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Month: October 2014

ZB Travel – Historic Florida

On Saturday Oct 18, Mike’s weekly travel slot on Newstalk ZB’s Jack Tame Show turns the spotlight on 500 years of Florida’s European heritage. St. Augustine is the oldest continuously occupied settlement in the United States, with a trove of Spanish Renaissance buildings and famous firsts to explore. About 90 minutes south, head to Cocoa… Read More ›

The Press-News column Oct 14

The Carry-on over Carry-on. It’s an increasingly common grizzle amongst passengers, not just at Christchurch Airport, but worldwide. Boarding and disembarking aircraft now takes inordinately longer, than ever before. The spanner in the works? The wholesale abuse of carry-on baggage limits, as passengers deliberately avoid having to pay for checked-in baggage. Booking a flight, even… Read More ›

ZB Travel – Blue Ridge Parkway

On Saturday October 11, Mike’s weekly travel slot on Newstalk ZB’s Jack Tame Show turns the spotlight on the Blue Ridge Parkway. It’s America’s great scenic mountain drive, traversing Virginia, North Carolina and ending in Georgia. Discover storybook-perfect towns like Blowing Rock and Valle Crucis and marvel at natural formations like Grandfather Mountain and Chimney… Read More ›

The Press-News column Oct 7

Cycle Safety: Ban two Abreasting Greetings from Washington DC. Want to know the best way of seeing the American capital? Hire a bike and hit the dedicated cycle lanes, that have sprouted like alfalfa sprouts across the city. Topping the lot, the epic, courageous cycle lane that carves right down the middle of majestic Pennyslavnia… Read More ›

ZB Travel – Washington DC

On Saturday October 4, Mike’s weekly travel slot on Newstalk ZB’s Jack Tame Show turns the spotlight on Washington DC. From the timeless landmarks to the vast open spaces, DC is a great recharge after the full-throttle buzz of New York. Enjoy the staggering array of free Smithsonian museums and National Zoo. See incredible … Read More ›

The Press- News column Sep 30

Why the NZ flag referendum is money-sucking malarkey. Greetings from New York. With the United Nations General Assembly wrapping up, the city is flamboyantly festooned in the flags of the world, flapping in the warm September breeze. How sweet to spot the New Zealand ensign, proudly aflutter on a lofty pole, overlooking the East River…. Read More ›