World's fastest passenger train

World's fastest passenger train: The Transrapid Maglev.

5:00 AM  This train covers a distance of 30.5 kilometres in eight minutes with a top speed of 430km/h.

New-age spirituality gallery

Tallinn's skyline at dusk.

5:15 AM  Tallinn's skyline, dominated by church spires, creates an illusion at odds with Estonia's reputation.

Making travel easy

TRAVEL TIPS: Your device is your friend when travelling, not just your Facebook friend.

Travel can sometimes be hard and stressful. These 10 tips will make life much easier.

Flights from China to double

BIG BOOST AHEAD: A China Southern AIrlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner touches down in Christchurch this year.

Airlines aren't expected to have trouble filling 42 flights a week between New Zealand and China by 2020.

Paying homage to Sherlock gallery video

The Sherlock Holmes Museum, 221B Baker Street, opened in 1990.

Sherlock Holmes never existed but his fictional address of 221B Baker Street still receives a steady flow of letters.

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Couple's epic Alaskan adventure

Tom and Vicky Jackson made a trip in their wooden sailing yacht, the Sunstone, from Picton to Alaska

A Nelson sailing couple has received a national award for an epic journey around Alaska that covered nearly 10,000 nautical miles.

Seeking something different stuff nation

A 50km trek through Myanmar's hill country was hard but worth it, writes Petra Chappell.

Kiwis hate smelly tourists

NZers are loners: study video

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World's fastest passenger train

World's fastest passenger train: The Transrapid Maglev.

5:00 AM  This train covers a distance of 30.5 kilometres in eight minutes with a top speed of 430km/h.

Airport scan sets off pacemaker

Woman dies in her husband's arms after routine airport security check goes wrong.

Flights from China to double

Terrified of flying?

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Travellers are the worst

DISRUPTIVE PASSENGERS:Long haul flights can bring out the worst in people.

Consider this a definitive ranking of the 15 worst things people do at 30,000 feet

Fog disrupts flights

Fog has forced the cancellation and delay of several flights across the middle of the country.

Passengers stuck on Eurostar

Tourist fined for defacing Colosseum

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Silent but colourful NZ video

NZ in the 1940s

How did a US police chief end up with a treasure trove of film of New Zealand in 1940?

A family road trip

Balance is a concept that can be applied to much of family life, including the good old family holiday.

BIG CITY: Auckland will see a bumper crop of events this summer.

Akld set for bumper summer

A summer of non-stop sports, culture and concerts will see Auckland rival Melbourne as the centre of major events. 

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$110,000 to stay at home

In demand: Karala has expansive views north over Palm Beach.

The prospect of earning thousands over summer tempts Sydney's Palm Beach holiday homeowners to stay at home.

A cure for Harley envy

Taking a tour on rural NSW's rocket-straight stretches on a Road King.

WILD RIDE: Three times the length of any tree-base zip line in the world: The Crazy Rider.

Longest roller coaster zip line

At one-kilometre long and 18-metres high, this is the world's longest roller coaster zip line.

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Making travel easy

TRAVEL TIPS: Your device is your friend when travelling, not just your Facebook friend.

Travel can sometimes be hard and stressful. These 10 tips will make life much easier.

Queenstown hotel recognised

A private Queenstown hotel has been recognised as New Zealand's best boutique ski resort.

SOUTH GEORGIA, FALKLAND ISLANDS. Macaroni penguins in the colony of some 2.5 million breeding pairs on the island of South Georgia in the South Atlantic.

Release your inner birdwatcher

Grab the binoculars and fly free with these five top picks for a birdwatching holiday.

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New-age spirituality gallery

Tallinn's skyline at dusk.

5:15 AM  Tallinn's skyline, dominated by church spires, creates an illusion at odds with Estonia's reputation.

Paris loses its love-locks

Paris is slowly, oh-so-slowly, moving toward a love lock-free future.

Discovering the joys of Antwerp

Venice bans noisy suitcases

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Paying homage to Sherlock gallery video

The Sherlock Holmes Museum, 221B Baker Street, opened in 1990.

Sherlock Holmes never existed but his fictional address of 221B Baker Street still receives a steady flow of letters.

In the home of The Witches

The chance to visit the hotel where The Witches was shot was an opportunity not to be missed.

Bye hustlers, hi hipsters

London seeks guest of honour

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Tasting the authentic New York

THE REAL THING: Katz's deli in New York.

It's my first visit to New York City and I have a hunger for an authentic deli.

'Nothing else like it' video

Riders will be sent spiralling towards the ground at 104 kilometres per hour from 155 metres high.

More flights over the Grand Canyon

The cowgirls of the Wild, Wild West

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Just glide on by in Canada

DOG PADLE: On a canoe adventure.

Canoeing in Canada offers cedar forests, placid lakes and a giant sky. You can't help but feel a bit like Davy Crockett as you paddle down the lake.

Franklin ship found

It’s not often that tourists are offered the chance to be part of history but that happened in Canada this month.

Up close with bears

Idyll characters

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Seeking something different stuff nation

FRIENDLY FACES: Child monks heading home from school for the day.

A 50km trek through Myanmar's hill country was hard but worth it, writes Petra Chappell.

Time travel in Shanghai video

There are ghosts all over Shanghai, a city reviving its cosmopolitan heritage.

Main offender: Thailand is home to places like the "Tiger Temple" in Kanchanaburi, a so-called sanctuary for tigers that tourists can visit and pose with one of the huge cats for a quick Tinder photo.

What's wrong with Tinder tiger shots

Tinder is awash with photos of guys posing with tigers. It's the way the photos are taken that's the issue.

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New ways to float your boat

Quantum of the Seas offers ground-breaking onboard experiences that is said to bring cruising into the 21st century.

Here's 15 reasons why we should be excited about cruises in 2015.

World's newest cruise launched

Quantum of the Seas promises a range of never-before-seen innovations at sea.

This changed cruising

Aboard the Quantum of the Seas gallery

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High in the Himalayas gallery

From left, Anup Kaphle, Whitney Shefte and Hugh Blodget, Jr., pose for a photo at the top of Thorung La Pass, which sits at 17,769 feet in the Himalayas in South Asia. Days after this photo was taken, an avalanche killed at least 39 people in the area.

We finally crossed the Thorung La Pass after a gruelling trek through rugged terrain. Death had missed us by two days.

Low cost Aspen ski luxury

So you want the luxury of Aspen, without the cost? Then click this way...

Escape to the mountain

Who should win a trip to Antarctica?

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Paying homage to Sherlock

Sherlock Holmes never existed but his fictional address of 221B Baker Street still receives a steady flow of letters.