Get your home sorted

In the rush to head away on holiday, don't forget those last-minute tasks that ensure a happy return.

An elegant trip back in time

If money is no object, there's no beating this well-hidden historic lodge near Christchurch.

In search of Monet's muse

In the world of gardening pilgrimages, Monet's garden at Giverny rules supreme.

Squeezed out of seat

Woman forced to spend most of trans-Tasman flight standing after obese man made it impossible to sit.

Air NZ flight turned back

An Air Zealand flight to Honolulu has had to return to Auckland after a suspected engineering problem.

Baby dies after plane birth

The baby of an Australian who went into labour on a Brisbane-bound flight did not survive.

A girl, a boat, a dream

Laura Dekker, the youngest person to have circumnavigated the globe, talks to Bess Manson about her remarkable mission.

A pioneering concept

There's no other accommodation option in London like this one.

Travel students get to cruise

Christchurch tourism students are more likely to cruise into jobs thanks to new hands-on experience.

Vandal defaces US landscapes

A series of colourful, eerie faces painted on rocks in US National Parks has sparked an investigation.

The anti-tourist traveller

You can be a visitor but still keep a little somethin' somethin' for yourself.

Europe on a budget

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Boston is beautiful

We're not bored of timelapses but layer-lapse videos are an extremely impressive form of the craft.

Airport to get upgrade

Aircraft and passenger facilities at Bay of Islands Airport in the Far North are set to be upgraded.

Pyongyang's new airport

Thousands of soldier-builders are working feverishly to give the capital a fancy new airport.

A traveller’s fate

Fate was a faithful follower for Paul Callahan. And that has made his travels worth it.

It's easy to travel to Syria

These teens told their father they were staying home sick from school. Instead they headed off to Syria.

Spanish town eyes GoT boost

Fans of the Game of Thrones fantasy TV series are flocking to the historic Spanish town of Osuna.

The soul of Turkey

The way you know a travel video is truly remarkable is when you feel like you visited a place after watching it.

Dealing with lost luggage

My suitcase was lost and it taught me some valuable lessons. Here's what I learnt.

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