Inside France's 'Cape Celebrity'

The little bay in Saint-Jean Cap-Ferrat.

9:26 AM  Celebs and royalty stay there - but Cap Ferrat isn't only for the super rich.

A holiday in the dark

The Northern Lights in Norway.

10:06 AM  Tourism despite hardly any sunlight? How a chain of Norwegian islands is taking on winter.

Tips for getting a great holiday

On a recent journey to South Africa we visited the Penguin Colony at Bolders in the outer suburban area of Cape Town.  These African Penguins numbering some 2000 take little notice of humans and go about their daily lives in view of many tourists standing on boardwalks over their burrows and some very upmarket houses in this area just outside Simon Town.  From being almost extinct in 1986 they have multiplied through the careful conservation of this beautiful area despite the closeness of human habitation.

8:53 AM  Time to seize the day and get planning for that next break.

US tourist's big GPS mistake

A man has become famous in Iceland for driving six hours to his hotel because the GPS told him to.

Man senses something amiss during six-hour drive to hotel, but decides to keep trusting GPS.

Roger got on the wrong flight

Brothers Andrew Ting, left, and Roger Ting, right, have been reunited.

Have you ever stepped onto the wrong flight? Apparently it's easy to do.

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UK hits NZ with health charge

Kiwis wanting to spend more than six months in the UK on their OE will soon have to pay up.

Kiwis wanting to spend more than six months in the UK on their OE will soon have to pay up.

Exploring the Great Wall

Heading off on an overseas adventure? Send your travel questions to us.

An endless Indian summer

Off the beaten track stuff nation

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Getting my hobbit on

Stopping to admire the scenery at the Pelorus River.

It's hard to focus your mind on anything other than the serene beauty of nature when kayaking down the Pelorus River.

Kaka, kiwi, Kapiti and me

Just one hour from our capital is an island nature reserve with some of our best chances for bird watching.

The cooling waters of Te Waihou Blue Springs attracted visitors from far and wide over the sweltering summer weather.

NZ's best kept secret no longer

As more people discover a stunning Waikato spring, it is in danger of being overwhelmed.

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Former beach owner supports campaign

The Abel Tasman beach where Georgina Rayner spent almost 50 years worth of family holidays.

Abel Tasman National Park wasn't always known as a place of accessible beauty.

A Waitangi weekend dream: Let's finish this stuff nation

The Kiwis behind the campaign to buy a stretch of Awaroa Inlet in Abel Tasman National Park are urging New Zealanders to dream big.

'Go New Zealand! We can do this!' stuff nation

Cabin crew win dress code battle

travel troubles

'Truly terrifying' cruise ordeal video

Damage after the Anthem of the Seas was caught in a storm

9:52 AM  The captain steered a course right into the hurricane - a hurricane that was forecast days out.

Tourist's big mistake

Man senses something amiss during six-hour drive to hotel, but decides to keep trusting GPS.

Can you fly if your name is wrong?

Roger got on the wrong flight

south america

The Kiwis of Rio de Janeiro's Carnaval video

The glamourous passistas of the Carnaval parades attract thousands of visitors to Rio.

As Brazil's beach capital amps up for its renowned Carnaval event, Kiwis are putting the finishing touches to their costumes.

The country taking Airbnb by storm

As Airbnb's fastest growing market, this developing country is hastily rolling out the welcome mat.

Insider's guide to Rio Carnaval video

Three Towers hike a bucket list item

middle east

Kiwis key in Dubai's zipline video

Been there? Done that? You've probably not seen anything quite like Dubai's XLine before.

A steep, 90m drop is only inches away as the building drops straight down to the concrete below.

A toast to Shiraz

Facelifts, nose jobs, chadors teamed with Japanese sun visors, rare artefacts and friendly people – Iran is a fascinating paradox.

See the home of Star Wars

20 reasons to visit Dubai with kids

pacific islands

Life on a private island

Ever wondered what it would be like to have an island to yourself?

Castaway bliss

There's no TV or wi-fi. Just the soothing melody of Fijian waters gently lapping.

A spectacular Fiji sunset captured at Tropica Island Resort on Malolo Island.

