Exploring New Zealand

New Zealand flag
New Zealand flag

There are stereotypes about every destination. Many of them are way off-base, while other stereoptypes hold a grain of truth. Mention New Zealand, for example, and certain images spring to mind: the towering peaks seen in The Lord of the Rings, adventure outfitters bungee jumping from bridges and thousands of sheep roaming the countryside.

But New Zealand is much more than adventure-crazed outfitters and sheep stations. In this month’s special section on New Zealand, we take an in-depth look at the Kiwi Nation, from the beaches of the Bay of Islands to the snowfields of Fox Glacier.

From there, Michele Petersen takes us to Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica’s active and vocal volcanic mountain, while Michael Logan offers his thoughtful musings on Bosnia-Herzegovina, a destination still emerging from the ruins of war.

Larry Jer experiences an accidental trip in China (with some amusing consequences) and Senior Editor, Heike Schmidt, heads out for a weekend in North Carolina’s Outer Banks. Our writers cover more than 15 destinations around the world for you this month. We hope their stories inspire you!

Happy Travels!

Janna Graber, Managing Editor

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