Trip Notes

Trip Notes

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.... Show More

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May 18, 2020 24 min
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 St...
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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.

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"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.

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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.

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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,&#...
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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.

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March 30, 2020 22 min
Broadcasting legend Judy Bailey discusses her earliest travel memories, as well as her passion for the beauty and wildlife of Botswana. Also, how does a news junkie switch off while they're travelling?

For more travel inspiration go to https://www.nzherald.co.nz/tripnotes and, when you're ready for your own adventure, go to https://www.houseoftravel.co.nz.

You can reach Stephanie Holmes at https://www.instagram.com/holmesstep...
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Bachelorette NZ contestants Lily McManus and Lesina Nakhid-Schuster share their experience filming in Argentina, using travel to get over a break-up and tips on how to make friends while travelling.

For more travel inspiration go to https://www.nzherald.co.nz/tripnotes and, when you're ready for your own adventure, go to https://www.houseoftravel.co.nz.

You can reach Stephanie Holmes at https://www.instagram.com/holmesstephanie o...
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In the new season of Travel podcast Trip Notes, chef, writer and presenter Peta Mathias shares how she fell in love with Paris, why India is still one of her favourite countries to lead a tour, and tales of love and heartache across the world.

The Eat Your Heart Out author speaks with Travel editor Stephanie Holmes and Travel deputy-editor Maggie Wicks.

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Canadian-born, New Zealand-based country & soul singer/songwriter Tami Neilson is on the show this week, brought to you by House of Travel.

Tami grew up performing across North America with her parents and brothers as part of the Neilson Family Band - they lived in a 12m motorhome. "Travelling is my default mode. It's strange for me to be in one place for a long time," she says.

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Each episode, Trip Notes hosts Stephanie Holmes and Tim Roxborogh are joined by a special guest to talk all about travel. On this episode, brought to you by House of Travel, we chat with Newstalk ZB and TVNZ presenter Jack Tame.

He's been back living in New Zealand for a few years now, but Jack previously spent five years living in New York as 1 News' US correspondent. Is living in the city that never sleeps really as exciti...
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Each episode, Trip Notes hosts Stephanie Holmes and Tim Roxborogh are joined by a special guest to talk all about travel. On this episode, brought to you by House of Travel, we chat with TV host Hayley Sproull.

When she’s not busy hosting multiple primetime television shows like Great Kiwi Bake Off and Have You Been Paying Attention, Hayley Sproull has spent two decades performing with Lochiel, the most successful marching team in N...
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Each episode, Trip Notes hosts Stephanie Holmes and Tim Roxborogh are joined by a special guest to talk all about travel. On this episode, brought to you by House of Travel, we chat with The Hits Breakfast host Toni Street.

With three young children and the demands of a job that sees her up at 4am every morning, Toni knows the power of a holiday. And after a well-documented battle with a life-threatening auto-immune disease, she kno...
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Each episode, Trip Notes hosts Stephanie Holmes and Tim Roxborogh are joined by a special guest to talk all about travel. On this episode, brought to you by House of Travel, we chat with Gareth Stewart.

As executive chef for the Nourish Group, British expat Gareth Stewart knows a thing or two about food. So there was no better candidate to be our guest on a special food-themed episode.

Stewart has most recently created the excellent ...
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Each episode, Trip Notes hosts Stephanie Holmes and Tim Roxborogh are joined by a special guest to talk all about travel. On this episode, brought to you by House of Travel, we chat with Travel Editor Winston Aldworth.

Everybody dreams of getting paid to travel the world, but is it really as good as people think it is? We get the inside info from Winston, who calls it "a unicorn job", and has experienced everything from opul...
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Each episode, Trip Notes hosts Stephanie Holmes and Tim Roxborogh are joined by a special guest to talk all about travel. On this episode, brought to you by House of Travel, we chat with Kiwi supermodel, TV presenter and author, Rachel Hunter.

"Our Rach" is probably New Zealand's most famous export, and she's been travelling the world since she left for New York to start her modelling career, aged just 16. She talks ...
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Each episode, Trip Notes hosts Stephanie Holmes and Tim Roxborogh are joined by a special guest to talk all about travel. On this episode we chat with House of Travel expert Katrina Cole.

Katrina has 38 years' experience in the travel industry, and every day helps people make their holiday dreams come true. She's been on 13 cruises - on ships big and small; ocean and river; budget and luxury - so knows a thing or two about w...
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Each episode, Trip Notes hosts Stephanie Holmes and Tim Roxborogh are joined by a special guest to talk all about travel. On this episode, brought to you by House of Travel, we chat with comedian/actor/playwright and Auckland mayoral hopeful Tom Sainsbury.

Tom, who stars in the new season of Wellington Paranormal on TVNZ 2, loves travel but - like his comedy - his favourite destinations are a little off beat. We talk Sweden, Jersey ...
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Each episode, Trip Notes hosts Stephanie Holmes and Tim Roxborogh are joined by a special guest to talk all about travel. On this episode, brought to you by House of Travel, we chat with NZ hospitality legend Judith Tabron.

After close to 20 years at the helm of super-successful Auckland Viaduct institution Soul Bar, Judith sold up last year to take some time out, travel the world and think about what she wanted to do next. This mon...
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Each fortnight, Trip Notes hosts Stephanie Holmes and Tim Roxborogh are joined by a special guest to talk all about travel. On this episode, brought to you by House of Travel, we chat with Bree Tomasel.

If you're one of her ZM Drive listeners or 100,000-plus Instagram followers (hi, Channing Tatum, we're talking to you), you'll already know Bree and her unmistakable Aussie accent. But in the last couple of months, Bree h...
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