Driving New Zealand’s South Island

A drive on New Zealand’s South Island—with its Lord of the Rings landscapes, superb local wines, and glass-and-timber lodges—is like a visit to another, more perfect world. From November 2010By Anthony Dennis Appeared as “Road Trip: Southern Crossing” in T+L Magazine Days 1–2: QueenstownNovember is the ideal time for a springtime tour of the South … More Driving New Zealand’s South Island

Africa for beginners | Travel | The Guardian

A seasoned backpacker shares his tips and suggested itineraries for a memorable few weeks in southern or east Africaby Laurence Watts The Guardian, Saturday 21 August 2010Take it from someone who has backpacked the length and breadth of Africa: it’s big, slow, exciting and infuriating in equal measure. Its charm lies in the simplicity of … More Africa for beginners | Travel | The Guardian

Cuba to require visitors to carry medical insurance

Starting May 1st, 2010, a new Cuban government measure will require all foreigners, and Cubans living abroad, to possess travel insurance with medical cover in order to enter the country.Cuba’s Executive Committee of the Council of Ministers published the new law in the nations Official Gazette, stating that tourists, and Cuban emigrants must have health … More Cuba to require visitors to carry medical insurance

Walking down: 5 tips for avoiding the latest hotel scam

Tripsoby Christopher ElliottJack Taras and his friends thought they would be checking in to the Occidental Grand hotel on the Dominican Republic’s postcard-perfect Eastern shore for Spring Break. But when Taras, a 19-year-old sophomore from Providence College, arrived at the resort, he was greeted with the hotel industry’s latest trick: he was walked down. “They … More Walking down: 5 tips for avoiding the latest hotel scam

Is San Sebastian the best place to eat in Europe?

Published by The Observer.co.ukJohn Carlin trawls the little-known Spanish city of San Sebastián, where every local bar is a culinary heaven and Michelin stars grow on trees Further evidence that, never mind what Tony Blair might have you believe, the British are very different from the Americans was provided in a conversation I had with … More Is San Sebastian the best place to eat in Europe?