Nude art classes hit UK pubs

A model poses during a life drawing class at The Lion pub in London.

Forget karaoke, sketching nude models with a pint in hand is the hot new trend in British pubs.

Most liveable city's most visible

Eurovision fans paid up to $NZ587 for a ticket to attend the grand final at Vienna's Stadthalle.

As nearly 200 million people tuned in to watch the Eurovision Song Contest, host city Vienna's maximising its exposure on world stage.

Cruising Fiordland's deep south

Mt Luxmore dominates the finger-like South Fiord.

Fiordland's South Fiord is an inspirational place – a landscape that makes you stop, stand and contemplate.

Raft of secrets

Cooling off in one of more than 50 waterfalls in this section of the Navua.

A two-day rafting trip through the remote highlands of Viti Levu is an adventure to remember.

5 Things...Surf Highway 45

Mt Taranaki from Surf Highway 45.

There's plenty to see and do on this winding coastal route.

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Readers' pics of the week

Vietnam

This week's travel photo entries take us from Ho Chi Minh City to New Caledonia.

Cruising currency conundrum

If your cruise stops at ports with different currencies, transactions can get confusing.

How to find the perfect travel companion

Pittsburgh: it's not the pits

news

Air NZ opens new look Sydney lounge video

Tap beer and cocktails are served at Air New Zealand's new Sydney lounge.

Air New Zealand's new Sydney Airport international lounge is a swanky set up.

Ever been locked out of a hotel when naked?

If you've made it this far, you already know it's a dangerous world out there. Wouldn't it be great to have a little guidance?

Higher airfares with new tax

5 Things...worth a look on Surf Highway 45

travel troubles

Bali tourist dies taking selfie

A Singaporean tourist died when he was swept away by a wave while taking a selfie on holiday in Bali.

Solo holiday snap turns deadly for man after he was hit mid-click by a wave.

Protests close Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower closed to the public as workers protest a rise in aggressive pickpockets.

Korean Air 'nut rage' boss freed

Grounded for 'inappropriate' quip

nz

Recharge by the river

The view of the stunning Southern Alps is the real attraction.

This retreat is set among the scenic valley of the Hurunui River. Pack for stargazing, roaming and a soak in the outdoor tub.

A road trip to Southland

Here are the top 20 spots for green-fingered visitors to Southland ahead of the Bluff Oyster Festival.

Akaroa Harbour views extend from the nearby Woodills Track.

One for the birds

At dusk, the silvery notes of the native birds steal all the attention from the sweeping views.

pacific islands

Raft of secrets

Cooling off in one of more than 50 waterfalls in this section of the Navua.

A two-day rafting trip through the remote highlands of Viti Levu is an adventure to remember.

The island where you can disappear

No plane or helicopter has ever landed here, nor has any ship ever moored off its coast.

Uga

Uga hunting in Niue video

Hunting for the sought-after coconut crab, is the sort of thing you do on this unique island.

themes

Holidays that will change your life

Sailing the Maldives.

Six holiday options from around the world that could change your life.

20 minutes to France

There's a whiff of France about the Barossa, Australia's premier wine region.

The view of the stunning Southern Alps is the real attraction.

Recharge by the river

This retreat is set among the scenic valley of the Hurunui River. Pack for stargazing, roaming and a soak in the outdoor tub.

south america

Where rustic meets riverside

The suites at Chile's Vira Viira Hacienda all have views of the Liucura River.

A rustic riverside hacienda in Chile takes guests back to 70s with a dash of modern Scandi style.

South America: It's not that hard

Backpacker heaven is really not that far away, and you don't need that long to see it.

My brief life as an Argentine cowboy

Secrets of the Sacred Valley of the Incas

middle east

Seeing Wadi Rum by camel

Camel owner Abu Sami of Wadi Rum with one of his favourite camels.

5:00 AM  A three-day camel ride through one of Jordan's epic landscapes offers fascinating insights into the vast, echoing and godlike world of Wadi Rum.

Daredevil Jetman soars over Dubai video

Swiss daredevil Yves "Jetman" Rossy is back, this time soaring through the skies above Dubai.

Just deserts

A lesson in life and death

australia

20 minutes to France

A sign for Grenache grapes in a Barossa Valley vineyard.

There's a whiff of France about the Barossa, Australia's premier wine region.

Doing it tough in Tasmania

The cold is bitter, the snow is constant, and the experience in winter is exhilarating.

The spectacular bioluminous outbreak in Tasmania is bringing light and colour to Hobart’s night skies.

Rare double lights up Aussie's skies

Mother nature's rare double lights up skies and waters in Australia.

europe

Nude art classes hit UK pubs

A model poses during a life drawing class at The Lion pub in London.

Forget karaoke, sketching nude models with a pint in hand is the hot new trend in British pubs.

Most liveable city's now most visible

As nearly 200 million people tuned in to watch the Eurovision Song Contest, host city Vienna's maximising its exposure on the world stage.

Ghent's gourmet gems

Europe's best summer music festivals

uk and ireland

Nude art classes hit UK pubs

A model poses during a life drawing class at The Lion pub in London.

Forget karaoke, sketching nude models with a pint in hand is the hot new trend in British pubs.

Stay in a floating house on the River Thames

You could stay in a floating house on the River Thames for a night.

London to revive 'ghost stations' video

The odd case of Toast Mahal

usa

Disneyland braces for crush of visitors

The fireworks show  Remember Dreams Come True above the Sleeping Beauty Castle.

Disneyland's "arsenal of tactics" will help curb frustration over crowds during their 60th anniversary.

A look inside the new One World Observatory

It's been 14 years since you could gaze upon all of NYC from a skyscraper in lower Manhattan.

Cuddle clubs: Cosy or creepy?

20 things that will shock US visitors

canada & alaska

Sailing in Alaska

The Jackson's yacht Sunstone at the foot of a glacier.

Sailers in Alaska learn to quickly to gusts and lulls, and to carry pepper spray when going ashore.

The best place to watch grizzly bears

At the confluence of two streams, one glacial green, the other silver grey, it's salmon carnage.

Top 6 Alaskan wilderness lodges

Living on the edge

asia

Nine cool Indian music festivals to attend

Enchanted Valley Carnival

Music festivals are magical, combine them with an exciting travel experience and you have the best holiday package.

Cruising currency conundrum

If your cruise stops at ports with different currencies, transactions can get confusing.

The new glass bridge in the  Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon area.

World's longest glass bridge

China is set to open the world's longest and highest see-through walkway.

cruising

Quiz: Do you know cruising?

Couple Drinking Champagne on Cruise Ship

Do you know which side is starboard and which is port?

Cruising in Fiordland's deep south

Fiordland's South Fiord is an inspirational place – a distinctive landscape that makes you stop, stand and contemplate.

'Cruise ship passengers should be charged'

Set sail on the Millennium Falcon

snow

Going it alone (with kids)

Yes, it's possible for a solo parent with small children to enjoy a ski trip

The recipe to a successful solo-parent trip with kids: Equal parts planning and positive attitude.

Mt Hutt fires up snowmaker video

A Canterbury ski field is first to fire up its snowmakers this season.

What's hot this ski season?

Cruising in the land of polar bears

Video

Air NZ opens new look Sydney lounge

Air New Zealand's new Sydney Airport international lounge is a swanky set up.

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