Baby Boomers NZ

To B&B or not to B&B? That is the Question!

Posted in News, Baby Boomers NZ, Competitions, Press Room
Published: 15/12/2016

By Monica Lewis

Traveling incites some wonderful sayings. One of my favourite quotes is this;

The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.”

I couldn’t agree more and personally I’d like to read all the pages and see the greenest of grass on the other side. But even if you have retired we may have the time to travel, there is the sordid question of the 'means'.

When one grows-up, intrepid travel does seem less romantic. Sleeping in a tent or in bunk beds in a dormitory loses its appeal for some of us and understandably so. There are the physical restrictions once the bones have gone weary. 

Becoming a host with Look After Me

Posted in Baby Boomers NZ, Press Room, News
Published: 19/08/2015

By Monica Louis

What to do, once you’ve withdrawn from the daily duty of putting bread on the table? Have you ever wondered about turning your home into your business?

A wonderful Robert Palmer song sums it up in the opening line; “the fight to make ends meet keep a man on his feet” (click to hear the song)

Despite our moaning about the traffic when we were obliged to travel to the office every day - maybe now we miss it! Without the deadlines and obligations which in turn give the drive to get started in the morning; what to do with all that available time?  Sure for some there are family demands, clubs or volunteer commitments that help fill the day but those activities take up time and money and give back – let’s say - a non-material return on investment . For some of us the chance to make a bit of pocket money while doing something we love doesn’t sound so bad. 

Gallivant with the Grandies

Posted in Baby Boomers NZ, News
Published: 3/04/2015

Grandparents, Look After Me, Home hosted accommodation, Ever taken one of your special 'grandies' on holiday with you?  Grans and Gramps will either groan or glee at the prospect....but even a single night away can create such special memories and strengthen the connection between generations.

It's now the school holidays and that's the perfect excuse to take one or two of your grandkids away and really have a wonderful time together.

Evolving B&B use still hard to measure in New Zealand

Posted in Events NZ, Baby Boomers NZ, Press Room
Published: 4/07/2014

Olook After me hosting evolving B&B use still hard to measurene of the below-the-radar categories for tourism across New Zealand is the Bed and Breakfast and Home stay market, which tourism experts suggest could account for significantly more than the officially monitored visitor bed nights. And new online apps and sites are allowing increasing numbers to access private household accommodation.

Top tips for Labour Weekend Getaways

Posted in Baby Boomers NZ, News
Published: 22/10/2013

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Labour Weekend is a much-deserved long weekend - an opportunity to celebrate the end of a long winter stretch. Here are our top tips for a Labour Weekend Getaway.  

With glimpses of warm summer weather and spring baby animals and blossoms, we suddenly leave our hibernation, say farewell to the fire-lighting routine and make plans for getting out and about.

Garden Festivals of New Zealand

Posted in Baby Boomers NZ
Published: 20/10/2013

Home hosted accommodation, Look after me, New Zealand Homestay, New Zealand Hospitality

We go potty about our gardens

To say that kiwis are a bit potty is an understatement - we adore our gardens and even more, we love to share them!

From structured professionally landscaped vistas, planned-to-blossom and colour-coordinated year round, to simple elegance of mass species plantings, right thru to forests of native flora and fauna - it is this variety that truly captivates the New Zealand Gardner.  

The Changing Face of Tourism in New Zealand

Posted in Press Room, Baby Boomers NZ
Published: 1/10/2013

Look after me tourism nz business

New government funding, a National Tourism Plan, changes in the way travellers are booking, evolving demographics and a global hospitality revolution, are just some of the factors impacting local tourism businesses. Julia Charity reports.

Go Fish - ideas for fishing holidays

Posted in News, Baby Boomers NZ
Published: 1/10/2013

Hooked on fishing?

Go fishing, Home hosted accommodation, Look after me, Kiwi homestay Come and stay with hosts who have access to primo fishing spots. Even better, our mad-keen fishing hosts can't wait to give you their best fishing tips - from a humble kiwi homestay ($60) to a luxury lodges in Hawke's Bay or Gore.

Easter is a great time to build up your bragging rights, biggest catch, longest battle, the largest number in a day and of course 'the one that got away'!!

A fabulous way to try something new, deep sea, lake or river fishing try out new gear, learn the best spots from your friendly host who will most likely will smoke your catch for the price of a cold one!

Mature guests expecting more from their travel dollar

Posted in News, Press Room, Baby Boomers NZ
Published: 22/07/2013

As a nation, we are aging, becoming increasingly affluent and technologically aware. How then, are these factors fundamentally changing expectations from travellers demanding experiences that are more enriching, meaningful and memorable?

Go Garden

Posted in Baby Boomers NZ, News
Published: 13/06/2013

Go Gardening, Look After Me, Home hosted accommodation Many of our Look After Me hosts are keen gardners and are as excited to welcome you into their garden, as they are into their homes!  Considered local experts, they  willingly suggest nearby nature reserves, walks and gardens for you to enjoy.

We warmly welcome you to indulge in one of your favourite past-times and enjoy the sights and smells of your hosts efforts, explore their take on gardening.

No matter the season, there's bound to be fruit, flowers and vegetables for you to enjoy.