Tailored Travel Talk. NZ Winter 2015
Kia Ora Travelers,
Spring is here! Lambing is underway and daffodils are coloring the landscape all over.
We had our shortest day and already looking towards spring- even though we are in the midst of our winter. Skiing is in full swing at our mountain ski fields and the first lams are born already and jumping in the (frosted) fields.
Air Tahiti Nui has added Washington DC to their itinerary, thanks to an expanded code share agreement with American Airways. Nowadays, 15 US cities are accessible via this new code-share agreement. Air New Zealand has added Houston to Auckland flights.
Our season, which starts in our spring (October) and runs through to fall (April), has already filled up nicely and we are already looking at forward bookings for October / November 2016. Early reservations are essential!
NORTH AMERICA VISIT
If all goes to plan, our son Erik will graduate from Quinnipiac University in CT in May 2016, and I will be planning presentation visits around that date.
“Our trip was far beyond our expectations. We knew it would be stress free, and we thought we knew the beauty of the island, but we never expected you to be a historian, a botanist, zoologist, restaurant expert, navigator, conversationalist, and an extremely interesting guy with whom to spend over two weeks. We can truly say, it was our best vacation ever.
I really have a lot of other positive things to say about the trip and we are still kicking ourselves for not Bungy jumping. Not your fault.
We will forever remember our visit to New Zealand’s South Island. Thank you for making it relaxing and informative. You are the best!”
Sincerely, Ella and Dale MacFiggen
Jennifer and Tom from Eagle, Idaho, USA
Dear Robert, This is to express to you our sincere thanks for the marvellous tour of New Zealand’s South Island with you last month. Your itinerary included the most interesting places, views and activities we could have imagined. We were impressed with your genuine love for New Zealand, its people and their culture. We felt as though you were our professor in teaching us New Zealanders’ way of life—their kind, cheerful, peaceful, generous nature. Not only is your country beautiful and inviting, but so too are its people, including your wife, son and daughter we were so pleased to meet and spend some time with. Everywhere we went people were happy, smiling and in jovial moods. We found this delightfully refreshing from the more hard-driving, fast-paced way of life here in the USA.
The scenery we experienced was spectacular—the fjords, mountains, glaciers, lakes, waterfalls, rivers, idyllic fields of sheep, red deer and cattle showed the productivity of the South Island. Our helicopter ride around Mts. Cook and Tasman was the scenic thrill of a lifetime.
We appreciated your masterful driving, always feeling safe with you in your luxury car. The lodging and food was as wonderful as the beauty of your country.
Thank you for answering our endless questions so capably and patiently from your deep reservoir of New Zealand knowledge.
This was our first trip south of the equator and therefore an entirely new, possibly once-in-our-lifetime experience for us. We will always cherish our tour with you, and hope to send more travelers your way.
With gratitude and kind regards from Eagle, Idaho, USA, Jennifer and Tom (& Kathy and Garth)
May 28, 2019