7 dishes to try in Ubud, Bali

Lunch at Wapa di Ume Resort and Spa, Ubud.

From ceviche to curry, fresh, full-flavoured food abounds in Ubud.

Kiwis open doors to Lions fans

Kiwis offering up their homes have been described as a "credit to mankind" by British and Irish Lions fans.

Generous Kiwis offer free beds, banter and beer to Lions fans struggling to find accommodation.

Airport with most emergencies

A flight landed at Bangor Airport in 2012 after a plane had to make an emergency landing because a woman said she had a ...

From sick flyers to security threats, staff at this airport are trained to deal with everything.

$14k a month to travel world

Although the exact itinerary is to be confirmed, you can expect to be taken to "some of the most desired resorts and ...

All you have to do is stay in 12 luxury holiday homes and write about your experience.

Asia's six best Chinatowns

Chinatown in Yokohama, south of Tokyo, Japan.

Yokohama's has a raucous appeal, while Bangkok's Yaowarat Road area has high-energy markets.

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Brews, ewes and misty views

The rural games kicked off with a few races down Manchester Street, Feilding. A thousand sheep come racing down ...

Arguably underrated, there's more to Manawatu than meets the eye.

Fog causes chaos across capital video

Fog descends on Wellington Airport.

Accommodation gone across Wellington with fog expected to keep flights grounded until mid-morning.

The pat-down that lasted forever

The pat-down of the US boy went on for so long, his family missed their flight.

A mum of a US boy with special needs is furious after he was subjected to a pat-down that lasted over two minutes.

Passenger 'appalled' by Air NZ

From left: Augustus Whanga, Vickie Davis, and Gillian Finnegan, in Wellington Airport.

A ragtag group was shunted from hotel to hotel, hungry and confused, a disgruntled passenger says.

Air fares a business blocker?

An Air New Zealand flight leaves Marlborough Airport.

High air fares and a lack of options has one Blenheim company looking to recruit in Nelson.

Airport gondola possibility for Queenstown

Queenstown's Skyline gondola could be joined by another running from Queenstown Airport into central Queenstown.

It's one idea being considered by the council to help ease traffic congestion.

More days of night ski at Coronet Peak

In July Wednesday will be added to Fridays and Saturdays of nigh skiing at Coronet Peak.

In July snow-lovers will be able to night ski three times a week on Coronet.

Jet bursts into flames on runway video

The Peruvian Airlines jet on the runway.

The Boeing 737 with 141 passengers on board veered off the runway upon landing and caught fire.

Don't wear leggings on a plane

Dressing for an airplane isn't the same as dressing for Saturday morning errands or Sunday brunch.

OPINION: It's not about body-shaming. Dress not for yourself but for the strangers you'll share space with.

Set tails and tongues wagging

Railway Cafe owner Leanne Harris and dog Ajax, left, have joined forces with SPCA Op Shop manager Karina Greenall, with ...

Morning tea for pets. Well-behaved owners also welcome.

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Airport with most emergency landings

A flight landed at Bangor Airport in 2012 after a plane had to make an emergency landing because a woman said she had a ...

From sick flyers to security threats, staff at this airport are trained to deal with everything.

Why airports X-ray your laptop

Taking your computer out of your bag is a tedious but stringent security check that keeps us safe.

Why airplane windows are round video

Where pilots sleep on long flights

nz

Airport gondola possibility for Queenstown

Queenstown's Skyline gondola could be joined by another running from Queenstown Airport into central Queenstown.

It's one idea being considered by the council to help ease traffic congestion.

Set tails and tongues wagging

Morning tea for pets. Well-behaved owners also welcome.

In July Wednesday will be added to Fridays and Saturdays of nigh skiing at Coronet Peak.

More days of night ski at Coronet Peak

In July snow-lovers will be able to night ski three times a week on Coronet.

Australia

Adele cheaper in Australia

Adele will perform three shows this week.

