11 Things To Know About When Travelling

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Travelling could be a little stressful.  There are ways you can eliminate your stress when travelling by being prepared for certain things.

Here are 11 tips you can use when traveling

 Going Solo

Being in a group doesn’t mean you have to do everything with the group you travelled with.  So to eliminate stress, or just not wanting to do anything, just go with your gutt feeling.  Don’t do anything.  Let them go. You don’t have to .  You do whatever you feel like doing, so everyone enjoys their trip and vacation.

Get A Carry on and put all your items

Use a carry on to put your important stuff in one place.  This includes all your technology (and the corresponding chargers and cords), your passport, your flight documents, your money, your credit cards, any prescribed medication, and valuables like jewelry or gifts.

Packing light is always best when traveling.

Do not worry about Guidebooks

To eliminate stress, and make things more interesting, just forget what the guidebooks and do whatever you want instead. It is a good idea to list  general types of activities you know you’d want to experience.  If you feel you should visit any popular or typically touristy spots then by all means go ahead.

Make copies of your important docs

This is in case your credit card is stolen, you lose your passport, you can’t get on wifi to access your flight information, or any other number of inconvenient, annoying travel mishaps occur. Make photocopies of all your important documents and keep them securely in your carry-on.

Don’t forget to give a second copy of everything to someone trustworthy at home, too. That way, if through a series of really unfortunate events you lose your passport and the copy of your passport and can’t access your digital copy of your passport (what were you doing?), a friend or family member can save the day with a quick email or fax.

Find Cheap Flights 

Instead of choosing specific dates for your flight, you can select an entire month to see which days are the cheapest. Or if you have two available weeks to travel and you’re open to different destinations, choose the “flexible” button under your destination to see a list of flights — ordered from cheapest to most expensive — that go everywhere in the world.

Register for Global Entry

Global Entry is a US Customs and Border Protection program that gives low-risk, pre-approved travelers faster clearance through security and customs checkpoints. In other words, you get to skip the line and the hassle of taking off your shoes in security. Plus, it makes getting back into the country a breeze — all you do is give your fingerprints at customs before waving back at the winding Disneyland line behind you with a mixture of smug satisfaction and relief.

Always go to the Restrooms

Depending on where you travel, public restrooms can be a rarity and a luxury. And public restrooms where you can do your business without having to buy a latte first or insert a coin into a machine? Even trickier to find.

Make sure you have good comfortable shoes

Traveling means being on your feet all day so make sure you invested in some comfortable shoes.

Have a map at hand

Ask the tourist office for a map you can hold in your hands. Sure, you may have an excellent data plan with super fast LTE, but using your phone’s GPS to get around won’t give you a better understanding of the area you’re in, and on day 3 you’ll still find yourself dependent on it.

Back up everything.

Before you travel, back up your phone, photos, and important documents on both your computer and an external hard drive. During your travels, back up your photos every few days in at least two different virtual locations. And though it may be tempting, don’t bring your external hard drive on the road with you. If your stuff gets stolen, you don’t want to lose your computer and your backup drive.

Reviews on Hotels and Bed and Breakfast inns

Check Trip Advisor for the best hotels or bed and breakfast’s you would want to stay with. For example, Eden Bed and Breakfast in New Zealand, is an award winning B&B , featured in Trip Advisor.  

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2016 Super Rugby Season - New Zealand

The 2016 Super Rugby season  will be marking the 21st season of Super Rugby and will be the first season featuring an expanded 18-team format.  This 2016 season will also include for the first time, Teams outside the usual Australia , New Zealand, and South Africa adding teams from Argentina and Japan.

The round-robin games will take place every weekend from 26 February to 16 July 2016 (with a break for international matches during June), followed by the finals series at the end of July and culminating in the final on 6 August.

Competition

The 18 teams will be grouped geographically, with two regional groups, each consisting of two conferences: the Australasian Group, with five teams in the Australian Conference and five teams in the New Zealand Conference and the South African Group, with six South African teams, one Argentinean team and one Japanese team split into a four-team Africa 1 Conference and a four-team Africa 2 Conference.

The Group Stages will be consisting of 17 rounds of matches, where each team will play 15 matches and have two rounds of byes for a total of 135 matches.

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Teams will play six intra-conference matches in the four-team African Conferences, with each team playing other three teams in their conference home and away.  The 5 team Australasian Conferences will play two teams home and away and will also play once again the other two teams (one at home and one away).

