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Kiwi Traveller

NZ couple touched by kindness

A memory card with 1500 holiday snaps of this couple was found in Wells, England on 21 July. With the help of Stuff readers, the couple has since been identified as Kate and Blu Lang, of Porirua.

Couple on mystery camera memory card grateful to be found.

Found: Couple who lost photos

It took only 20 minutes to identify 'mystery' Kiwis on holiday in Britain.

Found: The happy snaps couple

Say no to riding elephants stuff nation

news

Jetstar checks into Hawke's Bay

180615 News. Illustration: Jetstar/supplied. 
A mock-up image of a 50-seat Bombardier Q300 turbo-prop aircraft in Jetstar livery.

Jetstar executives head to Hawke's Bay to assess whether the airline might serve the region.

Tourism industry fears $104m hit

Arrival and departure tax could result in fewer flights, lobby group warns.

Bag fees lead to fewer complaints

Secrets of a digital influencer video

travel troubles

Man sues airline over fat passenger

A man is suing Etihad, claiming he sustained injuries after having to contort his body while seated next to an obese passenger.

He claims he got a back injury after being forced to sit next to an obese man who coughed a lot.

Plane hits kangaroo on runway

A flight in Australia was cancelled after the plane hit a kangaroo on the runway during a pre-dawn takeoff today.

Remember to pack some respect

Brand new Dreamliner damaged by hail

nz

One great big hoppy family

Golding's Free Dive craft beer bar in Wellington.

As Beervana approaches, here's a taste of what's in store in NZ's craft beer capital.

Bennett loses it on 'Skyscreamer' video

Associate Tourism Minister Paula Bennett learns why Auckland's vertical bungy is called the "Skyscreamer".

One of the properties on the annual Kerikeri Rotary Garden Safari.

A gardener's road trip to the winterless Far North

From tropical plant nurseries and pristine kauri forest to yearly garden safaris, here are our top 20 gardening-related attractions.

pacific islands

Fiji in five days

Sunset at the Mamanuca Islands.

The exuberant welcome of "Bula", brings a smile to even the most jaded traveller.

20 reasons to visit the Solomon Islands

The Western world has made little impression on this unspoilt South Pacific paradise.

A tiki sculpture at Hiva Oa.

The remote, fabled islands of Tahiti

A quick check of our coordinates confirms we're about as close to the middle of nowhere as you can get.

themes

Top travel photos of the week gallery

ST IVES, ENGLAND - JULY 29:  Holidaymakers enjoy the fine sunny weather at Porthmeor Beach in St Ives on July 29, 2015 in Cornwall, England. After a unsettled start to the school summer holidays, forecasters are predicting a return to more settled weather for what is the busiest period for UK holiday venues and tourist attractions.  (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

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

Awesome attractions in weird locations

Nine great places to visit that are found in very odd locations around the world.

A Delta Private Jets Challenger 604.

The airline upgrade we can only dream of

Delta Air Lines is about to offer the ultimate in upgrades for a select few of its top customers.

south america

Cast adrift in the Andes

An Andean girl walks in front of her home, a straw hut, on one of the Uros island on Lake Titicaca.

This is no place to be bobbing around in a small dinghy with only one oar.

A different kind of wine tour

If you think wine tours are all about getting drunk, Argentina may not be the place for you.

The world's scariest hotel room? gallery

Simple life meets stunning luxury

middle east

Abu Dhabi stopover holiday

Sheikh Zayed mosque is the largest in the United Arab Emirates.

What's the best way to beat jet lag? Try rocketing through the air on the world's fastest roller coaster.

Desert jewel faces its biggest threat

With Islamic State fighters in control of the Syrian desert town of Palmyra, the fate of this World Heritage-listed site is uncertain.

Don't dilly-dally in Dubai video

World's largest hotel to open

australia

Skiing in Australia versus NZ

Perisher has plenty of great terrain, especially if you are a beginner or intermediate.

This month I skied in Australia for the first time, spending a few bluebird days at Perisher. So, how does it compare to New Zealand?

Best Aus beaches to visit in winter

Oz isn't all about bikinis and suntans – some beaches get even cooler in the winter months.

Bowie in costume during the Aladdin Sane tour, 1973.

