What happens if you catch 'em all?

Nick Johnson is the world's first "Pokemon Go Master".

A hotel company is sponsoring a Pokemon Go player to travel the world and catch the regionally-based creatures.

Solar plane homeward bound

Solar Impulse 2 flies of the pyramids of Giza.

Solar Impulse 2 is expected to complete the first round-the-world trip after setting off 18 months ago.

Tour de France diary: Final leg

We tackle the hill like the pros after us will and arrive at the top to the views the pros never see.

Jon Bridges navigates to the "Queenstown of France" and catches last glimpse of George Bennett.

Street food get Michelin star

Hawker Chan Hong Meng earned a Michelin star for his soya sauce chicken rice and noodle.

Some dishes cost just $2.50 but these two street food stalls have just been awarded a star by Michelin.

George Calombaris talks travel  

George Calombaris enjoys finding food inspiration when on his travels.

The MasterChef judge says his biggest travel mistake was packing a bottle of olive oil.

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George Calombaris talks travel  

George Calombaris enjoys finding food inspiration when on his travels.

The MasterChef judge says his biggest travel mistake was packing a bottle of olive oil.

'I saw you write Allah in a text'

Jiva Akbor uploaded their photo to Facebook but blurred out Beverly's face.

Passenger panicked when a Muslim was texting but when the flight landed, they were good friends.

Iraq to Atiamuri is the BeezNeez

Sisters Pauline and Helen Naylor are excited about the opportunities of the BeezNeez Lodge in Atiamuri.

Nurses think of how they can help the wider community as they make changes at a South Waikato lodge.

Strategy paints bleak picture

The Christchurch Visitor Strategy uses stale data and alarmist claims to create a bleak picture of the local tourism ...

OPINION: The Christchurch Visitor Strategy uses stale data and alarmist claims to create a bleak picture of the local tourism industry.

Like nowhere on Earth

Patagonia is a land of spectacle.

A jaded traveller once said to me, "everywhere begins to look like somewhere else". He's wrong. I've never seen anything like this.

Short treks for Camino wannabes

The end of the journey.

Four-day walks for those who cannot devote four to five weeks to do the full Camino de Santiago.

Wanderluster of the week

Sarah throws a coin into the Trevi Fountain in Rome.

Sarah Kennerley wanted her own space on the internet to document her adventures around the world.

Bomb scare on plane video

Queenstown Airport has been evacuated after a note about a bomb was found on a plane that had arrived from Sydney.

Police are still trying to find the passenger who left a note about a bomb on a plane in Queenstown. 

No locker? Rip your own

A passenger decide to make his own alterations to the new  A350's configuration.

A passenger on a flight to Bangkok had a novel (and destructive) solution to his overhead locker needs.

The luxury train that's totally unreal

The Maharajas' Express at one of the stations it calls into on its 2300km journey.

The Maharajas' Express is the best train in India by some measurements, and the best in the entire world by some others.

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Kiwi Traveller

Iraq to Atiamuri is the BeezNeez

Sisters Pauline and Helen Naylor are excited about the opportunities of the BeezNeez Lodge in Atiamuri.

Nurses think of how they can help the wider community as they make changes at a South Waikato lodge.

Wanderluster of the week

Sarah Kennerley wanted her own space on the internet to document her adventures around the world.

5 things to do in Otorohanga

False scents of security

nz

The magic of Waitomo's caves

The Waitomo Glowworm Caves are one of New Zealand's most popular attractions.

Why are tourists being lured underground by a bunch of sparkly maggots? We find out what all the fuss is about.

A town that's 'stunning and mischievous'

Fashion designer Kathryn Wilson's favourite escape is Queenstown.

Visit a kiwi at the Otorohanga Kiwi House & Native Bird Park.

5 things to do in Otorohanga

It's a great base for exploring the Waitomo Caves, but this King Country town has some of its own must-see attractions.

news

What happens if you catch 'em all?

Nick Johnson is the world's first "Pokemon Go Master".

A hotel company is sponsoring a Pokemon Go player to travel the world and catch the regionally-based creatures.

Solar plane on final leg of world tour

Solar Impulse 2 is expected to complete the first round-the-world trip after setting off 18 months ago.

'I saw you write Allah in a text'

Famous flyer: George Calombaris

travel troubles

Bomb scare on plane video

Queenstown Airport has been evacuated after a note about a bomb was found on a plane that had arrived from Sydney.

Police are still trying to find the passenger who left a note about a bomb on a plane in Queenstown. 

No locker? Rip your own

A passenger on a flight to Bangkok had a novel (and destructive) solution to his overhead locker needs.

False scents of security

Jetstar brawler 'sorry' video

south america

Like nowhere on Earth

Patagonia is a land of spectacle.

A jaded traveller once said to me, "everywhere begins to look like somewhere else". He's wrong. I've never seen anything like this.

Rio-bound? No Portuguese? Problem

Speaking only English won't get you far in the Olympic city.

