Luxury lodge one of world's best

LUXURY HIDEAWAY: Wharekauhau Lodge in South Wairarapa.

11:44 AM  A luxury hideaway lodge in Wairarapa has been named as one of the world's best by a leading travel guide.

New Zealand best for solo travellers

Queenstown makes CNN's top travel list

Auckland in top 10 liveable cities

The world's hot spots gallery

BONE DRY: Death Valley, California.

Many of us enjoy a holiday in warm weather, but visit these destinations if you want to take it to extremes.

Sherlock's on the case video

LOST AND FOUND: Sherlock, the adorable beagle who helps passengers find their lost items.

Losing your luggage just got less frustrating... and very cute.

What you need in your carry-on

CARRY ON LUGGAGE: You don't need a huge carry-on bag if you stick to packing just the hand luggage essentials.

Airlines are cracking down on oversized carry-on bags. To lighten the load, stick to these essentials.

A350 certification due

Airbus hopes to get certification for its new long-haul A350 model by the end of September.

Airbus hopes to get certification for its new long-haul A350 model by the end of September.

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Biker on ride of his life

EPIC JOURNEY: Rhys Lawrey is currently undertaking a Round the World Trip on his Triumph, to raise funds to support The Prince's Trust.

The odometer ticked over 22,436 miles on Rhys Lawrey's Triumph Tiger 800XC motorbike as he rode into Nelson.

Exploring the Amazon Basin

With hundreds of species of birds, mammals, reptiles and more, this reserve is spectacular.

Where to spot a celeb

Adventurer peaks in Europe

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Sherlock the dog's on the case video

LOST AND FOUND: Sherlock, the adorable beagle who helps passengers find their lost items.

Losing your luggage just got less frustrating... and very cute.

Final report due on flight paths

News on the controversial SMART flight trial is due later this year.

A350 certification due

Airbus to work on supersonic jet

travel troubles

Stowaway scorpion in suitcase

STOWAWAY SCORPION: This scorpion was found in a traveller's suitcase at Auckland Airport.

A live scorpion has been found in a traveller’s suitcase at Auckland International Airport.

Passengers behaving badly

If you treat a crowded airline cabin like your living room - or bathroom - expect your fellow travellers to take action.

Plane aborts landing video

Drunken antics divert flight

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Wairarapa lodge one of the world's best

LUXURY HIDEAWAY: Wharekauhau Lodge in South Wairarapa.

11:44 AM  A luxury hideaway lodge in Wairarapa has been named as one of the world's best by a leading travel guide.

A necessary retreat

I have always loved the bush that clads the hills above the Kapiti coastline.

NZ best for solo travellers

Our number one road

ADRENALIN RUSH: Chuck Berry base jumps near Queenstown.

5 extremes in 1 day video

"Only in a country like ours, could you experience all five extreme sports in one day."

australia

Sydney's best Asian street food

Mhu bing at Chat Thai.

"Try the crab," suggests David Thompson, with the tone of senior student offering year-seven kid a cigarette drag.

Riverside makeover

An unbeatable riverside setting is just one of the attractions of a smartly revitalised Brisbane hotel.

Sydney's best pho

Roar and snore in Sydney

JAPANESE HIDEOUT: The Takenoma (bamboo) room.

Serenity and the city

It's hard to leave this lush Japanese hideout, but it's left us feeling relaxed and invigorated.

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The world's hot spots gallery

BONE DRY: Death Valley, California.

Many of us enjoy a holiday in warm weather, but visit these destinations if you want to take it to extremes.

Secret spots

Want to get off the beaten-track? Here are 20 places you've probably never visited - or even heard of.

Sydney's best Asian street food

What it feels like to have a private plane

ADRENALIN RUSH: Chuck Berry base jumps near Queenstown.

5 extremes in 1 day video

"Only in a country like ours, could you experience all five extreme sports in one day."

europe

A new treat gallery video

Brussels chocolate museum

Belgium has opened a museum dedicated to chocolate. It features a Willy Wonka-style factory and cocoa tree jungle.

Taking tourists on a trot video

Finally, a trip to the spaghetti heartland of Italy can actually be good for your figure.

The keg is tapped

Paris tries to stop 'love locks'

uk and ireland

Soldier caught in the act video

Buckingham Palace guard.

It has to be one of the most boring jobs in the world, so it's no wonder this Buckingham Palace guardsman tried to have a little fun instead. 

Saving a nation

As Ebola rages across parts of Africa, David Whitley takes a look back at the extremes one English village went to battling a plague.

Ring, ring

Surfing with seals

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Fans mob Friends cafe

NOSTALGIA VALUE: The coffee at Central Perk isn't great, but fans aren't concerned.

Fans are flocking to Central Perk pop-up coffeehouse, but not for the coffee, which is "pretty terrible".

Time travel on Pullman Rails

Your berth has been turned down, your shoes shined, your nightcap delivered by the porter. Now drift to sleep to the rocking of the train.

Top 5 food trucks in the US

Beauty awaits

canada & alaska

Up close with bears

A Coastal Brown Bear catches a sockeye salmon in shallow water next to Brooks Falls in the Katmai National Park and Preserve in Alaska .

In the Alaska of my mind, it is always summer.

Idyll characters

There are glaciers sliding over cliffs, dense spruce trees, and 350 bald eagles.

Life on the ledge

Powder day, every day stuff nation

asia

China's answer to Vegas

BRIGHT LIGHTS: Visitors pose in front of a fountain at Galaxy Macau.

It used to be a Chinese reproduction of a US city, but now it's much, much bigger.

The impossible is now possible

Travellers with an Indiana Jones streak, the one place often considered impossible is becoming increasingly possible.

Full steam ahead

A river runs through it

Learning to surf at Escape Haven.

Ladies learning to ride waves

Facing one's fears proves extraordinarily exhilarating, for Nina Karnikowski.

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Eight magnificent rivers

PEACE: Uniworld river cruise ship on the Douro River in Portugal.

Here are eight magnificent cruises that demonstrate the variety and adventure of river cruising's brave new world.

Cruising the world

A morning spent with a city mayor, or a leading artist. A cooking lesson with a famous chef. This cruise company does things differently.

Full steam ahead

A river runs through it

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Escape to the mountain

PERFECT POWDER: Top of the High Noon Express.

Spring is here and Mt Ruapehu continues to receive snowfall, perfect for those looking for an escape to the mountain.

Who should win a trip to Antarctica?

A geologist, a photographer and NZ Batman are amongst finalists hoping to win a trip to Antarctica.

Snow patrol

Is Antarctica on your list?