World's best places to propose

The Taj Mahal is perhaps one of the most enduring declarations of love.

It's going to be a story repeated over and over again, so a perfect proposal requires the perfect setting.

Psychedelic aurora flight first video

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The Southern Lights have never been pictured like this – in a flight through the sublime swirl.

 Airport light rail confirmed video

There is currently no rail transport to Auckland International Airport.

7:15 PM  A plan to introduce light rail between Auckland Airport and the city centre has been confirmed.

Plus-size packing hacks

Every inch of space counts, so it helps to think creatively about the spaces that are commonly overlooked.

Packing can be a complicated task for owners of larger-sized clothes. Here are a few tips to sneak in more.

Kiwis warming up to cruises

P&O Cruises says two- to three-day cruises have "been growing tremendously" over the past few years.

Short, event-focused trips are luring more into taking longer trips.

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Tips to cope with US laptop ban

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Airline advises travellers to analyse the meaning of life or engage in primitive, pre-internet dialogue.

Tales of a couchsurfing virgin

A big draw of Couchsurfing is the chance to experience a new destination with a local.

A couchsurfing virgin finds there's no such thing as a free sofa.

Kiwi's 12,000km rowing trip

Grant "Axe" Rawlinson is aiming to row and ride from Singapore to New Zealand.

The epic journey involves heat rash, pizza bum and waking up at 2am to put on wet clothes.

Train ride through Southeast 

The bones of this train are old and must be treated with great care.

There's a surprise and a fragrant delight around every bend on this evocative rail journey.

European country most forget

Early-morning bikers on Kosice's main street, Hlavna Ulica. The cafe terraces that line the street are bustling most ...

Castles, cafes, no crowds and natural beauty: Why doesn't anyone else want to visit Slovakia?

More Christchurch flights

The 30 double daily services will begin from 30 November 2017.

Singapore Airlines announces additional services to and from Christchurch for summer 2017/18.

GPS to stop fake Everest claims

Where's the proof? Climbers will be fitted with trackers and must take photos from the top to prevent false summit claims.

Climbers will be fitted with trackers and must take photos from the top to prevent false summit claims.

Chaos, theft loom at airports video

Light-fingered airport baggage personnel will have a field day and the rest of us can expect delays and more scrutiny.

Light-fingered airport baggage personnel will have a field day and we can expect delays and more scrutiny.

What surprised me about NZ

Lieselot in her new "backyard", just 10 minutes from her home in Christchurch.

Belgian Lieselot de Brauwer has found love in her new homeland in more ways than one.

Stuck for five days at Grand Canyon video

Amber VanHecke made farewell videos to her family.

Student stranded by maps app with empty petrol tank made farewell videos for family as she grew desperate.

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What surprised me about NZ

Lieselot in her new "backyard", just 10 minutes from her home in Christchurch.

Belgian Lieselot de Brauwer has found love in her new homeland in more ways than one.

Adventures of a couchsurfing virgin

A couchsurfing virgin finds there's no such thing as a free sofa.

Chaos, theft loom at world's airports video

Selfie-obsessed are ruining travel

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What surprised me about NZ

Lieselot in her new "backyard", just 10 minutes from her home in Christchurch.

Belgian Lieselot de Brauwer has found love in her new homeland in more ways than one.

The 100-year project

The forest is regenerating, wildlife is returning to Maungatautari.

Boats sail on the sea in Nelson.

A funny, sunny trip to Nelson gallery

Georgia Forrester develops a deeper appreciation of the beauty of her own country during a trip to Nelson.

Australia

Adele cheaper in Australia

Adele will perform three shows this week.

It costs quite a bit to see the singer in Auckland. You'd get more bang for your buck going overseas.

Rail rations: Feeding 300 guests

50kg of barramundi, 40kg of steak, 352 lemon meringues. Just another journey on The Ghan.

Beachgoer captures neon blue algae illuminating Aussie beach.

Algae turns beaches neon blue video

A natural phenomenon nicknamed "sea sparkle" is lighting up the waters off Australia.

pacific islands

Norfolk Island: A rebel's paradise video

Emily Bay is protected by a coral reef, and is a perfect spot for swimming and snorkeling.

Most locals are direct descendants of the Bounty mutineers - and they're proud of their heritage.

A study in contrasts

From raucous farming fairs to catamaran cruises in a tropical paradise, it's easy to fall in love with New Caledonia.

Take a guided tour through the Hitiaa lava tubes, work up a sweat and then take a dip.

Around Tahiti in five days

Explore the bustling capital before taking off into the lush, green heart of the country.

cruising

Kiwis warming up to cruises

P&O Cruises says two- to three-day cruises have "been growing tremendously" over the past few years.

Short, event-focused trips are luring more into taking longer trips.

Choices and chances on the Danube

River cruising is a different kettle of fish from ocean cruising.

Magic Carpet bar on Celebrity Cruises' new Celebrity Edge ship.

New cruise comes with 'magic carpet'

Infinite balconies, villas with private pools and a floating deck come standard on this $1 billion ship.

south america

A capital affair

Santiago is flanked by the snow-capped Andes ranges and is often the first stop for visitors wanting to explore South ...

Football, food, and a certain cocktail stir the passions of two of South America's most vibrant capital cities.

Inside Central America's best resort

Costa Ricans have an expression, "Pura Vida," meaning pure or good life. I have found it here.

Disney castles under siege video

Dream home raffled for $41

middle east

Inside Banksy's Bethlehem hotel video

The hotel has been fully booked until June.

The West Bank hotel has welcomed its first guests and though there's not much of a view, it's booked out until June.

6 things to do in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi has a wealth of architectural wonders and more are waiting in the wings.

