US tourist's big GPS mistake

A man has become famous in Iceland for driving six hours to his hotel because the GPS told him to.

Man senses something amiss during six-hour drive to hotel, but decides to keep trusting GPS.

Roger got on the wrong flight

Brothers Andrew Ting, left, and Roger Ting, right, have been reunited.

Have you ever stepped onto the wrong flight? Apparently it's easy to do.

Crew win dress code battle

Skirts no more: British Airways staff pose with actor Orlando Bloom in 2015.

Who wears the trousers at British Airways? Finally, women can as skirts-only rule is scrapped.

Kaka, kiwi, Kapiti and me

Takahe regularly potter around the Kapiti Island Nature Tour's lodge.

Just one hour from our capital is an island nature reserve with some of our best chances for bird watching.

Europe's next big thing

The view of the Palace on Water in Warsaw's Lazienki Park.

One eastern European treasure remains largely undiscovered: Poland.

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Kiwi Traveller

UK hits NZ with health charge

Kiwis wanting to spend more than six months in the UK on their OE will soon have to pay up.

Kiwis wanting to spend more than six months in the UK on their OE will soon have to pay up.

Exploring the Great Wall

Heading off on an overseas adventure? Send your travel questions to us.

An endless Indian summer

Off the beaten track stuff nation

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Getting my hobbit on

Stopping to admire the scenery at the Pelorus River.

7:17 AM  It's hard to focus your mind on anything other than the serene beauty of nature when kayaking down the Pelorus River.

Kaka, kiwi, Kapiti and me

Just one hour from our capital is an island nature reserve with some of our best chances for bird watching.

The cooling waters of Te Waihou Blue Springs attracted visitors from far and wide over the sweltering summer weather.

NZ's best kept secret no longer

As more people discover a stunning Waikato spring, it is in danger of being overwhelmed.

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Former beach owner supports campaign

The Abel Tasman beach where Georgina Rayner spent almost 50 years worth of family holidays.

Abel Tasman National Park wasn't always known as a place of accessible beauty.

A Waitangi weekend dream: Let's finish this stuff nation

The Kiwis behind the campaign to buy a stretch of Awaroa Inlet in Abel Tasman National Park are urging New Zealanders to dream big.

'Go New Zealand! We can do this!' stuff nation

Cabin crew win dress code battle

travel troubles

Tourist's big mistake

A man has become famous in Iceland for driving six hours to his hotel because the GPS told him to.

Man senses something amiss during six-hour drive to hotel, but decides to keep trusting GPS.

Can you fly if your name is wrong?

Danielle Tanner Bingham thought she had a bargain when she booked tickets on Tripsta.

Roger got on the wrong flight

Jets '20 seconds from collision' video

south america

The Kiwis of Rio de Janeiro's Carnaval video

The glamourous passistas of the Carnaval parades attract thousands of visitors to Rio.

As Brazil's beach capital amps up for its renowned Carnaval event, Kiwis are putting the finishing touches to their costumes.

The country taking Airbnb by storm

As Airbnb's fastest growing market, this developing country is hastily rolling out the welcome mat.

Insider's guide to Rio Carnaval video

Three Towers hike a bucket list item

middle east

Kiwis key in Dubai's zipline video

Been there? Done that? You've probably not seen anything quite like Dubai's XLine before.

A steep, 90m drop is only inches away as the building drops straight down to the concrete below.

A toast to Shiraz

Facelifts, nose jobs, chadors teamed with Japanese sun visors, rare artefacts and friendly people – Iran is a fascinating paradox.

See the home of Star Wars

20 reasons to visit Dubai with kids

pacific islands

Life on a private island

Ever wondered what it would be like to have an island to yourself?

Castaway bliss

There's no TV or wi-fi. Just the soothing melody of Fijian waters gently lapping.

A spectacular Fiji sunset captured at Tropica Island Resort on Malolo Island.

Fiji for a first-timer gallery video

How do you enjoy Fiji when you can't swim, hate the sun and are scared of coconuts falling on your head?

australia

Top 6 Tassie whisky distilleries

Bespoke Gin Workshops are held at William McHenry & Sons Distillery at Port Arthur.

