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ZB Travel – Myanmar Nov 1

  On Saturday, November 1, Mike’s weekly travel slot on Newstalk ZB’s Jack Tame Show, turned the spotlight on the trending destination of Myanmar. http://www.newstalkzb.co.nz Here’s Mike’s Q&A on Myanmar. Is river cruising a popular option for first-timers? Yes, it’s a winner. A bunch of Kiwis and I checked it out last week on a… Read More ›

ZB Travel – Barcelona July 27

( Mike’s travel notes from Newstalk ZB’s Jack Tame Show.) Why has Barcelona emerged as one of the main European gateways for Kiwis? The surge in Kiwis entering Europe through Barcelona has been quite spectacular in recent years, and it’s for a couple of reasons. First, both Emirates and Singapore Airlines fly from Auckland and… Read More ›

ZB Travel – Tropical Cairns

( Mike’s travel notes from Newstalk ZB’s Jack Tame Show.) Most visitors to Cairns can’t wait to get out of the place.  Is that fair on the city? Well, it’s understandable, given Cairns is the kind of city that the very term ‘gateway’ was coined for. North Queensland’s tropical wonders are right on the city’s… Read More ›

ZB Travel – Rome’s Walls May 18

Why the walls? What’s the back story to this? Well, I’m a sucker for the punishment of a long, hard walk. But I do think it’s one of the best ways to tap into the soul of a city, and I came across a story about how the NATO Defence College in Rome uses the… Read More ›

ZB Travel – ANZAC Day at Gallipoli

Geography 101. Whereabouts in Turkey is Gallipoli located? About 3 hours drive from Istanbul, Gallipoli peninsula is perched at the entrance to the Dardanelles, a pencil-thin body of water that links the Med with the Black Sea and Russia. Whoever controls the waterway, controls access to Eastern Europe. For New Zealanders, the Allied campaign tried… Read More ›

Newstalk ZB Travel – Cinque Terre.

WALKING ITALY:  THE CINQUE TERRE. ( As discussed by Mike Yardley, on Newstalk ZB’s Jack Tame Saturday Show. Jan 26.) Whereabouts is the Cinque Terre located and what’s the attraction? Located an hour south of Genoa on the Italian West Coast, and an hour north of Pisa, Cinque Terre literally translates as ‘‘five lands’’. A rugged,… Read More ›