Wild about Scandinavia

Matthew and Chelsea are big fans of the nomadic lifestyle.

4 min ago  Kiwi globetrotters Matthew and Chelsea's latest adventures have taken them to Scandinavia.

Coolest bus stop ever?

One of the artists at the refurnished Alphington bus stop.

The boring bus wait is a thing of the past at this "reclaimed" 1970s-themed bus stop in Melbourne.

What to know about Canadians

Actor Ryan Gosling was born in London, Ontario.

They don't like to be mistaken for Americans and they love ice-hockey.

Daredevil scolded in Dubai

A Russian model has been summoned by police in Dubai after she was seen risking her life in death-defying photos.

Remember the Russian model seen dangling from a skyscraper in Dubai? Local police aren't happy with her.

Famous in NZ: Mt Maunganui

Sunrise from the top of  Mt Maunganui's iconic mountain, Mauao.

Mt Maunganui combines surf, hiking, stunning views and delicious food all in one place.

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Famous in NZ: Mt Maunganui

Sunrise from the top of  Mt Maunganui's iconic mountain, Mauao.

Mt Maunganui combines surf, hiking, stunning views and delicious food all in one place.

Huge place, huge personality

Enjoy the view of Santa Elena Canyon in Big Bend National Park in Texas.

Sam Boyer buckled himself in, tuned the radio to country, and spent three weeks on the road in Texas.

Embracing the adventure

Robyn moved to New Zealand for a change of lifestyle.

Robyn Tisdell swapped Essex and Brighton in England for a healthy new lifestyle in Auckland.

Cafe charges for electricity

Charge for a charge: A cafe owner is making customers pay if they want to plug in their devices.

A grumpy business owner is sick of customers asking to charge their phones, so she's making them pay.

What I love about Europe

Europe loves its festivals, like this Victorian Picnic on the first day of the annual Wave-Gotik-Treffen music festival ...

Forget Europe's slight annoyances, there is more than enough reasons to visit this continent.

Kepler is NZ's greatest walk

The Kepler Track is 60km.

So pure and Jurassic, it almost transports you back to when New Zealand was still a land of birds.

Hotspot of the week: Venice

A masked reveller poses during the Venice Carnival in Venice, Italy.

 Dress-up fiends and drama queens must pay a visit to Venice's famous Carnevale.

An undercover freedom camper

Brittany Baker and her father Dan spent eight days freedom camping around New Zealand. It wasn't easy.

With an American accent and a Toyota Hiace campervan, I had the perfect disguise. Spoiler: It wasn't glam.

Jacket fits 15kg of luggage video

Store your shoes, laptop and kitchen sink in this new invention that flies in the face of airline baggage fees.

Store your shoes, laptop and kitchen sink in this new invention that flies in the face of airline baggage fees.

Singing in the rain

Zack, 10, and Jayde White, 8, with the Gemco car Zach raced on Sunday morning.

No amount of rain could stop the music and dance and art deco.

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Africa: Wildlife and brilliant beaches

Go in search of the Big Five in Tanzania's best wildlife areas.

I want to go to Africa to do a safari and hit the beaches. Got a travel question? We can help/

Amsterdam: A bloomin' good time

Charming architecture, clogs, windmills, bikes, and an eclectic atmosphere.

Embracing the spirit of adventure

Kepler Track is NZ's greatest walk

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Coastin' with the postman

An interesting break, postman Gordon feeds deer.

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World famous in NZ: Mt Maunganui

Mt Maunganui combines surf, hiking, stunning views and delicious food all in one place.

Zack, 10, and Jayde White, 8, with the Gemco car Zach raced on Sunday morning.

Singing in the rain

No amount of rain could stop the music and dance and art deco.

Australia

Coolest bus stop ever?

One of the artists at the refurnished Alphington bus stop.

The boring bus wait is a thing of the past at this "reclaimed" 1970s-themed bus stop in Melbourne.