The other nine matches will be a single round of matches against each team in the other conference in their group, as well as against each team from one of the conferences in the other group.

In 2016, the teams in Africa 1 will play the teams in the Australian Conference, while the teams in Africa 2 will play the teams in the New Zealand Conference.

The top team in each of the four conferences will automatically qualify to the Quarter Finals. The next top three teams in the Australasian Group and the next top team in the South African group will also qualify to the Quarter Finals as wildcards. The conference winners will be seeded #1 to #4 for the Quarter Finals, in order of log points gained during the group stages, while the wildcards will be seeded as #5 to #8 in order of log points gained during the group stages.

In the Quarter Finals, the conference winners will host the first round of the finals, with the highest-seeded conference winner hosting the fourth-seeded wildcard entry, the second-seeded conference winner hosting the third-seeded wildcard entry, the third-seeded conference winner hosting the second-seeded wildcard entry and the fourth-seeded conference winner hosting the top-seed wildcard entry.

The Quarter Final winners will progress to the Semi-Finals, where the highest seed to reach the Semi-Finals will host the lowest seed and the second-seeded semi-finalist will host the third-seeded team.

The winners of the Semi-Finals will progress to the Final, at the venue of the highest-seeded team.

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Accommodation For the 2016 Super Rugby Season

If you are looking for a place to stay during the 2016 Super Rugby Season, You should Know that Eden Park Bed and Breakfast NZ is only a stone throw away from the 2016 Super Rugby Venue at Eden Park.  Make sure you contact us for room availability during this busy season.  Make sure you book prior to visiting Auckland, New Zealand.

Check for Availability Here . 

Welcome to Auckland's Eden Park Stadium

We want to welcome you to Eden Park since we are just a stone throw away from this venue.  We have all the juicy details when it comes to events at Eden Park…

You should know that every year, there are over 500,000 local and international sport fans who enjoy games and events at the park.

It is notably known that Eden Park Venue was the hosts of the 2011 Rugby World Cup Final, and since the early 1900’s, it has been a place for Auckland Cricket, Auckland Rugby and international events since the early 1900’s.  In 2016 will see Eden Park as co-host for the Southern Bowl (American Football) Dick Smith NRL Auckland 9s, Bledisloe Cup, ITM Cup, Super Rugby, Football and International and Domestic Cricket games.

Eden Park can hold 50,000 people for match days and events.

It should be known that many features of the stadium have been upgraded.  Lighting, audio visual infrastructure, ICT,  external building materials and seating.

Eden Park is located in the heart of Auckland (3km from the CBD), and is well serviced by arterial roads.

Welcome to Auckland’s Eden Park Stadium, for more information head over to the official website.

Transportation to Eden Park Venue

Public transport is a very easy way to get anyone to attend Events at Eden Park

There are bus services and trains to and from Eden Park.  It is possible to include trains and buses when you grab your match tickets.

For all public transport information  

Driving Directions from the Auckland International Airport

21 min (19.1 km) via State Highway 20 .  20 min without traffic from Auckland Airport

So if you are at the Airport, at Ray Emery Drive, Auckland 2022, New Zealand , you go ahead an follow State Highway 20A and State Highway 20to Maioro S.t in Mount Roskill. It will take around 13 min (14.8 km) .  You then take Sandringham Rd Exit and Sandringham Rd to your destination in Mount Eden.  It will take around 9 min (4.3 km)  50 Walters Rd Mt Eden, Auckland 1024, New Zealand

Accommodation in Auckland

The best place to stay, if you can find any availability, is at Eden Park Bed and Breakfast NZ.  We are the best at what we do, in terms of hospitality, and services.  We are a stone throw away from Eden Park Venue, which means you will have a more confortable stay knowing you are next door.  Maybe places to eat and dine.  We are in the heart of Mt. Eden located at 20 Bellwood Ave.

Check for room availability by clicking here. 

New Zealand Travel Statistics

Overview of latest international travel trends

Provisional travel statistics for major source and destination countries
Four weeks ended 22 November 2015

International visitor arrivals
Total visitor arrivals are up 10% compared to the same four-week period last year.

UP: China 31%, Korea 23%, Germany 13%, India 13%, Singapore 9%, UK 9%, Australia 7%, Canada 6%, USA 4%, Japan 3%.
DOWN: Nil

New Zealand resident departures
Total trips abroad by NZ residents are up 2% compared to the same four-week period last year.

UP: India 35%, Fiji 22%, China 15%, UK 12%, Thailand 3%, Cook Islands 2%, Australia 2%.
DOWN: Samoa 4%, USA 15%, Indonesia 22%.

