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Helping out on the trip of a lifetime

Marie Weavers and family are off to Latin America for a volunteering holiday. From left, Nelson, 10, Oscar, 5, Marie, Max, 7, and Ruby, 11.

Marie Weavers could have booked her family a trip to Disneyland.

Miss Universe finalist shares travel tips

A Miss Universe NZ finalist shares her top seven experiences from an exotic retreat.

Kiwi plumber's '15 seconds of fame'

Delicious delights in San Francisco stuff nation


Jetstar takes off for Raro

Jetstar will start flying to Rarotonga from March 2016.

Jetstar offering flights as cheap as $129 from Auckland to Rarotonga.

Weird and wacky aircraft designs

Airbus has reached new heights with its "blue-sky thinking".

'She stepped on air'

Timelapse: How to build a Dreamliner

travel troubles

Air NZ boss says lessons learned video

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Public line up for a look through Air New Zealands 737 Final Call at Invercargill Airport

But Christopher Luxon also says he's proud of the way staff dealt with the Hong Kong airport stranding.

Curious kitten found in plane cargo

A stowaway kitten has enjoyed the flight of its life, after it was found in cargo on an international flight.

Tourist terror as glass bridge cracks video

Mid-flight death pilot named video


Watch: A 'changing city'

Film-maker Sam Stratton says his timelapse shows an insight into the different parts of the city.

A timelapse video of Auckland has captured the changing nature of the city.

Scenery obsessions in Milford Sound

Milford Sound is postcard perfect. But be wary of postcard experiences..

WoW brings $26m into Wellington's economy each year and is attracting growing crowds of domestic and international guests.

WoW brings the crowds

WoW is helping boost Wellington's growing tourism market while fitting in with the capital's creative scene.

pacific islands

Vanuatu welcomes tourists back after cyclone

Denise Tatangis and her children in Mere Sau-wia, Nguna Island. Tatangis wants to offer homestay accommodation as another source of income.

200 days after Cyclone Pam, Vanuatu is welcoming tourists.

How culture created paradise

It's not just blue water and stunning scenery that makes this South Pacific destination so amazing.

Mark and Nancy Gilbert enjoy whale-spotting in Rarotonga.

Ambassador has a whale of a time video

The US ambassador is working on his diplomatic relations with the whales.


Top 10 places to feel complete isolation gallery

While islands like Bora Bora and Moorea have been well and truly colonised, there are still places to get away from it all in French Polynesia.

There's getting away from it all, and there's getting away from it all.

Bad reviews net nicer hotels

If you posted a negative review about a hotel, you may have helped push hotels owners to invest in record upgrades.

Are you a 'complainer" or an "inattentive parent"?

World's most annoying guests

Travel can be a truly wonderful experience, but for some it can also be a nightmare.

south america

Rio's historical hotspot

Christ the Redeemer and Sugar Loaf, Rio de Janeiro

For most visitors to Rio de Janeiro, and even for many residents, the city's historic downtown is a blur,

Tourism's 'next big thing'

This poor country does not feature on many travellers' 'must visit' lists. But that's about to change.

Are tourists harming Mexico's sharks? video

Los Cabos bounces back

middle east

20 reasons to visit Dubai with kids

It's all go at the Aquaventure waterpark.

Dubai is full of great activities for children. Here's a quick guide to 20 of the best.

The museum that hates America

A tour through this ghostly place unearths the sins of what is now known as the "US den of espionage".

The Sultan and me

This is no ordinary cafe


Five things to do in Sydney

Wallabies player Henry Speight has committed he will play sevens rugby in 2016.

From golden beaches to delectable foodie delights, Sydney really does have it all.

'Would you like Belinda naked?'

Looking for a travel photographic workshop with a difference? This could be for you.

A new video has been released showing what the upgrade to Sydney's Circular Quay will look like.

The changing face of Sydney video

It might look like Sydney's iconic harbour, but not as you know it.


Don't look down! video

Germany's longest rope bridge stretches from  366 metres across a canyon.

Thrillseekers are flocking to a new bridge in Germany that provides dizzying views of the canyon below.

Top tips for a Lisbon trip

Edge, charisma and postcard good looks – Lisbon has the lot.

Dogs and travel, a perfect mix

Making tracks to a hotel by Lake Como

uk and ireland

'Every pub has a pet drunk'

American Scott Waters post about England has gone viral on the internet.

During a recent trip to England, an American tourist made some observations, and the internet loves it.

Tourist attraction to 'warzone'

One of London's fastest-changing neighborhoods is echoing with the snap, crackle and pop of conflict.

Xmas dinner at Hogwarts, anyone?

From sea to sea across Scotland


Finding the real Nashville

Musicians line up outside the Bluebird Cafe on open mic night.

We came in search of Nashville beyond the twang and the bro-country, and it didn't take us long to find it.

Seven reasons to visit Sin City

Sin City may be one of its names, but you don't have to break the Ten Commandments to enjoy this vibrant city.

Delicious delights in San Francisco stuff nation

Autumn in New England

canada & alaska

Rumbling through the Rockies gallery video

The Rocky Mountaineers winds its way through Canada's magnificent landscape.

"In the event of an emergency, please remain seated, stop screaming and follow our instructions."

More of Canada for less

Too often travellers ignore Canada at their own cost.

The city that loves winter

Tallest mountain in US gets shorter


Aloha bro: Meet the 'Maorish' people of Sydney

Marae-style stage where performers reportedly came out in "brownface".

A Chinese museum may have forgotten to do some fact-checking.

Scared of heights? Don't look down

A suspension bridge made of glass has had its grand unveiling in China.

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A first timer's guide to Bali

Yes, Kuta is as bad as you've heard. But it's not the real Bali.


Surprise stop kicks off cruise season

Patrick and Karen Howe, of Canberra, got a bonus stop-off in Wellington while cruising on the Diamond Princess. They were two of 2700 passengers onboard the 116,000-tonne ship.

Wellington turned on a stunner Saturday for the season's first cruise passengers.

Whirling through icebergs

Even the best-planned expedition can't account for nature.

Weather, wonder and waterfalls

Trips that will change your mind about cruising


Skiers seek thrills during blizzard video

A lot of digging was needed to free cars parked in the car park at Whakapapa on Sunday.

Booze, ice bars, adult card games - what to do when you can't ski.

The city that loves winter

It is said by some that Ottawa is the world's second coldest national capital, following only Ulan Bator, of Mongolia.

Blizzards continue at Whakapapa video

Bumper ski season


Watch: A 'changing city'

A timelapse video of Auckland has captured the changing nature of the city.

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