Melbourne: Inside the mind of a pop culture chameleon

A new exhibition in Melbourne gives an insight into the ever-changing David Bowie.

europe

The town that inspired a genius

Vincent Van Gogh and Paul Gauguin quarreled and caroused, when not painting, during a famously tumultuous nine-week collaboration that an upcoming exhibition contends galvanized both men's artistic careers. For Van Gogh, the tortured painter of sunflowers and starry nights, Gauguin's imminent departure from their redoubt in southern France two days before Christmas, 1888, was a betrayal of his ideal of an artists' collective he believed would revolutionize the art world. In a protest heavy with symbolism, Van Gogh sliced off part of his left ear. The exhibition starts on September 22 at the Art Institute of Chicago and in February it will travel to Amsterdam's Van Gogh Museum. Self-portrait Dedicated to Paul Gauguin, 1888, by Vincent van Gogh is pictured in this undated handout photo. REUTERS/Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University Art Museums, Bequest from the Collection of Maurice Wertheim TO ACCOMPANY FEATURE ARTS-VANGOGH   NO SALES, NO ARCHIVE

Follow, if you dare, in the footsteps of a redheaded madman, notoriously dirty and more than a little deranged.

Breaking Bad cafe opens in Istanbul

Breaking Bad fans, we hope you're sitting down for this because it's the best news you will receive this year.

A stay in a fairytale castle

The devastated city that now rivals Europe's best

uk and ireland

Inside the Royals' favourite hotel

Want to feel like royalty? It doesn't get much better than the glamorous Goring.

Frightfully posh, but never pretentious, this London institution impresses with old-world charm.

Nessie hunter: 'I'm not quitting' video

"I'm staying here, trying to find the monster" says Steve Feltham as he continues his hunt for the legendary prehistoric beast.

Loch Ness monster? It's a big catfish

Play it safe in the Poison Garden

usa

Inside Branson's first Virgin hotel

The roof-top bar is a popular spot.

The first in the planned chain of Virgin Hotels has the happiest happy hour you can find.

Hotel reunites traveller and stuffed dog

Annelies Vredeveldt thought she had lost Boris forever, but this Canadian hotel pulled out all the stops to reunite them.

Essential tips for visiting Texas

The Pacific Crest Trail in 3 minutes video

canada & alaska

That time I drove in Canada

The Icefields Parkway in Alberta. Like New Zealand, if you focus on the scenery rather than the road then you're probably going to crash. In short, it sucks to be the driver.

I was nervous, alone in a different country and driving on the "wrong" side of the road.

Off the beaten track in Victoria

Ditch the crowds and explore these hidden gems in the "tearoom capital" of British Columbia.

Cruising Alaska's Tlingit country

Ice climbing the Canadian Rockies

asia

Breaking Bad cafe opens in Istanbul

Walter and Jesse? Is that you?

Breaking Bad fans, we hope you're sitting down for this because it's the best news you will receive this year.

Asia's most exclusive country

Is the most exclusive country in Asia worth this price tag?

Festival-goers enjoy the mud during the annual Boryeong Mud Festival

Things get dirty in South Korea gallery

Every year, this little town 190 km southwest of Seoul, South Korea, becomes a tourist hot spot.

cruising

The town that inspired a genius

Vincent Van Gogh and Paul Gauguin quarreled and caroused, when not painting, during a famously tumultuous nine-week collaboration that an upcoming exhibition contends galvanized both men's artistic careers. For Van Gogh, the tortured painter of sunflowers and starry nights, Gauguin's imminent departure from their redoubt in southern France two days before Christmas, 1888, was a betrayal of his ideal of an artists' collective he believed would revolutionize the art world. In a protest heavy with symbolism, Van Gogh sliced off part of his left ear. The exhibition starts on September 22 at the Art Institute of Chicago and in February it will travel to Amsterdam's Van Gogh Museum. Self-portrait Dedicated to Paul Gauguin, 1888, by Vincent van Gogh is pictured in this undated handout photo. REUTERS/Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University Art Museums, Bequest from the Collection of Maurice Wertheim TO ACCOMPANY FEATURE ARTS-VANGOGH   NO SALES, NO ARCHIVE

Follow, if you dare, in the footsteps of a redheaded madman, notoriously dirty and more than a little deranged.

The remote, fabled islands of Tahiti

A quick check of our coordinates confirms we're about as close to the middle of nowhere as you can get.

Top tips for cruise first-timers

Treasures of the River Seine

snow

Skiing in Australia versus NZ

Perisher has plenty of great terrain, especially if you are a beginner or intermediate.

This month I skied in Australia for the first time, spending a few bluebird days at Perisher. So, how does it compare to New Zealand?

10 ways to tell if you're a snow addict

Do big, white flakes make you delirious? It's possible you're a snow tragic

How to have a family snow holiday

Top apres ski spots in NZ and Aus

Video

Arahura's final Strait crossing

The retired Arahura ferry made its final Cook Strait passenger crossing on Wednesday.

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