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Readers' travel pics of the week gallery

My wife, Marie, taken at Bow Lake, Canada. We went to Canada to see the Rockies. This photo is of my wife, Marie, taken at Bow Lake halfway between Banff and Jasper. During our stay in Canada this weather was fairly standard, clear crisp days, no cloud and no wind. The Rockies themselves just go on and on. Turn another corner, another snow-capped mountain range. Amazing

This week's travel photo entries take us from the Canadian Rockies to a sunset in Spain.

Expat tales: Some like it Scot

Emma Miller and her husband find Glasgow an ideal base for exploring Europe.

Ask the expert

Global gap year fun

news

Space a factor in New Plymouth's pitch to Jetstar

Jetstar New Zealand boss Grant Kerr will consider what seven regions in the running to be potential destinations, including New Plymouth, can offer the cut-price airline over the next fortnight.

5:16 PM  Space at New Plymouth airport is the biggest stumbling block to luring Jetstar to the city.

Tough times for the TSA

The US Transportation Security Administration has had some problems lately. But should travellers be worried?

Air NZ moves to delay competition

Why the return trip feels shorter

travel troubles

Jet blast injures three

The blast from an Air New Zealand jet put three people in hospital in Rarotonga.

Three people hospitalised after being blown over by blast from Air New Zealand jet engine in Rarotonga.

Volcanic ash grounds Bali flights

Jetstar has cancelled flights in and out of Bali after a volcanic eruption.

Naked Bus passengers left in cold

Dried frogs and tiger tooth

nz

Face to face with our wild side

High country, South Island.

4:49 PM  Rugged plains stretch out towards the mountains, which the road eventually begins to climb. That's when the trouble started.

5 things to do in Whangarei

Where to go and what to do in the colder months.

Clouds obscure the view of Aoraki/Mt Cook from a Lake Pukaki lookout.

Peace and quiet at Lake Pukaki

Even on a grey and rainy day, this beauty of this glacial lake is hard to beat.

pacific islands

20 reasons to visit French Polynesia

Overwater bungalows in Moorea.

Blue lagoons and mystic mountains are just part of the allure of this stunning part of the Pacific.

10 adventures in Moorea

The heart-shaped sister island of Tahiti has many offerings to be explored.

Legendary waves and white sandy beaches - that's  Nihiwatu.

Sand and surf perfection at Sumba

When you finally arrive at Nihiwatu, you'll understand what all the fuss is about.

themes

Face to face with our wild side

High country, South Island.

4:49 PM  Rugged plains stretch out towards the mountains, which the road eventually begins to climb. That's when the trouble started.

The cities with the cheapest beer

The average bottle will cost you the equivalent of $2.50 in these two European cities.

Ayana, Bali: Bathtubs filled with rose petals.

World's most opulent hotel bathrooms gallery

Forget the sights - spend your holiday soaking in one of these beautiful baths instead.

south america

The world's scariest hotel room? gallery

Get a view to thrill from one of the three transparent pods hanging off a cliff face.

A transparent room on the side of a cliff is the ultimate stay for thrill-seekers.

Simple life meets stunning luxury

Get away from it all at a striking hotel in Chile where life moves at a slower pace.

The many faces of Buenos Aires

Turtle power in Colombia

middle east

Abu Dhabi stopover holiday

Sheikh Zayed mosque is the largest in the United Arab Emirates.

What's the best way to beat jet lag? Try rocketing through the air on the world's fastest roller coaster.

Desert jewel faces its biggest threat

With Islamic State fighters in control of the Syrian desert town of Palmyra, the fate of this World Heritage-listed site is uncertain.

Don't dilly-dally in Dubai video

World's largest hotel to open

australia

Going for glory in the Outback

Bronco, rider and dust all fly at the Dajarra Rodeo in Outback Australia.

Dirt, dust, bulls and broncos - welcome to rodeo season in remote Australia.

Rooftop glamping in Melbourne

A new hotel takes luxury camping to a whole new level in Melbourne's CBD.

There is plenty of raw beauty to be discovered around the town of 1770.

Queensland's best-kept beach secret

With its gentle waves and stunning sunsets, Agnes Water likely won't stay a secret for long.

europe

Bring on the dancing horses

The capriole is a great leap into the air with a rapid back kick.

Vienna's light-footed equestrian show is a moving experience.

Wine regions win 'heritage' status

France's wine-making region of Champagne and a part of Burgundy have been granted "world heritage status" by the United Nations.

Art from the heart

Away with the fairies

uk and ireland

Play it safe in the Poison Garden

Daffodils and hemlock envelop a wooden 'skeleton' at the Poison Garden.

The rules at Alnwick Castle's garden are simple: no touching and no sniffing.

England's new foodie mecca

Cartmel may be just a small Cumbrian village, but it's also home to Britain's best restaurant.

20 surprising things about the UK

Beers and beds in London

usa

Reno is the new Las Vegas

A classic neon sign welcomes visitors to downtown Reno.

Nevada's "Biggest Little City in the World" has finally found its feet.

The new rides coming to Disney World gallery

Avatar, Frozen and Star Wars rides are coming to the Orlando theme park. We're going to start saving now...

What to see in San Diego

White House lifts photo ban

canada & alaska

Cruising Alaska's Tlingit country

Grab your binoculars and your camera for the Glacier Bay leg of the cruise.

Get to know the real Alaska through the stories and legends of its original settlers.

Ice climbing the Canadian Rockies

Climbing a frozen waterfall in Canada is as just as epic as it sounds.

Sailing in Alaska

The best place to watch grizzly bears

asia

China, the traveller's treasure box

The Meridian Gate in Beijing's Forbidden City; nowhere else teems with so much history, legend and good old-fashioned imperial intrigue.

Check out the latest guide to China and its colossal palaces, sacred mountains, cliff-top temples, roaring metropolises, spectacular scenery and much, much more.

Castle offers 'ninja hospitality'

Need help climbing the steep slope at Wakayama Castle? Just call a ninja.

The Hotel Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra's pool is the largest hotel pool in Thailand.

Check out Thailand's biggest hotel pool

Who needs beaches when you can stay at the Hotel Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra?

cruising

Top tips for fly-cruise hols

A fly and cruise package can make it easier to cruise destinations that are further away. How about a cruise around the Mediterranean?

Fly-cruise holidays can save time, money and hassle. What’s not to love?

Cruising 101

Everything you needed to know about cruising (but were too afraid to ask).

20 reasons to visit French Polynesia

Cruising Alaska's Tlingit country

snow

Snow addict makes own skis video

Christchurch man Nick Pomeroy has turned a lifelong sking passion into making his own skis at his  Mt Pleasant home.

The brand is Cocaine Skis, because snow is an "addictive white powder that costs lots of money".

What to wear on the slopes

Just say no to jeans and make sure to avoid the gaper gap.

'Significant' snow predicted

Snow bunnies rejoice

Video

Snow addict makes own skis

The brand is Cocaine Skis, because snow is an "addictive white powder that costs lots of money".

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