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Smugshots for the week

venice

This week's travel photo entries range from the Angor Wat to the snowfields of Japan.

Mistakes first-time travellers make

It's inevitable you'll make mistakes the first time you travel. Here are common ones you should avoid.

Business is booming

Stonehenge sunrise surprise stuff nation

travel troubles

Stuck on plane for 7 hours

The Cathay Pacific aircraft at Ohakea on Saturday, about 15 minutes after landing.

More than 250 passengers on a flight from Hong Kong were stuck on a plane at Ohakea Air Force base for seven hours.

Malaysia: 'Come and distress'

It's the misspellings that fly beneath the spell-check radar that can hurt the most.

Plane wifi could facilitate terrorism

The misadventure of a baggage handler

nz

5 things to do in Gore

Fly high in a Tiger Moth.

Oh please. Of course there are five things to do in Gore, NZ's official home of country music!

A night with freedom campers

I’ve always thought New Brighton would be a nice place to live, but not in a carpark.

Cashel Street Mall, where shops have popped up built from shipping containers.

NZ's city of cool: More Banksy than Banks

This city has changed in more ways than one, embracing modernity and daring design.

pacific islands

Sweet surrender in the islands

Wigmore's Waterfall.

I feel an overwhelming urge to pack up and move here. Forever.

Turning hell into heaven

Fiji's Castaway Island should have been my idea of hell.

KEEPING COOL: No other beer speaks of the Raro lifestyle like Matutu does.

A beer for the tropics

A visits to a Rarotongan microbrewery that's taking on the big boys.

themes

The 15 hotels that dreams are made of

Explora Patagonia, Torres del Paine National Park.

From crisp sheets to sky-high bars and infinity pools, what makes for the ultimate hotel experience?

When your kids embarrass you

Observations from the mouths of babes are not always cute and endearing.

Victoria's Secret model Alessandra Ambrosio of Brazil (C) walks through the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival with friends, in Indio, California April 12, 2015. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Top travel photos of the week gallery

Here is our round up of the top travel photos from around the world.

australia

Tasmania campervan road trip

Inside the van.

MONA, wine and handcuffs make for an adults-only road trip.

The naked truth about Nudey Beach

It might be called Nudey Beach, but the reality of the Queensland hotspot is now quite different.

Salamanca Market, held each Saturday on Hobart's waterfront, is a good place to sample the artisans underpinning Tasmania's thriving food scene.

A taste of Tasmania

Clued-up food lovers are beating a path to Hobart's world-class restaurants and markets.

europe

Twenty reasons to visit Rome

Tourists walk in front of Rome's ancient Colosseum, July 30, 2012. The ancient Colosseum of Rome, where gladiators fought for their lives, is slanting about 40 cm (16 inches) lower on the south side than on the north, and authorities are investigating whether it needs urgent repairs. 
REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi (ITALY - Tags: CITYSPACE SOCIETY TRAVEL)

The eternal city dazzles with history, food and fashion. Here are its 20 highlights.

At Anzac Cove

On a pilgrimage to the Gallipoli Peninsula, myths crumble to be replaced by awe.

GoT fans flock to 'Westeros'

Europe's next big capital

uk and ireland

Visit Game of Thrones sets

Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge, Larrybane.

Game of Thrones has not only transformed television, it has also helped invigorate the areas where it is set.

Finding mysteries and spies in London

If you can't find your cup of tea in London, you're just not looking.

Stout and about in Ireland

Dive into 'virtual Barrier Reef' video

usa

The US' most popular city is...

Aerial View of Lake Eola in Orlando, Florida

It's not San Fran. Not even New York. Its pull is all about fantasy ...

Grunge ground zero: Two decades on

Two decades on from the grunge revolution Seattle - the home of Sub Pop and Kurt Cobain - offers plenty more than its place in rock history.

Perfect breakfast, offensive name

A whale of a time in San Diego

canada & alaska

Top 6 Alaskan wilderness lodges

Residents at Brooks Lodge are given a briefing in what to do if they encounter a bear.

Cosy, remote bases from which to explore vast forests and superb wildlife.

Living on the edge

I know that, in theory, it is perfectly safe to do Edgewalk Toronto.

Try Niagara without the Viagra

A bacon lover's paradise

asia

The bizarrest airport souvenir

One of Toto's famous Washlet models, which the company hopes to use in an aiport gallery to win over foreign buyers.

New 'toilet gallery' in Tokyo airport hopes to impress tourists enough that they'll want to buy a high-tech Japanese loo.

Finding peace amid the maelstrom

You visit India knowing you're plunging into a maelstrom - birthplace of great religions and a society that throbs with the energy of 1.2 billion people.

A temple in Burma.

Land of golden pagodas

In just two years, tourists have completely transformed south-east Asia's hottest destination.

cruising

Two Queens to dock in Auckland

ROYAL CRUISE: The Queen Mary 2 cruise ship dwarfs other boats as it enters Auckland Harbour where it will join its sister ship the Queen Victoria.

Two Queens are together in Auckland Harbour for the first time since the 1940s.

Following historic footprints

Cruise ships make it easier than ever to get to Antarctica, but the wilderness remains as awe-inspiring as ever.

Auckland: Slow boat to slumber

Unexpected cruise ships welcomed

snow

Cruising in the land of polar bears

BIG DOGS: Open water in the ice makes seal hunting much harder.

Newcomers are relentlessly reminded here, where white is the new black, that polar bears are the Big Dogs.

Ecuador's skyscrapers: A photo essay gallery

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

Jumbo jet's spectacular journey gallery

Video

Passenger gets carried away

Tired? Maybe a little inebriated? Then a luggage conveyor belt could be just the place to grab a few winks.

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