It costs quite a bit to see the singer in Auckland. You'd get more bang for your buck going overseas.

Rail rations: Feeding 300 guests

50kg of barramundi, 40kg of steak, 352 lemon meringues. Just another journey on The Ghan.

Beachgoer captures neon blue algae illuminating Aussie beach.

Algae turns beaches neon blue video

A natural phenomenon nicknamed "sea sparkle" is lighting up the waters off Australia.

pacific islands

Norfolk Island: A rebel's paradise video

Emily Bay is protected by a coral reef, and is a perfect spot for swimming and snorkeling.

Most locals are direct descendants of the Bounty mutineers - and they're proud of their heritage.

A study in contrasts

From raucous farming fairs to catamaran cruises in a tropical paradise, it's easy to fall in love with New Caledonia.

Take a guided tour through the Hitiaa lava tubes, work up a sweat and then take a dip.

Around Tahiti in five days

Explore the bustling capital before taking off into the lush, green heart of the country.

cruising

From shore to ship video

Enjoying lunch on board the Emerald Princess are Picton Flower Ladies, from left, Beth Arnold-Johnson, Anna Frisken and ...

The Picton Flower ladies are normally the welcoming committee, but they had the tables turned on them last week.

New cruise comes with 'magic carpet'

Infinite balconies, villas with private pools and a floating deck come standard on this $1 billion ship.

P&O Cruises says two- to three-day cruises have "been growing tremendously" over the past few years.

Kiwis warming up to cruises

Short, event-focused trips are luring more into taking longer trips.

south america

A capital affair

Santiago is flanked by the snow-capped Andes ranges and is often the first stop for visitors wanting to explore South ...

Football, food, and a certain cocktail stir the passions of two of South America's most vibrant capital cities.

Inside Central America's best resort

Costa Ricans have an expression, "Pura Vida," meaning pure or good life. I have found it here.

Disney castles under siege video

Dream home raffled for $41

middle east

Inside Banksy's Bethlehem hotel video

The hotel has been fully booked until June.

The West Bank hotel has welcomed its first guests and though there's not much of a view, it's booked out until June.

6 things to do in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi has a wealth of architectural wonders and more are waiting in the wings.

Sharjah: Life in the lesser known emirate

Jordan's 'lost city'

europe

10 places to celebrate Easter

St Peter's Square in the Vatican.

Yes it's religious but it's also about tulips, chocolate eggs and spectacular celebrations.

Europe: You will never bore me

Is this continent the ultimate travel destination? That's a big call. But it's certainly a place I will always want to return to.

Perugian fruits of the loom

Kiwis' year in the South of France

uk and ireland

Industrial 'treehouse' plan revealed

Canopy & Stars will give eager glampers the opportunity to spend a night in crane overlooking Bristol Harbour.

Lucky glampers will soon have the opportunity to spend the night in a crane treehouse overlooking Bristol Harbour.

Sleepover at 135m above ground

Soar high in the London Eye while enjoying a champagne dinner in the aerial boudoir.

Belfast: Embracing conflict

A picturesque land of pirates

usa

3 minute guide to Boston

Tourists enjoy sightseeing from the famous Swan boats in Boston Public Garden.

No American city has a history as strong and as long as Boston.

If you're going to San Francisco...

Wear some flowers in your hair and take a walk around Haight-Ashbury for a potted history of hippiedom.

Where movie-magic is made

Too close for comfort video

canada & alaska

Welcome to Who-ville, Alaska

Visible for miles around, Goose Creek Tower has become a tourist attraction. The base is a typical small log cabin, with ...

Built without a blueprint, this 56-metre tall house looks like something from a Dr Seuss book

What you need to know about Canadians

They don't like to be mistaken for Americans and they love ice-hockey.

Canada's northern national parks

Where to get close to polar bears

asia

Asia's six best Chinatowns

Chinatown in Yokohama, south of Tokyo, Japan.

