Explore Dubai while in transit

Go to the Deira district with its souks or small markets.

9 min ago  Don't get stuck in the airport, there's plenty to see and do within reach.

Luxury at edge of the world

Berkeley River Lodge

11:12 AM  There's no road and swimming comes with a croc warning - welcome to luxury, Western Australian-style.

Welcome our crab overlords! video

At dawn and dusk they emerge, scuttling sideways toward the sea.

10:29 AM  It's an invasion! ​Cuba's Bay of Pigs is under attack from the annual onslaught of landcrabs.

Street Kiwi who talks the walk video

For one time use only with Debbie Griffiths' Dunedin street art walking tour

Once decaying and derelict buildings in Dunedin are now graced with works of art.

Don't be a 'begpacker', get a job

Low-paying, menial labour can allow you to live in another country and then travel to a few more.

Backpacking around the world? Here are the pros and cons of working along the way.

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Egypt: Tourist sites are safe

The Great Giza pyramids on the outskirts of Cairo.

The country's multibillion dollar tourism industry is still struggling to recover from 2011 uprising.

Who will buy China's 737?

The C919 has chalked up 570 firm orders and commitments from 23 customers.

The Comac C919 jet is ready to fly, but should Boeing and Airbus be worried?

Is this 'the meal of the decade'?

A cook prepares salbute, which includes grasshoppers and crickets.

Put down that lame ham sandwich, and get ready for a taste of the hottest restaurant on the planet.

The island fighting to halt Uber

Block Island covers 25 square kilometres and has a population of 1051.

Block Island is one of the last major tourist destinations in the US without Uber.

Kenny G serenades plane video

Kenny G helped raise $2000.

The Grammy winner puts on an impromptu concert for passengers for charity

What to do in Honolulu

Tourists enjoy the sun on New Year's Day on Waikiki Beach in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Honolulu delivers exactly what you expect of it – a sparkling crescent of colour, kitsch and curling surf.

On board the Silver Muse

Italian family-owned Silversea is intending Silver Muse to redefine the ultra-luxury ocean travel experience.

The mid-sized ship with "elegance and Italian style" is the latest in ultra-luxury cruising from Silversea.

New Zealand: pros and cons stuff nation

Pro: it is much easier to make friends in New Zealand than in Australia. Con: food is ridiculously expensive.

Pro: it is much easier to make friends in New Zealand than in Australia. Con: food is ridiculously expensive.

From the US to Invercargill stuff nation

We have had a great time travelling around New Zealand, but we love coming home to Invercargill.

Our kids won't experience the classic American milestones, but Southland really is a great place to raise a family.

'Old, fat ugly cabin crew deserve penalties'

A group of Aeroflot female flight attendants claims its employer discriminated against them because of their appearance.

Aeroflot has reportedly suggested overweight crew should be paid less, and "if employees don't like the conditions they can resign."

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Greek Islands on a budget

The popular Greek isle of Mykonos.

The most economical ways of visiting the Greek isles.

Readers' best travel photos

Do you have a holiday snap that you'd like to share with the world? Send it to us and be in to win a Fujifilm camera!

New York brunching

A year overseas in Papua New Guinea stuff nation

nz

The Street Kiwi who talks the walk video

For one time use only with Debbie Griffiths' Dunedin street art walking tour

Once decaying and derelict buildings in Dunedin are now graced with works of art.

Food, glorious food

Is Marlborough set to become the foodie destination of choice for international tourists?

Saint Clair Vineyard Half Marathon director Chris Shaw among the vines, in Marlborough.

Race numbers swell

The earthquake and closure of SH1 couldn't trip up Marlborough's biggest running race, which has seen a surge in numbers.

Australia

Luxury at edge of the world

Berkeley River Lodge

11:12 AM  There's no road and swimming comes with a croc warning - welcome to luxury, Western Australian-style.

