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Let's Travel - - CONTENTS - Gary Dick­son ED­I­TOR-IN-CHIEF

“Trav­el­ling’s not some­thing you’re good at. It’s some­thing you do…like breath­ing.” – Gayle Fore­man (1970 – )

TLive long and pros­per he never-end­ing pos­si­bil­i­ties of ad­ven­ture, of ex­pe­ri­enc­ing new cities/towns/vil­lages, of tast­ing dif­fer­ent foods and the des­ti­na­tions avail­able to trav­ellers th­ese days are al­most be­yond be­lief. The choices are as wide and var­ied as your think­ing… and your bud­get! As the great philoso­pher, Willy Wonka, once said (sung ac­tu­ally) “Come with me… and you’ll be… in a world of… pure imag­i­na­tion”.

We know that Let’s Travel mag­a­zine has in­spired many of you to the des­ti­na­tions we are lucky enough to be in­vited to and re­port back on, and we will con­tinue to do so each and ev­ery is­sue.

A peren­nial favourite, and a place I took my kids to once they were at ‘that age’, is Ana­heim. Dis­ney­land, Knott’s Berry Farm, San Diego SeaWorld, Univer­sal Stu­dios… the list goes on and on. The ev­ery chang­ing face that is Amer­ica’s Play­ground just keeps see­ing more and more Ki­wis fly­ing north. The num­ber of vis­i­tors year-on-year keeps trend­ing up, and with more op­tions on how to fly to LA seem­ingly in­creas­ing ev­ery week, the air­lines are of­fer­ing deals like we have never seen be­fore. Take ad­van­tage of them… book those flights, and en­joy the 40-page fea­ture we have on this “mag­i­cal” des­ti­na­tion in this is­sue.

Also… Shane Boocock ex­plores Namibia, Paul Rush heads to Orakei Ko­rako just out­side of Taupo, we un­cover the Loy­alty Is­lands of New Cale­do­nia and the best things to do and see in Monaco.

My­self? I get on board the Venice Sim­plon Ori­ent Ex­press from Paris to Venice. Bucket list item ticked off.

Lo­cal Namib­ian chil­dren (Im­age: Shane Boocock)

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