Plane skids off runway in Nepal video

NOSE DOWN: A Turkish Airlines plane lies on a field after it overshot the runway at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu.

Passengers and crew of a Turkish Airlines flight had to be evacuated when their aircraft skid off the runway.

India's festival of colour  gallery

Widows daubed in colours dance as they take part in the Holi celebrations organised by non-governmental organisation Sulabh International at a widows' ashram at Vrindavan in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh March 4, 2015. Traditionally in Hindu culture, widows are expected to renounce earthly pleasure so they do not celebrate Holi. But women at the shelter for widows, who have been abandoned by their families, celebrated the festival by throwing flowers and coloured powder. Holi, also known as the Festival of Colours, heralds the beginning of spring and is celebrated all over India. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee (INDIA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

Holi is celebrated across India as a welcoming of spring and a celebration of the triumph of good over evil.

US Airways plane evacuated

AMERICAN AIRLINES: This is American's first new exterior design since the 1960's era polished metallic. Although the rebranding has been controversial, the new paint scheme is an effective modern take on American's eagle-and-flag motif.

Passengers on an American Airlines flight were forced to slide off the plane on emergency chutes.

Inside Boeing's luxury jet gallery

Lounge of a VIP Boeing 747-8 2.

Take a look inside the Boeing 747 jumbo jet built for one VIP.

'England's most boring city'

A pottery thrower demonstrates his skill at the Wedgwood Museum.

It's arguably the most boring, unfashionable city in England. But visiting is a revelation.

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Kiwi Traveller

The mistakes travellers keep making

TRAVEL MISTAKES: One in five need help on holidays, according to one insurer.

If you're getting stupidly drunk or riding around on a moped, you may wish to check the fine print.

Incredible history in Paris

Patrick Whatman moved from Wellington all the way to Paris' 11th Arrondissement.

Adventure capital of the world video

Kiwis are taking flight more often

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Conrad Hilton to plead guilty to disrupting flight

Conrad Hilton

Conrad Hilton has agreed to plead guilty to assaulting flight attendants on a trip from London to Los Angeles last year .

Auckland aces quality of life

Auckland's quality of life again rates among world's best, but Wellington lags a little.

US air traffic control system a hacking risk

NZ hotel prices rise

travel troubles

US Airways plane evacuated

AMERICAN AIRLINES: This is American's first new exterior design since the 1960's era polished metallic. Although the rebranding has been controversial, the new paint scheme is an effective modern take on American's eagle-and-flag motif.

Passengers on an American Airlines flight were forced to slide off the plane on emergency chutes soon after landing.

Turkish Airlines plane skids off runway video

Passengers and crew of a Turkish Airlines flight had to be evacuated when their aircraft skid off the runway.

Villarrica volcano erupts in Chile video

Family kicked off Cathay Pacific flight video

nz

'Golden Mile' to promote food, wine

The Vines Village co-director Jeff Fulton sees a chance for keen cyclists to explore more of Rapaura and Renwick.

A new cycle trail on the outskirts of Blenheim will have wine lovers and foodies reaching for their lycra.

Working up a thirst

A South Island holiday also turned out to be a great beer journey.

Akaroa is a fishing village that thinks it's French (probably because it almost was).

Amazing weekend in Akaroa

Food, history, art, nature, and sexy inflections – you can savour them all on a visit to Akaroa.

pacific islands

10 things to do in the Cook Islands

TO THE ISLANDS: There's always plenty to do on these sun-soaked islands.

While the Cooks Islands are known for their weather, their culture and natural gems shine even on a rainy day.

This is not the Tour de France

Nothing beats being greeted like a star when you're hot, sweaty and covered in dirt on Papua New Guinea's main cycling route.

Morning sunlight on the beach at Manase, seen from a fale window.

Living on island time in Samoa

It’s not just the sights that make Samoa special. The happiness of its inhabitants are refreshment for body and soul.

australia

The rock that is fooling the tourists

Mount Connor or ‘‘Fool-uru’’ differs from Uluru in that it has a distinctive flat top with a separate top layer.

So many tourists mistake this other big rock in Central Australia it's been nicknamed 'Fool-uru'.

Sydney: Airbnb's Big Gay stay

Want to be part of the world’s biggest Mardi Gras parade? Airbnb has a big pink answer.

A SPIRITUAL THING: Visitors walk past as young monks offer prayers outside the Shaolin Temple in Dengfeng city in central China's Henan province.

