The first half of 2021 has been a roller coaster ride not only for the NZiRA team but the travel industry as a whole. From being fully operational at one moment to going into an unexpected lock down. It is evident that the tourism industry is still finding its feet and to this regard we are happy to share our 17th issue with you. The best thrilling effect of travel writing is discovering the less traveled roads. One gets to see, smell and taste the hidden parts of the world. In this edition of the NZiRA Travel Magazine we are excited to be sharing a range of travel destinations not yet known to the public; places you can drive to and activities that can be experienced while maintaining adequate social distancing. It is our hope that you enjoy reading each article with the wonderment each writer felt while discovering them.