Save $50k, travel to 50 countries

"If you just say you want to do something but you're not setting goals to get there, you might never get there," says ...

11:42 AM  They passed up nights out, opened savings accounts and now this couple are seeing the world.

$10,000 cruise experience video

The infinity pool on the Regent Seven Seas Explorer.

You can now scoff your foie gras under a $200,000 chandelier, surrounded by $7 million worth of art.

What pilots fear the most

After flying for a commercial airline for 17 years, running low on fuel and unexpected turbulence are what stands out in ...

From running low on fuel to severe turbulence, an experienced pilot reveals his worst moments.

'End of passports by 2020' video

The Government wants to pilot the technology in July at Canberra Airport, which handles limited flights to Singapore and ...

In a world first, Australia plans to replace travel documents with facial recognition and fingerprints.

Wairarapa's flying machines

The S.E.5 sits at the ready.

For lovers of old planes, the Vintage Aviator collection is the pinnacle.

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Wairarapa's flying machines

The S.E.5 sits at the ready.

For lovers of old planes, the Vintage Aviator collection is the pinnacle.

Trump catches museum out video

A technician combs the hair of a waxwork of US President Donald Trump at the Musee Grevin in Paris, France.

When the half-ready Hillary had to be binned, the race was on to find human hair "just the right colour".

Finding real Moana experience

The day breaks over Hokulea with Kualoa behind her.

The Disney movie holds special significance for Hawaii's voyaging heritage.

Rent entire island for a night

Its total privacy is what makes Bird Island so special.

Bad weather, Trump mania and January blues are enough to send you running to this private paradise.

Sleeper train revived as hostel

The once-popular Hokutosei sleeper train was revived as a hostel in the Nihonbashi Bakurocho area of central Tokyo.

It once took people on a 1200km journey across Japan, now the sleeping cars are being used as bunk beds.

A night at the lakes

Nelson Lakes National Park offers some fine viewpoints for the adventurous.

Nelson Lakes National Park is a captivating destination, for locals and non-locals alike.

Everyone loves Melania video

First Lady Melania Trump leaves the President's Room of the Senate, at the Capitol in Washington, January 20, 2017.

"First Lady" apple pies are selling like hot cakes in a small town in Slovenia.

Jetstar 'gouges' sick mum

Caroline Gray - pictured with sons James and Benji and husband Haydn - said hassles with Jetstar were the last thing she ...

She was too sick to fly with her four-year-old son, so mum tried to have her husband take her place - Jetstar demanded more than the cost of the ticket.

A taste of luxury

Chris Godsiff

Chris Godsiff is trying to make his beloved home region a luxury destination for high-end travellers.

Top Te Aroha fish 'n' chips

Gurnard and chips from the X-ING Cafe and Takeaways. Katrina Tanirau says the serving was enough for two people.

Life's too short to eat bad food according to Te Aroha's X-ING Cafe and Takeaways owner Lyn Madoc.

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Seoul searching

A trip to the border between North and South Korea is highly recommended.

Tim Clauson moved to Seoul and loves life in a city that's buzzing 24/7.

Family cruise in Noumea

Wondering how to organise family excursions? Send us your travel questions and we'll find the answer.

Readers' best travel photos gallery

Adapting to life away from NZ stuff nation

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NZ's terrifying canyon swing video

Backwards, forwards, sitting down or standing up; these are the choices jumpers have to make at the Shotover Canyon Swing.

Slide, cycle or be pushed over the edge of a cliff and free-fall 60 metres over the famous Shotover River.

A taste of luxury

Chris Godsiff is trying to make his beloved home region a luxury destination for high-end travellers.

The S.E.5 sits at the ready.

Wairarapa's magnificent flying machines

For lovers of old planes, the Vintage Aviator collection is the pinnacle.

news

'End of passports by 2020' video

The Government wants to pilot the technology in July at Canberra Airport, which handles limited flights to Singapore and ...

In a world first, Australia plans to replace travel documents with facial recognition and fingerprints.

Boosting tourism in Te Anau

Air Milford introduced a new scheduled flight from Queenstown to Te Anau that could bring tourism to the region.

'Yolocaust' slams memorial selfies

'I just needed to get out'

travel troubles

What airline pilots fear the most

After flying for a commercial airline for 17 years, running low on fuel and unexpected turbulence are what stands out in ...

From running low on fuel to severe turbulence, an experienced pilot reveals the worst moments of his flying career.

Jetstar 'gouges' sick mum

She was too sick to fly with her four-year-old son, so mum tried to have her husband take her place - Jetstar demanded more than the cost of the ticket.

Tramping in socks and sandals

Death on Qantas flight

south america

Rent entire island for a night

Its total privacy is what makes Bird Island so special.

Bad weather, Trump mania and January blues are enough to send you running to this private paradise.

A trip into Peru's past

From its Inca ruins to its farmers and traders, Peru is a country embracing its rich history.

