Walking paths less trodden in the Yorkshire Dales

Walking paths less trodden in the Yorkshire Dales

‘Have you noticed anything?” my guide Jonathan asks me. We stop for a moment. There’s a lot to notice. I gaze across meadows speckled golden with buttercups. Dry-stone walls carve the fields into tiny fiefdoms, each with its own stone barn. The…

Flying from Wellington to Auckland with Air New Zealand

Flying from Wellington to Auckland with Air New Zealand

Grant Robertson flies NZ416 from Wellington to Auckland with Air NZ. The plane: An Airbus A320. Class: Standard economy. Price: One-way fares start from $56. Flight time: The usual 55 minutes or so, no delays. My seat: 4F. Fellow passengers: Sunday morning…

Christopher Elliott: Thou shalt not take hair dryers

Christopher Elliott: Thou shalt not take hair dryers

Should hotel guests help themselves to anything, asks Christopher Elliott. Hotel operators are on to you. Instead of supplying rooms with unlimited mini-bottles of shampoo and conditioner, for example, some have installed dispensers in the showers that can be refilled. When Lynn…