October 21, 2019 | By Susan Durbin
Traveling to New Zealand was a trip I’ll never forget.
I flew out of Chicago to San Francisco, a 4-hour flight, and then on to Auckland, a 12-hour flight. The destination is so worth the flight time. Today Air New Zealand flies the 777-300ER.
If you are lucky to travel with a small group of people, I hope one of your co-travelers is adventuresome. The leader of our group of 8 never tires. And … his motto is to stretch yourself and enjoy life.
A road trip from Bay of Islands on the northern tip of the North Island to Dunedin on the southern tip of the South Island is the way to go.
This first trip was not my last to this wonderful part of the world. Since that time I have led 4 groups to New Zealand and enjoyed each one. I hope next time I can take my husband, Bob. There are about 29 other great activities to do when I return.
As they say in Te Reo, the other national language,
Haere Ra (Goodbye)