Ticking Cuba off the bucket list

Welcome to the other California

middle east

Grab a selfie...in Aleppo video

Tourists pose for a picture at the entrance of the Carlton Hotel.

Tourists already returning to war-torn Syrian city despite the ongoing fighting.

Backpackers' day trip to frontline

They've been called "terror tourists" and "naive" but these Irish backpackers want to help.

First SeaWorld without orcas

World record for Emirates' floral A380 video

pacific islands

Cook Islands a South Pacific gem

Obviously, snorkelling and diving are popular activities among holiday-makers.

Why the Cook Islands stand out from those other Pacific destinations.

Magical French Polynesia

There's more to French Polynesia than honeymoons and beaches.

Swaying palm trees, white sand beaches, crystal clear waters, beautiful coral and fish filled lagoons, Fiji really is ...

Things that will surprise about Fiji video

Fiji time is a thing, you'll say Bula a lot and machete wielding men are no threat.

australia

Exclusive resort an escape from reality

Orpheus Island is a tropical island dream.

The posh Orpheus Island Resort in Australia only lets in a maximum of 28 guests at a time.

Don't risk it: Rock pool warning video

It's an iconic Sydney selfie spot, but tourists are being being actively encouraged not to go.

The lighthouse works automatically but the caretakers have plenty else to do.

Six months on a deserted island

Rent free, this is the ultimate couple's getaway - if you can handle isolation and no Facebook.

europe

Wax museum caught out by Trump video

A technician combs the hair of a waxwork of US President Donald Trump at the Musee Grevin in Paris, France.

When the half-ready Hillary had to be binned, the race was on to find human hair "just the right colour".

Everyone wants a piece of Melania video

"First Lady" apple pies are selling like hot cakes in a small town in Slovenia.

Ten days in Italy

Inventor's carousel on frozen lake video

uk and ireland

Doggies' day out on the bus video

Two of the canine passengers who rode the bus Monday.

Pooches can disembark (get it?) and visit a dog cemetery and the corgis of Buckingham Palace.

Why visit this 'wretched' place?

You can just picture the Scottish tourism authorities watching the original Trainspotting movie and freaking out.

Thousands gather at Stonehenge

Girl offers to replace Big Ben's chimes video

usa

A brief love affair with Oregon

Kayaking on the Deschutes river in Bend, Oregon.

The home of craft beer, stunning scenery and an overwhelming book store hooked Ian Anderson on the US state.

Disneyland to add Fastpass fee

Want to redeem a Fastpass to beat the queues? There's now a $14 fee for this feature on the app.

48 hours in Portland

Eating a way into real LA video

canada & alaska

Where to get close to polar bears

Polar bear swimming in the Beaufort Sea on the northern coast of Alaska.

You can be mere metres from the fierce animals and they are as oblivious as cows grazing in a field.

Tourist sights worth braving crowds for video

For every gorgeous shot of a world wonder there's another of a massive tourist crowd.

Holiday alternatives to America

The world's most scenic railway ride

asia

Sleeper train revived as hostel

The once-popular Hokutosei sleeper train was revived as a hostel in the Nihonbashi Bakurocho area of central Tokyo.

It once took people on a 1200km journey across Japan, now the sleeping cars are being used as bunk beds.

My mind-blowing adventures in Cambodia

Why Guy Williams says you've gotta go to Cambodia

Deer Cave, which is home to a colony of wrinkled-lipped bats when they're not out feeding.

Forgotten Southeast Asia tourist spot video

It is one of nature's most amazing spectacles - millions of bats in a giant feeding frenzy.

cruising

$10,000-a-night cruise experience video

The infinity pool on the Regent Seven Seas Explorer.

You can now scoff your foie gras under a $200,000 chandelier, surrounded by $7 million worth of art.

Kiwis keen on nude cruise

Kiwis say they'd be up for X-rated playrooms and party games on this cruise with a difference.

Attracting cruise ships to the south

Nude cruise proves popular

snow

Sahara Desert covered in snow video

Snow has not fallen in Ain Sefra since February 18, 1979.

Sand dunes become ski slopes after freak weather leaves desert blanketed by one metre of snow.

Skiing in the summer? video

Our messy summer has sprung another surprise - snow. "A lot of people have come out to have a play" on the ski fields.

Picture-perfect places for snow video

Epic ski lift fail video

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Save $50k, travel to 50 countries

"If you just say you want to do something but you're not setting goals to get there, you might never get there," says ...

11:42 AM  They passed up nights out, opened savings accounts and now this couple are seeing the world.

NZ's terrifying canyon swing video

Slide, cycle or be pushed over the edge of a cliff and free-fall 60 metres over the famous Shotover River.

The infinity pool on the Regent Seven Seas Explorer.

$10,000-a-night cruise experience video

You can now scoff your foie gras under a $200,000 chandelier, surrounded by $7 million worth of art.

Video

NZ's terrifying canyon swing

Slide, cycle or be pushed over the edge of a cliff and free-fall 60 metres over the famous Shotover River.

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