Going on a safari in Africa?

Thanda Private Game Reserve is working hard to find a balance between offering memorable safari experiences and meeting the needs of local communities and wildlife populations.

5:00 AM  Here's what you need to know before you cross that trip off your bucket list.

Top five tall places in Tokyo

Modelled on the Eiffel Tower, the red Tokyo Tower is a beloved icon of the city.

5:00 AM  These are the best places to go in Tokyo for a view of the city - or the worst, if you're scared of heights.

Can you trust TripAdvisor?

For any traveller looking for quality accommodation at a decent price, TripAdvisor's reviews are useful.

Generally, yes, But here are a few warning signs to watch out for in reviews.

10 reasons to hit southern Italy

Alberobello​ may be the most-photographed village in Italy.

Don't be fooled by the tranquility - Puglia is one of Italy's most fascinating regions.

Couple pays $4000 change fee

Air New Zealand said its usual change fee for the route was around $174.

Their flights to NZ cost $600 - but trying to change them cost this elderly British couple $4000.

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Kiwi Traveller

15 pointless travel items

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Paper maps, rolls of film and money belts have joined travellers cheques as things of the past.

UK hits NZ with health charge

Kiwis wanting to spend more than six months in the UK on their OE will soon have to pay up.

Exploring the Great Wall

An endless Indian summer

nz

Pink Hike proving popular

Pink Hike organiser Luisa Coyle, centre, at the inaugural event last year.

The event will also be great for those who have always meant to get around to climbing up Mt Fyffe.

Wine, food and everything good

"We sold out last year, so we are hoping for the same this year."

Stopping to admire the scenery at the Pelorus River.

Getting my hobbit on

It's hard to focus your mind on anything other than the serene beauty of nature when kayaking down the Pelorus River.

news

Morgan: I don't want it all

Gareth Morgan says he'll only use a small portion of the Abel Tasman beach for sale.

Philanthropist publishes map showing how little of Abel Tasman beach he would use.

'Small victory' for Sikh man

Indian-American actor and designer gets an apology after being barred from a flight for not removing his turban.

Emirates sets Auckland pricing

The mile-high skyscraper

travel troubles

Couple hit with $4000 change fee

Air New Zealand said its usual change fee for the route was around $174.

Their flights to NZ cost $600 - but trying to change them cost this elderly British couple $4000.

'We're all going to die'

Intoxicated man hurls abuse and mini alcohol bottles at passengers before being escorted off Alaska Airlines flight.

Auckland trains getting back on track

Cyclone could ground flights

south america

An amazing Amazon adventure

The Napo River runs through the Amazon Rainforest, delivering its watery lifeblood to the villagers living along its banks.

No one will be able to hear you scream in the Ecuadorian Amazon.

Photos: Rio Carnival gallery

The glitz and glamour, as well as jaw dropping costumes, from Rio's Carnival parades.

The Kiwis of Rio de Janeiro's Carnaval video

The country taking Airbnb by storm

middle east

Kiwis key in Dubai's zipline video

Been there? Done that? You've probably not seen anything quite like Dubai's XLine before.

A steep, 90m drop is only inches away as the building drops straight down to the concrete below.

A toast to Shiraz

Facelifts, nose jobs, chadors teamed with Japanese sun visors, rare artefacts and friendly people – Iran is a fascinating paradox.

See the home of Star Wars

20 reasons to visit Dubai with kids

pacific islands

Life on a private island

Ever wondered what it would be like to have an island to yourself?

Castaway bliss

There's no TV or wi-fi. Just the soothing melody of Fijian waters gently lapping.

A spectacular Fiji sunset captured at Tropica Island Resort on Malolo Island.

Fiji for a first-timer gallery video

How do you enjoy Fiji when you can't swim, hate the sun and are scared of coconuts falling on your head?

australia

Photos: Amazing WA gallery

Brunswick Bay Islands

Take a bird's eye look at the incredible landscape of Western Australia.

Aussie: Better than anywhere else?

According to an Australian travel writer, there are some experiences his country does better than anywhere else.

Bespoke Gin Workshops are held at William McHenry & Sons Distillery at Port Arthur.

Top 6 Tassie whisky distilleries

Find out why Tasmania is getting a name for itself as the whisky capital of Australia.

europe

10 reasons to visit southern Italy

Alberobello​ may be the most-photographed village in Italy.

Don't be fooled by the tranquility - Puglia is one of Italy's most fascinating regions.

European cruising at risk

Last year's hot, dry European summer may have a roll-on effect for those eyeing up a European cruise.

Roman pyramid on show

A holiday in the dark

uk and ireland

Why you should go solo in London

In Hyde Park, bicyclists ride a path adjacent to horse trails.

Who needs company when you've got pubs, parks and plenty of tours to keep you entertained?

How to get into London's exclusive clubs

Fancy rubbing shoulders with London's movers and shakers? Here's how.

Wandering into a wizarding world

20 reasons to visit Dublin

usa

Who goes to North Dakota?

Josh Duhamel, a native of North Dakota, is serving as ambassador for the state.

Well not many, but Transformers actor Josh Duhamel is trying to change all that.

NASA men share love of space video

An Apollo 13 astronaut and a leader from the Mars mission talk about space travel.

Slumber party with penguins

Surviving a wilderness course

canada & alaska

Get it while it's cold

Kayaking through a floating iceberg.

The sun is out, the water is calm, and the adventure is on, with a nice, wild Alaska edge.

Fine dining on the rails

"It's like a symphony," says executive chef Jean Pierre Guerin from inside the Rocky Mountaineer's Goldleaf Service kitchen.

The town no-one wants to leave

Rumbling through the Rockies gallery video

asia

Top five tall places in Tokyo

Modelled on the Eiffel Tower, the red Tokyo Tower is a beloved icon of the city.

19 min ago  These are the best places to go in Tokyo for a view of the city - or the worst, if you're scared of heights.

Get lost in Japan's past

It's easy to see Japanese history, but more difficult to become immersed in it.

Get up close and personal with a hawksbill turtle.

Do the Maldives on a budget

Discover the best (and cheapest) way to explore the watery world of the Maldives.

cruising

Titanic II set for maiden voyage video

An undated artist's rendering of the proposed cruise ship Titanic II.

Date given for when replica of the Titanic will take to the seas.

European cruising at risk

Last year's hot, dry European summer may have a roll-on effect for those eyeing up a European cruise.

Love on the high seas gallery

Cruisy summer

snow

Kiwi caught in US snow storm

Snow covers the deck of Joanne Clapp's home after a massive snow storm in the east coast of the United States.

As record US blizzard rages on, Kiwi looks on the bright side and enjoys a few days off work.

Ski fields battle for early birds

Canterbury's Porters ski field has fired back in a price war with NZ Ski Group's Mt Hutt.

Boeing 757 touches down in Antarctica

Mt Hutt named best ski resort

themes

Morgan: I don't want it all

Gareth Morgan says he'll only use a small portion of the Abel Tasman beach for sale.

Philanthropist publishes map showing how little of Abel Tasman beach he would use.

First class: Who are you people?

The Qantas First Class Lounge offers a glimpse of how the other half travels - and it's pretty amazing.

For any traveller looking for quality accommodation at a decent price, TripAdvisor's reviews are useful.

Can you trust TripAdvisor?

Generally, yes, But here are a few warning signs to watch out for in reviews.

Video

Wartime sweethearts reunite

They were apart for 70 years - until a free Air NZ flight brought these old flames back together.

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