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Step back in time to Myanmar

Step back in time to Myanmar

Not many people know this, but Myanmar (previously known as Burma) is Southeast Asia’s largest country. It shares borders with China, Laos and Thailand in the east and Bangladesh and India in the north and is rich with culture. It is a destination to which any avid...
Stockholm with Singapore Airlines

Stockholm with Singapore Airlines

Generally speaking for most of us folk living in the South Island a trip on a plane is the first step of any holiday abroad. We’re lucky that more and more airlines are choosing to make NZ one of their final destinations which means we now have a greater choice of how...
USA’s Best Ranches and National Parks

USA’s Best Ranches and National Parks

America’s definitely been top of our minds and all over the news at the moment, and mostly for all the wrong reasons. That’s rather unfortunate, because if we shift our focus away from orange men with funny hair we’ll find a plethora of wonderful experiences waiting...
How to enjoy The Good Life in Europe

How to enjoy The Good Life in Europe

Whether it’s your first trip to Europe or you are heading there for your umpteenth visit, travelling from New Zealand you need to make the most of it. At xtravel, we have close relationships with the best holiday companies and are in the know on all the options and...
Rocking the Rockys

Rocking the Rockys

I have a slightly mad obsession I’m about to share with you- I’m a train nut. A genuine certified train nut. I’ve ridden several across Australia, the train over the bridge on the River Kwai (got locked in the toilet on that one- super fun), an overnight train from...
Handpicked South Africa and Victoria Falls

Handpicked South Africa and Victoria Falls

I’ve just returned from an escorted tour I took to Africa with one of my favourite travel wholesalers Adventure World and I am bursting with excitement about all that we saw and did. When xtravel book your dream holidays we use trusted suppliers and wholesalers to...
Where am I?

Where am I?

I’m in a place where nature takes centre stage amid rainforests, glaciers, fjords, National Parks and incredible wildlife. It is a place where the outdoors is the destination and I can sit back and watch the wildlife or get up close with a real encounter. My happy...
Enchanting Ecuador

Enchanting Ecuador

Rising out of the Pacific Ocean and straddling the equator some 900kms off the coast of Ecuador, the enchanting Galapagos Islands is the most unique bio diverse habitat in the world. Famous for helping Charles Darwin shape his theory of evolution, they are home to...
Capturing Canada

Capturing Canada

There’s an amazing tourist attraction in Canada Place Vancouver called the `Fly Over Canada’. It’s one of the best things I’ve ever done as a traveller and one I would happily do again. It’s a simulation ride which flies you- as if you were in a helicopter- over the...