The secret bedrooms the crew use video

Boeing's official representation of the crew rest area on a Boeing 777.

When you're on a long-haul flight, you know the importance of sleep. But what if you're a member of the flight crew?

Pilot braces for 5-day flight

Swiss pilots Bertrand Piccard (R) and Andre Boschberg celebrate after Piccard landed the Solar Impulse 2 at the Chongqing Jiangbei international airport.

The pilot of Solar Impulse 2 in anxious but excited for the longest leg an attempt to fly around the world without fuel.

Private plane pile up in Sin City

It was dubbed the 'Fight of the Century' and the rich and famous were out in throngs to see it.

It was dubbed the 'Fight of the Century' and the rich and famous were out in throngs to see it.

Up a hill for tea

Novice Buddhist monks play tag in Pankam in Myanmar's hill country.

A visit to the hill tribes of northern Myanmar means sharing in a divine gift.

Cruising: Is tipping obligatory?

The decision to tip is yours and yours alone.

The decision to reward waiters, bed makers, cocktail shakers and other crew members is yours alone.

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Kiwi Traveller

No refuge at The Church

Sunday services are shutting down.

1:47 PM  Notorious London party bar, frequented by Kiwis, is closing down.

Readers' travel pics of the week gallery

This week's entries this week take us from the villages of Siem Reap all the way to the massive Grand Canyon.

Why everyone should travel solo

10 etiquette rules for travellers

news

The secret bedrooms the crew use video

Boeing's official representation of the crew rest area on a Boeing 777.

When you're on a long-haul flight, you know the importance of sleep. But what if you're a member of the flight crew?

Boeing 787 Dreamliner: Turn off and on again

A serious software bug has operators of Boeing 787 Dreamliners being told to shut down the plane's electrical power periodically or risk total loss of power. 

Solar plane braces for 5-day solo flight

'Airportman' scam on travellers

travel troubles

Air NZ fault disrupts Tahiti flight

An Air New Zealand flight to Tahiti returned to Auckland because of engineering issues.

1:53 PM  An engineering issue has meant an Air New Zealand flight to Papeete had to be sent back.

Fog affects flights in Christchurch

1:44 PM  Hundreds were stranded as fog forced flight cancellations in and out of Christchurch.

Odour prompts emergency landing

Home trashed in 'drug-induced orgy' video

nz

Crown Lynn pottery museum opens

Portage Ceramics Trust chairwoman Lorraine Wilson is overwhelmed by the interest she has received in regards to the museum

The pottery that every kiwi recognises now has its own museum showcasing the many iconic designs of Crown Lynn.

A capital cafe crawl

Wellington is almost as well-known for its cafe culture as it is for windy weather. We checked it out over a long weekend.

A Ross museum, in the evening light.

Go wild on the West Coast gallery

 Katie Kenny joins a bikie gang she’ll never forget.

pacific islands

The island where you can disappear

The remote Pitcairn Island is home to 45 people who speak a language heard nowhere else in the world.

No plane or helicopter has ever landed here, nor has any ship ever moored off its coast.

Lost in time on Tikehau

There's nothing quite so blue — vibrantly, rivetingly, blindingly blue — as the blue of the lagoon.

Sein de Nounou, an "evocative" raw goat-milk cheese.

The Karl Lagerfeld of cheese

A festival in Noumea in June will star the Karl Lagerfeld of cheese.

themes

Private plane pile up in Sin City

It was dubbed the 'Fight of the Century' and the rich and famous were out in throngs to see it.

It was dubbed the 'Fight of the Century' and the rich and famous were out in throngs to see it.

The Karl Lagerfeld of cheese

A festival in Noumea in June will star the Karl Lagerfeld of cheese.

Midnight Espresso on Cuba street.

A capital cafe crawl

Wellington is almost as well-known for its cafe culture as it is for windy weather. We checked it out over a long weekend.

australia

Where the wild things are

Get up close to a turtle at Heron Island.

Queensland's remote Heron Island is a famous bird sanctuary and breeding ground for turtles.

Australia's biggest and best hotels

Australia's largest hotel may glow gold but it's not what you'd expect to see here.

Beer is served with vinyl at Mojo Record Bar in Sydney's York Street.

Small bars, big city

The cosy, quirky bars popping up in central Sydney are transforming the city's nightlife.

europe

Lonely Planet's best of Switzerland

The Aletsch Glacier, a 23 kilometre-long, five-lane highway of ice.

Look past the cuckoo clocks and yodelling – this cosmopolitan city is all about epic train rides and alpine highs.

Getting lost within the Grand Bazaar video

Take a stroll through the colourful and chaotic Grand Bazaar, the heart of Istanbul.

The other place Gallipoli pilgrims must see

My year in France

uk and ireland

The odd case of Toast Mahal

The model version of the Taj Mahal, made entirely out of toast, appeared out of nowhere.

An unusual piece of edible street art has baffled the people of Peckham. 

Visit Game of Thrones sets

Game of Thrones has not only transformed television, it has also helped invigorate the areas where it is set.

Finding mysteries and spies in London

Stout and about in Ireland

usa

The best city for young people

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New York has been ranked as the most popular city for young people aged 15 to 29 years old.

Elvis is back in the building

Elvis Presley is back in the building, returning to the Las Vegas hotel where he performed more than 600 times, in a new permanent exhibition about his life.

Vegas no longer just a gambling hotspot

All that glitters isn't gold

canada & alaska

Sailing in Alaska

The Jackson's yacht Sunstone at the foot of a glacier.

Sailers in Alaska learn to quickly to gusts and lulls, and to carry pepper spray when going ashore.

The best place to watch grizzly bears

At the confluence of two streams, one glacial green, the other silver grey, it's salmon carnage.

Top 6 Alaskan wilderness lodges

Living on the edge

asia

Ten reasons to cruise the Mekong

Cambodia's Angkor Wat basks in evening sunlight.

A cruise down the Mekong gives you a insight into everyday life in Vietnam and Cambodia.

Cambodia: where empires fell

In the clearing near the temple entrance, it looked like musicians were getting ready for a performance on the green.

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20 reasons to visit Delhi

It once seemed like Hell on Earth. But India's most chaotic city has transformed.

cruising

Quiz: Do you know cruising?

Couple Drinking Champagne on Cruise Ship

Do you know which side is starboard and which is port?

Cruising: Is tipping obligatory?

The decision to reward waiters, bed makers, cocktail shakers and other crew members is yours alone.

Ten reasons to cruise the Mekong

Cruising: More booze for your buck

snow

Cruising in the land of polar bears

BIG DOGS: Open water in the ice makes seal hunting much harder.

Newcomers are relentlessly reminded here, where white is the new black, that polar bears are the Big Dogs.

Ecuador's skyscrapers: A photo essay gallery

As dawn washes over the icy mountain planes, the hint of a new day floats through the air, and faint sunlight kisses Cotopaxi's snowy face.

China's icy festival

Jumbo jet's spectacular journey gallery

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The secret bedrooms the crew use

When you're on a long-haul flight, you know the importance of sleep. But what if you're a member of the flight crew?

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