Following Tragedy, Air New Zealand Cancels Regional Flights to/from Christchurch

Last night we were struck by tragedy yet again within a week. Two or more men attacked two mosques in the city of Christchurch, New Zealand, killing at least 49 people and leaving many in critical condition. My sincerest condolences to the families of those affected by this tragedy and …

This Easy/MUST DO New Zealand Hike is the Best of Them All

Day 2 of our camping adventure started off great with our morning photo walk at Tasman Lake (mentioned in the earlier post). After that all of our plans sort of fell apart. When we visited the Mt Cook Visitor’s Center to check in for the hike to Mueller Hut, we …

You Won’t Believe How Gorgeous This Lake Is…

The next stop on our little camping trip to Middle Earth was Tasman Glacier and Lake inside the Mount Cook National Park in New Zealand. At 27 km, the Tasman Glacier is the longest Glacier in New Zealand. The glacier is receding at an unprecedented 400-800m every year now leading  …

American Express Lounge Sydney: The Centurion’s Overcrowded Australian Cousin

I recently visited the AMEX lounge at Sydney Airport before and after my flights to New Zealand (more on that in the coming days). The lounge is located across from Gate 24 right after the McDonalds on the right. Since I had breezed through security and passport control, I had …

Review: Qantas Economy CHC-MEL (The Best Short Haul Flight Ever)

How I booked the Flight I booked our flights between Christchurch and Melbourne using 10,000 Avios per passenger. Since the flying time only comes out to around 3 hours, I decided to just book economy and save myself 10k for another time.  British Airways has a distance based award chart, …