A journey aboard a 237-foot, 110-year-old tall ship brings one adventurer to a beach with water as clear and as bright as the sky.
They’re beer guys in New Zealand’s wine country. That might explain why Andy Deuchars and Brian Thiel, expats from California, have given the name “Paradox” to one of the pilsners made at their Renaissance Brewing Company. Or why they describe an ale with equal parts sensory effects and breakfast-buffet details: “Layers of biscuit, maple syrup, and hints of black currant and toast.” The combination works. Just like a winemaker (Andy, 45) partnering with a Mercedes mechanic (Brian, 43) to create beer 7,000 miles from home.
This is one of the biggest questions that people ask. Find the answer about Japan and its location -- plus ISLANDS editors' travel recommendations -- on this Japan map.
Our trip to New Zealand was all about expressing the shear scope of the landscape and the fantastic riding it offers. With a small population and virtually no trail access issues, the riding is almost limitless. Probably like it was fifty years ago in the U.S. We travelled throughout the South Island from Queenstown to the Craigieburn Forest, experiencing amazing singletrack and the laid back NZ lifestyle.
It's day 3 in New Zealand. I'm sitting overlooking the break at Raglan. I've spent the last two hours paddling through these waves, and wish I could have stretched the session longer. It's Autumn here, and my wetsuit was no match for the chill of approaching Winter. My whole body has gone numb, and after hiking from Auckland to Raglan, I'm thankful for a bit of relief.
The quest to discover New Zealand's Marlborough wine region on two wheels.
We've found five of the healthiest island foods in the world (or so we’re told). Traveling chef Corinne Trang sifts through the hype.
A remote island steeped in the ancient traditions of the Pacific Northwest teaches one traveler how to live in the now.
She's Jamaican. He's from Louisiana. Together they've been to every island in the Caribbean. Here's how they do Jamaica.