Hot holiday spots for 2015 gallery

BURMA: In Burma the journey is often as interesting as the destination.

We asked six travel experts to share their predictions for the hot destinations in 2015.

New ways to float your boat

So hot they're sizzling

World's best beaches

PERFECT SOUTH-EAST ASIAN BEACH: Ungasan Beach, Karma Kandara, Bali, Indonesia.

When it comes to beaches, we're spoilt for choice, yet we like to travel in search of perfection.

Paintjobs we'd love to see gallery

Pacific Southwest Airlines was famous for it's 'smiling' paint job. Flyers were treated to this paint job until 1988, when the airline became part of US Airways. Prior to its merger with American Airlines, US Airways actually flew an Airbus A319 with the old PSA design.

Here are a collection from America and abroad that we would love to see taking to the skies once again.

Inside the Dubai's airport gallery

TOP AIRPORT: Dubai International Airport.

More passengers than ever are passing through Dubai's rapidly growing airport.

Natural beauty to spare

PERFECT POWDER: Lake Louise Ski Resort, Banff National Park.

In Alberta's high country the Rockies march shoulder to shoulder, peaks bristling, glaciers sparkling.

Ad Feedback
Kiwi Traveller

A bad moon rising gallery

Shayla Gibbons

When Shayla Gibbons left NZ her OE, she never thought she'd end up in a Thai clinic, fearing for her friend's lives.

Kiwis are Christmas Scrooges

Kiwis are a bunch of Scrooges with 50 per cent wanting to leave family members behind this Christmas.

Pasifika welcome

A different life stuff nation

news

Inside the second-busiest international airport gallery

TOP AIRPORT: Dubai International Airport.

More passengers than ever are passing through Dubai's rapidly growing airport.

The best companion a traveller could have

It is not much to look at, but it fits in everywhere. It is never flashy, yet neither is it dull.

2014's top travel news

16 retro paintjobs we'd love to see gallery

travel troubles

Air NZ crew quit over boozy night

BIG NIGHT: The four flight attendants had been out drinking in Wellington.

A boozy night has seen four Air New Zealand flight attendants resign from our national carrier.

Jetstar employee lets loose

A Jetstar employee labelled those complaining about delays on Saturday "a bunch of whingers" and "nuts freaking about delays".

Jetstar flights delayed after IT outage

Troubled waters for Interislander

nz

A Kiwi Christmas draws the Aussies video

Kiwi Christmas

A little known South Island destination has attracted more than 700,000 Aussies with its Christmas cheer.

Romahapa: The place time forgot

The good folk of Romahapa are wondering who has come into big money.

Sea lions are charismatic but fast-moving and not to be messed with. Photos:

Go wild in Dunedin

Some of the south's best wildlife experiences are within easy reach of downtown Dunedin.

australia

Get your motor running

Accelerating down a sand dune at 50kmh is a wind-blown thrill.

By the second descent I couldn't wait and gunned it, and now there was no stopping me.

Face to face with Chopper

A terrifying encounter with a 5.5-metre crocodile might leave your heart racing.

SMALL BAR: A barman pours beer at a bar, in Shibuya, Tokyo.

World's best small bar scene

Melbourne is known for its great small bars. But it can't compete with this city.

themes

Hot holiday spots for 2015 gallery

BURMA: In Burma the journey is often as interesting as the destination.

We asked six travel experts to share their predictions for the hot destinations in 2015.

Top travel photos of the week gallery

Here's a round up of some of the top travel photos from around the world this week.

PERFECT SOUTH-EAST ASIAN BEACH: Ungasan Beach, Karma Kandara, Bali, Indonesia.

World's best beaches

When it comes to beaches, we're spoilt for choice, yet we like to travel in search of perfection.

europe

The road less travelled

Old Town in Krakow, southern Poland.

Think you've done Europe? Well, here are 10 great countries beyond the tried and tested.

Anne Frank's legacy

It's impossible not to be moved by the faded marks on the doorframe where Anne measured her height.

Christmas Markets: 6 treats gallery

Best Viennese coffeehouses gallery

uk and ireland

Cereal Killer Cafe opens gallery

Cereal Killer

These brothers hope they have ticked the right boxes and got the right flavours, as London's first cereal cafe opens

A gourmet haven

The historic town of Hastings has reinvented itself as a gourmet haven.

Britain plans Stonehenge tunnel

Paying homage to Sherlock gallery video

usa

Magical mystery on the Sea of Cortez gallery

Magical mystery on the Sea of Cortez

Some say it's the rugged Sierra de la Giganta mountains that make the magic, rising behind the resort to leave guests gasping for adjectives.

US eyes Cuba tourism

Beautiful beaches, lively casinos and late-night dancing once made Cuba the perfect getaway for Americans.

A stay at Robert De Niro's place

A walk on Mexico's wild side

canada & alaska

Natural beauty to spare

PERFECT POWDER: Lake Louise Ski Resort, Banff National Park.

In Alberta's high country the Rockies march shoulder to shoulder flanking the road, peaks bristling, glaciers sparkling.

Escaping winter in Quebec

If sleeping on a bed of ice seems peculiar, what about frolicking in snow wearing little more than a swimsuit?

The best fast food

Just glide on by in Canada

asia

Paradise as usual in Phuket

PARADISE AS USUAL: Tourists deserted Phuket after the 2004 tsunami, but have since returned in droves.

Tourists shunned Thailand for a year after the 2004 tsunami, but that didn't stop them returning in droves.

Add Shanghai to your to-do list video

Doing business in Shanghai takes courage and a good smartphone app.

GOLDEN TEMPLE: The giant statues at the Dambulla Caves.

World's most seductive island

Women sashay past, saris fluttering and hips swaying rhythmically to the thumping drums.

cruising

Crazy for chocolate at sea

Princess Cruises chocolate spa

Every so often rumours of a worldwide chocolate shortage send shivers of horror through chocoholics everywhere.

Bon voyage for Majesty of the Seas

Royal Caribbean is getting rid of its oldest ship, the Majesty of the Seas.

Cruising not for everyone gallery

Akaroa stews over cruise trade

snow

First day of summer?

SUMMER SNOW: The Mt Hutt ski area received up to 20 cm of snow overnight.

Snow-capped mountains and chilly temps mark Canterbury’s first day of summer.

High in the Himalayas gallery

We finally crossed the Thorung La Pass after a gruelling trek through rugged terrain. Death had missed us by two days.

Low cost Aspen ski luxury

Escape to the mountain

Video

A Kiwi Christmas draws the Aussies

A little known South Island destination has attracted more than 700,000 Aussies with its Christmas cheer.