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Destination: South Pacific

Our list of articles tagged with "South Pacific."

June 21, 2020

Meals We’re Dreaming of Around the World

One of the things we love about traveling is the food! Here are some of the meals and culinary treats that Artisans of Leisure travel experts are dreaming about for when we’re able to travel again.

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October 8, 2019

Just Back: New Zealand

Artisans of Leisure’s private luxury New Zealand tours are designed by in-house travel experts who have extensive firsthand experience in New Zealand.

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February 13, 2017

Interview: An Incredible Around-the-World Tour

Artisans of Leisure travel specialist, Abbey Chase, recently spent a year traveling around the world—in style. Some of the highlights of her incredible tour included visiting more than 80 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, a sunrise hot air balloon ride over Bagan, a helicopter tour of Siem Reap, a private tea ceremony in Kyoto, a river […]

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October 17, 2016

Exclusive New Zealand Tours

Artisans of Leisure’s private New Zealand tours feature the best luxury lodges and insider experiences throughout the stunningly beautiful country. Here are a few of our favorite destinations.

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October 10, 2016

A Private Helicopter Flight through Stunning Milford Sound

Perhaps the most famous sight in New Zealand, Milford Sound is a breathtakingly beautiful fjord on the South Island. Steep mountains and dense rainforests border the glacier-carved waterway, which cuts through the Southern Alps and connects to the Tasman Sea. A private helicopter flight is the ideal way to experience the majesty of Milford Sound […]

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August 18, 2016

Australia: Just Back

Highlights of our recent private tour of Australia, including Sydney, Kangaroo Island, Uluru (Ayer’s Rock), the Daintree Rainforest and Lizard Island in the Great Barrier Reef.

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August 1, 2016

Exploring Australia’s Outback: Uluru & Kata Tjuta

A highlight of any trip to Australia is visiting the Red Centre to experience its unique geological formations and aboriginal culture. Iconic Uluru is a massive, 1,142-foot-high rock formation surrounded by red desert. Also known as Ayers Rock, it offers a number of interesting experiences that reveal its geological and cultural importance and immerse visitors […]

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February 23, 2015

The Reopening of Lizard Island in the Great Barrier Reef

We’re excited about the reopening of Lizard Island, our favorite resort in the Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Following damage sustained by Cyclone Ita in 2014, the rooms and facilities have been renovated and upgraded with neutral colors to keep the focus on the beautiful views of the Coral Sea. The resort has also added a […]

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November 17, 2014

Kangaroo Spotting in Australia

Seeing kangaroos in the wild is one of the most coveted wildlife experiences for visitors to Australia. Catch them at the right time of day—they tend to relax and graze around sunset—and it could be one of the most memorable scenes from your trip. Though we took this photo in a rural area along the […]

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November 7, 2014

Exclusive Australia

Artisans of Leisure arranges private Australia tours, including the highlights of Sydney, the Red Centre, Lizard Island, the Whitsundays, the Daintree Rainforest, Melbourne and the Great Ocean Road, Adelaide and the Barossa, Tasmania and more.

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April 2, 2014

Top 10: Favorite Breakfasts around the World

We always enjoy experiencing how different cultures approach the most important meal of the day. Here are a few of our favorites: 1.) Breakfast at a cave hotel in Cappadocia, Turkey We love sitting on the hotel terrace and taking in views of the fantastical rock formations of this beautiful region while eating a classic […]

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June 24, 2013

New Zealand: Five of Our Favorite Luxury Lodges

New Zealand’s extraordinary luxury lodges are destinations in their own right. Here are five of our favorite lodges, all of which are featured in our private New Zealand tours. 1.    Blanket Bay, Queenstown Blanket Bay—a longtime favorite lodge among our travelers—sits on the shore of Lake Wakatipu just outside Queenstown on the South Island. We […]

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June 6, 2012

Traveling vegan, kosher, gluten-free or with food allergies

Many people with restricted diets or food allergies worry about finding appropriate meals when traveling overseas. Several of our in-house travel experts have food restrictions, so we understand firsthand the challenges. We also know how to overcome them. Artisans of Leisure regularly works with travelers who have food restrictions, including vegetarian, vegan, kosher, gluten-free and […]

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April 13, 2012

Inspiration for Amazing Family Trips

Your son likes castles, your daughter likes shopping, your husband likes history, and you like art–how can you make sure that family vacations please everyone? Artisans of Leisure specializes in one-of-a-kind, private, customized family tours that feature a world of engaging experiences sure to satisfy families of all sizes, ages and interests. Here are a […]

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July 20, 2009

Bluff oysters: a superstar among New Zealand’s sensational seafood

Among New Zealand’s many seafood sensations, a standout is the legendary Bluff oyster. Plump, delicate and sweet, Bluff oysters are highly coveted among Kiwis. But, unlike much of New Zealand’s excellent seafood, Bluff oysters are sold only in New Zealand, and they are available fresh only from March through August. New Zealand has some of […]

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May 18, 2009

A Conversation with Renowned Art Curator David Elliott

We recently caught up with David Elliott, the British-born, globetrotting curator. A major tastemaker in the contemporary art world, Elliott has been the director at the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo, Japan and at the Istanbul Modern in Turkey, helping introduce a fresh approach to contemporary art in both cities. Elliott’s current post is artistic […]

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May 15, 2009

Notes from our travelers: Sydney in a flash

This post is by travelers of ours (a husband and wife) from Maryland. They are currently on an around-the-world tour with Artisans of Leisure. Along the way, they have been sending updates about their journey to friends and family back home. They have generously allowed us to share their stories and images with our blog […]

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March 17, 2009

The ultimate Aussie: a Kangaroo Island insider

We recently caught up with one of our preferred guides on Kangaroo Island, Australia. The island is featured in several of our luxury Australia tours–we consider it to be one of Australia’s most worthwhile destinations and a must for anyone interested in wildlife, incredible scenery, and an opportunity to experience the best of Australian hospitality. Our guides connect […]

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February 24, 2009

An Interview with One of Our Art and Architecture Travel Experts

John is one of the travel experts based in our New York City office. He’s passionate about art and architecture, and helps design our tours around the world. Q: What are your favorite travel destinations? A: Each destination is fascinating in its own way, and I love exploring new places and discovering what’s distinctive about them—local […]

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February 12, 2009

An Interview with One of Our Honeymoon Specialists

Artisans of Leisure has developed a real following with honeymooners who want our expertise when planning their unique, totally customized, once-in-a-lifetime honeymoons. We asked our travel specialists for their tips: Q: What advice do you give honeymooners? A: Don’t try to do too much (or too little)! We find the best honeymoons have a perfect balance of […]

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