15 hotels that dreams are made of

Explora Patagonia, Torres del Paine National Park.

From crisp sheets to sky-high bars and infinity pools, what makes for the ultimate hotel experience?

The bizarrest airport souvenir

One of Toto's famous Washlet models, which the company hopes to use in an aiport gallery to win over foreign buyers.

New 'gallery' in Tokyo airport hopes to impress tourists enough that they'll want to buy a high-tech Japanese loo.

Smugshots for the week

venice

This week's travel photo entries range from the Angor Wat to the snowfields of Japan.

Sweet temptation in Cuba

A Cuban woman savours a famous Cohiba cigar the choice of tobacco for Fidel Castro.

In Cuba, there's a small city once plundered by Caribbean pirates filled with wonder, music and temptation.

New seat design wins award

Obese passengers have been the subject of controversial airline policies in recent years.

A new aircraft seat that is more comfortable for obese passengers has taken out an award.

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Smugshots for the week

venice

This week's travel photo entries range from the Angor Wat to the snowfields of Japan.

Mistakes first-time travellers make

It's inevitable you'll make mistakes the first time you travel. Here are common ones you should avoid.

Stonehenge sunrise surprise stuff nation

The art of sleeping at airports stuff nation

news

Air NZ bulks up domestic capacity

Air New Zealand's transition from Boeing 737s to more modern, larger A320 aircraft are fueling domestic growth.

Air NZ adds 650,000 seats to domestic network.

New seats for overweight passengers

A new aircraft seat design aimed at making travel more comfortable for obese passengers has taken out an award.

Property Council backs runway extension

Air NZ to fly Auckland-Houston direct

travel troubles

Stuck on plane for 7 hours

A Cathay Pacific flight from Hong Kong was diverted to Ohakea Air Force base, near Palmerston North, because it was too dangerous to land at Auckland.

10:12 PM  More than 250 passengers on a flight from Hong Kong were stuck on a plane at Ohakea Air Force base for seven hours.

Malaysia: 'Come and distress'

It's the misspellings that fly beneath the spell-check radar that can hurt the most.

Plane wifi could facilitate terrorism

The misadventure of a baggage handler

nz

NZ's city of cool: More Banksy than Banks

Cashel Street Mall, where shops have popped up built from shipping containers.

This city has changed in more ways than one, embracing modernity and daring design.

From the tip of Farewell Spit

Bright sunlight floods the cabin of the Bedford 4WD truck in which my family and I are travelling on a warm summer's day.

Sarah Vonmetz and Stefanie Spielmann, from Austria, find camping fees too steep.

A night with freedom campers

I’ve always thought New Brighton would be a nice place to live, but not in a carpark.

pacific islands

Sweet surrender in the islands

Wigmore's Waterfall.

I feel an overwhelming urge to pack up and move here. Forever.

Turning hell into heaven

Fiji's Castaway Island should have been my idea of hell.

KEEPING COOL: No other beer speaks of the Raro lifestyle like Matutu does.

A beer for the tropics

A visits to a Rarotongan microbrewery that's taking on the big boys.

themes

The 15 hotels that dreams are made of

Explora Patagonia, Torres del Paine National Park.

From crisp sheets to sky-high bars and infinity pools, what makes for the ultimate hotel experience?

When your kids embarrass you

Observations from the mouths of babes are not always cute and endearing.

Victoria's Secret model Alessandra Ambrosio of Brazil (C) walks through the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival with friends, in Indio, California April 12, 2015. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Top travel photos of the week gallery

Here is our round up of the top travel photos from around the world.

australia

Tasmania campervan road trip

Inside the van.

MONA, wine and handcuffs make for an adults-only road trip.

Australia's wackiest festival?

Described as Dad's Army meets Game of Thrones Ironfest is the inaugural jousting Championship between Australia and New Zealand

No nudes is good news for families on Fitzroy Island's Nudey Beach.

The naked truth about Nudey Beach

It might be called Nudey Beach, but the reality of the Queensland hotspot is now quite different.

europe

Twenty reasons to visit Rome

Tourists walk in front of Rome's ancient Colosseum, July 30, 2012. The ancient Colosseum of Rome, where gladiators fought for their lives, is slanting about 40 cm (16 inches) lower on the south side than on the north, and authorities are investigating whether it needs urgent repairs. 
REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi (ITALY - Tags: CITYSPACE SOCIETY TRAVEL)

The eternal city dazzles with history, food and fashion. Here are its 20 highlights.

GoT fans flock to 'Westeros'

Red-roofed city on Croatia's southern coast is drawing new visitors thanks to its role in the hit TV series.

Europe's next big capital

Eiffel Tower: 13 things you didn't know

uk and ireland

Visit Game of Thrones sets

Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge, Larrybane.

Game of Thrones has not only transformed television, it has also helped invigorate the areas where it is set.

Finding mysteries and spies in London

If you can't find your cup of tea in London, you're just not looking.

Stout and about in Ireland

Dive into 'virtual Barrier Reef' video

usa

The US' most popular city is...

Aerial View of Lake Eola in Orlando, Florida

It's not San Fran. Not even New York. Its pull is all about fantasy ...

Grunge ground zero: Two decades on

Two decades on from the grunge revolution Seattle - the home of Sub Pop and Kurt Cobain - offers plenty more than its place in rock history.

Perfect breakfast, offensive name

A whale of a time in San Diego

canada & alaska

Top 6 Alaskan wilderness lodges

Residents at Brooks Lodge are given a briefing in what to do if they encounter a bear.

Cosy, remote bases from which to explore vast forests and superb wildlife.

Living on the edge

I know that, in theory, it is perfectly safe to do Edgewalk Toronto.

Try Niagara without the Viagra

A bacon lover's paradise

asia

The bizarrest airport souvenir

One of Toto's famous Washlet models, which the company hopes to use in an aiport gallery to win over foreign buyers.

New 'toilet gallery' in Tokyo airport hopes to impress tourists enough that they'll want to buy a high-tech Japanese loo.

Finding peace amid the maelstrom

You visit India knowing you're plunging into a maelstrom - birthplace of great religions and a society that throbs with the energy of 1.2 billion people.

A temple in Burma.

Land of golden pagodas

In just two years, tourists have completely transformed south-east Asia's hottest destination.

cruising

Two Queens to dock in Auckland

ROYAL CRUISE: The Queen Mary 2 cruise ship dwarfs other boats as it enters Auckland Harbour where it will join its sister ship the Queen Victoria.

Two Queens are together in Auckland Harbour for the first time since the 1940s.

Following historic footprints

Cruise ships make it easier than ever to get to Antarctica, but the wilderness remains as awe-inspiring as ever.

Auckland: Slow boat to slumber

Unexpected cruise ships welcomed

snow

Cruising in the land of polar bears

BIG DOGS: Open water in the ice makes seal hunting much harder.

Newcomers are relentlessly reminded here, where white is the new black, that polar bears are the Big Dogs.

Ecuador's skyscrapers: A photo essay gallery

As dawn washes over the icy mountain planes, the hint of a new day floats through the air, and faint sunlight kisses Cotopaxi's snowy face.

China's icy festival

Jumbo jet's spectacular journey gallery

Video

Passenger gets carried away

Tired? Maybe a little inebriated? Then a luggage conveyor belt could be just the place to grab a few winks.

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