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Our family went to Hanmer Springs just before the school holiday finished. On the day of leaving Hanmer Springs we decided to go for a short walk in the mountains. So we drove to Jack's Pass. The short walk actually turned to a full-length tramp. The girls were tired and wanted to stop at two thirds of the way. But we persisted and reached the summit. The panoramic view was magnificently rewarding. Mt Isobel is 1319m and we climbed 449m from Jack's Pass which is 870m. Well done for my 8 year old (Jasmin)and 12 year old!

This week's entries this week take us from the villages of Siem Reap all the way to the massive Grand Canyon.

Why everyone should travel solo

When you travel alone, you're in charge. That means you can plan your days however you want.

10 etiquette rules for travellers

Vanuatu, in sickness and in health

news

Boeing 787 Dreamliner: Turn off and on again

A Jetstar Boeing 787 or Dreamliner.

11:27 AM  A serious software bug has operators of Boeing 787 Dreamliners being told to shut down the plane's electrical power periodically or risk total loss of power. 

Solar plane braces for 5-day solo flight

The pilot of Solar Impulse 2 in anxious but excited for the longest leg an attempt to fly around the world without fuel.

'Airportman' scam on travellers

What's new in the world of travel

travel troubles

Fog lifts, Christchurch flights back on

The fog hung thick over Christchurch, disrupting flights in and out of the airport.

11:29 AM  Hundreds were stranded as fog forced flight cancellations in and out of Christchurch.

Odour prompts emergency landing

A California-bound Hawaiian Airlines flight had to make an emergency landing when an odour filled the cabin.

Home trashed in 'drug-induced orgy' video

Demand for Bali holidays soar

nz

Crown Lynn pottery museum opens

Portage Ceramics Trust chairwoman Lorraine Wilson is overwhelmed by the interest she has received in regards to the museum

The pottery that every kiwi recognises now has its own museum showcasing the many iconic designs of Crown Lynn.

A capital cafe crawl

Wellington is almost as well-known for its cafe culture as it is for windy weather. We checked it out over a long weekend.

A Ross museum, in the evening light.

Go wild on the West Coast gallery

 Katie Kenny joins a bikie gang she’ll never forget.

pacific islands

The island where you can disappear

The remote Pitcairn Island is home to 45 people who speak a language heard nowhere else in the world.

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

Lost in time on Tikehau

There's nothing quite so blue — vibrantly, rivetingly, blindingly blue — as the blue of the lagoon.

Sein de Nounou, an "evocative" raw goat-milk cheese.

The Karl Lagerfeld of cheese

A festival in Noumea in June will star the Karl Lagerfeld of cheese.

themes

Private plane pile up in Sin City

It was dubbed the 'Fight of the Century' and the rich and famous were out in throngs to see it.

It was dubbed the 'Fight of the Century' and the rich and famous were out in throngs to see it.

The Karl Lagerfeld of cheese

A festival in Noumea in June will star the Karl Lagerfeld of cheese.

Midnight Espresso on Cuba street.

A capital cafe crawl

Wellington is almost as well-known for its cafe culture as it is for windy weather. We checked it out over a long weekend.

australia

Where the wild things are

Get up close to a turtle at Heron Island.

Queensland's remote Heron Island is a famous bird sanctuary and breeding ground for turtles.

Australia's biggest and best hotels

Australia's largest hotel may glow gold but it's not what you'd expect to see here.

Beer is served with vinyl at Mojo Record Bar in Sydney's York Street.

Small bars, big city

The cosy, quirky bars popping up in central Sydney are transforming the city's nightlife.

europe

Lonely Planet's best of Switzerland

The Aletsch Glacier, a 23 kilometre-long, five-lane highway of ice.

Look past the cuckoo clocks and yodelling – this cosmopolitan city is all about epic train rides and alpine highs.

Getting lost within the Grand Bazaar video

Take a stroll through the colourful and chaotic Grand Bazaar, the heart of Istanbul.

The other place Gallipoli pilgrims must see

My year in France

uk and ireland

The odd case of Toast Mahal

The model version of the Taj Mahal, made entirely out of toast, appeared out of nowhere.

An unusual piece of edible street art has baffled the people of Peckham. 

Visit Game of Thrones sets

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

Stout and about in Ireland

usa

The best city for young people

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New York has been ranked as the most popular city for young people aged 15 to 29 years old.

Elvis is back in the building

Elvis Presley is back in the building, returning to the Las Vegas hotel where he performed more than 600 times, in a new permanent exhibition about his life.

Vegas no longer just a gambling hotspot

All that glitters isn't gold

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

Ten reasons to cruise the Mekong

Cambodia's Angkor Wat basks in evening sunlight.

A cruise down the Mekong gives you a insight into everyday life in Vietnam and Cambodia.

Cambodia: where empires fell

In the clearing near the temple entrance, it looked like musicians were getting ready for a performance on the green.

NEW DELHI, INDIA - JUNE 02: Families take boat rides in a pond at the India Gate monument on June 2, 2012 in New Delhi, India. A heat wave continues across the Northern India capital and expects to remain above 40 degrees Celsius all week. (Photo by Daniel Berehulak /Getty Images )
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20 reasons to visit Delhi

It once seemed like Hell on Earth. But India's most chaotic city has transformed.

cruising

Quiz: Do you know cruising?

Couple Drinking Champagne on Cruise Ship

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

Cruising: Is tipping obligatory?

The decision to reward waiters, bed makers, cocktail shakers and other crew members is yours alone.

Ten reasons to cruise the Mekong

Cruising: More booze for your buck

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

Crown Lynn pottery museum opens

The pottery that every kiwi recognises now has its own museum showcasing the many iconic designs of Crown Lynn.

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