Airport security increases in Rio

Land of 900 stray dogs

middle east

Why you should visit Palestine

Fresh kanafeh, a popular Middle Eastern pastry.

This is the good news story about Palestine that you never hear.

Solar plane flies over pyramids video

Flying through the haze over the pyramids of Giza, the Solar Impulse 2 arrived in Egypt.

The Dubai you don't know

Monument discovered with Google Earth

pacific islands

A stopover in paradise

Doubletree by Hilton Fiji has recently opened on Sonaisali Island, 25 minutes drive from Nadi International Airport.

I don't think I really knew what true comfort was until I stopped over in Nadi.

A tiny paradise

Halfway between NZ and Hawaii, this daisy-chain of nine 'islands' is one of the world's smallest countries.

The ever attentive and cheerful staff at Sinalei Reef Resort and Spa.

Sinalei: warm weather, warmer people video

There's no point fighting it, Sinalei Reef and Spa Resort will not be denied. Lie back and relax.

australia

Pipped by Aussie big sister

Wellington has been rated second behind Canberra in a survey of quality of life.

Wellington's sister city Canberra has the best quality of life in the world - apparently.

Humpback whale photobombs video

A group of jet-skiers had a "once in a lifetime" encounter when a baby humpback jumped up to say hello.

One of Maria Island's lovely landscapes in Tasmania.

Australia's best islands for a holiday

Australia has more than 8000 islands to choose from. Here are the 10 best for a holiday.

europe

Tour de France diary: Final leg

We tackle the hill like the pros after us will and arrive at the top to the views the pros never see.

Jon Bridges navigates to the "Queenstown of France" and catches one final glimpse of George Bennett.

Norway in a nutshell

From fjords to mountaintops, how I fell under a Norwegian spell.

Tour de France: French Alps

Woman fined for Trevi frolic video

uk and ireland

700 mirrors on church floor

Our colour reflection is an exhibition by UK artist Liz West.

An artist has created a magical reflective pool with 700 mirrors, filling a historic cathedral with light and colour.

Thousands strip for art

3200 people stripped naked and painted themselves blue to celebrate the sea.

'Visit Britain, we have all the avos!'

Rockin' birthday on Isle of Wight stuff nation

usa

Why Americans don't have passports

Montana really is a stunner of a state.

They have Montana. Why do they need to go anywhere else?

America's freakiest festival

Burning Man - the US desert festival that NEEDS to be experienced.

Hooray for Dollywood

Walking Dead give theme park life

canada & alaska

Rocky Mountaineer is a rare treat

Gold Leaf Class features a glass roof to provide uninterrupted views.

They say every epic trip deserves an epic start and ours involves a red carpet, a Scottish piper, and champagne.

Yes, there is a town called Dildo

An hour's drive from the town of Come By Chance, past Spread Eagle Island, there's town call Dildo. No kidding.

Not just a salad dressing

A real Canadian winter

asia

The luxury train that's totally unreal

The Maharajas' Express at one of the stations it calls into on its 2300km journey.

The Maharajas' Express is the best train in India by some measurements, and the best in the entire world by some others.

Where the hip hang in Hong Kong

They say Hong Kong has 13,000 restaurants, making dining there a mystifying smorgasbord of ever-changing options.

Sightseers in Tsumago in the Kiso Valley, along Japan's Nakasendo Trail.

Hiking and the haiku

It's a gorgeous part of Japan, with peaks that rise to 3000 metres, mossy forests of cypress trees and patchy farms.

cruising

Take-out sushi at sea

Takeaway sushi at sea is soon to be a thing.

The list of things you have to leave behind while cruising just got a little bit shorter.

Cruises for small ships

If you want intimate destinations and boutique journeys then think places like Greece, France and Japan.

The Nile, without the crowds

New digs for dogs on cruise ship video

snow

Skiing vs snowboarding

WANAKA, NEW ZEALAND - AUGUST 28:  Zhifeng Sun of China competes in the FIS Snowboard World Cup Halfpipe Qualification ...

There has for the past few years been much talk about the "death of snowboarding".

Under the mountain video

Whether it snows or no, Ruapehu has plenty of attractions for the short and long term visitor

Avalanches: What you need to know

No business like snow business

themes

Street food stalls get Michelin star

Hawker Chan Hong Meng earned a Michelin star for his soya sauce chicken rice and noodle.

Some dishes cost just $2.50 but these two street food stalls have just been awarded a star by Michelin.

Where the hip hang in Hong Kong

They say Hong Kong has 13,000 restaurants, making dining there a mystifying smorgasbord of ever-changing options.

The end of the journey.

Short treks for Camino wannabes

Four-day walks for those who cannot devote four to five weeks to do the full Camino de Santiago.

Video

Solar plane on final leg of world tour

Solar Impulse 2 is expected to complete the first round-the-world trip after setting off 18 months ago.

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