Aussie's top spa treatments gallery

Hayman One&Only, Queensland: Nothing says extravagance like a massage bed plonked in the pristine waters of the Whitsundays, provided the tide is right and the swell calm.

Sometimes only the finest will do when it comes to reclaiming a sense of wellbeing.

50 shades of blue

Australia's fantasy island

The French, rude?

JUST A STEREOTYPE: If you think the French are rude, maybe take a look at your own behaviour.

The French are rude, Rome is full of thieves and Amsterdam is overrun with stoners and prostitutes. Is any of it true?

New York: Fear 2.0

A mole person, a mythical mutant creature born in the New York City subway system, is seen inside a scene at Nightmare: New York, a haunted house for adults, in New York.

On a recent October night, Ruben Perez's friends set out to show him the worst that NYC has to offer.

Speedo stunt irks airline

AMERICAN AIRLINES CHILLOUT: Jarre posted this photo to his Twitter account before the plane landed in Miami.

When an airline decides to have someone arrested, a hashtag is not a valuable defence.

A cause for concern

CAUSE FOR CONCERN: The Ebola outbreak has made this flight attendant think twice about germs.

The Ebola outbreak has made this flight attendant think twice about germs.

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A rickshaw ride of emotion stuff nation

ORGANISED CHAOS: The busy streets of Jaipur, Rajasthan.

That is how it goes in India... you never can predict whether you will love it or hate it.

Why you should travel alone stuff nation

It's a guarantee that a trip alone will make you a different person, a more mature person.

A traveller’s fate stuff nation

Escape to Africa

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Why flight attendants are worried

CAUSE FOR CONCERN: The Ebola outbreak has made this flight attendant think twice about germs.

The Ebola outbreak has made this flight attendant think twice about germs.

Faster than the Jetsons' car gallery video

It's better than a bird, better than a plane — maybe even better than Superman. It's a flying car.

Search just got personal

Singapore Airlines A380 has landed video

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Speedo stunt irks airline

AMERICAN AIRLINES CHILLOUT: Jarre posted this photo to his Twitter account before the plane landed in Miami.

When an airline decides to have someone arrested, a hashtag is not a valuable defence.

Ill passenger slated

Airline ‘‘extremely disappointed’’ with passenger who grounded a plane with suspected case of norovirus.

Top 10 annoying travellers

Plane hit by lightning

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An elegant trip back in time

WEIGHT OF HISTORY: The 1895 homestead.

If money is no object, there's no beating this well-hidden historic lodge near Christchurch.

Walking with the cheetahs video

Animal enthusiasts are getting a chance to get up close and personal with Africa's most endangered cats.

Lonely Planet rates NZ

Gunning for the sun

Air New Zealand has today released its new safety video which, weighing in at more than four-and-a-half-minutes, has been aptly titled The Most Epic Safety Video Ever Made.

A 'most epic' safety video video

Safety is fantasy in Air New Zealand's Hobbit star-studded safety video, directed by Taika Waititi.

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Indulging across the ditch gallery

Hayman One&Only, Queensland: Nothing says extravagance like a massage bed plonked in the pristine waters of the Whitsundays, provided the tide is right and the swell calm.

Sometimes only the finest will do when it comes to reclaiming a sense of wellbeing.

Discover your inner acrobat

Byron Bay's hippie heritage lives on with a thriving circus community and environmentally friendly attitude to life

Australia's fantasy island

Posh digs across the ditch

A Whitsunday wonder.

50 shades of blue gallery

The Whitsunday tribe has 50 words for blue. Or at least they should have.

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Indulging across the ditch gallery

Hayman One&Only, Queensland: Nothing says extravagance like a massage bed plonked in the pristine waters of the Whitsundays, provided the tide is right and the swell calm.

Sometimes only the finest will do when it comes to reclaiming a sense of wellbeing.

Cemeteries around the globe

You can learn a lot about a place, a time, a culture, from its cemeteries.

Luxury train pulls into Tehran gallery

Five luxury hotel services

A view of the Notre-Dame-de-Lorette church (bottom) and the Basilica of the Sacre Coeur in Paris.

Paris with the kids

Believe it or not, Paris is a great city for kids.

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The French, rude?

JUST A STEREOTYPE: If you think the French are rude, maybe take a look at your own behaviour.

The French are rude, Rome is full of thieves and Amsterdam is overrun with stoners and prostitutes. Is any of it true?

Sailing into fair Hvar

Although spending time on an uninhabited islet has appeal, most are looking for a few home comforts.

Paris with the kids

Nero's Golden House open

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Live like a wizard

GOTHIC FEEL: The chambers have "a gothic feel, very true to the spirit of Hogwarts, with four-poster beds, potion bottles and cauldrons, and unexpected wizardly details."

Pack your trunks, Potterheads. This hotel has a Harry Potter-themed suite.

A pioneering concept

There's no other accommodation option in London like this one.

Something for everyone gallery

Reversing a waterfall

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New York: Fear 2.0

A mole person, a mythical mutant creature born in the New York City subway system, is seen inside a scene at Nightmare: New York, a haunted house for adults, in New York.

On a recent October night, Ruben Perez's friends set out to show him the worst that NYC has to offer.

New York City for music lovers

The city that never sleeps moves to the beat of many different drummers.

Boston is beautiful video

Just shake it off video

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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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Video: The soul of Turkey video

Leonardo Dalessandri's "Watchtower of Turkey"

The way you know a travel video is truly remarkable is when you feel like you visited a place after watching it.

Thai skyscraper planned

Higher than a bird, almost as high as some planes. It's Super Tower. And it's coming to Bangkok.

High in the Himalayas gallery

Sri Lanka by train

ALL TOGETHER: Villagers take part in a ceremony in Bali.

Top 20 things to do in Bali

Behind the touristy image, the island offers a more graceful, enchanting side.

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Travel students get to cruise

DAWN PRINCESS: For the first time the Princess Cruises ship is playing host to 18 Christchurch Polytechnic students completing a one-year travel course.

Christchurch tourism students are more likely to cruise into jobs thanks to new hands-on experience.

Most luxurious cabins at sea gallery

These cabins are so good, they're not even called cabins. Take a look at 10 of the best.

Season's first cruise ship arriving video

Franklin ship found

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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?