That time I drove in Canada

The Icefields Parkway in Alberta. Like New Zealand, if you focus on the scenery rather than the road then you're probably going to crash. In short, it sucks to be the driver.

I was nervous, alone in a different country and driving on the "wrong" side of the road.

Breaking Bad cafe opens

Walter and Jesse? Is that you?

Breaking Bad fans, we hope you're sitting down for this because it's the best news you will receive this year.

Fiji in five days

Sunset at the Mamanuca Islands.

The exuberant welcome of "Bula", brings a smile to even the most jaded traveller.

Top 10 terrifying fire monsters

Piton de la Fournaise Reunion, France

These spectacular and terrifying volcanoes have tormented and toyed with humanity throughout history.

Carving the world's best ham

Master meat magician Sylvain at work.

This isn't just any ham. It's the best of the best. And carving it takes special skill.

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Kiwi Traveller

Found: Couple who lost photos

They were lost but now they're found. They may have lost 1500 holiday snaps in England ... but a British 'sleuth' can now return the priceless memories to Kate and Blu Lang.

It took only 20 minutes to identify 'mystery' Kiwis on holiday in Britain.

Found: The happy snaps couple

We asked, do you know them? Within minutes they'd been found.

Say no to riding elephants stuff nation

Readers' travel photos of the week gallery

news

Jetstar checks into Hawke's Bay

180615 News. Illustration: Jetstar/supplied. 
A mock-up image of a 50-seat Bombardier Q300 turbo-prop aircraft in Jetstar livery.

Jetstar executives head to Hawke's Bay to assess whether the airline might serve the region.

Tourism industry fears $104m hit

Arrival and departure tax could result in fewer flights, lobby group warns.

Bag fees lead to fewer complaints

Secrets of a digital influencer video

travel troubles

Airline fined for boarding unauthorised passenger

Cathay Pacific was convicted and fined a total of $6500 for failing to comply with the airline's obligations under the Immigration Act 2009.

Cathay Pacific has been fined for allowing a passenger to fly into NZ without proper approval.

Plane low on fuel declares emergency video

"Yeah, listen, we're bingo fuel here in about probably three to four minutes and I got to come in and land."

Ticketless man who boarded plane was lovestruck

Found: Couple who lost photos

nz

One great big hoppy family

Golding's Free Dive craft beer bar in Wellington.

2:09 PM  As Beervana approaches, here's a taste of what's in store in NZ's craft beer capital.

Bennett loses it on 'Skyscreamer' video

Associate Tourism Minister Paula Bennett learns why Auckland's vertical bungy is called the "Skyscreamer".

One of the properties on the annual Kerikeri Rotary Garden Safari.

A gardener's road trip to the winterless Far North

From tropical plant nurseries and pristine kauri forest to yearly garden safaris, here are our top 20 gardening-related attractions.

pacific islands

Fiji in five days

Sunset at the Mamanuca Islands.

The exuberant welcome of "Bula", brings a smile to even the most jaded traveller.

20 reasons to visit the Solomon Islands

The Western world has made little impression on this unspoilt South Pacific paradise.

A tiki sculpture at Hiva Oa.

The remote, fabled islands of Tahiti

A quick check of our coordinates confirms we're about as close to the middle of nowhere as you can get.

themes

7 hot spots for alternative diets

When you're gluten-free or vegan, some cities are more accommodating than others.

Hankering to travel but worried about your vegan or gluten-free needs? These cities will accommodate you ...

How to carve the world's best ham

This isn't just any ham. It's the best of the best. And carving it takes special skill.

Piton de la Fournaise Reunion, France

Top 10 terrifying fire monsters

These spectacular and terrifying volcanoes have tormented and toyed with humanity throughout history.

south america

Cast adrift in the Andes

An Andean girl walks in front of her home, a straw hut, on one of the Uros island on Lake Titicaca.

This is no place to be bobbing around in a small dinghy with only one oar.

A different kind of wine tour

If you think wine tours are all about getting drunk, Argentina may not be the place for you.

The world's scariest hotel room? gallery

Simple life meets stunning luxury

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

Melbourne: Inside the mind of a pop culture chameleon

Bowie in costume during the Aladdin Sane tour, 1973.

A new exhibition in Melbourne gives an insight into the ever-changing David Bowie.

The world's best spots to get a fashion fix

There's a huge world awaiting out there for anyone interested in fashion and travel.

Arnhem Land's Bawaka beach is fascinating year-round.

Best Aus beaches to visit in winter

Oz isn't all about bikinis and suntans – some beaches get even cooler in the winter months.

europe

Breaking Bad cafe opens in Istanbul

Walter and Jesse? Is that you?

Breaking Bad fans, we hope you're sitting down for this because it's the best news you will receive this year.

A stay in a fairytale castle

Stay in a billionaire's 11th-century storybook turreted French castle. It doesn't get more fairytale-like than this.

The devastated city that now rivals Europe's best

Treasures of the River Seine

uk and ireland

Inside the Royals' favourite hotel

Want to feel like royalty? It doesn't get much better than the glamorous Goring.

Frightfully posh, but never pretentious, this London institution impresses with old-world charm.

Nessie hunter: 'I'm not quitting' video

"I'm staying here, trying to find the monster" says Steve Feltham as he continues his hunt for the legendary prehistoric beast.

Loch Ness monster? It's a big catfish

Play it safe in the Poison Garden

usa

Inside Branson's first Virgin hotel

The roof-top bar is a popular spot.

The first in the planned chain of Virgin Hotels has the happiest happy hour you can find.

Hotel reunites traveller and stuffed dog

Annelies Vredeveldt thought she had lost Boris forever, but this Canadian hotel pulled out all the stops to reunite them.

Essential tips for visiting Texas

The Pacific Crest Trail in 3 minutes video

canada & alaska

That time I drove in Canada

The Icefields Parkway in Alberta. Like New Zealand, if you focus on the scenery rather than the road then you're probably going to crash. In short, it sucks to be the driver.

I was nervous, alone in a different country and driving on the "wrong" side of the road.

Off the beaten track in Victoria

Ditch the crowds and explore these hidden gems in the "tearoom capital" of British Columbia.

Cruising Alaska's Tlingit country

Ice climbing the Canadian Rockies

asia

Breaking Bad cafe opens in Istanbul

Walter and Jesse? Is that you?

Breaking Bad fans, we hope you're sitting down for this because it's the best news you will receive this year.

Asia's most exclusive country

Is the most exclusive country in Asia worth this price tag?

Festival-goers enjoy the mud during the annual Boryeong Mud Festival

Things get dirty in South Korea gallery

Every year, this little town 190 km southwest of Seoul, South Korea, becomes a tourist hot spot.

cruising

The remote, fabled islands of Tahiti

A tiki sculpture at Hiva Oa.

A quick check of our coordinates confirms we're about as close to the middle of nowhere as you can get.

Top tips for cruise first-timers

Want to go on a cruise but not sure about the protocol? Rachel Grunwell has you covered.

Treasures of the River Seine

Cruising in style on the Nile

snow

10 ways to tell if you're a snow addict

Some of us just can't get enough of the snow. Photo:

Do big, white flakes make you delirious? It's possible you're a snow tragic

How to have a family snow holiday

Cardrona is NZ's best family ski resort. Host of the Winter Games, this 'melting marshmallow mountain', provides a soft landing for kids.

Top apres ski spots in NZ and Aus

Winter of content in France

Video

Plane low on fuel declares emergency

"Yeah, listen, we're bingo fuel here in about probably three to four minutes and I got to come in and land."

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