End for Boeing's iconic 747? video

The space shuttle Endeavour atop its 747 shuttle carrier aircraft flies over the Hollywood sign in Los Angeles in 2012.

Boeing could end production of the iconic jumbo jet, the aircraft of choice for presidents and Iron Maiden.

Reason for oxygen mask video

Air hostess shows how to use an oxygen mask on board.

Aspiring astronaut shows us what happens to your brain when you don't have oxygen.

Wreck to underwater casino

With fake slot machines and poker tables, Florida authorities are hoping this diving attraction will boost tourism.

With fake slot machines and poker tables, Florida hopes this diving attraction will boost tourism.

Want a job as a beer taster?

Here's the catch: The Smithsonian is looking for a pro historian and/or scholar.

Want to travel across America and drink beer all day? Secure the job and do all this for $90,000 a year.

Wild animals terrify skiers

Jester, the domesticated cat that skis.

The only thing better than skiing fresh powder is discovering animals who love the same.

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Wreck to underwater casino

With fake slot machines and poker tables, Florida authorities are hoping this diving attraction will boost tourism.

With fake slot machines and poker tables, Florida hopes this diving attraction will boost tourism.

Want a job as a beer taster?

Here's the catch: The Smithsonian is looking for a pro historian and/or scholar.

Want to travel across America and drink beer all day? Secure the job and do all this for $90,000 a year.

Wild animals terrify skiers

Jester, the domesticated cat that skis.

The only thing better than skiing fresh powder is discovering animals who love the same.

Fines on skimpy swimwear

A couple basks in the sun at the beach in Croatia's UNESCO protected medieval town of Dubrovnik.

Tourists in this European city could be slapped with $200 fines if they don't cover up.

From waiter to herding goats

Theodore Kouniaris is a waiter in Molyvos on the island of Lesbos.

The Syrian refugee crisis means the tourism trade has all but vanished on the once-popular Greek islands.

Air NZ steps up wine game

Michael Brajkovich from Kumeu River Wines is one of six wine experts on the Air New Zealand fine wines of New Zealand panel.

The airline has come up with a new way to select the top inflight wines.

Parsley, dill, Mark Blumsky and thyme

Mark Blumsky, during his stint as New Zealand High Commissioner to Niue, with his new wife Pauline in 2012.

The name of Mark Blumsky - usually associated with with shoes and politics - is now tied to hydroponic herbs.

McLaren's epic NZ tour

New Zealand roads are to reverberate to the sound of 30 McLaren supercars.

A convoy of over 30 McLaren cars is set to tour New Zealand later this year

'F-word' scribbled in passport

The Chinese passport has been a source of controversy because of its representation of the South China Sea.

A Vietnamese border official allegedly wrote the curse word on a Chinese woman's passport.

Flames force plane back

A passenger on the flight captured flames shooting out of the engine.

 An Seattle-bound plane had to turn back when a dramatic discharge of flames was seen from one of the engines.

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'I'm a travel blogger, don't hate me' stuff nation

Anita Dykstra's travel blog, Anita Hendrieka, has taken her from the Wairarapa to the world.

It's not all about travelling and taking pretty pictures: Travel writer talks about the downsides to her dream job.

Wanderluster of the week

Sarah Kennerley wanted her own space on the internet to document her adventures around the world.

False scents of security

5 things to do in Otorohanga

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Porsches and pinot in Central Otago

Cromwell on the shores of Lake Dunstan.

Once the ugly sibling to Alexandra, Cromwell has shaken its cringe factor and is now pinot noir central.

Scenic route: Why I love Wellington video

Adam Constanza walked, ran and cycled the city to showcase all the reasons he loves the cool capital.

Rebecca Handley takes us from Otaki to Ratana to Parihaka on an exploration of historical places.

Hikoi around NZ's historical Maori sites video

Rebecca Handley takes us from Otaki to Ratana to Parihaka on an exploration of historical places.

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Air NZ steps up wine game

Michael Brajkovich from Kumeu River Wines is one of six wine experts on the Air New Zealand fine wines of New Zealand panel.

The airline has come up with a new way to select the top inflight wines.

The end for Boeing's iconic 747? video

Boeing could end production of the iconic jumbo jet, the aircraft of choice for presidents and Iron Maiden.

Reason for the oxygen mask rule video

McLaren's epic NZ tour

travel troubles

'F-word' scribbled in passport

The Chinese passport has been a source of controversy because of its representation of the South China Sea.

A Vietnamese border official allegedly wrote the curse word on a Chinese woman's passport.

Flames force plane back

 An Seattle-bound plane had to turn back when a dramatic discharge of flames was seen from one of the engines.

Planes' near-miss on Gold Coast video

Teen forced to spend night in airport

south america

Like nowhere on Earth

Patagonia is a land of spectacle.

A jaded traveller once said to me, "everywhere begins to look like somewhere else". He's wrong. I've never seen anything like this.

