfort in the middle of nowhere. The most amazing hotel I have ever seen in my life however is the Southern Ocean Lodge – incredible location, tastefully done, worldclass views, amazing food. Pure luxury right in the wilderness with wildlife at your doorstep.

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Mantaray Resort – Yasawas Fiji – BEAUTIFUL !

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

Fiji Yasawa Island Hopping 2:Mantaray Resort Diving, Snorkelling & more…

Located in the Fiji Islands premier destination, the Yasawa Islands, Mantaray Island Resort.. Click to continue »

Beautiful North Side Surf Beaches – Oahu, Hawaii

Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

When we drove around Oahu to see all the sights of the Island we decided to have a quick break at a beach on the north side of Oahu. But once we all got into our swimming suits and went down to the water we found out that this wasn’t going to be a regular swim. The waves there were about 3-4 metres high which was huge for us. We had tons of fun bodysurfing and getting smashed around by the waves which was just an epic experience for me.  But this was not the highest these waves got we found out after. Because in the summer season these waves get to 6-8 metres high and surf competitions take place on beaches in that location. Even though the waves were not as big as they could get in winter. Back when I was there, they were big enough for me. I had so much fun in those waves and I think that it’s definitely a place to visit in Hawaii.