Travel Tips: 5 Best Things to do in Auckland, New Zealand

Travel Tips: 5 Best Things to do in Auckland, New Zealand Recently I recommended 10 Free Things to do in Auckland. They’re all fantastic activities & places to visit in New Zealand’s most popular city. In fact, several of them are so great that I also include them in this list of best things to …

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LashWorldTour NEWS: I’m a Top 100 World Travel Expert!

LashWorldTour NEWS: I’m a Top 100 World Travel Expert! Leif Harum of The Runaway Guide has created a new Top 100 World Travel Experts list. Ratings, from #1 to #100, are based on the number of years of travel, the number of countries visited and regions visited.  This awesome list helps travelers and hopeful travelers …

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10 Free Things to do in Auckland, New Zealand

10 Free Things to do in Auckland, New Zealand Auckland can be a rather expensive place to visit, as can all of New Zealand, truth be told. Accommodation, food, public transportation, petrol, attractions and entry fees are all pricey. For visitors traveling on a budget, that can seriously limit what you’re able to see and …

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PHOTO GALLERY: Hobbiton – Home of the Hobbits

PHOTO GALLERY: Hobbiton – Home of the Hobbits  I grew up on The Hobbit and the Trilogy of the Rings. With Bilbo, Frodo & Sam. With Gandalf, Gollum, the Elves and the Dwarves. With Sauron and Saruman. With The Shire, Middle Earth and Mount Doom. As a kid I traveled around the eastern half of …

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My First Impressions of Auckland, New Zealand

My First Impressions of Auckland, New Zealand  The first time I ventured into Auckland city to explore (nearly quivering with excitement at having finally made it to NZ) I was not very favorably impressed. In fact, one could say I was rather underwhelmed. Even greatly disappointed. I had certainly been expecting much greater things of …

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PHOTO GALLERY: Beautiful Sydney, Australia

Sydney Australia

PHOTO GALLERY: Beautiful Sydney, Australia Many visitors to Sydney might be surprised to learn that Sydney is not Australia’s capital. That function goes to Canberra further south. However, Sydney is certainly Australia’s most famous and well-visited city, and for good reason. Sydney offers a spectacular setting on vast Sydney Harbor, accentuated by the stately Harbor …

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Travel Perspectives: Busting My Own Myths About India

Travel Perspectives: Busting My Own Myths About India  Late last year I finally traveled through India. After 20 years of hemming and hawing about braving India’s noise, crowds, filth and hassles I finally came up with a plan for an Easy Trip Through India and took the leap. For three months I traveled through the …

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Travel Tips: 5 Great Day Trips from Orlando, Florida

Tampa Bay Rays playing at Tropicana Stadium - Tampa

Travel Tips: 5 Great Day Trips from Orlando, Florida  Are you heading to Orlando, Florida to immerse yourself in Disney World and Epcot Center? Once you’re happily ensconced in lively Orlando you might well find that after several days or a full week of exciting rides, massive crowds, long lines and bustling energy, you’ll needing …

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PHOTO GALLERY: 10 Views of Iconic Sydney Opera House

PHOTO GALLERY: 10 Views of Iconic Sydney Opera House The iconic Sydney Opera House is one of the world’s most famous architectural wonders and one of Australia’s most visited attractions. It was granted UNESCO World Heritage Status in 2007, being considered a human masterpiece. Designed by Dutch architect Jorn Ulzon, The Opera House was completed …

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10 Free Things to do in Sydney

10 Free Things to do in Sydney During the past 10 years, prices in Australia have been rising dramatically all over the country. Since then costs have increased so much that nowadays all of Australia’s major cities are regularly listed among the top 20 most expensive cities in the world! Sydney is the most expensive …

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