Jellyfish like bubble wrap carpet gallery video

No, that's not high tide, but a plague of jellyfish beached in Australia.

Singapore Airlines' inaugural flight from Singapore and Canberra touched down in Wellington in September.

Capital express '80% full'

Data out of Australia suggests strong early demand for Singapore Airlines' service to Wellington.

pacific islands

Eye contact with a humpback stuff nation video

Swimming alongside these gentle giants is an indescribable feeling.

OPINION: Swimming with these gentle giants is true bliss in Tonga.

Summer lesson: 'Learn to exploit foreigners'

As cool rain swept across Auckland and Peter Thiel's residential status fuelled angst among what passes for our intelligentsia, I sweated through a few days on Efate's southern shores.

Blue Lagoon's private island, Nanuya Lailai, in Fiji.

A to Z of Yasawa Islands

A guide to cruising Fiji's remote Yasawa Islands.

cruising

A meander through a fairytale

An aerial view at Cochem and river Moselle in Germany. FFX-travel

Visit this valley for picture-postcard Europe amid the vineyards.

Norwegian Star to set sail video

It was stranded off the coast of Australia with more than 2000 people aboard. Now, it's back on track and bound for NZ.

Stunts in the sunshine are just part of the job for Sydney Brown.

High life of a cruise-ship worker

Stunts in the sunshine are part of the job for Sydney Brown, who gives an inside look into life on the world's largest cruise ship.

south america

Island at the end of the Earth

Easter Island's staple industry is tourism, which pulls in about 90,000 visitors a year.

Easter Island's stark isolation fuels the mystique surrounding its ancient statues.

The beach where Brazil locals go

In a neighbourhood known for drugs and gangs lies an artificial lake that the locals choose over Copacabana.

When an ice bridge collapses gallery video

Rent entire island for a night

middle east

Hitchhiking through Iran at 70 video

Ahmed Asgher says he is not worried about his safety because he only expects the best from people.

No golf, gardening or bowls: It's off to the world's trouble spots for retired backpacking Aucklander.

3-minute guide to Doha

With Qatar Airways new Auckland - Doha route, we take a look at what to do and where to go in the world's richest country.

Make Doha your next stopover

Grab a selfie...in Aleppo video

europe

Hotspot of the week: Venice

A masked reveller poses during the Venice Carnival in Venice, Italy.

 Dress-up fiends and drama queens must pay a visit to Venice's famous Carnevale.

Italy's 9000-year-old city

With its limestone cave dwellings dug in the hillside, this is one of the Italian cities that time forgot.

The mysterious past of Delphi

Shopping heaven on your doorstep

uk and ireland

London's ancient past goes on show video

A human skull found at the Crossrail Liverpool Street site is seen as part of the "Tunnel: The Archaeology of Crossrail" ...

Skeletons from the 1665 Great Plague have been uncovered after Crossrail tunnel digs.

Pretty, crazy 'Outside In' house

With a woodland entrance and mown grass on the floor, this place is turning us a little green with envy.

Doggies' day out on the bus video

Why visit this 'wretched' place?

usa

Huge place with huge personality

Enjoy the view of Santa Elena Canyon in Big Bend National Park in Texas.

Sam Boyer buckled himself in, tuned the radio to country, and spent three weeks on the road in Texas.

Canada shines in Trump shadow

It's usually so hard to choose. Canada, or the United States? Things have changed slightly...

Museum dedicated to jilted lovers video

Road trip along Pacific Northwest

canada & alaska

What you need to know about Canadians

Actor Ryan Gosling was born in London, Ontario.

They don't like to be mistaken for Americans and they love ice-hockey.

Canada's northern national parks

Banff and Jasper national parks are standouts in a country renowned for its stunning scenery.

Where to get close to polar bears

Tourist sights worth braving crowds for video

asia

Hilarious signs to help tourists

Japan has released 26 signs to enable tourists to better understand their culture. This one means: "No washing inside tub".

To make tourists feel more welcome, Japan has created 26 signs to help them fit in with the locals.

