Why we eat more on airplanes

Cabin conditions and boredom can lead us to overeat on planes.

6 min ago  We scoff twice the recommended daily calorie intake when we're at altitude. Here's why.

King Tut's treasures moved video

King Tut ruled Egypt as pharaoh for 10 years until his death at age 19, around 1324 B.C.

The pharaoh's artefacts now belong to the world's largest archaeological museum, set to open in 2018.

Killing time in Asia's airports video

One of the best things about Changi airport is its Balinese-themed outdoor rooftop pool, located in Terminal 1.

How to make the most of that dreaded "dead time" on a stopover in three leading airport hubs.

Life sucks but your hols shouldn't

Accepting dark clouds will be on the horizon can help you be more prepared when they do arrive.

OPINION: When travelling, it pays to accept that things will go wrong at some stage.

17-hour flight with a baby

Happy bubs in his bassinet on the plane. Three months old.

There were tears, spilt milk and much drool. But I survived the 17 hours on a plane with a 3-month-old. Here's how.

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Retreat for city dwellers

A hut tub awaits after walking one of Mt Lyford's trails.

An eco lodge in North Canterbury offers tranquility, views and a hot tub from which to gaze at the stars.

Airline made dad 'feel like a criminal'

Joel, Henry (right) and their son Ben.

A gay father accused of inappropriately touching his son said United's apology isn't enough.

17 flights grounded

MetService predicts a high of 12 degrees Celsius for Christchurch on Friday after early morning fog.

Hundreds delayed as fog grounds flights and leaves others unable to land in Christchurch.

Drone swerve for plane landing

Guidelines state drones are supposed to be kept "well away" from airports and landing strips,

A pilot in Scotland had to take evasive action after a drone came within 20 metres of his plane.

Model swims with sharks for perfect pic

Yep, that's exactly what it looks like. Mareen was bitten on the hand not long after this picture was taken, she says.

How far would you go for the perfect Instagram?

Running out of petrol in Myanmar

Moebyel Lake doesn't have the same tourist-driven sites of Inle Lake, but it's just as beautiful.

The days are still long, but not because we're lost.

Whale-watching wonderland

The first humpback whale of the year was spotted in Akaroa Harbour last Monday, on its way up the east coast.

A decade-long survey of whales is finally over, meaning the "closest place they come to shore" is back in business.

Let 'Stan' the robot park your car video

"Stan" the robot that will park your car at the Charles De Gaulle airport.

There's now no need to worry about where you've left your car at the airport.

Delays expected after fog

Close to 120 flights were disrupted by the fog on Thursday morning.

The fog that disrupted Auckland Airport has caused backlog for passengers.

South Island flight delays expected

Passengers booked to fly out of affected ports can transfer to later flights or hold the value of their fares in credit.

Fog may cause flight delays in Christchurch, Dunedin, Queenstown and Invercargill on Thursday evening.

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Kiwi Traveller

Why we eat more on airplanes

Cabin conditions and boredom can lead us to overeat on planes.

7 min ago  We scoff twice the recommended daily calorie intake when we're at altitude. Here's why.

Holidays not always dream you expect

OPINION: When travelling, it pays to accept that things will go wrong at some stage.

Running out of petrol in Myanmar

Climbing the last corner of Earth stuff nation

nz

Windswept trees a world attraction

To farmer Barry Brown, they're just there to shelter the sheep. But to everyone else, they're a beautiful wonder.

To farmer Barry Brown, they're just there to shelter the sheep. But to everyone else, they're a beautiful wonder.

Where to find a bit of France in NZ

Akaroa was founded by the French, "stolen" from the Maoris in 1839 and has never been this busy before.

The eco lodge has a secluded outdoor dining area and a hot tub.

Mountain retreat for city dwellers

A secluded luxury eco lodge in North Canterbury offers tranquility, views and a hot tub from which to gaze at the stars.

Australia

20 reasons to visit Newcastle

View from Fort Scatchley.

Not the English one, but the Australian city north of Sydney that's on the up-and-up.

Recharge your soul in Freo

Artsy, inviting and authentic. Fremantle is well worth a visit.

Need a break from the kids? Head to Fiji where the kids' clubs are the best.

Best short breaks in 2017

These quick-fix breaks are designed to cure whichever daily drama is getting you down.

pacific islands

Pippa's private island honeymoon video

Pippa Middleton.

After a lavish wedding, the newlyweds are off to a private island in French Polynesia, once owned by a famous actor.

Hotspot of the week: Pentecost Island

Witness the inspiration for bungee jumping on this paradisaical island in Vanuatu.

The Nabutautau Village in Fiji.

The real Fiji

There was not a sandy beach in sight - and it was majestic.

cruising

Confessions of a cruise virgin

The writer relaxes on board the Azamara Journey around the North Island.

Lorna Thornber finds cruising lives up to the cliches. And she's a convert.

Bumper cruise season at end

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

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

On board luxury ship Silver Muse

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

south america

'Bikepacking' from Alaska to Argentina

Cactus tree, Mexican altiplano, Zacatecas.

Mark and Hana are a bit like Kiwi Bear Gryllses - born adventurers and pretty crazy.

This may be 'the meal of the decade'

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

Place on Earth more like moon

middle east

King Tutankhamun's treasures moved video

King Tut ruled Egypt as pharaoh for 10 years until his death at age 19, around 1324 B.C.

The pharaoh's artefacts now belong to the world's largest archaeological museum, set to open in 2018.

A Middle East food tour

From Tel Aviv to the West Bank - the food and the people who represent different sides of this complicated and fascinating place.

