Each country has their own unique take on various treats and New Zealand is no exception. If you’re visiting Auckland, or anywhere else in the country, here are a few treats you need to taste before you leave.
Seafood lovers might be familiar with tuatua, but the average eater has probably never heard of these delectable shellfish indigenous to New Zealand. Kiwis love these things because of their milder taste than traditional shellfish and creamier texture. Since the shorelines are teaming with them you can find some on the menu in any restaurant that serves fish.
Australians have their Vegemite and the Kiwis are in love with something called Marmite. To be honest, this stuff is definitely an acquired taste and most foreigners who try it aren’t itching for a second helping, but it’s a staple in every Kiwi cabinet and has to be tried at least once during your trip. Slide some on a slice of bread and give it a go.
It’s hard to turn down a good cookie and if someone offers you an Afghans in Auckland you’d better readily accept, because these things are downright delicious. They’re chocolate and cornflake cookies coated in chocolate icing and topped off with walnuts. Sounds simple, but it’s a lot of great flavor in one small bite.
Pavlova, a true Kiwi dish, is simply a sponge cake with the consistency of a marshmallow made with meringue, fresh fruit and cream. Once you bite through the crispy outside into the center, each slice practically melts in your mouth. Don’t buy the store ones, have a local bake you up one if you can.
Guadalajara’s vibrant atmosphere and delicious foodie scene made it one of the most popular destinations in Mexico. With incredible options around every corner, it’s difficult to nail down the best of the best, but we think these restaurants come pretty close.
We can see it now and remember when it happened to us: Watching as the black car icon loops around and around, seemingly endlessly, and our wait time on the rideshare app continually changes. Long wait times and confused drivers are just a few bothersome issues that can nag at rideshare users. Need a solution? Ditch rideshares altogether in favor of renting a car on your next trip.
Sometimes it can feel like splurging on books is more expensive than it should be. Prices for novels are high and, for some, unaffordable. Even older titles, considered classics, can cost more than someone bargained. Many turned to reading books online or downloading audio files because it’s a cheaper alternative to physical books. However, what about the population of readers who love to read from paperbacks and hardcovers? Thankfully, there are companies like Thriftbooks that make it possible to afford books.
While your first inclination might be panic when you map out the various appointments and meetings on your upcoming business trip, relax. Trust us, a rental car has you covered.
Scrolling through social media, reading magazines and seeing images online of far-off destinations just feeds the need for travel. Some of us have a healthy dose of wanderlust already, but the added visual reminders can really set plans in motion — or at least plans for a plan.