Hong Kong: Escape the high-rises

With a skyscraper backdrop, these pockets of nature are a welcome relief, despite feeling a bit out of place.

The luxurious overwater villas at Lux South Ari Atoll.

Maldives: Now that's luxury

There's a little bit of everything at Lux Resort South Ari Atoll - including a close encounter with the world's biggest fish.

luxury

Shopping heaven on your doorstep

Totem Madrid is located in the swanky Salamanca district.

Madrid's ritzy Salamanca district is home to one of the most expensive streets in Spain.

The sport of kings

When else do you get to stomp around on grass while drinking champagne, and hob-nob with the rich, fanatical, and royal, than when you play - or watch - polo?

Hotels for people with too much cash

Amsterdam's $13,000 hotel room

budget

10 travel experiences for $10

Wellington's Cable Car is New Zealand's only funicular railway.

Don't dismiss your spare change - bargains are to be found everywhere.

Travel the world on $27 a day

You won't find a single selfie, but this budget guru has amassed a large following.

Save $50k, travel to 50 countries

Ever tried a cargo cruise?

beaches

Auckland's top islands

Great Barrier Island,

For a slice of island paradise, you need only venture into Auckland's Hauraki Gulf.

Glamping on Slipper Island

Near to some of NZ's most iconic beaches, Slipper Island holds its own as one of the Coromandel's most beautiful spots.

SEPTEMBER 25: We turn our clocks forward for Daylight Saving Time and summer. And in central Auckland, a 4-year-old ...

Summer's strange, mad beauty

As Aristotle mused, while slapping sunscreen on the skin left exposed by his beach toga: The whole is greater than the summer of fits and starts.

food

Takeaways a family affair

Jacqui Winchcombe believes good drainage is one of the secrets to good-quality chips.

Local chippie review: Taupiri Takeaways may be small, but it's built up a reputation for great fish and chips.

Fish aplenty at Fishermans Catch

Next time you're in Pukekohe, get a feed at the Fishermans Catch.

Hippopotamus restaurant in Wellington is known for its sophisticated cuisine.

Unmissable Welly food experiences

French flair, coffee, chocolate, wine and laneway dining - there's something for all.

adventure

I was hunted by wolves

Wellington athlete, Marcelo Vanzuita, has been forced to drop out of the gruelling event.

Kiwi adventurer tracked by wolves during race: "The animal looked at me and he meant business."

Pedaling in paradise video

Already one of New Zealand's hottest holiday destinations, an increasingly popular mountainbike park is making Kaiteriteri even more of a drawcard for families and thrill seekers.

Insane waterfall cliff diving video

Secret rooms at tourist hotspots video

family

'I can see her smiling'

John Misky aboard a traditional waka or canoe. The Porirua man plans to build his own canoe to pay tribute to his ...

In 2003, he promised to build his grandmother a waka, now he's honouring that pledge.

Sleepy NZ town comes of age

Omakau, Central Otago, sat dormant for a long time - but the secret's out now.

What every family holiday needs

When's best to visit Venice?

Video

Singing in the rain

No amount of rain could stop the music and dance and art deco.

news

Daredevil reprimanded in Dubai

A Russian model has been summoned by police in Dubai after she was seen risking her life in death-defying photos.

Remember the Russian model seen dangling from a skyscraper in Dubai? Local police aren't happy with her.

Plug pulled on air show

The Wings Over Wairarapa is cancelled in its entirety.

Westport wasteland transformed

Airline offers free, in-flight Netflix

troubles

Woman saved after cruise ship fall video

The moment a woman was hauled into a lifeboat, after falling off the Princess Sun cruise ship into the Pacific Ocean.

Footage shows the rescue of a woman who spent almost an hour in the Pacific after falling from a cruise ship.

Cafe charges tourists for electricity

A grumpy business owner is sick of customers asking to charge their phones, so she's making them pay.

Families to lose campground dibs

Tourist left with nothing after robbery

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