Coffee Culture Showdown – Comparing Caffeine

Coffee is a shape-shifting drink. No matter what country you’re in, that country has added something distinct to the coffee bean and the way people drink it. Each time I travel out of North America, I find a little learning curve waiting for me. Imagine an Australian visiting a cafe in California and asking for…

Franz Josef Glacier – 7 Essential Tips

From nz2 Franz Josef Glacier on New Zealand’s South Island is one of only three places in the world where you can walk from rain forest to a glacier in less than an hour. It’s also one of the world’s fastest-moving glaciers – and the day I spent glacier hiking on its icy bulk takes its…

Rating Hotels in New Zealand

You’re not supposed to feed him, but he’s hard to resist. Woodlyn Park    From nz2 Booking a hotel on the other side of the planet is a lot easier thanks to the Internet. But really, you still don’t know what you’re going to get until you step inside a room. And Lonely Planet guidebooks can…