Dan Flying Solo
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Live the island life: 20 unique islands to visit in 2020

If you like your island life served up with more than sandy feet, these must-visit bucket list islands offer unique wildlife and attractions to explore.
The Castlepoint lighthouse at sunrise, New Zealand
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Car or campervan for New Zealand? North Island two week road-trip itinerary

Nine reasons I believe you should hire a car, not a camper, in New Zealand, and a sample two week road-trip itineary for the North Island.
Whangamomona republic
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Whangamomona Republic Day: That time I went to vote for a cat in an election...

The self-proclaimed Whangamomona Republic is in the north island of New Zealand, hidden down the forgotten highway of Taranaki and on the Whangamomona Republic Day is when it really comes to life.
New Zealand Hidden Gems
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11 New Zealand north island hidden gems

Waterfalls, beaches down dirt tracks, Japenese style gardens, and the movie stand in for Mount Fuji, don't miss these New Zealand North Island secret gems.
New Plymouth
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Falling in love with New Plymouth, Taranaki

Whilst many will say Mount Taranaki, always standing proudly in the middle of the region yet often hidden in cloud, is the jewel of Taranaki's crown, I'd have to disagree. New Plymouth is a city that seems to be evolving, fast, making it my favourite city in Aotearoa.
Taranaki Video Guide
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Taranaki video guide - Lonely Planets #2 region in the world

With my recent move to New Zealand, I jumped at the chance to take over the Lonely Planet Snapchat account and explore their 2nd best region in the world, Taranaki. Here's what I got up to...