the way we EXPLORE

We feature some of the most exciting international travel destinations, as well as the Bay of Plenty’s best kept secrets, mini breaks across the country, city breaks, and fun family days out.

Bay Of Plenty Staycation

After her first visit across the ditch, Reyes Beard, a freelance brand manager from South Australia with an insatiable appetite for good company and great view, shares what's it actually like to be a TOURIST at the Bay.

Hot Hawke’s Bay

Heat, wine and Art Deco vibes. We compile the prefect itinerary for a Hawke's Bay holiday.

Summer in New York City

We send UNO.'s creative director, Emma, to New York City to see what goes on in summertime in the Big Apple...

Susan Harrison-Tustain takes us through Europe

Creating tailor-made holidays which combine spectacular European destinations with insights into the heart and soul of the local culture has proven a forte for artist Susan Harrison-Tustain and wine connoisseur/ photographer Richard Tustain.

Spring holiday activity: Rotorua Canopy Tours

What shall we do in the holidays? Bet you've said that a few times. Well here's the answer: Take your children to the Rotorua Canopy Tours.

5 Reasons to Visit Christchurch

A city in transition, Christchurch is shaping up to be a vibrant and dynamic city. It is best explored by foot (or by bike) and all of these attractions are within a reasonable walking distance.

The editor’s diary: where HAVE you been? 18-24 September

The highlight of this week has been taking Mat away on a date. I think it definitely ranks up there on the special date-ometer!

Mountain Biking In The Shadow Of Ruapehu

On a girls’ mountain biking break, Liz French and four friends tackled three very different mountain bike tracks in the central North Island.

5 Things To Do On Auckland’s West Coast

The west coast of Auckland stretches for miles and miles of unreal beauty. If you feel like a change from the blue sky and white sand of our east coast beaches, explore the untouched beauty of the wild west.

Living on a Boat in France – Lively Kiwis and Dead...

Mike Bodnar and his wife Liz left their jobs, sold their Wellington home, and abandoned friends and family to go and live on a boat in France. Their mascot for the trip became a dead fish.

Instagram of the week: @world_nate

The last time Nathan Buchan was spotted out and about at The Mount was back in summer. This local boy is now a full-time traveller.

House of Travel – Is This The Best Travel Agency In...

At the shoot for House of Travel Tauranga (HOTTauranga - what a great acronym!), owner Shane wouldn't stand still.