Readers' travel pics of the week gallery

The walls surrounding Mehrangarh Fort provided the perfect perch to overlook the old blue city of Jodhpur and watch the ...

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A NZ autumn at its best

All around Central Otago, the land shifts into a rainbow of reds and golds.

Central Otago experiences a stunning, glorious autumn with the changing leaves.

Hotspot of the week: Seville

Women in traditional sevillana dresses during Feria de Abril celebrations.

Each April, Seville sets up a tented city for a week of serious partying.

The A to Z guide to Airbnb

Airbnb has a mobile app where you can search for properties and look up details of the trips you have booked in.

It's not without its faults but there's no denying that Airbnb has shaken up the travel industry.

Why Waimate? Why not? stuff nation

Sunny Waimate.

You don't arrive in Waimate by chance. It's not on the way anywhere, yet it's my sort of town.

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Readers' travel pics of the week gallery

The walls surrounding Mehrangarh Fort provided the perfect perch to overlook the old blue city of Jodhpur and watch the ...

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!

A NZ autumn at its best

All around Central Otago, the land shifts into a rainbow of reds and golds.

Central Otago experiences a stunning, glorious autumn with the changing leaves.

Hotspot of the week: Seville

Women in traditional sevillana dresses during Feria de Abril celebrations.

Each April, Seville sets up a tented city for a week of serious partying.

The A to Z guide to Airbnb

Airbnb has a mobile app where you can search for properties and look up details of the trips you have booked in.

It's not without its faults but there's no denying that Airbnb has shaken up the travel industry.

Why Waimate? Why not? stuff nation

Sunny Waimate.

You don't arrive in Waimate by chance. It's not on the way anywhere, yet it's my sort of town.

Meet the 'Snot Otter'

The Eastern Hellbender salamander is nicknamed "Snot Otter" and "Old Lasagna Sides".

Despite looking "a bit comical" a US zoo is hoping to wow the crowds with this giant salamander.

Israel digging up the past video

Archaeologists work at the site of King Herod's palace in the old city of Caesarea, Israel.

An archaeologists' dig in Caesarea hopes to triple tourist numbers in the Mediterranean city.

The nicest place to pee in NYC

A rendering of the men's bathroom.

The public toilet complete with freshly delivered flowers, imported tiles, classical music and artwork.

I thought we were mates, mate stuff nation

You hide behind this faux "humility" while tearing down anything Australian.

An Australian grapples with NZ's love-hate relationship with its neighbour.

Trading up to a life in NZ stuff nation

Within three years we knew our move was forever.

Twelve years, four kids, four houses and four cars later, we know we're here forever.

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Readers' travel photos of the week gallery

The walls surrounding Mehrangarh Fort provided the perfect perch to overlook the old blue city of Jodhpur and watch the ...

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!

Day trips from Perth

Need help with the best short escapes from the Western Australian city? Email us.

Kiwis fly to forget the wet

Greek Islands on a budget

nz

Trading up to a life in NZ stuff nation

Within three years we knew our move was forever.

Twelve years, four kids, four houses and four cars later, we know we're here forever.

Low oil prices impact on export values

A mix of trade across Port Taranaki's wharves affected export volumes and values.

All around Central Otago, the land shifts into a rainbow of reds and golds.

A New Zealand autumn at its best

Central Otago is one of the only places in New Zealand that experiences a stunning, glorious autumn with the changing leaves.

Australia

Day trips from Perth

Rottnest Island is a haven for outdoors enthusiasts.

Need help with the best short escapes from the Western Australian city? Email us.

Drone captures shark feeding frenzy video

Dramatic footage captures a shark hunt close to the shores of a popular Australian beach.

Berkeley River Lodge

Luxury at edge of the world

There's no road and swimming comes with a croc warning - welcome to luxury, Western Australian-style.

pacific islands

Turtle Island: Luxury with a capital 'L'

Turtle Island, Fiji

Do nothing or do everything - this Fiji destination is the ultimate island getaway.

On holiday with the crazy cat lady

OPINION: Oh the things I have done for cats of Rarotonga, where my 3 weeks of island bliss are about to come to an end.

As soft and gooey as the ray feels, the tail is something else.

Fear and floating in Tahiti video

Sharks can be scary, but in the waters of Moorea you'll be begging them to come closer.

cruising

On board luxury ship Silver Muse

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

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

Museum on board aircraft carrier

From a famous warship to an art deco luxury liners, these museums offer fascinating historical insights.

The last cruise ship to visit NZ this season, Sirena, in Tasman Bay as it nears Port Nelson.

Bumper cruise season at end

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

south america

This may be 'the meal of the decade'

A cook prepares salbute, which includes grasshoppers and crickets.

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

Far from the beaches, resorts and cerulean waters is the real Cuba... full of warmth and culture.

Place on Earth more like moon

Peru: Beyond Machu Picchu

middle east

Israel digging up the past video

Archaeologists work at the site of King Herod's palace in the old city of Caesarea, Israel.

An archaeologists' dig in Caesarea hopes to triple tourist numbers in the Mediterranean city.

Explore Dubai while changing planes

Don't get stuck in the airport, there's plenty to see and do within reach.

Thrill of the ride in Dubai

Inside Banksy's Bethlehem hotel video

europe

Hotspot of the week: Seville

Women in traditional sevillana dresses during Feria de Abril celebrations.

