A rare underwater world


It's pitch dark, and I'm dangling from a rope beneath a boat. like bait on the end of a hook.

Top 5 things to do in Hawaii Hawaii's secluded northern shores Advice: Places to stay in Hawaii

Need more speed?

If getting online while you're on the road is important to you, slow Wi-Fi at hotels can be a pain.

'Scrap all other bucket lists'

If it's good enough for the Royals, it’s good enough for CNN.

'It's like smoking on a flight'

This is a story about people behaving badly. But it's also about civility, public space and modern air travel.

BYOD policy to benefit fliers

Airlines that ask passengers to bring their own devices to watch in-flight entertainment should pass on the savings.

The lucky ticket

There must have been powers at play on my last day in Rio de Janeiro.

Frequent flyer indulged by geisha

Frequent business traveller Allister Daly was waited on hand and - literally - foot during a meeting in Japan.

Just me and my backpack

Rugby fans face price hikes

Airports step out in style

A new generation of terminals is setting the example for airports of the future.

Make music, and money

Russia's state-run airline Aeroflot is offering big bucks for a new English-language jingle.

Gun tourism is growing

Plane rude

Planes grounded in Germany

Thousands of passengers are feeling the impact of a pilots strike in Germany.

Computer hitch causes delays

A computer glitch in an automated air traffic control system has caused flight delays.

Angry passenger attacks worker

Fiji soldiers 'unharmed'


A winter escape

Sometimes winter's depths feel like an eternity away from the heady joys of summer.

Escape to Coromandel

Exchanging the hard, grey angles of Auckland for the soft green of Coromandel can be cruise-y.

The sexiest way to travel

Magic in the mountains

Ski field's first chair lift

Porters is on its way to becoming a ''major'' destination thanks to a four-seater chairlift.

Would you sleep at IKEA?

Need a place to stay? Why not spend a night at IKEA for free.

BluesFest with the kids

This outstanding festival takes place when most of us at home are huddled by the fire.

Hello happiness. Hello panda.

Gold Coast's sexy makeover

Rock of ages in Arnhem Land

In Australia's vast and remote Aboriginal reserve, Michael Gebicki has some other-worldly experiences.

Feeding a need for speed

Brenda Ward sees the Pisa Ranges whiz by in a blur of flying snow while mountain range driving near Cardrona.

French luxury close to home

Despite being one of our closest neighbours, New Caledonia is relatively off our radar.

Can a hostel ruin your travel?

Ryanair launches business class

Top 10 family destinations

Here are my top 10 family destinations, and five that need some work.

The dark side of a fairy tale

Copenhagen has always been far more complex than Denmark's "happy nation" reputation.

Good things in small packages

In pint-sized Slovenia, Liz Light discovers the best of Europe and a touch of home.

How old is too old on a bus?

Life is the key lesson

Saving a nation

As Ebola rages on, we look back at the extremes one village took while battling a plague.

Ring, ring: Hello?

Calling all London tourists: Peter Pan, Sherlock Holmes and Queen Victoria want to have a word with you.

Surfing with seals

The Palace takes on GoT


Why San Francisco?

Hear hauntingly compelling accounts of what it was like to live and work on Alcatraz and 19 other reasons to go.

A surprise for weary passengers

Visitors flying into Las Vegas got more than just their luggage when they stopped by baggage claim.

Grandparents win big at Vegas

Marmot takes over ad, internet melts

Life on the ledge

These gothic, glacier-carved granite spires attract the world's climbing fraternity.

Powder day, every day

You get sick of taking photos when everyday is one that you never want to forget.

A summer surprise

Tattoo tribute to Canada

The 'Korean medical wave'

K-Pop fans are heading to South Korea for shopping, sightseeing and some nips and tucks.

Unusual experiences

It's a tradition for guests to drink opium from the host's hand, or so our guide tells us.

Trunk call of triumph

Calm amid the chaos

Asia: First timer's guide

It's not Bali, Phuket or Penang - but here's why you should visit.

Giant ship adds giant polar bear

What does the 'world's most advanced cruise ship need'? A giant, 9-metre high polar bear of course.

Cruise's crooning captain

The singing captain on MV Santa Cruz proved to be a highlight of a Galapagos Islands trip.

Sights and Sounds

Kiwi cruise challenge

Winter is back!

Over 20,000 snow enthusiasts made it out to both Whakapapa and Turoa last weekend.

Where to get lucky at the snow

Chairlift dating, free drinks and week-long parties. World's best resorts for singles.

Mt Hutt set for best day yet

Skifield closes gates

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