We Thought You Were Cool tells the story of how my platinum status expired after signing up on a Polish website for instant top-tier status. I didn't get a lot of use out of being a platinum except for my trip to Windy Wellington. The Novotel there was reasonably priced at around $139 NZD a night and offered a $30/day hotel credit that I used on bottles of Sauvignon Blanc.
Windy Wellington! Do you know that Wellington is the capital of New Zealand? Seriously, it isn't Auckland. I've traveled near and far and have to say that Wellington is far. Just look at the Great Circle Mapper to see how far it is from the hometown of Flint.
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...
Is it possible to eat and drink anymore than I did on this trip? Of course it is.
I can't ride a bike well. Granted I only ride once every few years and only out of tourism necessity.
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.
Blenheim Airport Review is part of the TPOL Down Under Trip Report. The flight from Blenheim to Auckland is only an hour and a half long. There's no need to show up to the airport...
Finding flights from Australia to the US in business is difficult. Finding availability from Auckland to the US was not.
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