Have you started planning your travel for 2018 yet? If not – maybe now is the time!

Many of you know how much Esplanade loves New Zealand. Kit and Ksusha regularly travel there and always return with a multitude of amazing memories and stories. After years of championing this destination, we’re glad to see that others are taking notice!

 

Lonely Planet, producer of well-known guidebooks and a travel reference website, just ranked New Zealand in its “Best in Travel / Top Countries: Ten Countries You Need to Visit Next Year.” The #5 ranking focused on New Zealand as a destination for adventuresome folks, especially with the plethora of hiking opportunities among dramatic scenery.

We feel that the hiking opportunities in New Zealand are just the tip of the iceberg – there is so much to see and do! From wine tasting in Marlborough, to jetboating in Queenstown, to helicoptering over the mountains in Wanaka… you’ll never get bored in this beautiful country!

Tourism New Zealand is rightfully proud of this ranking, saying, “…it is a real achievement to see New Zealand rated as one of the top five countries in the world by Lonely Planet.”

Congratulations to New Zealand!

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Dear Kit, The trip to Bay of Many Coves could not have been more perfect for us. Thank you for taking the time to listen to what I was trying to accomplish. I found being able to talk to you and to have you be knowledgeable about the area to be of great help. Thank you so very much for this experience. If we ever venture to this part of the world again, I will ask you to help us again. I hope our future travel experience are like this…I am afraid you and your group spoiled us! The phrase we learned in New Zealand is appropriate here: Good on you!

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