Source: Statistics New Zealand
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New Zealand Visitor Arrivals

Overview of latest international travel trends
Provisional travel statistics for major source and destination countries
Four weeks ended 25 October 2015

International visitor arrivals
Total visitor arrivals are up 8% compared to the same four-week period last year.

UP: China 35%, India 19%, Korea 15%, Canada 6%, Australia 6%, USA 5%, Japan 3%, Germany 3%.
DOWN: UK 5%, Singapore 11%.

New Zealand resident departures
Total trips abroad by NZ residents are up 7% compared to the same four-week period last year.

UP: UK 116%, Thailand 22%, Cook Islands 16%, India 14%, China 13%, Samoa 10%, Indonesia 6%, Australia 1%, Fiji less than 1%.
DOWN: USA 6%.

Source: Statistics New Zealand
2014-07-23 20.17

Best Room To Pick at Eden Park Bed and Breakfast

So you decided to visit New Zealand, and you picked Auckland as your destination place to be.  Your next move is to choose the right accommodation for you so you can make sure that your trip and stay will be as pleasant as you would like it to be.

Have no fear, Eden Park Bed and Breakfast is here for you to cover all your needs and wants.  We have conducted a few videos showcasing our rooms to you as they are.  It doesn’t get any better than this.

This Bed and Breakfast offers Four luxuriously appointed rooms with individual sophistication and character. This include The Cream Room, The Blue Room and The Yellow room with en-suite bathrooms while The Green Room comes with its own private bathroom.

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When you see what you like, then just click the More information link under the video so you can go ahead and book your accommodation with us.

The Cream Room

Relax in our Premiere Queen Size Room with fireplace and en-suite bathroom. Facing North, this room is bright and luminous and has the morning sun through multiple windows. A luxurious en-suite is attached…

Tariff (per night):
Single:$165.00
Double:$250.00

 

The Blue Room

A warm blue decor that captures the morning sun.This room has a queen size double bed. A luxurious en-suite is attached…

Tariff (per night):
Single:$165.00
Double:$250.00

The Green Room

A Double bed set in a tastefully decorated smaller room with soft green tonings for a quiet nights sleep. Private bathroom facilities. Eden Park Bed & Break Fast

Tariff (per night):
Single:$145.00
Double:$235.00

The Yellow Room

Step back in time and spend a blissful night’s sleep in (circa) 1873 French twin beds. This room faces North and has a verandah outside the window. Attached to the room is a large luxury en-suite…

Tariff (per night):
Single:$165.00
Double:$250.00

Extra  Information for our Guests

Our complimentary breakfast is set with china, silver and Linen. We offer a three course breakfast including a fruit bowl, with a continental selection and a hot cooked option. There is a well-appointed guest lounge, and our B&B includes a WiFi Hotspot for your free Internet.

There is an excellent selection of Restaurants and Cafes near by in Dominion Road, Mt. Eden and Kingsland.

The Local buses and trains are within a close walking distance for transport to the city.

When you visit New Zealand and land at Auckland Airport, You will catch the Airporter bus, that picks you up and drops you off at the top of our road. (Bellwood Ave, Mt. Eden).

Make sure you check the New Zealand Weather prior to arriving or visiting so you are dressed accordingly.

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New Zealand Visitor Arrivals

Overview of lates

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Provisional travel statistics for major source and destination countries
Four weeks ended 20 September 2015

International visitor arrivals
Total visitor arrivals are up 11% compared to the same four-week period last year.

UP: China 37%, Canada 23%, India 22%, Singapore 17%, Japan 14%, USA 12%, Germany 10%, Australia 9%, Korea 4%, UK 2%.
DOWN: Nil

New Zealand resident departures
Total trips abroad by NZ residents are up 5% compared to the same four-week period last year.

UP: UK 23%, Fiji 18%, Thailand 14%, USA 12%, Australia 4%, Indonesia 2%.
DOWN: India 2%, Samoa 2%, Cook Islands 3%, China 5%.

Source: Statistics New Zealand
2014-07-23 20.17

New Zealand Visitor Arrivals

Overview of latest international travel trends
Provisional travel statistics for major source and destination countries
Four weeks ended 6 September 2015

International visitor arrivals
Total visitor arrivals are up 9% compared to the same four-week period last year.