Yokohama's has a raucous, colourful appeal, while Bangkok's Yaowarat Road area has high-energy markets.

Three-minute guide to Beijing

Explore its big-name attractions, but make sure to seek out its quieter corners too.

Okinawa: Per head of population, there are more centenarians on Okinawa than anywhere else.

Island where people live longest

There are more centenarians here than anywhere else. But is the secret diet or happiness?

luxury

$14k a month to travel the world

Although the exact itinerary is to be confirmed, you can expect to be taken to "some of the most desired resorts and ...

All you have to do is stay in 12 luxury holiday homes and write about your experience.

17 hours in business class

Movies I watched: 2. Hours I slept: 6. Times I wondered why I got myself into this: 0

Hotel rooms in unexpected places

Airline's new yacht-inspired bar video

budget

How to save money while travelling

Make the most of it, says Jaime Kurtz, the author of the book The Happy Traveller.

That cheap flight might be enticing now but will you spend more money on the six-hour stopover?

Budget airlines: Are Kiwis snobs? video

Opinion: Is it a question of loyalty to Air NZ or are we not yet ready for no-frills flights?

Airline's $90 US to Europe flights video

10 travel experiences for $10

beaches

Stunning country no one visits

The private island of Quilalea, on a marine sanctuary, is a short helicopter or boat ride from mainland Mozambique.

The white sand beaches of Mozambique have more coconut palms than people on them.

The best water in the world video

If your idea of a good holiday is lounging in - or on - crystal clear water, look no further.

Salt water therapy can be effective in helping to "free the funk" from mental health issues.

Dawn waves ease troubled souls

"One wave is all it takes to free the funk," mental-health awareness-raising event organiser SJ Cansdale says.

food

7 dishes to try in Ubud, Bali

Lunch at Wapa di Ume Resort and Spa, Ubud.

From ceviche to curry, fresh, full-flavoured food abounds in Ubud.

Australia's best eating experiences

We've put together a roadmap of unmissable taste experiences for every visitor.

Okinawa: Per head of population, there are more centenarians on Okinawa than anywhere else.

Island where people live longest

There are more centenarians here than anywhere else. But is the secret diet or happiness?

adventure

Place where 24 time zones meet

A road trip where everyone constantly wants to pull over — for all the right reasons.

Adventures don't get any more intrepid than a two-week-long road trip across Antarctica.

Sleeping in Shackleton's sleeping bag

Oliver Sullivan spent part of the sixties chasing penguins, leaping between ice floes, and sleeping in an Antarctic hero's sleeping bag.

Kiwi's 12,000km rowing adventure

Being the token Kiwi on hippie bus

family

Sharjah: Life in the lesser known emirate

Davina and husband Chas moved to Sharjah for a change of lifestyle for themselves and their children Charles and Maia.

Davina Parangi-Brown has started a new life with her family in the Capital of Islamic Culture.

Life hacks for travelling with kids

Going on holiday with kids can drive some parents up the wall. Here are some tips to make the journey smoother.

'I can see her smiling'

Sleepy NZ town comes of age

Video

Fog causes chaos across capital

Accommodation gone across Wellington with fog expected to keep flights grounded until mid-morning.

news

Air fares a business blocker?

An Air New Zealand flight leaves Marlborough Airport.

7:03 PM  High air fares and a lack of options has one Blenheim company looking to recruit in Nelson.

Kiwis open doors to Lions fans

Generous Kiwis offer free beds, banter and beer to Lions fans struggling to find accommodation.

Trampers' fee to walk Te Araroa?

Now and then: Airline attire video

troubles

Fog causes chaos across capital video

Fog descends on Wellington Airport.

3 min ago  Accommodation gone across Wellington with fog expected to keep flights grounded until mid-morning.

The pat-down that lasted forever

8 min ago  A mum of a US boy with special needs is furious after he was subjected to a pat-down that lasted over two minutes.

Passenger 'appalled' by Air NZ

Jet bursts into flames on runway video

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