Monday, October 14, 2019

Chateau Marlborough: The Best Hotel in Blenheim

I landed in Blenheim with nowhere to stay. I tried the Google Maps 'Hotels Near Me' trick and once again it was cheaper than the other searches.

Hans Herzog Vineyard New Zealand: Yes to Wine, Pass on Food

Is it possible to eat and drink anymore than I did on this trip? Of course it is.

Wine Tours by Bike NZ: A Must for Wine Enthusiasts

I can't ride a bike well. Granted I only ride once every few years and only out of tourism necessity.

Golf Blenheim New Zealand: So I Picked the Wrong Course

The last time I was in New Zealand, I played golf in one of Auckland's top courses, the Gulf Harbour Country Club. It was a breathtaking course overlooking the ocean.

Wine Station Blenheim New Zealand: Wine Tasting the Right Way

Wine Station Blenheim New Zealand is part of the TPOL Down Under Trip Report. Thanks to late night drinking and eating at Raizada, we had to cancel the wine bike tour (rescheduled for the next...

The Best Indian Food Comes from This Small Town

A good combination is white wine and Indian food. If you're searching for the two in Blenheim, there's only one place to go. And it's so good, we went twice.

Air New Zealand Wellington to Blenheim: Prop Plane Comfort Plus

Am I in Montana? I asked that a lot when I was in New Zealand. I first asked it as I was boarding my plane from Wellington to Blenheim.

SQ Business Melbourne to Wellington: Worth It?

I booked this flight in the literal sense of the 11th hour. Was 33k Lifemiles‎ worth it? Let's find out.

Air New Zealand Lounge Auckland: Sit Back & Relax

Some may say argue that a 12 hour layover in Auckland necessitates leaving the airport. Since I was returning to Auckland and since I had been traveling like a madman, I decided to spend my half day in the Air Zealand Koru Lounge catching up on life. The first thing I had to do was get an adapter as New Zealand has the weird crooked triangle outlet that my dated adapter does not support.

Air New Zealand PVG-AKL: The Black Mamba

You're in for a treat on this flight. I skipped writing another review on the Air China Business Class Lounge Shanghai because it was just as I left it, full of patrons peddling for pasta. Instead, I'm going to focus on the sleekest Dreamliner I've ever flown, the Air New Zealand Black Mamba.
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