Fiji for a first-timer gallery video

How do you enjoy Fiji when you can't swim, hate the sun and are scared of coconuts falling on your head?

australia

Top 6 Tassie whisky distilleries

Bespoke Gin Workshops are held at William McHenry & Sons Distillery at Port Arthur.

Find out why Tasmania is getting a name for itself as the whisky capital of Australia.

The real 'Straya video

This is where pioneer history and dinosaur fossils have withstood the tests of drought and distance.

To mark Australia Day, it's worth celebrating the things we do better than anywhere else, writes Ben Groundwater.

Aussie: Better than anywhere else?

According to an Australian travel writer, there are some experiences his country does better than anywhere else.

europe

A holiday in the dark

The Northern Lights in Norway.

10:06 AM  Tourism despite hardly any sunlight? How a chain of Norwegian islands is taking on winter.

Inside France's 'Cape Celebrity'

9:26 AM  Celebs and royalty stay there - but Cap Ferrat isn't only for the super rich.

Why Poland is Europe's next big thing

UK hits NZ with health charge

uk and ireland

Why you should go solo in London

In Hyde Park, bicyclists ride a path adjacent to horse trails.

Who needs company when you've got pubs, parks and plenty of tours to keep you entertained?

How to get into London's exclusive clubs

Fancy rubbing shoulders with London's movers and shakers? Here's how.

Wandering into a wizarding world

20 reasons to visit Dublin

usa

NASA men share love of space video

Apollo 13 astronaut Fred Haise beside a picture of his younger self (extreme right) and the rest of his crew

An Apollo 13 astronaut and a leader from the Mars mission talk about space travel.

Slumber party with penguins

After the daytime visitors have left, California Academy of Sciences reopens for the second shift of explorers.

Surviving a wilderness course

Big Apple to winter wonderland

canada & alaska

Get it while it's cold

Kayaking through a floating iceberg.

The sun is out, the water is calm, and the adventure is on, with a nice, wild Alaska edge.

Fine dining on the rails

"It's like a symphony," says executive chef Jean Pierre Guerin from inside the Rocky Mountaineer's Goldleaf Service kitchen.

The town no-one wants to leave

Rumbling through the Rockies gallery video

asia

The best way to see Cappadocia video

What's the best way to see Cappadocia? From up above.

It might be called the land of the beautiful horses but this Turkish town is home to one of the world's best experiences.

Cute with a conscience gallery

Baby hyenas, monkeys with luscious-locks and smiling baby hippos make up a magical adventure at Wildlife Reserves Singapore.

Brian Wilke looks at photos of his 2006 trip to Russia and Siberia.

Mystery map among nine years of gifts gallery

Nelson man Brian Wilke is responsible for a mysterious map of Nelson found in Siberia.

cruising

Love on the high seas gallery

Greece offers one of the world's most romantic escapes.

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, there could be no better time to plan a romantic cruise.

Cruisy summer

A boutique cruise ship arrived in Picton for the first time on Wednesday.

Amazing awaits on the Amazon gallery

Do cruise ships carry a 'black box'?

snow

Kiwi caught in US snow storm

Snow covers the deck of Joanne Clapp's home after a massive snow storm in the east coast of the United States.

As record US blizzard rages on, Kiwi looks on the bright side and enjoys a few days off work.

Ski fields battle for early birds

Canterbury's Porters ski field has fired back in a price war with NZ Ski Group's Mt Hutt.

Boeing 757 touches down in Antarctica

Mt Hutt named best ski resort

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11 tips for getting a great holiday

How about a trip to South Africa and the penguin colony at Bolders near Cape Town?

8:53 AM  Time to seize the day and get planning for that next break.

Most romantic spots in NZ

You don't actually have to try very hard to plan a romantic getaway in this country.

The Abel Tasman beach where Georgina Rayner spent almost 50 years worth of family holidays.

Former beach owner supports campaign

Abel Tasman National Park wasn't always known as a place of accessible beauty.

Video

'Truly terrifying' cruise ordeal

The captain steered a course right into the hurricane - a hurricane that was forecast days out.

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