Sharjah: Life in the lesser known emirate

Jordan's 'lost city'

europe

European country tourists overlook

Early-morning bikers on Kosice's main street, Hlavna Ulica. The cafe terraces that line the street are bustling most ...

Castles, cafes, no crowds and natural beauty: Why doesn't anyone else want to visit Slovakia?

AKL to London for under $1000

A travel agent is advertising return flights from Auckland to London for under $1000.

Finding the real flamenco in Madrid

Famous arch collapses into sea video

uk and ireland

Industrial 'treehouse' plan revealed

Canopy & Stars will give eager glampers the opportunity to spend a night in crane overlooking Bristol Harbour.

Lucky glampers will soon have the opportunity to spend the night in a crane treehouse overlooking Bristol Harbour.

Sleepover at 135m above ground

Soar high in the London Eye while enjoying a champagne dinner in the aerial boudoir.

Belfast: Embracing conflict

A picturesque land of pirates

usa

Where movie-magic is made

Navajo sandstone of Zion provided the backdrop for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. And our Land Rover.

Discovering the road to Little Hollywood, Utah... Hollywood, Utah that is.

Too close for comfort video

 Bill Todhunter was shocked when it appeared a cruise ship was going to run into his waterfront home.

New York's top five

Hotspot: New Orleans

canada & alaska

Welcome to Who-ville, Alaska

Visible for miles around, Goose Creek Tower has become a tourist attraction. The base is a typical small log cabin, with ...

Built without a blueprint, this 56-metre tall house looks like something from a Dr Seuss book

What you need to know about Canadians

They don't like to be mistaken for Americans and they love ice-hockey.

Canada's northern national parks

Where to get close to polar bears

asia

Anime theme park to open

Crayon Shinchan will be one of the showcased anime in the upcoming park.

A glamping site, zip-lines and walking trail are all part of the attractions at Japan's upcoming anime theme park.

Hiroshima: destruction and renewal

The modern city of Hiroshima stands as a thriving, living symbol of resilience and recovery.

The bones of this train are old and must be treated with great care.

South East Asia's greatest train journey

There's a surprise and a fragrant delight around every bend on this evocative rail journey.

luxury

17 hours in business class

Qatar Airways operates the world's longest flight. But could you last 17 hours on an airplane?

Movies I watched: 2. Hours I slept: 6. Times I wondered why I got myself into this: 0

Hotel rooms in unexpected places

You're not going to get better views than from a lifeguard tower turned luxury hotel.

Airline's new yacht-inspired bar video

Airline unveils double beds

budget

How to save money while travelling

Make the most of it, says Jaime Kurtz, the author of the book The Happy Traveller.

That cheap flight might be enticing now but will you spend more money on the six-hour stopover?

Budget airlines: Are Kiwis snobs? video

Opinion: Is it a question of loyalty to Air NZ or are we not yet ready for no-frills flights?

Airline's $90 US to Europe flights video

10 travel experiences for $10

beaches

Dawn waves ease troubled souls

Salt water therapy can be effective in helping to "free the funk" from mental health issues.

"One wave is all it takes to free the funk," mental-health awareness-raising event organiser SJ Cansdale says.

Perfect Thai beach no-one knows about

A motorbike, bus, taxi and longtail boats later, you'll arrive in paradise, devoid of Western partygoers.

The Maldives is one of the travel destinations around the world worth visiting for its crystal clear waters.

The best water in the world video

If your idea of a good holiday is lounging in - or on - crystal clear water, look no further.

food

Australia's best eating experiences

A hamburger with the lot from Andrew's Hamburgers in Albert Park.

We've put together a roadmap of unmissable taste experiences for every visitor.

Beer tries to mussel in

Move over white wine, a cold one could be the new go-to companion for seafood meals.

As airline profits grow, passengers grumble that food should be included in the fare.

Airline brings back free meals

Free sambos were ditched during the downturns but hangry passengers are getting their way.

adventure

Kiwi's 12,000km rowing adventure

Grant "Axe" Rawlinson is aiming to row and ride from Singapore to New Zealand.

The epic journey involves heat rash, pizza bum and waking up at 2am to put on wet clothes.

Being the token Kiwi on hippie bus

To be clear, I wouldn't choose to share a bed with 39 strangers under ordinary circumstances.

Volcano vid will singe your eyebrows video

Best journeys have element of risk

family

Sharjah: Life in the lesser known emirate

Davina and husband Chas moved to Sharjah for a change of lifestyle for themselves and their children Charles and Maia.

Davina Parangi-Brown has started a new life with her family in the Capital of Islamic Culture.

Life hacks for travelling with kids

Going on holiday with kids can drive some parents up the wall. Here are some tips to make the journey smoother.

'I can see her smiling'

Sleepy NZ town comes of age

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Auckland Airport light rail confirmed

A plan to introduce light rail between Auckland Airport and the city centre has been confirmed.

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Auckland Airport light rail confirmed video

There is currently no rail transport to Auckland International Airport.

7:15 PM  A plan to introduce light rail between Auckland Airport and the city centre has been confirmed.

Packing tips for plus-size travellers

Packing can be a complicated task for owners of larger-sized clothes as it requires a lot more organisation.

Airline adds more Christchurch flights

GPS to stop fake Everest claims

troubles

Stuck for five days at Grand Canyon video

Amber VanHecke made farewell videos to her family.

Student stranded by maps app with empty petrol tank made farewell videos for family as she grew desperate.

Cheeky tips to cope with US laptop ban

Jordanian airline advises travellers to analyse the meaning of life or engage in primitive, pre-internet dialogue.

A380 sends private jet tumbling

Sleeping as planes tried to land

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