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New Zealand Herald's Stephanie Holmes and special guests feed your travel obsession. The world's best destinations, tips for being better travellers, and the things we can learn from our adventures ... it's the next best thing to being there yourself.

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New Zealand Herald's Stephanie Holmes and special guests feed your travel obsession. The world's best destinations, tips for being better travellers, and the things we can learn from our adventures ... it's the next best thing to being there yourself.

    Sri Lanka: How a 'midlife crisis' inspired a trip of a lifetime

    Sri Lanka: How a 'midlife crisis' inspired a trip of a lifetime

    Facing a milestone birthday, Travel Editor Stephanie Holmes wanted to prove there was life left in her yet. So, she set off for Sri Lanka and joined a group cycling holiday... and ended up having the time of her life.

    In this latest episode of Trip Notes, you're going to hear a reading of Stephanie's travel story where she tells all about her trip and the reasons the country is so special.

    Then, Juliette Sivertsen talks to Stephanie about her memories from that trip 18 months on, and why she'll always remember it as a trip of a lifetime.

    For more travel inspiration, go to https://nzherald.co.nz/tripnotes

    You can follow the Herald travel team at https://instagram.com/nzhtravel or https://facebook.com/nzhtravel as well as Juliette Sivertsen on Twitter at @j_sivertsen or https://instagram.com/snorkelstosnow, and Stephanie Holmes at https://www.instagram.com/holmesstephanie or https://www.twitter.com/holmesstephanie

    Thanks for listening!

    • 24 min
    Alaska: The magic of the aurora borealis

    Alaska: The magic of the aurora borealis

    Everyone dreams of seeing the northern lights one day, right?

    In this latest episode of Trip Notes, we head to Alaska. You're going to hear a reading of a travel article written by journalist Anna Harrison about her efforts to find the sometimes elusive, and definitely mysterious phenomenon that is the aurora borealis.

    For more travel inspiration, go to https://nzherald.co.nz/tripnotes

    You can follow the Herald travel team at https://instagram.com/nzhtravel or https://facebook.com/nzhtravel as well as host Juliette Sivertsen on Twitter at @j_sivertsen or https://instagram.com/snorkelstosnow

    • 10 min
    Rarotonga travel: The legends of the Shipwreck Hut

    Rarotonga travel: The legends of the Shipwreck Hut

    "Jim's voice was like a man trying to touch his nose and hop on one leg at the same time, and falling over; it was like a garden path, overgrown with thistles and gorse, leading towards a swamp."

    In this episode of Trip Notes, host Juliette Sivertsen revisits an article written by Steve Braunias about his trip to Rarotonga, the Shipwreck Bar and the legendary Jim Bruce.

    For more travel inspiration, go to https://nzherald.co.nz/tripnotes

    You can follow the Herald travel team at https://instagram.com/nzhtravel or https://facebook.com/nzhtravel as well as host Juliette Sivertsen on Twitter at @j_sivertsen or https://instagram.com/snorkelstosnow

    • 11 min
    Stockholm: Exploring the Scandinavian way of life

    Stockholm: Exploring the Scandinavian way of life

    The Scandinavians have long been praised for their smart thinking and innovative ways to bring beauty into everyday spaces.

    In this episode of Trip Notes, host Juliette Sivertsen revisits a story by Herald feature writer Greg Bruce, about his visit to Stockholm to explore the Swedish way of life and the art of thinking differently.

    For more travel inspiration, go to https://nzherald.co.nz/tripnotes

    You can follow the Herald travel team at https://instagram.com/nzhtravel or https://facebook.com/nzhtravel as well as host Juliette Sivertsen on Twitter at @j_sivertsen or https://instagram.com/snorkelstosnow

    • 12 min
    Belgium: A pilgrimage to the battle sites of World War I

    Belgium: A pilgrimage to the battle sites of World War I

    In this episode of Trip Notes, we revisit a story published by Herald journalist Nicholas Jones, about his trip to Belgium and to the battle sites of World War I.

    "A deflated rugby ball and a couple of plastic poppies mark Dave Gallaher's grave. Scrawls, handwritten in Vivid marker pens, make it look like a memento from a modern rugby match: the sort that a child hangs over the halfway tunnel, hoping his heroes will sign," writes Jones.

    For more travel inspiration, go to https://nzherald.co.nz/tripnotes

    You can follow the Herald travel team at https://instagram.com/nzhtravel or https://facebook.com/nzhtravel as well as host Juliette Sivertsen on Twitter at @j_sivertsen or https://instagram.com/snorkelstosnow

    • 11 min
    Niue's night sky: Eclipse of the heart

    Niue's night sky: Eclipse of the heart

    In this episode of Trip Notes, host Juliette Sivertsen takes a new approach to keeping your travel dreams alive during the lockdown.

    As our guests are unable to come to the studio to record, we are revisiting some of our previously published travel stories. In this episode, we retell Herald journalist Kirsty Johnston's experience of a partial eclipse in Niue.

    For more travel inspiration, go to https://nzherald.co.nz/tripnotes

    You can follow the Herald travel team at https://instagram.com/nzhtravel or https://facebook.com/nzhtravel as well as host Juliette Sivertsen on Twitter at @j_sivertsen or https://instagram.com/snorkelstosnow

    • 12 min

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