City of minerals

Queensland's Mount Isa sits on some of the richest mineral deposits in the world, but there is plenty to love above ground as well.

Drone footage shows the grey nurse sharks feeding on mullet in Fingal Bay.

Drone captures shark feeding frenzy video

Dramatic footage captures a shark hunt close to the shores of a popular Australian beach.

pacific islands

Turtle Island: Luxury with a capital 'L'

Turtle Island, Fiji

Do nothing or do everything - this Fiji destination is the ultimate island getaway.

On holiday with the crazy cat lady

OPINION: Oh the things I have done for cats of Rarotonga, where my 3 weeks of island bliss are about to come to an end.

As soft and gooey as the ray feels, the tail is something else.

Fear and floating in Tahiti video

Sharks can be scary, but in the waters of Moorea you'll be begging them to come closer.

cruising

On board luxury ship Silver Muse

Italian family-owned Silversea is intending Silver Muse to redefine the ultra-luxury ocean travel experience.

The mid-sized ship with "elegance and Italian style" is the latest in ultra-luxury cruising from Silversea.

Museum on board aircraft carrier

From a famous warship to an art deco luxury liners, these museums offer fascinating historical insights.

The last cruise ship to visit NZ this season, Sirena, in Tasman Bay as it nears Port Nelson.

Bumper cruise season at end

The local cruise sector predicts next season will see even more liners visit our shores.

south america

This may be 'the meal of the decade'

A cook prepares salbute, which includes grasshoppers and crickets.

Put down that lame ham sandwich, and get ready for a taste of the hottest restaurant on the planet.

Not Havana: Cuba's hidden gem

Far from the beaches, resorts and cerulean waters is the real Cuba... full of warmth and culture.

Place on Earth more like moon

Peru: Beyond Machu Picchu

middle east

Explore Dubai while changing planes

Go to the Deira district with its souks or small markets.

10 min ago  Don't get stuck in the airport, there's plenty to see and do within reach.

Thrill of the ride in Dubai

World-class theme parks are springing up at roller-coaster speeds in the United Arab Emirates.

Inside Banksy's Bethlehem hotel video

6 things to do in Abu Dhabi

europe

Wide street, long history

The broad, arrow-straight, tree-lined avenue was first planned at the order of France's Louis XIV.

Paris' Champs-Elysees might be the most beautiful avenue in the world, but it's seen its share of horror.

Dishes you must try in Istanbul

Turkish food goes much further than breads, dips and the modest kebab.

Whisky with a virtual twist video

The Gallipoli dawn service

uk and ireland

Whisky with a virtual twist video

Customers who order a 'Origin' cocktail are sent on a tour of Scotland from their bar stool.

Drinkers who order a 'Origin' cocktail are sent on a tour of the Scottish hills right from their bar stool.

London Night Tube transformed city

The mad dash for the last tube will be a thing of the past as London becomes a true 24-hour city.

Rural region's claim to Star Wars fame video

Your home is your (tiny) castle

usa

Trump's new summer digs

Donald and elder daughter Ivanka both have homes at the Bedminster golf club.

This bucolic US town is about to become the president's summer weekend hangout. Is it ready for Trumpmania?

World's 10 best film locations

Want to recreate the famous water-lift scene from Dirty Dancing? Or discover the splendour of Middle Earth?

Sin City reinvents itself, sort of video

New look for a NY landmark

canada & alaska

Is this the new New York City?

Toronto: it's the 'new' New York.

Start spreading the news - this Canadian city is giving the Big Apple a run for its money.

Tourists flock to see towering iceberg video

It's known locally as "iceberg alley" but locals weren't expecting the bergs so soon... or so many tourists.

Canada trip? 6 things to know

Canada: More than moose

asia

The forgotten Kiwis

More than 100,000 labourers and POWs lost their lives during the construction of the Thailand-Burma railway during WWII. ...

There were 13 Kiwis taken as POWs where they were forced to work on the infamous Death Railway.

