Choose Your Perfect Long Stay Getaway
The concept of “snowbirding” is familiar to a lot of North Americans, particularly those looking to escape the chilly winter for a month or more at a time. It might mean Florida, Arizona, the Caribbean, Mexico, or even further south if you’re feeling adventurous. Of course, a Long Stay can also be a fantastic way to really get out there and experience living in another country.
Ready to take the idea even further? How about barbecues on an Aussie beach, or sipping wine, overlooking the green hills of New Zealand? Or, escape the chill the way the Europeans do, on the southern shores of the Mediterranean. Sure, it’s still technically winter there, but the weather would pass for a pleasant spring day in many parts of North America. Think Californian “winter” and you’ll be close to the mark, particularly when it comes to destinations like Portugal, Spain, and Malta.
Why choose a Travel Our Way Inc Long Stay? Because we’re dedicated to offering packages that immerse you in the destination. That means maximum flexibility, with accommodation typically within 3 and 4 star self-catered apartments. You’ll have the support of a local rep, return transfers to the airport, and optional excursions to take the hassle out of planning. Plus, our Europe long stays have the option of upgrading to half or full board, just to make dining in that much easier.
So, options abound. But which Long Stay is right for you?
The Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
As Auckland’s favourite escape from the big city, the Bay of Plenty’s “regulars” are people who already live in one of the most liveable cities on Earth, so you know this region is something pretty special. “Holiday homes” are a big deal in New Zealand, and there’s no spot more popular for them than Mount Maunganui in the town of Taraunga. When you see the spectacular view over the bay, you’ll understand why. The white sand beaches that stretch around the bay attract surfers, swimmers, kayakers, and “beach bums” of every description. If you do feel the need to indulge your touristy side, the famed mud pools and geysers of Rotorua are little more than an hour’s drive away.
Who it’s for: Independent snowbirds who want to see the beauty of laid back New Zealand like a local. Proximity to the tourist sights also makes it ideal for New Zealand first-timers.