Shaolin Village planned for Australia

China's Shaolin Temple, is planning to build an Australian complex that includes a temple, a hotel, a kung fu academy and a golf course.

themes

Photos: Inside Boeing's luxury private jet gallery

Lounge of a VIP Boeing 747-8 2.

Take a look inside the Boeing 747 jumbo jet built for one VIP.

Bug snacks creep into Thai stores

Street vendors selling deep-fried insects are a familiar sight, but this entrepreneur is trying to give bugs a more upmarket appeal.

Foodie heaven: Delicious food is abundant in Singapore, including Halal food.

Singapore noodles? There's no such thing

Would ask for french fries in France? No? So why would you ask for Singaporean noodles in the Lion City?

europe

An Arctic town in the limelight

Abisko, just north of Kiruna, is known as one of the best places on Earth to see the northern lights.

In Sweden, there are people who say that you can hear the northern lights.

Beginner's guide to the Canary Islands

It's only a three-hour flight from Spain, but few travellers go there. Here's why they should.

On the trail of Van Gogh

Tiny Hungarian village up for rent

uk and ireland

'England's most boring city'

A pottery thrower demonstrates his skill at the Wedgwood Museum.

It's arguably the most boring, unfashionable city in England. But visiting is a revelation.

How this small town became part of world history

A recent discovery has put this quiet British coastal town into the history books.

'You'll never look at a spoon the same way '

Walking The Saints’ Way

usa

Is the Las Vegas Strip too snooty?

SIN CITY: A new campaign is appealing to a crowd of likely Las Vegas Strip visitors that's less keen on nightclub bottle service or high-priced fine-dining.

Tear down your red velvet ropes, Las Vegas.

An insider's tips for New York

If you have two days and want to make the most of your time in the Big Apple, here's some tips.

How Niagara Falls freezes gallery

Happiest, most expensive place on Earth

canada & alaska

How Niagara Falls freezes gallery

A partially frozen American Falls in sub freezing temperatures is seen in Niagara Falls, Ontario.

It's a stunning sight: Niagara Falls, the world's most famous waterfall, apparently frozen in place.

An unforgettable biking adventure

Why an abandoned railway line through the heart of this Canadian province makes for an unforgettable biking adventure.

A pork-lovers guide to Canada

Hawaii or Alaska? Hot or cold? gallery

asia

Holi: India's Festival of Colour kicks off gallery

Widows daubed in colours dance as they take part in the Holi celebrations organised by non-governmental organisation Sulabh International at a widows' ashram at Vrindavan in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh March 4, 2015. Traditionally in Hindu culture, widows are expected to renounce earthly pleasure so they do not celebrate Holi. But women at the shelter for widows, who have been abandoned by their families, celebrated the festival by throwing flowers and coloured powder. Holi, also known as the Festival of Colours, heralds the beginning of spring and is celebrated all over India. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee (INDIA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

Holi is celebrated across India as a welcoming of spring and a celebration of the triumph of good over evil.

Welcome to 'Cat Island' gallery video

An feline army rules this remote island, where the cats outnumber humans six to one.

Foodie heaven: Delicious food is abundant in Singapore, including Halal food.

Singapore noodles? There's no such thing

Would ask for french fries in France? No? So why would you ask for Singaporean noodles in the Lion City?

cruising

Secrets to saving on your bar tab

BOOZE CRUISE: A daily libation - or two - can run up a hefty bar tab by the end of your trip. So how do you save on your bar tab?

A daily libation - or two - can run up a hefty bar tab by the end of your trip. So how do you save on your bar tab?

Cruise lines expect 1m more passengers

Almost a million more people worldwide are expected to take cruises this year compare to last year.

I see your Elsa and raise you Darth Vader

Hawaii or Alaska? Hot or cold? gallery

snow

Ecuador's skyscrapers: A photo essay gallery

At 19,348 feet, Cotopaxi is Ecuador?s second-highest peak and one of the most active volcanoes in this mountainous country. Illustrates ECUADOR-PEAKS (category t), by Anne Farrar ? 2015, The Washington Post. Moved Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015. (MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Anne Farrar.)

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

China's spectacular ice festival has kicked off in style.

Jumbo jet's spectacular journey gallery

Cold at the top

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Welcome to 'Cat Island'

An feline army rules this remote island, where the cats outnumber humans six to one.

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