UP: India 43%, China 33%, Canada 22%, Germany 9%, UK 8%, Australia 6%, USA 6%, Singapore 5%, Japan 4%, Korea 3%.
DOWN: Nil

New Zealand resident departures
Total trips abroad by NZ residents are up 4% compared to the same four-week period last year.

UP: India 28%, Thailand 15%, Indonesia 12%, Fiji 11%, USA 10%, UK 9%, Samoa 8%, Australia 5%.
DOWN: Cook Islands 5%, China 17%.

Source: Statistics New Zealand
2014-07-23 20.15

New Zealand Visitor Arrivals

Overview of latest international travel trends
Provisional travel statistics for major source and destination countries
Four weeks ended 30 August 2015

International visitor arrivals
Total visitor arrivals are up 10% compared to the same four-week period last year.

UP: India 32%, China 30%, Canada 24%, Singapore 14%, USA 11%, UK 10%, Germany 8%, Korea 7%, Australia 6%, Japan 4%.
DOWN: Nil

New Zealand resident departures
Total trips abroad by NZ residents are up 6% compared to the same four-week period last year.

UP: India 49%, Thailand 30%, USA 15%, Samoa 13%, Fiji 11%, UK 9%, Australia 7%, Indonesia 4%.
DOWN: Cook Islands 4%, China 6%.

Source: Statistics New Zealand
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Why staying at an Auckland bed and breakfast is better than staying at an Auckland hotel

Luxury Travel doesn’t have to be expensive. For many travelers Bed and Breakfast means, cozy rural cottage with homemade cookies  and a hombnbvshotele away from home.

However, things have changed. For example at Eden Park Bed and breakfast we evolved far beyond these traditional bounds. Eden Park Bed and Breakfast offers modern services, which define a quality experience from check in, to check out.

Auckland Bed and Breakfasts offer more value than ever before. You won’t be able to find modern accouterments, spa options or locally sourced fresh home cooked breakfasts which are served for free, compared to if you stayed in any Auckland Hotel. You will find all these amenities and free services at a B&B, especially at our Eden Park Bed and Breakfast in Auckland.

It is said that Travelers say B&B’s offer better amenities than Hotels. Homemade breakfast is free at a B&B and at hotels it costs.

Bottled Water: There is always bottled water in the room and its free at a B&B. The number one request from Travelers is to see more complimentary bottled water in their hotel rooms.

Free Wifi: Everyone needs a wifi for their online connection. At Eden Park bed and breakfast the Wifi is Free. In Hotels. You usually get charged. Service is very important to any guest.

Concierge Service: Having a concierge will make you tip here and there. At a B&B you get free services by the owners of the Bed and Breakfast. At Eden Park bed and breakfast, Marlene and Anthony Mcnaulty will be there to attend to your every need, for Free.

Free Snacks: Nearly One in Four travelers say that unlimited access to free food and drinks is the home comfort they miss most when they are traveling. Marked-up prices on food and drinks at a hotel could end up costly for you. At most Bed and Breakfasts, these luxuries are usually offered Free.

Private Bathrooms: 97% of Bed and Breakfast’s offer private bathrooms. Here at Eden Park bed and breakfast we offer private bathrooms for each room you choose to stay in.

So simply put, B&B’s can cost less than comparable hotels and offer much more value in terms of the average cost per night.

At Eden Park Bed and Breakfast, we will arrange for flexible check-ins and check-out times when contacting us in advance. We offer private bathrooms for each of the four themed rooms at Eden Park B&B. We offer Gluten Free meals to make sure your breakfast meets your dietary needs.

So seeking out the luxuries of a modern bed and breakfast doesn’t mean paying more. In fact, you’re likely to save money by choosing the right bed and breakfast in Auckland and is better than staying at an Auckland Hotel.

The savings are huge when you compare Bed and Breakfast vs. hotel. You already know about the free breakfast, but what you might not realize is just how many other things you’ll get at a B&B for free: Hotels will always charge you for services, meaning you’ll end up paying a lot more.

How is it that you can get so much more at a B&B? The answer is simple: every B&B is personally operated by an innkeeper whose goal is to offer you the best possible experience.

Eden Park Bed and Breakfast Introduction

You’re not just another room number, you are a guest and you’ll never feel more welcome  at a B&B and more specifically our Eden Park Bed and Breakfast in New Zealand, than a hotel.

That’s how we feel here at Eden Park Bed and Breakfast. The reasons mentioned above are strong enough reasons of why you should choose to stay at an Auckland Bed and Breakfast rather than staying at an Auckland Hotel.

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