Road Trips

Coromandel: A Road Tripper's Delight

Posted on 31 October 2012

New Zealand's Coromandel Peninsula is a mecca for holidaymakers, thanks to its lengthy coastline, varied beaches and friendly small towns. Here is a leisurely trip from Auckland which will take in the wonders of this special place.View Larger Map Day 1: Auckland to ThamesThis is an easy 2-3 hour drive which will ease you into your road trip. Head south out of Auckland on State Highway 1, and turn off onto State Highway 2 then 25 which will bring you to the Kopu Bridge. Although recently rebuilt as two lanes, this bridge is a tradition amongst holidaymakers. It was...

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The Northwest: Seattle to San Fran

Posted on 24 October 2012

See the northwest coast with this leisurely road trip through three states and wine country! Starting in Seattle and heading down the coast to San Francisco, the highlights of this trip are the wonderful cities of Seattle, Portland and San Francisco, and the wine country that is the Napa Valley area.View Larger MapDay 1: Seattle to PortlandSeattle is a beautiful city based around the Puget Sound, and you will pass through several other urban centres on the way out, such as Tacoma and Olympia. If you have an extra day, you could use it to drive the Olympic Loop, a...

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