A walk on the wild side


There are a few things they tell you when you’re about to walk with lions.

What to expect when you’re expecting a safari Advice: 2 weeks in Africa A long journey to South Africa

Magic in the mountains

An action-packed getaway to Ruapehu district doesn't depend on snow - but it does help.

Fear haunts travellers

Horrified, Eliza Strauss thought she could see a fiery missile speeding towards her plane.

How old is too old on a bus?

I'm the tour's token creepy old man. Every tour has one, just the way every hostel dorm has one.

Where to get lucky at the snow

Chairlift dating, free drinks and week-long parties. World's best resorts for singles.

Top 5 travel selfies

Selfies aren't new, but love them or loathe them, the craze is here to stay.

Who should you travel with?

In my experience, you never truly know someone until you've travelled with them. 

Just me and my backpack

A Lot of Kiwi connections

NZ visitor numbers up

Almost 200,000 visitors arrived in New Zealand last month, a record for July.

Airlines deny hidden fees

Jetstar is being accused of failing to tell passengers about extra fees in an Australian court.

Airline objects to Africa flights

Auckland, a liveable city

Overnight squalls delay ferries

Swells up to eight metres, and 50-knot winds in Cook Strait overnight delay four ferries.

A real-life catch me if you can

He was trying to show how easy it is to sneak onto a plane - but the beer got in the way.

Iceland evacuates tourists

WWII bomb near airport


Sights and Sounds

Cruising Fiordland offers vistas and experiences land-based tourists can't match.

Wild coastline never disappoints

Welcome to my favourite place, a slice of paradise from the Mokihinui River to Tauranga Bay.

Rotoroa Island, reinvented

When love comes to town

Winter is back!

Over 20,000 snow enthusiasts made it out to both Whakapapa and Turoa last weekend.

BluesFest with the kids

This outstanding festival takes place when most of us at home are huddled by the fire.

Hello happiness. Hello panda.

As far as proposals for Australian tourism developments go, this one is next level.

Gold Coast's sexy makeover

Melbourne Cup: What to expect

Would you sleep at IKEA?

Need a place to stay? Why not spend a night at IKEA for free.

Calm amid the chaos

It's known for its traffic, touts and tattoos, but families can chill out too.

Heartbreak holidays

In need of a post break-up pick-me-up? These getaways will help you get over it.

Built for adventure

Go, go gadgets

A life less ordinary

Many years and 74 countries later, I can honestly say I that I have seen a little snippet of what the world offers.

Life is the key lesson

Why study abroad? To feel yourself changing while still holding on to who you are.

In the lair of The Leopard

The elegant home of an Italian author has had its doors opened to guests.

A Lot of Kiwi connections

Mad about Madrid

Saving a nation

As Ebola rages on, we look back at the extremes one village took while battling a plague.

Ring, ring: Hello?

Calling all London tourists: Peter Pan, Sherlock Holmes and Queen Victoria want to have a word with you.

Surfing with seals

The Palace takes on GoT


Marmot takes over ad, internet melts

The accidental star of a Greenpeace campaign has become an internet sensation.

Top 5 things in Sacramento

Sacramento is an ideal launching point to visit some of the state's most popular destinations.

Takes tweets as tips

SF through Google Glass

Powder day, every day

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

A summer surprise

Explore a network of enclaves that make Toronto a virtual UN of food, music, and street culture.

Tattoo tribute to Canada

Bearing witness

Temple trekking

Bagan temples Annika Fyfe found a unique culture, full of open and friendly people, in Bagan, Myanmar.

Destination airport

Spending 24 hours in an airport sounds like a nightmare, but not if it's Singapore's Changi.

Open your mind, and mouth

Oh cute, a baby bird...to eat

Going back in time in Sri Lanka

Civil war has slowed tourist development in Sri Lanka, but also allowed it to remain authentic.

Sights and Sounds

Cruising Fiordland offers vistas and experiences land-based tourists can't match.

Kiwi cruise challenge

Passengers rate their experience of NZ highly, but the costs of operating are a challenge for cruise lines.

A slice of heaven afloat

Get on board

Winter is back!

Over 20,000 snow enthusiasts made it out to both Whakapapa and Turoa last weekend.

Mt Hutt set for best day yet

Sunshine, snow and mountain reopenings look to give skifield its best conditions since season started.

Skifield closes gates

Skiers pray for more white stuff

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