World's top 10 landmarks

Tourists visit the Angkor Wat temple complex in Siem Reap province, Cambodia.

Cambodia's Angkor Wat retains place atop TripAdvisor's 2017 list of most popular landmarks.

Inside London's Flower Show gallery

Gardeners prepare a display of vegetables at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

Royalty and celebrities alike turn out for the Chelsea Flower Show, Britain's premier gardening show.

Trump needs to get out more

Other than lightning-fast jaunts to sign business deals or play golf, Trump has rarely taken in the world.

OPINION: Travel breeds empathy, so is it any surprise Trump hasn't visited the countries he labels the enemy?

World's first glacier plane video

The "world's first flying glacier" in action over its inspired landscapes.

Icelandair unveil icy-blue plane that is inspired by Europe's largest ice cap.

Giant bush attracts tourists

Lady Cynthia is over seven metres tall and nine metres wide.

A small town in Canada hopes their 7-metre rhododendron bush will bring an influx of visitors.

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Airline agent's real thoughts

"No, we don't have spare planes to use if there is a cancellation."

From berating late passengers to fighting back. Here's 16 things airport gate workers wish they could say.

Cannes dining guide

Cocktail time at Five Sea Hotel's Le Roof bar.

The top spots to eat, drink and soak up the atmosphere at the Cannes Film Festival.

New pillow travellers love video

JetComfy aims to help travellers sleep better on planes.

This is the story of how an entrepreneur plans to tap into a market of 3 billion people.

Famous hotel guests and rooms

Coco Chanel's suite at the Ritz.

Stay in the suite Coco Chanel lived in for 37 years or spend a night where John Lennon and Yoko Ono staged a sit-in.

Where to find France in NZ

The Akaroa French Fest attracts large crowds.

Akaroa was founded by the French, "stolen" from the Maoris in 1839 and has never been this busy before.

Kiwi stranded after United flight

Ben Kepes isn't happy with the customer care from United after his carry on bag, containing his passport and wallet, was ...

"A total screw up" leaves Ben Kepes stranded without his passport and wallet after a United flight attendant mistakenly took his bag.

'Disruptive passenger' spat at flight crew

Police were called after reports of a disruptive passenger on an Air New Zealand flight at Christchurch airport. (FILE PHOTO)

Woman arrested for assault after spitting at Air NZ crew member on flight from Auckland to Christchurch.

Another LookSee?

Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency (Wreda) general manager of venues, marketing and destination development ...

Wellington LookSee success international technology industry recruitment programme appears likely to be repeated next year.

Door open for Q'town to seek funds

Tourism Minister Paula Bennett and Queenstown Lakes Mayor Jim Boult discuss government funding to help deal with the ...

Special roading projects, a town centre face-lift and public transport to be considered for additional funding.

Nelson's isolated airport

An image of the new flight tower and terminal at Nelson Airport.

Nelson is NZ's fastest growing regional airport and will soon have a new $32m terminal - but zero public transport links.

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New York, New York - 75 times

Patricia Taylor and daughter Rebecca at New York Fashion Week in 2007.

Wellington couple have clocked up the air miles to help out their designer daughter.

Discovering her Dutch heritage

Jessica Zonneveld, originally from Whakatane, lives in The Hague with her Dutch fiance, Marcel.

From Vegas to Disney

Readers' travel photos of the week

nz

Where to find a bit of France in NZ

The Akaroa French Fest attracts large crowds.

Akaroa was founded by the French, "stolen" from the Maoris in 1839 and has never been this busy before.

Mt Taranaki vs Tongariro video

Lonely Planet declared this walk "every bit as scenic as its rival" - Tongariro. I'm here to settle the debate.

This is how they roll in Hamilton. A group of keen river floaters turned rubbish into river floats.

7 reasons Hamilton's better video

There's a reason Hamilton snaked the sevens away from the world's coolest little capital. It's because it's even cooler.

Australia

20 reasons to visit Newcastle

View from Fort Scatchley.

Not the English one, but the Australian city north of Sydney that's on the up-and-up.

Recharge your soul in Freo

Artsy, inviting and authentic. Fremantle is well worth a visit.

Need a break from the kids? Head to Fiji where the kids' clubs are the best.

Best short breaks in 2017

These quick-fix breaks are designed to cure whichever daily drama is getting you down.

pacific islands

Pippa's private island honeymoon video

Pippa Middleton.

After a lavish wedding, the newlyweds are off to a private island in French Polynesia, once owned by a famous actor.

Hotspot of the week: Pentecost Island

Witness the inspiration for bungee jumping on this paradisaical island in Vanuatu.

The Nabutautau Village in Fiji.

The real Fiji

There was not a sandy beach in sight - and it was majestic.

cruising

Warning for cruise industry

Navales died when a corroded nitrogen cylinder burst.

Cruise ship worker died when a nitrogen cylinder burst on the Emerald Princess while it was in Dunedin.

On board luxury ship Silver Muse

The mid-sized ship with "elegance and Italian style" is the latest in ultra-luxury cruising from Silversea.

The writer relaxes on board the Azamara Journey around the North Island.

Confessions of a cruise virgin

Lorna Thornber finds cruising lives up to the cliches. And she's a convert.

south america

'Bikepacking' from Alaska to Argentina

Cactus tree, Mexican altiplano, Zacatecas.

Mark and Hana are a bit like Kiwi Bear Gryllses - born adventurers and pretty crazy.

This may be 'the meal of the decade'

Put down that lame ham sandwich, and get ready for a taste of the hottest restaurant on the planet.

Not Havana: Cuba's hidden gem

Place on Earth more like moon

middle east

A Middle East food tour

Falafel served piping hot in East Jerusalem.

From Tel Aviv to the West Bank - the food and the people who represent different sides of this complicated and fascinating place.