Rio-bound? No Portuguese? Problem

Speaking only English won't get you far in the Olympic city.

Airport security increases in Rio

Land of 900 stray dogs

middle east

Sleep on the slopes in Dubai

Ski Dubai is the first indoor ski resort in the Middle East

Visitors to Dubai have a new way to keep cool during the scorching Middle East summer.

Why you should visit Palestine

This is the good news story about Palestine that you never hear.

Solar plane flies over pyramids video

The Dubai you don't know

pacific islands

Parsley, dill, Mark Blumsky and thyme

Mark Blumsky, during his stint as New Zealand High Commissioner to Niue, with his new wife Pauline in 2012.

The name of Mark Blumsky - usually associated with with shoes and politics - is now tied to hydroponic herbs.

Sinalei: warm weather, warmer people video

There's no point fighting it, Sinalei Reef and Spa Resort will not be denied. Lie back and relax.

Doubletree by Hilton Fiji has recently opened on Sonaisali Island, 25 minutes drive from Nadi International Airport.

A stopover in paradise

I don't think I really knew what true comfort was until I stopped over in Nadi.

australia

Eat stay and play in Byron Bay stuff nation

The laid-back Aussie vibe of Byron is still alive and well.

It used to be a sleepy little beach town but trendy shops and restaurants moved in to lure travellers.

Australia's best islands for a holiday

Australia has more than 8000 islands to choose from. Here are the 10 best for a holiday.

Wellington has been rated second behind Canberra in a survey of quality of life.

Pipped by Aussie big sister

Wellington's sister city Canberra has the best quality of life in the world - apparently.

europe

Tour de France diary: Final leg

We tackle the hill like the pros after us will and arrive at the top to the views the pros never see.

Jon Bridges navigates to the "Queenstown of France" and catches one final glimpse of George Bennett.

Norway in a nutshell

From fjords to mountaintops, how I fell under a Norwegian spell.

Tour de France: French Alps

Woman fined for Trevi frolic video

uk and ireland

700 mirrors on church floor

Our colour reflection is an exhibition by UK artist Liz West.

An artist has created a magical reflective pool with 700 mirrors, filling a historic cathedral with light and colour.

Thousands strip for art

3200 people stripped naked and painted themselves blue to celebrate the sea.

'Visit Britain, we have all the avos!'

Rockin' birthday on Isle of Wight stuff nation

usa

Shipwreck to underwater casino

With fake slot machines and poker tables, Florida authorities are hoping this diving attraction will boost tourism.

With fake slot machines and poker tables, Florida Council is hoping this artificial reef will boost tourism.

Why Americans don't have passports

They have Montana. Why do they need to go anywhere else?

America's freakiest festival

Hooray for Dollywood

canada & alaska

Rocky Mountaineer is a rare treat

Gold Leaf Class features a glass roof to provide uninterrupted views.

They say every epic trip deserves an epic start and ours involves a red carpet, a Scottish piper, and champagne.

Yes, there is a town called Dildo

An hour's drive from the town of Come By Chance, past Spread Eagle Island, there's town call Dildo. No kidding.

Not just a salad dressing

A real Canadian winter

asia

'Cinderella' church opens to tourists video

A 17-metre-high glass shoe church has been built in Taiwan in a bid to attract more tourists.

Woman who lived out her days in a church after her legs were amputated inspired this new Taiwanese church.

The luxury train that's totally unreal

The Maharajas' Express is the best train in India by some measurements, and the best in the entire world by some others.

A pyrotechnician holds a bamboo cylinder at the Yoshida Shrine.

Japan's spectacular fire festival gallery

An ancient firework display sees participants load bamboo shoots with gun powder and shoot flames into the sky.

cruising

A Welly welcome for tourists

Wellington cruise ambassadors Sophie Harrison and Murray Shivas.

Volunteer cruise ambassadors are needed to welcome passengers into Wellington.

Ship comes in

The cruise ship season in Kaikoura is set to grow this coming summer.

Take-out sushi at sea

Cruises for small ships

snow

When wild animals terrify skiers

Jester, the domesticated cat that skis.

The only thing better than skiing super-dry, untracked powder is discovering animals who love the same.

Avalanche warning after near miss

A warning is in place after back country adventurer triggered an avalanche on Monday.

Skiing vs snowboarding

Under the mountain video

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Want a job as a beer taster?

Here's the catch: The Smithsonian is looking for a pro historian and/or scholar.

Want to travel across America and drink beer all day? Secure the job and do all this for $90,000 a year.

Zipline through Niagara Falls spray video

New tourist attraction gives thrillseekers a unique vantage point and a chance to take a selfie above the thundering waters.

Untouched, first-class meals are given to those in need.

Airplane food donated to the hungry

Airlines are teaming up with a food organisation to reduce waste and give untouched, first-class meals to those in need.

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The end for Boeing's iconic 747?

Boeing could end production of the iconic jumbo jet, the aircraft of choice for presidents and Iron Maiden.

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