Travel and adventure
Travelling can be a wonderful reset, which is why we’ve dedicated a big chunk of this summer issue to adventure and holiday planning.
The start of a new year is a time for dreaming and an opportunity to strategically plan some well-spaced breaks for the coming year. So, check out The
Good Travel Guide (pages 64 to 73) covering some of the world’s best eco and ethical destinations globally and locally.
Each year tourists travel to New Zealand for the scenery, hiking, cycling, wine tasting, wildlife and stargazing. I admit I returned from my overseas experience in London many years ago with a fresh appreciation of what our country has to offer and now take regular spontaneous mini-breaks to make the most of the magic, which can be as cost-effective as throwing the tent in the car and driving somewhere new.
I love offshore travel too and in 2017 was lucky enough to travel to Buenos Aires for a week’s holiday (Air New Zealand now fly there direct), and Niue for four days with Wellness Retreats NZ. On each occasion I returned feeling invigorated and inspired.
An overseas adventure opens your eyes to other cultures and different ways of doing and thinking about things. It creates wonderful ‘a-ha’ moments as well as greater perspective and understanding of this incredible world that we are part of. That’s why we’re stoked to be offering
readers the opportunity to win a trip of a lifetime, for two, in this issue with ethical travel company G Adventures. Yes, if you are the winner you will get to choose between three amazing travel itineraries to either Cambodia, Vietnam or India (see competition details on this page, and trip details on page 73).
Good’s assistant editor Natalie Cyra travelled to India with G Adventures in 2017 and it was a journey she will never forget for all the right reasons. G Adventures is also a social enterprise, providing authentic experiences for travellers while also empowering communities in the countries they do business in through its wealth distribution model that ensures money spent on these tours benefits those economies.
Social enterprise is a global movement – a business model where companies give back to society as well as making a profit. Turn to page 34 to read about social enterprise companies making a difference in New Zealand, and tips for how to build one.
So, what are your ambitions and dreams for 2018?
And, if you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?