- Guam Review and Guam Marriott Resort vs Guam Hilton Resort
- Saipan and the Hyatt Regency Saipan
- Asiana Airlines Business Class and Lounge
- Singapore Airlines Business Class and Lounge
- Queenstown Crowne Plaza, Kawarua Queenstown and the Auckland Crowne Plaza
- New Zealand Review
- Air New Zealand Business Premier
- Rarotonga Review
- Thai Airways Business Class and Lounge
New Zealand is the adventure sports capital of the world. If you head down to Queenstown, the city is full of adrenaline junkies looking to skydive, bunjee, paraglide, ski (including heli-drops), watersports, whale-watching and much more. Suprisingly, hotels among other things, are cheap across New Zealand. In fact, one of the cheapest ways to get around is renting a car. And for those of you who enjoy camping, you can rent a camper van on the cheap. Check out Jucy rentals and you’ll see vans complete with kitchen and beds for less than $30 a day.
Famous for the Lord of the Rings scenery, the south island is beautiful. Queenstown is a bit touristy but the views and the action are worth a visit. On the north side lies the Air New Zealand hub – Auckland. While Auckland isn’t my favorite city on earth there is plenty to do with a short drive from anywhere in New Zealand.
My honest take is that the country is a mix between the rockies and island life, but not quite either. If I want to see mountains, I’ll head to the rockies as they have everything plus fantastic wildlife. Unfortuntely New Zealand’s wildlife is quite rare (but great for bird watchers). Most everyone I met in New Zealand was from some other part of the world. It’s a culture of travelers and thrill seekers. One thing that NZ has on the rockies (besides watersports) is a good price. If you could go skiing and have a hotel for under $100 a day in the rockies, please tell me where you’re staying.
Two things will probably bring me back to New Zealand.
- The wife loved NZ.
- Air New Zealand.