My Holidays: Laughton Kora

Guitarist Laughton Kora. Photo / Supplied
Guitarist Laughton Kora. Photo / Supplied

What was your greatest holiday?

Penang six-star hotel.

And the worst?

All the side-of-the-road hotels in Europe (literally just a shower, a bed and a door).

If we bump into you on holiday, what are you most likely to be doing?
Running over boogie boarders in the water on my surfboard.

If we could teleport you to one place in New Zealand for a week-long holiday, where would it be?

Golden Bay.

How about for a dream holiday internationally?

Tokyo - I love Japan.

What's the dumbest thing you've ever done when travelling?

I got a "Chinese Massage" and ended up in worse pain than when I walked in.

Complete this sentence: I can't travel without . . .

My iPad for Kung Foo movies and Games.

What's the best travel tip you've ever been given?

Clean socks (lots of them).

What was the most memorable meal you've had while travelling?

Black Chicken in North Thailand on the side of the road.

What's the best thing you've brought back from a trip?

Magnets (for the fridge).

Favourite airport to land at?

Wellington.

How often do you travel?

Every week.

Best get-away-from-it-all place to escape to and why?

Orewa - home.

Best anti-jetlag tip?

Water ... and sleep in the time zone.

Where would you love to return to?

Rome - for the history.

Most memorable place you've performed?

Denmark - Christiania.

Most remote place you've been?

New Zealand.

Most luxurious travel moment?

First Class Emirates long haul.

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Travel Tips

Want to make the most out of your Kiwi roadie? Car hire company Go Rentals has a new tool on its website to help people plan trips around New Zealand, featuring recommendations and itineraries contributed from domestic and international travellers. Company spokesperson Paul Thornton says its aim is to provide "an eclectic experience, with heaps of hidden gems and off-the-beaten-track places to visit and things to do". The site currently has 84 itineraries ranging from three to 28 days from its four main locations (Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Queenstown) which the company will grow and refine as the community gets on board. Useful features include driving times and distances between destinations and highlighted activities, from bungy-jumping off the Sky Tower to Stonehenge Aotearoa, just out of Wellington.

gorentals.co.nz

- Spy.co.nz

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