A spa resort on steroids

GRAND SCALE: The Roman Bathhouse at Mission Hills.

Achieving zen is possible in a China resort that can process 4000 guests in a single weekend.

Indulging across the ditch

Soak in Saharan sands

Teddy Rescue here to help

LOST AND FOUND: He looks like a friendly chap.

The future looks stuffed with promise for lost teddy bears.

Top 10 hotels for lovers gallery

Alila Villas Uluwatu, Bali: This exquisite cliff-top resort featuring a wood slatted Sunset Cabana Bar that floats midair 100 metres above the ocean has won several design awards. Its soft touches – delicious cooking, lovely staff and nurturing spa treatments makes this an exquisite place for a romantic holiday. The villas all have private pools and cabanas - and room service, so you can hunker down in complete seclusion.

Here's our list of the top 10 romantic hotels and resorts around the world.

A family road trip

Kiwirail's Northern Explorer provides a glimpse of the country you won't see from the highway.

Balance is a concept that can be applied to much of family life, including the good old family holiday.

Silent but colourful NZ video

NZ in the 1940s

How did a US police chief end up with a treasure trove of film of New Zealand in 1940?

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Kiwi Traveller

NZers are loners: study video

friends

Despite our uber-friendly reputation with the rest of the world, we Kiwis wish we had more mates.

Bon Appetit! stuff nation gallery

They say rugby is a religion in New Zealand, the same goes for France, except it's food.

Saving Son Doong stuff nation

Euros or dollars?

news

Teddy Rescue here to help

LOST AND FOUND: He looks like a friendly chap.

The future looks stuffed with promise for lost teddy bears.

Auckland to Beijing on the cards

Air NZ and Air China plan would restore a direct link that was broken in 2012.

Airbus to sign Delta deal

Virgin adds inflight news

travel troubles

Tug problem sees ship cruise away

On Thursday Tapuhi and Tiaki escorted their old workmates Toia and Ngahue as the little red tugboat sisters made their final journey out of Wellington Harbour.

Cruise ship Dawn Princess skips Wellington after winch trouble with port's new tugboats.

Stowaway mouse found at airport

A Pacific Island mouse which arrived in NZ a cosy little house made from bread had to be killed.

No help for the homeless

Medical emergency diverts flight

nz

Silent but colourful NZ video

NZ in the 1940s

How did a US police chief end up with a treasure trove of film of New Zealand in 1940?

A family road trip

Balance is a concept that can be applied to much of family life, including the good old family holiday.

BIG CITY: Auckland will see a bumper crop of events this summer.

Akld set for bumper summer

A summer of non-stop sports, culture and concerts will see Auckland rival Melbourne as the centre of major events. 

australia

Longest roller coaster zip line

WILD RIDE: Three times the length of any tree-base zip line in the world: The Crazy Rider.

At one-kilometre long and 18-metres high, this is the world's longest roller coaster zip line.

Greece's tourism blunder

They claim to be the founders of democracy and mathematics. Now they've claimed an Aussie landmark.

The view of Sydney Harbour from Fort Denison.

Explore Australia from home

Hankering to see the Great Barrier Reef but don't have the means?

themes

A spa resort on steroids

GRAND SCALE: The Roman Bathhouse at Mission Hills.

Achieving zen is possible in a China resort that can process 4000 guests in a single weekend.

Longest roller coaster zip line

At one-kilometre long and 18-metres high, this is the world's longest roller coaster zip line.

Kiwirail's Northern Explorer provides a glimpse of the country you won't see from the highway.

A family road trip

Balance is a concept that can be applied to much of family life, including the good old family holiday.

europe

Norway's coolest spots gallery

LOOK AT THE VIEW: Cabins are the camera and the landscape is the image at Juvet Landscape Hotel.

A trio of offbeat hotels where the experience goes beyond 400-count linen sheets and dazzling bathrooms.

Everything meets nothing gallery

The beauty of Thingvellir enveloped us like the fog as we wound our way through this fairytale land.

Cool activities trump luxury gallery

A drone's eye view of the Kremlin

uk and ireland

In the home of The Witches

HEADLAND HOTEL: The driveway entrance as you arrive gives you the exact shot that introduced the location on screen.

The chance to visit the hotel where The Witches was shot was an opportunity not to be missed.

Bye hustlers, hi hipsters

London area known for pimps, pushers and hookers turns down the sleaze, and ups the cool.

London seeks guest of honour

A Paddington Bear-led revival

usa

'Nothing else like it' video

'Nothing else like it in the world:' The planned Skyscraper.

Riders will be sent spiralling towards the ground at 104 kilometres per hour from 155 metres high.

More flights over the Grand Canyon

Air tour operators at the Grand Canyon will be able to take more visitors over the most popular flight routes.

The cowgirls of the Wild, Wild West

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canada & alaska

Just glide on by in Canada

DOG PADLE: On a canoe adventure.

Canoeing in Canada offers cedar forests, placid lakes and a giant sky. You can't help but feel a bit like Davy Crockett as you paddle down the lake.

Franklin ship found

It’s not often that tourists are offered the chance to be part of history but that happened in Canada this month.

Up close with bears

Idyll characters

asia

A spa resort on steroids

GRAND SCALE: The Roman Bathhouse at Mission Hills.

Achieving zen is possible in a China resort that can process 4000 guests in a single weekend.

Tea, trains and tales

Get a taste of Tibetan culture without visiting the Chinese-ruled region.

THE COBBLER: A brush with life.

The cobbler of Leh

He sits cross-legged amid a pile of shoes, watching the world go by.

cruising

Tug problem sees ship cruise away

On Thursday Tapuhi and Tiaki escorted their old workmates Toia and Ngahue as the little red tugboat sisters made their final journey out of Wellington Harbour.

Cruise ship Dawn Princess skips Wellington after winch trouble with port's new tugboats.

World's newest cruise launched

Quantum of the Seas promises a range of never-before-seen innovations at sea.

This changed cruising

Aboard the Quantum of the Seas gallery

snow

High in the Himalayas gallery

From left, Anup Kaphle, Whitney Shefte and Hugh Blodget, Jr., pose for a photo at the top of Thorung La Pass, which sits at 17,769 feet in the Himalayas in South Asia. Days after this photo was taken, an avalanche killed at least 39 people in the area.

We finally crossed the Thorung La Pass after a gruelling trek through rugged terrain. Death had missed us by two days.

Low cost Aspen ski luxury

So you want the luxury of Aspen, without the cost? Then click this way...

Escape to the mountain

Who should win a trip to Antarctica?

Video

Silent but colourful NZ

How did a US police chief end up with a treasure trove of film of New Zealand in 1940?