Dubai dreams of harvesting ice video

Dubai's $2.5b tourist project

europe

Entire country listed on Airbnb video

Sweden is opening its doors, mountaintops and lakes to everyone. All you have to pay is respect.

While NZ considers taxing tourists, Sweden is opening its doors, mountains and lakes to everyone.

Cannes dining guide

The top spots to eat, drink and soak up the atmosphere at the Cannes Film Festival.

Europe's new capital of cool

Discovering her Dutch heritage

uk and ireland

Inside London's Flower Show gallery

Gardeners prepare a display of vegetables at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

Royalty and celebrities alike turn out for the Chelsea Flower Show, Britain's premier gardening show.

Make it a novel British holiday

Love books and planning a visit to the UK soon? Greats like Jane Austen, Enid Blyton and Arthur Ransome are among the literary figures who will be celebrated this year.

Getting to know London neighbourhoods

A to Z of Bristol

usa

Stars open Avatar attraction video

Floating mountains grace the sky while exotic plants fill the colorful landscape inside Pandora - The World of Avatar.

The stars were shining at Disney for the opening of James Cameron's Pandora: World of Avatar.

New York, New York - 75 times

Wellington couple have clocked up the air miles to help out their designer daughter.

A guide to JFK's Washington DC

From Vegas to Disney

canada & alaska

Giant bush turned tourist attraction

Lady Cynthia is over seven metres tall and nine metres wide.

A small town in Canada hopes their 7-metre rhododendron bush will bring an influx of visitors.

'Bikepacking' from Alaska to Argentina

Mark and Hana are a bit like Kiwi Bear Gryllses - born adventurers and pretty crazy.

Not just for honeymooners video

Canada: The new big OE destination

asia

Killing time in Asia's best airports video

One of the best things about Changi airport is its Balinese-themed outdoor rooftop pool, located in Terminal 1.

How to make the most of that dreaded "dead time" on a stopover in three leading airport hubs.

Why the Philippines is so popular stuff nation video

Forget Bali and Thailand. If you want white sand, clear water and less tourists, this is the place to go.

Moebyel Lake doesn't have the same tourist-driven sites of Inle Lake, but it's just as beautiful.

Running out of petrol in Myanmar

The days are still long, but not because we're lost.

luxury

Want to buy a jet? Here's how

Lounge of a Boeing VIP 747-8.

Buying a commercial jetliner is a fairly painless process for those with the cash to splash.

10 famous hotel guests and rooms

Stay in the suite Coco Chanel lived in for 37 years or spend a night where John Lennon and Yoko Ono staged a sit-in.

Weekender: Millbrook Resort

Shaking the business-class guilt

budget

109 homes in 4 years

The Campbells (pictured here in Paris, France) are the authors of the forthcoming book "Your Keys Our Home".

The US retirees who are travelling the world, one Airbnb at a time.

How to travel while working full-time

Bringing a packed lunch and not buying fancy clothes has allowed Greta to travel while having a full-time job.

When budget travel beats luxury

The trick for Kiwis to drive Europe cheap video

beaches

The Seychelles like you’ve never seen video

he tortoises found in the Seychelles are some of the largest in the world:

Everything here is on a grand scale. The coconuts grow to 30kg, and giant tortoises get to 350kg.

Beach reappears after 33 years video

For 33 years, Dooagh beach was just rocks. Then a freak tide brought the sand back.

Farewell Spit in Golden Bay is a particularly good example of how sediment transported along the coast can build a beach.

Irish beach is like Ohope video

"Spectacular" re-appearance of beach in Ireland a dramatic example of what could happen at one of NZ's favourites.

food

Mexico's tequila: It's worth a shot

Mexicans are bemused by foreigners who choose to slam tequila rather than sip it.

Now and again you learn something that shatters a long-held cultural myth.

A Middle East food tour

From Tel Aviv to the West Bank - the food and the people who represent different sides of this complicated and fascinating place.

Mussels served many ways

The Captain's Daughter

 I'm at the creatively named, nautically themed Captain's Daughter, a craft beer bar and bistro in Havelock town.

adventure

Climbing the last corner of Earth stuff nation

The picture-perfect mountain is the focus of several Persian legends.

After conquering Everest base camp and Kilimanjaro, a Wellington civil servant wanted another adventure.

Mt Taranaki vs Tongariro video

Lonely Planet declared this walk "every bit as scenic as its rival" - Tongariro. I'm here to settle the debate.

Up there with the ghosts

The day I became Bear Grylls

family

World's longest flight with a baby

Happy bubs in his bassinet on the plane. Three months old.

There were tears, spilt milk and much drool. But I survived the 17 hours on a plane with a 3-month-old. Here's how.

Is travel bad for kids?

A UK psychologist has suggested far-flung holidays may harm kids' mental health. But Kiwi mums disagree.

Stars open Avatar attraction video

Top 10 literary adventures for kids

Video

Killing time in Asia's best airports

How to make the most of that dreaded "dead time" on a stopover in three leading airport hubs.

news

'Large block' gone from Hillary Step video

The Hillary Step in May. Climbers are walking up the step to the right of the rock face.

Sir Edmund Hillary's son believes a chunk is missing from Everest's rock face - and it might make climbing easier.

Travellers to UK face more security video

Tourists are being warned about long queues and restricted access to attractions.

Whale-watching wonderland

Let 'Stan' the robot park your car video

troubles

Airline made dad 'feel like a criminal'

Joel, Henry (right) and their son Ben.

2:14 PM  A gay father accused of inappropriately touching his son said United's apology isn't enough.

17 flights grounded

Hundreds delayed as fog grounds flights and leaves others unable to land in Christchurch.

Drone swerve for plane landing

Delays expected after fog

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