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Hunting for an Easter getaway?

Left it a bet too late to book that Easter getaway? Don't stress, there's still plenty of spot you could look at.

If you haven't got around to booking that long weekend away, never fear, there are plenty of options for the last-minute Charlie.

How to cope with travel stress stuff nation

Travelling overseas can be stressful. Things that can go wrong, will go wrong. These tips will help you cope along the way.

When one door opens

'I'm going for Dad's sake'


Hotel aims to combat flashers and thieves

A suite at The Blackman, on St Kilda Road, Melbourne.

Research shows some guests get cheap thrills out of parading naked in front of windows and commiting petty theft.

Passenger's heartfelt letter to pilot

After the tragedy of the Germanwings crash, one simple thank you is winning hearts.

Transport Minister defends Air New Zealand

Australians fly before they buy video

travel troubles

Virgin flight diverted to Auckland

Etihad has made its pitch for a loosening of the rules governing air routes to Australia.

A flight from Wellington to Brisbane has been diverted to Auckland because of a technical issue.

Jetstar: The cost of a name

How much does it cost to change a name on a return Jetstar flight to Bali?

Bomb hoax diverts flight

007 crew's mid-air rampage


Auckland's better half

31012015 AKL NEWS NINES Fans arriving today (saturday) for the NRL Nines event held at Eden Park, Auckland. Photo: / David MackayPhoto: / David Mackay

It's not all sipping lattes, expensive Queen Street shopping and traffic jams, you know.

The family who live in a national park

The seventh-generation Wilsons of Abel Tasman lead visitors to their special park on the coastal paradise they call home.

A local market near Wanaka lake.

The most laidback cult in the world

I'm jealous of all of these people because they've found their one slice of happiness.

pacific islands

A beer for the tropics

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Matutu Brewery Kiva Pale Ale label - from Illustration for travel story on the brewery. March 2015.

A visits to a Rarotongan microbrewery that's taking on the big boys.

10 things to do in the Cook Islands

While the Cooks Islands are known for their weather, their culture and natural gems shine even on a rainy day.

Private island pleasures: Castaway Island in Fiji.

Turning hell into heaven

Fiji's Castaway Island should have been my idea of hell.


When's the best time to go to Australia?

Coolum Beach on Queensland's Sunshine Coast - best between May and December.

Here's a country-wide wrap with the best time to visit these holiday hot spots across the Tasman.

Gaia Retreat and Spa review, Byron Bay

Arriving at Olivia Newton John's legendary well retreat in Byron Bay feels more like arriving at a luxurious retreat in Asia.

GAME CHANGER: The Langham hotel in Sydney.

Can $30m buy hotel perfection?

After a breathtaking $30 million makeover, the 98-room Langham Sydney is a game changer in its market.


Singapore’s secret foodie street

The Balestier Market, Singapore.

This one strip of road in the Lion City has enough foodie fabulousness to fill you up for days.

Is quiet travel the best travel?

OPINION: The finest travel experiences are those that allow you to fully engage by savouring the silence.

Use common sense when trying new foods or delicacies.

How to cope with travel stress stuff nation

Travelling overseas can be stressful. Things that can go wrong, will go wrong. These tips will help you cope along the way.


Eiffel Tower: 13 things you didn't know


Women toss their bras during the 5th Pink Bra Spring and Bra Toss and help Push Up the Fight Against Breast Cancer at the Trocadero Square near the Eiffel Tower in Paris.  REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

REUTERS NEWS PICTURES HAS NOW MADE IT EASIER TO FIND THE BEST PHOTOS FROM THE MOST IMPORTANT STORIES AND TOP STANDALONES EACH DAY. Search for "TPX" in the IPTC Supplemental Category field or "IMAGES OF THE DAY" in the Caption field and you will find a selection of 80-100 of our daily Top Pictures.



126 years ago, the Eiffel Tower was officially completed in Paris after 2 years, 2 months, and 5 days of construction.

Don't turn a trip here down

This treasured Turkish spot makes flying across the world for a wedding worth the effort and expense.

Longest road coming soon?

Keukenhof: Tour the tulips

uk and ireland

Dive into 'virtual Barrier Reef' video

ALL AT SEA: Secret Cities of the Sea will be at London's Natural History Museum from March 27 to September 13 2015.

Visitors to London's History Museum can now take a "virtual dive" into the colourful world of coral reefs.

Skeleton horse erected in London

London's Trafalgar Square, full of tourists, pigeons and military monuments, has a new occupant.

'England's most boring city'

Plaid sailing in Scotland gallery


Grand Canyon: A mind-blowing view video

A Papillon Helicopters tour party during a visit to the bottom of the Grand Canyon.

They say everything is bigger in America, but this is ridiculous.

An unconventional president

The photographs on the wall of this little presidential hideaway are gloriously unstatesmanlike.

Confessions of hotel front desk clerks

Manatees: Look but don't touch

canada & alaska

Living on the edge

FEELING BRAVE: Edgewalk Toronto is a test for those with a fear of heights.

I know that, in theory, it is perfectly safe to do Edgewalk Toronto.

Try Niagara without the Viagra

Niagara-on-the-Lake offers a welcome contrast to the glitz surrounding the famous falls, just down the road.

A bacon lover's paradise

How Niagara Falls freezes gallery


Singapore’s secret foodie street

The Balestier Market, Singapore.

This one strip of road in the Lion City has enough foodie fabulousness to fill you up for days.

The smells and spirit of Bali

Taking a tour of Bali with a local driver gives a new appreciation of the resort island.

A Cambodian survivor stands in front of a photograph of a prisoner of the Khmer Rouge regime in one of the rooms of Tuol Sleng prison.

Why you must visit this house of terror

S-21 is confronting, but it's as important as the serene temples of the ancient Angkor civilisation.


Two Queens to dock in Auckland

ROYAL CRUISE: The Queen Mary 2 cruise ship dwarfs other boats as it enters Auckland Harbour where it will join its sister ship the Queen Victoria.

Two Queens are together in Auckland Harbour for the first time since the 1940s.

Following historic footprints

Cruise ships make it easier than ever to get to Antarctica, but the wilderness remains as awe-inspiring as ever.

Auckland: Slow boat to slumber

Unexpected cruise ships welcomed


Cruising in the land of polar bears

BIG DOGS: Open water in the ice makes seal hunting much harder.

Newcomers are relentlessly reminded here, where white is the new black, that polar bears are the Big Dogs.

Ecuador's skyscrapers: A photo essay gallery

As dawn washes over the icy mountain planes, the hint of a new day floats through the air, and faint sunlight kisses Cotopaxi's snowy face.

China's icy festival

Jumbo jet's spectacular journey gallery


Australians fly before they buy

Australians are making flying visits to the 'coolest little capital in the world' without their passports.

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