Find out why Tasmania is getting a name for itself as the whisky capital of Australia.

The real 'Straya video

This is where pioneer history and dinosaur fossils have withstood the tests of drought and distance.

To mark Australia Day, it's worth celebrating the things we do better than anywhere else, writes Ben Groundwater.

Aussie: Better than anywhere else?

According to an Australian travel writer, there are some experiences his country does better than anywhere else.

europe

Why Poland is Europe's next big thing

The view of the Palace on Water in Warsaw's Lazienki Park.

One eastern European treasure remains largely undiscovered.

UK hits NZ with health charge

Kiwis wanting to spend more than six months in the UK on their OE will soon have to pay up.

The best way to see Cappadocia video

Breathtaking underwater world video

uk and ireland

Why you should go solo in London

In Hyde Park, bicyclists ride a path adjacent to horse trails.

Who needs company when you've got pubs, parks and plenty of tours to keep you entertained?

How to get into London's exclusive clubs

Fancy rubbing shoulders with London's movers and shakers? Here's how.

Wandering into a wizarding world

20 reasons to visit Dublin

usa

NASA men share love of space video

Apollo 13 astronaut Fred Haise beside a picture of his younger self (extreme right) and the rest of his crew

An Apollo 13 astronaut and a leader from the Mars mission talk about space travel.

Slumber party with penguins

After the daytime visitors have left, California Academy of Sciences reopens for the second shift of explorers.

Surviving a wilderness course

Big Apple to winter wonderland

canada & alaska

Get it while it's cold

Kayaking through a floating iceberg.

The sun is out, the water is calm, and the adventure is on, with a nice, wild Alaska edge.

Fine dining on the rails

"It's like a symphony," says executive chef Jean Pierre Guerin from inside the Rocky Mountaineer's Goldleaf Service kitchen.

The town no-one wants to leave

Rumbling through the Rockies gallery video

asia

The best way to see Cappadocia video

What's the best way to see Cappadocia? From up above.

It might be called the land of the beautiful horses but this Turkish town is home to one of the world's best experiences.

Cute with a conscience gallery

Baby hyenas, monkeys with luscious-locks and smiling baby hippos make up a magical adventure at Wildlife Reserves Singapore.

Brian Wilke looks at photos of his 2006 trip to Russia and Siberia.

Mystery map among nine years of gifts gallery

Nelson man Brian Wilke is responsible for a mysterious map of Nelson found in Siberia.

cruising

Cruising's economic waves

P&O's Pacific Pearl is home-berthed in New Zealand for a record five-month tour of duty.

Cruising has become a half-billion dollar industry for New Zealand as Kiwis and foreigners discover the joys of life on the ocean waves.

Love on the high seas gallery

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, there could be no better time to plan a romantic cruise.

Cruisy summer

Amazing awaits on the Amazon gallery

snow

Kiwi caught in US snow storm

Snow covers the deck of Joanne Clapp's home after a massive snow storm in the east coast of the United States.

As record US blizzard rages on, Kiwi looks on the bright side and enjoys a few days off work.

Ski fields battle for early birds

Canterbury's Porters ski field has fired back in a price war with NZ Ski Group's Mt Hutt.

Boeing 757 touches down in Antarctica

Mt Hutt named best ski resort

themes

Former beach owner supports campaign

The Abel Tasman beach where Georgina Rayner spent almost 50 years worth of family holidays.

Abel Tasman National Park wasn't always known as a place of accessible beauty.

Most romantic spots in NZ

You don't actually have to try very hard to plan a romantic getaway in this country.

See how pygmy marmoset couple Wicket and Cuzco will be spending Valentine's Day at Wellington Zoo.

5 things to do on Valentine's Day

Looking for some last-minute Valentine's Day inspiration? Here are our picks around the country.

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Getting my hobbit on

It's hard to focus your mind on anything other than the serene beauty of nature when kayaking down the Pelorus River.

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