Dubai dreams of harvesting ice video

A firm in the sweltering Gulf wants to tow icebergs 9200 kilometres across the planet.

Dubai's $2.5b tourist project

Happy mummies day for Egypt video

europe

Cannes dining guide

Cocktail time at Five Sea Hotel's Le Roof bar.

The top spots to eat, drink and soak up the atmosphere at the Cannes Film Festival.

Europe's new capital of cool

Layered in history, full of quirky art and a vibrant social life, Bratislava is a cosy city drawing major attention writes Susan Buckland.

Discovering her Dutch heritage

Hotspot of the week: Cannes

uk and ireland

Inside London's Flower Show gallery

Gardeners prepare a display of vegetables at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

Royalty and celebrities alike turn out for the Chelsea Flower Show, Britain's premier gardening show.

Make it a novel British holiday

Love books and planning a visit to the UK soon? Greats like Jane Austen, Enid Blyton and Arthur Ransome are among the literary figures who will be celebrated this year.

Getting to know London neighbourhoods

A to Z of Bristol

usa

New York, New York - 75 times

Patricia Taylor and daughter Rebecca at New York Fashion Week in 2007.

Wellington couple have clocked up the air miles to help out their designer daughter.

A guide to JFK's Washington DC

We look at the haunts and hangouts of one of Washington's most beloved locals.

From Vegas to Disney

Behind the scenes of Twin Peaks

canada & alaska

Giant bush turned tourist attraction

Lady Cynthia is over seven metres tall and nine metres wide.

A small town in Canada hopes their 7-metre rhododendron bush will bring an influx of visitors.

'Bikepacking' from Alaska to Argentina

Mark and Hana are a bit like Kiwi Bear Gryllses - born adventurers and pretty crazy.

Not just for honeymooners video

Canada: The new big OE destination

asia

Why you shouldn’t ride an elephant video

Wildlife S.O.S was established in 1995 to help save India's endangered wildlife, including elephants.

Many don't realise the gentle giant below them has probably been extensively tortured to make that moment possible.

The Japanese Camino de Santiago

This being Japan, there are many ways of completing the Shikoku Island pilgrimage route.

Kampung Pelangi in Indonesia has had a makeover - 230 houses have been painted from top to bottom, along with bridges ...

How's this for a makeover?

The before and after pics tell the story - this Indonesian village has gone all out for colour and it's pretty wild.

luxury

Want to buy a jet? Here's how

Lounge of a Boeing VIP 747-8.

Buying a commercial jetliner is a fairly painless process for those with the cash to splash.

10 famous hotel guests and rooms

Stay in the suite Coco Chanel lived in for 37 years or spend a night where John Lennon and Yoko Ono staged a sit-in.

Weekender: Millbrook Resort

Shaking the business-class guilt

budget

109 homes in 4 years

The Campbells (pictured here in Paris, France) are the authors of the forthcoming book "Your Keys Our Home".

The US retirees who are travelling the world, one Airbnb at a time.

How to travel while working full-time

Bringing a packed lunch and not buying fancy clothes has allowed Greta to travel while having a full-time job.

When budget travel beats luxury

The trick for Kiwis to drive Europe cheap video

beaches

Irish beach is like Ohope video

Farewell Spit in Golden Bay is a particularly good example of how sediment transported along the coast can build a beach.

"Spectacular" re-appearance of beach in Ireland a dramatic example of what could happen at one of NZ's favourites.

25 beaches to see in your lifetime

From Iceland to the Philippines - how many of these beaches have you travelled to?

SUDDEN BEACH

Beach reappears after 33 years video

For 33 years, Dooagh beach was just rocks. Then a freak tide brought the sand back.

food

The Captain's Daughter

Mussels served many ways

 I'm at the creatively named, nautically themed Captain's Daughter, a craft beer bar and bistro in Havelock town.

Bluff oyster festival goes off

A severe weather warning didn't stop thousands of people from getting their Bluff oyster fix.

Falafel served piping hot in East Jerusalem.

A Middle East food tour

From Tel Aviv to the West Bank - the food and the people who represent different sides of this complicated and fascinating place.

adventure

Mt Taranaki vs Tongariro video

Mount Taranaki in all its symmetry

Lonely Planet declared this walk "every bit as scenic as its rival" - Tongariro. I'm here to settle the debate.

Up there with the ghosts

When gold mining faltered in 1900, Lyell died too. Now the area is alive again as one end of the Old Ghost Road trail.

The day I became Bear Grylls

Couple's epic Mt Everest wedding

family

Top 10 literary adventures for kids

Hobbiton brings the Lord of the Rings to life.

Don't just read the book, experience it as a destination as well.

Five family experiences in Fiji

Go off the beaten track in Fiji and say Bula.

Experiences to gift every mum

A to Z of Bristol

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New plane pillow travellers love

This is the story of how an entrepreneur plans to tap into a market of 3 billion people.

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World's top 10 landmarks

Tourists visit the Angkor Wat temple complex in Siem Reap province, Cambodia.

Cambodia's Angkor Wat retains place atop TripAdvisor's 2017 list of most popular landmarks.

World's first glacier plane video

Icelandair unveil icy-blue plane that is inspired by Europe's largest ice cap.

Nelson's isolated airport

New plane pillow travellers love video

troubles

Kiwi stranded after United flight

Ben Kepes isn't happy with the customer care from United after his carry on bag, containing his passport and wallet, was ...

10:54 PM  "A total screw up" leaves Ben Kepes stranded without his passport and wallet after a United flight attendant mistakenly took his bag.

Airline agent's real thoughts

From berating late passengers to fighting back. Here's 16 things airport gate workers wish they could say.

'Belligerent' Trump fan kicked off flight video

Why you should record altercations video

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