Each April, Seville sets up a tented city for a week of serious partying.

Wide street, long history

Paris' Champs-Elysees might be the most beautiful avenue in the world, but it's seen its share of horror.

Dishes you must try in Istanbul

Whisky with a virtual twist video

uk and ireland

Whisky with a virtual twist video

Customers who order a 'Origin' cocktail are sent on a tour of Scotland from their bar stool.

Drinkers who order a 'Origin' cocktail are sent on a tour of the Scottish hills right from their bar stool.

London Night Tube transformed city

The mad dash for the last tube will be a thing of the past as London becomes a true 24-hour city.

Rural region's claim to Star Wars fame video

Your home is your (tiny) castle

usa

Amazing racing around Oregon

As part of an Amazing Race-style challenge, dozens of people in the travel industry spent 10 days exploring Oregon and ...

The photography skills of a Wellington travel consultant helped a Kiwi team win an Amazing Race-style challenge.

Meet the 'Snot Otter'

Despite looking "a bit comical" a US zoo is hoping to wow the crowds with this giant salamander.

Trump's new summer digs

World's 10 best film locations

canada & alaska

Is this the new New York City?

Toronto: it's the 'new' New York.

Start spreading the news - this Canadian city is giving the Big Apple a run for its money.

Tourists flock to see towering iceberg video

It's known locally as "iceberg alley" but locals weren't expecting the bergs so soon... or so many tourists.

Canada trip? 6 things to know

Canada: More than moose

asia

Sri Lanka: Glamping with elephants video

For one time use only with Brook Sabin's column. Do not reuse. FFX-travel

We were both woken abruptly by a thud on the canvas. Leopard? Elephant? I scrambled for our tent's window.

The forgotten Kiwis

There were 13 Kiwis taken as POWs where they were forced to work on the infamous Death Railway.

Holiday Inn Kandooma, a, South Male Atoll.

Bring a kid to a tropical island?

The Maldives are hardly known as a "family" destination, so what happens when you take an 8-year-old?

luxury

Luxury at edge of the world

Berkeley River Lodge

There's no road and swimming comes with a croc warning - welcome to luxury, Western Australian-style.

Turtle Island: Luxury with a capital 'L'

Do nothing or do everything - this Fiji destination is the ultimate island getaway.

This may be 'the meal of the decade'

Backstage pass to the world

budget

Don't be a 'begpacker', get a job

Low-paying, menial labour can allow you to live in another country and then travel to a few more.

Backpacking around the world? Here are the pros and cons of working along the way.

The price of a school holiday trip

Should parents risk raising eyebrows at the next PTA meeting in order to secure a cheap family trip away?

Why I’m backpacking at 72

Cheapest European cities to travel

beaches

25 beaches to see in your lifetime

Strolling along the beach in El Nido, Palawan, Philippines.

From Iceland to the Philippines - how many of these beaches have you travelled to?

Beauty and fear under the sea

OPINION: I'm pretending the sausage-like lumps of hell-creature lying on the sandy ocean floor are just inflated lumps of seaweed.

Tourists enjoy the sun on New Year's Day on Waikiki Beach in Honolulu, Hawaii.

What to do in Honolulu

Honolulu delivers exactly what you expect of it – a sparkling crescent of colour, kitsch and curling surf.

food

This may be 'the meal of the decade'

A cook prepares salbute, which includes grasshoppers and crickets.

Put down that lame ham sandwich, and get ready for a taste of the hottest restaurant on the planet.

No soul: Bangkok without street food

There are restaurants all over the world built to replicate experiences felt on Bangkok's streets.

Pastel de Belem - Portugal's famous egg custard tart.

'World's best' food lives up to hype

People travel for miles to queue up for this sweet, delicious treat. But is it really worth the wait?

adventure

Sri Lanka: Glamping with elephants video

For one time use only with Brook Sabin's column. Do not reuse. FFX-travel

We were both woken abruptly by a thud on the canvas. Leopard? Elephant? I scrambled for our tent's window.

Top 5 urban experiences

 These adventures only take a few hours but they will linger long in the memory.

Riding into a new era video

Why you need to trek the Himalayas gallery video

family

Bring a kid to a tropical island?

Holiday Inn Kandooma, a, South Male Atoll.

The Maldives are hardly known as a "family" destination, so what happens when you take an 8-year-old?

Family of five split up on flight

Even the crew admitted it was absurd but paying extra to sit together doesn't guarantee you will.

Hotels go over top - for pets

The price of a school holiday trip

Video

Israel digging up the past

An archaeologists' dig in Caesarea hopes to triple tourist numbers in the Mediterranean city.

news

Feeling frisky before a flight

Most respondents in the airport survey were content to satisfy themselves shopping in the terminal or have a drink or ...

Not the Mile High Club - new survey says one in 10 travellers get it on at an airport.

Amazing racing around Oregon

The photography skills of a Wellington travel consultant helped a Kiwi team win an Amazing Race-style challenge.

Israel digging up the past video

Meet the 'Snot Otter'

troubles

Jetstar disputes 'worst airline' tag

Jetstar disputed its last-place result in the survey.

The airline has come dead last in a new consumer survey - but is it fair?

Cancer sufferer restrained on flight

The 65-year old was tied up, told he "needs to defecate in the chair" and left stranded on an island when he tried to sit in business class.

Kicked off plane for using toilet video

Dragged passenger settles with United

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