Taiwan

New Zealand on a Budget

by Angelique Platas

Mar 15, 2019
Tips / Destination

Long tempting travelers with its wild landscape and cinematic allure, New Zealand is an active traveler’s dream. While the price tag can sometimes scare off your average traveler, there are a few ways to make the epic journey more affordable.

 

Getting There

With new transportation opportunities opening up, avid travelers can get to New Zealand a bit easier. With non-stop Air New Zealand flights between Auckland (AKL) and Chicago (ORD), travelers in the Midwest and even on the East Coast can enjoy more efficient flight options. This flight is one of the few direct options available from the United States and one of the only offered outside of the West Coast and Hawai’i.

 

Getting Around

Once on the island country, travelers can explore New Zealand by way of land and sea. Recently reopened in December, guests can take the coastal train along the stunning coastline while relaxing in the comfort of a train car. Move through the country by train or sail the open sea on a cruising vessel showcasing New Zealand’s incredible landscape from a unique viewpoint.

 

Once you land on a destination to call your homebase while in New Zealand, take bike rides, kayaking excursions and walking tours to get a better lay of the land. Kiwis are an active population, so you’ll feel like a local by getting out and about while sightseeing.

 

Where to Stay

A top destination for backpackers, New Zealand has a healthy list of budget-friendly accommodations. Use this link to determine the region you want to be in, narrow down your location and sift through the most affordable and convenient stays available.

#trazeetravel

Insta Feed
Trends / Adventure
May 23, 2019

Adventures on Pitcairn Island

Pitcairn Island is a remote patch of land between Eastern Island and French Polynesia, and Britain’s only inhabited territory in the Pacific. At only 15 square miles and a population of 50, it doesn’t exactly come to mind as an adventurous tourist destination. However, this tiny island is hiding some incredible opportunities.

Work and Play in Italy

Once business concludes, a world of wonder awaits in many of Italy’s incredible cities.

Reviews / Hotel
May 23, 2019

Riad Le Bel Oranger, Marrakesh, Morocco

In the loud, busy and often overwhelming medina of Marrakesh, it can be difficult to find a tiny sliver of solace in which to rest after spending hours negotiating for the best market prices. But one riad truly exemplifies the characteristic of “tucked away,” as it’s located a few connected alleyways from the noise and congestion.

Products / Entertainment
May 23, 2019

Highly Anticipated Films for Summer

The summer of 2019 will be filled with blockbuster hits. There are some recognizable brands that will perform well and some newcomers that might take the box office by surprise. The season is already starting strong with Marvel Studios finally releasing Avengers Endgame. This massive movie set box office records that likely won’t be touched for years. The film brings an end to the series and fans are not going to wait until it’s available on DVD. Endgame is going to jumpstart the season by bringing people to the movies and reminding them why it’s worth spending money to see a movie in theaters versus at home.

Take Me to Tahiti

Mana is the life force Tahitians believe connects all things. Feel the mana for yourself on a visit to the islands of Tahiti, and sample some of these activities as you connect with the breathtaking nature of the South Pacific. Fly Air France from the United States to Tahiti in the most convenient and comfortable way and let your holiday start on board.

Find the “Ugly” in Europe

Finding the beauty in an iconic city like Rome, London, Prague or Paris is easy — just look around. See the jaw-dropping sites of the Coliseum or the Sistine Chapel on a summertime trip; take an obligatory photo on the South Bank with Big Ben in the distance; savor Prague Castle views; or stroll the stunning streets of Paris in the springtime.