Nothing as it seems

The Library, Singapore

When in the island city state remember not to judge a book by its cover.

Singapore's top spots for nightlife Top 5 ways to eat like a local in Singapore Singapore: Sensory perceptions

Why do travellers go crazy?

Crazy travel People go crazy when they travel. It's what's so great and at once so bad about the whole experience.

Beyond New York, LA

Philadelphia It's time to take a detour to some of America's under-sung cities.

Calling all adrenalin junkies

Six flags ride 2015 is shaping up as a good year for ride enthusiasts and theme park fans travelling in the US.

Why would you do that?

Ashely Peyton, United Airlines A United Airlines flight attendant witnessed a complete break down in social graces on a flight.


Frost nipping at your tent

Empty tracks, no sandflies, and a casual minus 10 degrees outside the tent. Pass the whiskey.

Pinnacle of health

An unexpectedly rewarding journey of denial and deprivation.

World Cup boss sees spinoffs

Spas and speedboats

Powder day, every day

Blackcomb, Whistler You get sick of taking photos when everyday is one that you never want to forget.

Saving strays

Cristy Baker's love of animals took her to Phuket, Thailand.

The School of Life

Find freedom

The places I (don't) get

For this Kiwi traveller, the measure of a great destination is the people she met along the way.

Full of surprises

Uluru-Strap What can you use as both a dinner plate and toilet paper, in the Australia Outback?

Lost paradise

It's one of Australia's lesser-known islands but Bedarra Island has a rich history

Hard act to swallow

Getting a feel for Sydney

A tale of two musicals

The King and I and Les Mis are vying for your entertainment dollar in Melbourne this winter. James Croot compares.

Auschwitz selfie riles internet

Selfie Millions died within its walls, but that didn't stop "Princess Breanna" from taking a smiling selfie.

When squatters take over

An Airbnb host has been threatened by legal action as squatter takes over holiday rental.

More drama for Disney

Feisty GoT star takes on airline

Is this the end?

Malaysia Airlines Malaysian Airlines is likely near its end as a publicly traded company.

Airlines cancel Israel flights

Two US airlines cancelled all flights to Israel until further notice, after a rocket landed near Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport.

MH17 compo may be limited

Call for airspace control changes

Which country likes to go nude?

Nude_Strap This year, for the first time, there's been a tie for the nationality most likely to get nude at the beach.

NZ beaches among world's best

Three Kiwi beaches have made it to a list of the world's best 100 beaches by

Quenching a thirst

Top 10 island beaches

Getting away from it all

With social media, hikers may be safer but is it worth losing the silence once found in the woods.

Cruising the blue Danube

Danube cruise Taking a slow boat down the Danube gives Sharon Stephenson cause to rethink a few of her travel prejudices.

To stay in NZ or to go?

The world has a lot to offer but after 20 years overseas I've realised the grass isn't always greener.

Not for the faint-hearted

Life's one big holiday

The Palace takes on GoT

Buckingham Palace If your holiday in London takes you to Buckingham Palace, you might be lucky enough to witness this.

From addict to artist

A formerly homeless street artist in London is now a big hit, raking in the money with sketches of his dog.

NZ needs more than looks

Romancing the stones


$380 for the doctor's?

I may one day be looking up the worm-hole of a tornado, but I think I'll have to take my chances.

Under the sea

Nearly 500 divers and snorkellers submerged in the Florida Keys for a 'concert' beneath the sea.

It's about to get insane

Welcome to Diagon Alley

Sin City hotels rebranded

Two major Las Vegas resorts will be completely overhauled and rebranded.

Two sides of Kathmandu

kathmandu Here's how to appreciate Kathmandu for the mysterious and truly captivating city it is.

Sunburn shifts tattoo

Philippa Hyndman wanted a tattoo in Thailand, but getting sunburnt meant she had to tweak her plans.

A cultural crossing

20 reasons to visit Koh Samui

Finding zen

Rishikesh attracts travellers from around the world seeking enlightenment of one form or another.

Lost with the locals

Lifou, New Caledonia I'm sitting on a coconut tree branch looking over the white sand and tropical blue waters.

Cruisin' on the Arya?

Daenerys? Dinky Di? Kylie? Cruise ships new names chosen by the public revealed.

Explore world's largest cruise

The ultimate disconnect

I was wrong about Cruising

I scoffed that cruising was only for unadventurous types. But I may have been wrong.

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