The world's most travelled dog?

Savannah the travelling dog dons 'doggles' to protect her eyes from the sand when things get rough in the desert.

It's great to travel with your best friend, and it's even better when he has four legs.

Pay to skip airport queues?

Low-risk travellers will be able to opt into a "trusted traveller" airport fast-track scheme.

Some travellers may soon be able to pay to get fast-tracked through New Zealand airports.

Travel quiz of the week

In what US city will you find this sculpture?

In which country can you order kimchi? Where does a large group of people gather Pokemon?

Readers' best holiday pics  gallery

Ethan, Louise and Liam Hawkings travelled deep into the Mighty Mekong Delta in 2014.

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.

End for Boeing's iconic 747? video

The space shuttle Endeavour atop its 747 shuttle carrier aircraft flies over the Hollywood sign in Los Angeles in 2012.

Boeing could end production of the iconic jumbo jet, the aircraft of choice for presidents and Iron Maiden.

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Reason for oxygen mask video

Air hostess shows how to use an oxygen mask on board.

Aspiring astronaut shows us what happens to your brain when you don't have oxygen.

Wreck to underwater casino

With fake slot machines and poker tables, Florida authorities are hoping this diving attraction will boost tourism.

With fake slot machines and poker tables, Florida hopes this diving attraction will boost tourism.

Want a job as a beer taster?

Here's the catch: The Smithsonian is looking for a pro historian and/or scholar.

Want to travel across America and drink beer all day? Secure the job and do all this for $90,000 a year.

Porsches and pinot in Cromwell

Cromwell on the shores of Lake Dunstan.

Once the ugly sibling to Alexandra, Cromwell has shaken its cringe factor and is now pinot noir central.

From waiter to herding goats

Theodore Kouniaris is a waiter in Molyvos on the island of Lesbos.

The Syrian refugee crisis means the tourism trade has all but vanished on the once-popular Greek islands.

Handrail-free walkway, 340m up

Don't look down......

It's not the only glass walkway on the outside of a skyscraper in China, but it is the highest.

Air NZ steps up wine game

Michael Brajkovich from Kumeu River Wines is one of six wine experts on the Air New Zealand fine wines of New Zealand panel.

The airline has come up with a new way to select the top inflight wines.

Parsley, dill, Mark Blumsky and thyme

Mark Blumsky, during his stint as New Zealand High Commissioner to Niue, with his new wife Pauline in 2012.

The name of Mark Blumsky - usually associated with with shoes and politics - is now tied to hydroponic herbs.

McLaren's epic NZ tour

New Zealand roads are to reverberate to the sound of 30 McLaren supercars.

A convoy of over 30 McLaren cars is set to tour New Zealand later this year

'F-word' scribbled in passport

The Chinese passport has been a source of controversy because of its representation of the South China Sea.

A Vietnamese border official allegedly wrote the curse word on a Chinese woman's passport.

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'I'm a travel blogger, don't hate me' stuff nation

Anita Dykstra's travel blog, Anita Hendrieka, has taken her from the Wairarapa to the world.

It's not all about travelling and taking pretty pictures: Travel writer talks about the downsides to her dream job.

Wanderluster of the week

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

False scents of security

5 things to do in Otorohanga

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Porsches and pinot in Central Otago

Cromwell on the shores of Lake Dunstan.

Once the ugly sibling to Alexandra, Cromwell has shaken its cringe factor and is now pinot noir central.

Scenic route: Why I love Wellington video

Adam Constanza walked, ran and cycled the city to showcase all the reasons he loves the cool capital.

Rebecca Handley takes us from Otaki to Ratana to Parihaka on an exploration of historical places.

Hikoi around NZ's historical Maori sites video

Rebecca Handley takes us from Otaki to Ratana to Parihaka on an exploration of historical places.

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Have dog, will travel

Savannah the travelling dog dons 'doggles' to protect her eyes from the sand when things get rough in the desert.

It's great to travel with your best friend, and it's even better when he has four legs.

Air NZ steps up wine game

The airline has come up with a new way to select the top inflight wines.

Travel quiz: Test your knowledge

Would you pay to skip airport queues?

travel troubles

'F-word' scribbled in passport

The Chinese passport has been a source of controversy because of its representation of the South China Sea.

A Vietnamese border official allegedly wrote the curse word on a Chinese woman's passport.

Flames force plane back

 An Seattle-bound plane had to turn back when a dramatic discharge of flames was seen from one of the engines.

Planes' near-miss on Gold Coast video

Teen forced to spend night in airport

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Have dog, will travel

Savannah the travelling dog dons 'doggles' to protect her eyes from the sand when things get rough in the desert.

It's great to travel with your best friend, and it's even better when he has four legs.

Like nowhere on Earth

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

Airport security increases in Rio

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Sleep on the slopes in Dubai

Ski Dubai is the first indoor ski resort in the Middle East

Visitors to Dubai have a new way to keep cool during the scorching Middle East summer.

Why you should visit Palestine

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

Solar plane flies over pyramids video

The Dubai you don't know

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Parsley, dill, Mark Blumsky and thyme

Mark Blumsky, during his stint as New Zealand High Commissioner to Niue, with his new wife Pauline in 2012.

The name of Mark Blumsky - usually associated with with shoes and politics - is now tied to hydroponic herbs.

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.

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

A stopover in paradise

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

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Eat stay and play in Byron Bay stuff nation

The laid-back Aussie vibe of Byron is still alive and well.

It used to be a sleepy little beach town but trendy shops and restaurants moved in to lure travellers.

Australia's best islands for a holiday

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

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

Pipped by Aussie big sister

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

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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

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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

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Shipwreck to underwater casino

With fake slot machines and poker tables, Florida authorities are hoping this diving attraction will boost tourism.

With fake slot machines and poker tables, Florida Council is hoping this artificial reef will boost tourism.

Why Americans don't have passports

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

America's freakiest festival

Hooray for Dollywood

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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

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Handrail-free walkway, 340m up

Don't look down......

2 min ago  It's not the only glass walkway on the outside of a skyscraper in China, but it is the highest.

Japan's spectacular fire festival gallery

An ancient firework display sees participants load bamboo shoots with gun powder and shoot flames into the sky.

A 17-metre-high glass shoe church has been built in Taiwan in a bid to attract more tourists.

'Cinderella' church opens to tourists video

Woman who lived out her days in a church after her legs were amputated inspired this new Taiwanese church.

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A Welly welcome for tourists

Wellington cruise ambassadors Sophie Harrison and Murray Shivas.

Volunteer cruise ambassadors are needed to welcome passengers into Wellington.

Ship comes in

The cruise ship season in Kaikoura is set to grow this coming summer.

Take-out sushi at sea

Cruises for small ships

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When wild animals terrify skiers

Jester, the domesticated cat that skis.

The only thing better than skiing super-dry, untracked powder is discovering animals who love the same.

Avalanche warning after near miss

A warning is in place after back country adventurer triggered an avalanche on Monday.

Skiing vs snowboarding

Under the mountain video

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Win! Readers' pics of the week gallery

Ethan, Louise and Liam Hawkings travelled deep into the Mighty Mekong Delta in 2014.

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.

Airplane food donated to the hungry

Airlines are teaming up with a food organisation to reduce waste and give untouched, first-class meals to those in need.

Here's the catch: The Smithsonian is looking for a pro historian and/or scholar.

Want a job as a beer taster?

Want to travel across America and drink beer all day? Secure the job and do all this for $90,000 a year.

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The end for Boeing's iconic 747?

Boeing could end production of the iconic jumbo jet, the aircraft of choice for presidents and Iron Maiden.

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