Beyond Gallipoli: The rest of Turkey

To most Kiwis, and Aussies too, Turkey means one thing: Gallipoli. But what if you need some downtime?

Running into a cheering stadium of North Koreans was a surreal experience for Matt Kulesza.

'Life-changing' N.Korea trip

North Korea remains one of the most fascinating travel destinations, provided people follow the local laws.

luxury

Luxury at edge of the world

Berkeley River Lodge

11:12 AM  There's no road and swimming comes with a croc warning - welcome to luxury, Western Australian-style.

Turtle Island: Luxury with a capital 'L'

Do nothing or do everything - this Fiji destination is the ultimate island getaway.

This may be 'the meal of the decade'

Backstage pass to the world

budget

Don't be a 'begpacker', get a job

Low-paying, menial labour can allow you to live in another country and then travel to a few more.

Backpacking around the world? Here are the pros and cons of working along the way.

The price of a school holiday trip

Should parents risk raising eyebrows at the next PTA meeting in order to secure a cheap family trip away?

Why I’m backpacking at 72

Cheapest European cities to travel

beaches

What to do in Honolulu

Tourists enjoy the sun on New Year's Day on Waikiki Beach in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Honolulu delivers exactly what you expect of it – a sparkling crescent of colour, kitsch and curling surf.

Stunning country no one visits

The white sand beaches of Mozambique have more coconut palms than people on them.

Beck Eleven on holiday in Rarotonga. Yes, tough life...

Beauty and fear under the sea

OPINION: I'm pretending the sausage-like lumps of hell-creature lying on the sandy ocean floor are just inflated lumps of seaweed.

food

This may be 'the meal of the decade'

A cook prepares salbute, which includes grasshoppers and crickets.

Put down that lame ham sandwich, and get ready for a taste of the hottest restaurant on the planet.

No soul: Bangkok without street food

There are restaurants all over the world built to replicate experiences felt on Bangkok's streets.

Pastel de Belem - Portugal's famous egg custard tart.

'World's best' food lives up to hype

People travel for miles to queue up for this sweet, delicious treat. But is it really worth the wait?

adventure

Riding into a new era video

It's wild country where Horses at Pukatea Hill is run.

This is not a horse trek - "it's a journey, it's an adventure, it's an experience".

Why you need to trek the Himalayas gallery video

There is no feeling quite like standing at the foot of the world's tallest mountain range – above the clouds, above the stress of modern life.

Journey to Earth's hottest spots

Morocco unplugged

family

Family of five split up on flight

Even the Jetstar cabin crew admit it is absurd but paying extra to sit together doesn't guarantee you will.

Even the crew admitted it was absurd but paying extra to sit together doesn't guarantee you will.

Hotels go over top - for pets

From "yappy hour" menus, to "pamper with pooch" treatments, life can be really woof sometimes.

The price of a school holiday trip

Family travel with social conscience

Video

The Street Kiwi who talks the walk

Once decaying and derelict buildings in Dunedin are now graced with works of art.

news

Welcome our crab overlords! video

At dawn and dusk they emerge, scuttling sideways toward the sea.

10:29 AM  It's an invasion! ​Cuba's Bay of Pigs is under attack from the annual onslaught of red, yellow and black landcrabs.

Heartbroken? Go travelling

Been dumped? Put down the chocolate and the booze and travel your way out of heartache.

Egypt: Tourist sites are safe

The mystery burger on NK airline

troubles

'Old, fat ugly cabin crew deserve penalties'

A group of Aeroflot female flight attendants claims its employer discriminated against them because of their appearance.

Aeroflot has reportedly suggested overweight crew should be paid less, and "if employees don't like the conditions they can resign."

United 737's 'scary' landing

An engine-overheating warning leads to a "frightening" experience in Costa Rica.

Rabbit dies on United Airlines flight video

United Airlines: The other side video

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