Our number one road

TOP END: The store at Te Kao in the Far North. Rider Paewai Ihaka with Chybagz, Jess and Dippy the dog.

5:00 AM  State Highway 1 is New Zealand's main artery, and a rich source of the country's stories.

Biker on ride of his life

10 holidays that will change you

A necessary retreat

RETREAT YOURSELF: The inside of Te Nikau Forest Retreat is open plan and relaxed.

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

Treated like royalty

ADRIATIC IDYLL: Sveti Stefan dates from about 1440.

Leisa Tyler visits a 15th-century Montenegrin village that has been transformed into a resort.

NZ best for solo travellers

CATHEDRAL COVE: One of our beautiful beaches, surely just as lovely for solo tourists as groups.

Editors at Travel + Leisure magazine have given New Zealand the title of best country for solo, independent travelers.

Ejected over doodles

Oliver Buckworth's doodle.

A Melbourne man was hauled off a domestic flight after doodling satirically about the current terrorism threat.

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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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Dirndls for Oktoberfest

COSTUME CHANGE: Lufthansa flight attendants will wear dirndls for Oktoberfest.

Lufthansa flight attendants put on traditional costumes to mark Oktoberfest.

Keep a lid on mobile costs overseas

5:00 AM  If you are roaming the world, it pays to keep your phone on a short leash.

Airbus' quirky patent

Egypt tourism could recover

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Passenger ejected over doodles

Oliver Buckworth's doodle.

A Melbourne man was hauled off a domestic flight after doodling satirically about the current terrorism threat.

Plane fills with smoke

Passengers of a flight that made an emergency landing describe how smoke and fumes from an engine fire filled the cabin.

Passengers force politicians out of plane video

Laments and long lines

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A necessary retreat

RETREAT YOURSELF: The inside of Te Nikau Forest Retreat is open plan and relaxed.

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

Our number one road

5:00 AM  State Highway 1 is New Zealand's main artery, and a rich source of the country's stories.

Wellington 'the coolest'

Southern city is a stunner

CATHEDRAL COVE: One of our beautiful beaches, surely just as lovely for solo tourists as groups.

NZ best for solo travellers

Editors at Travel + Leisure magazine have given New Zealand the title of best country for solo, independent travelers.

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Serenity and the city

JAPANESE HIDEOUT: The Takenoma (bamboo) room.

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

Sydney's best pho

Food fads come and go, but these Vietnamese noodle soups are never out of fashion.

Roar and snore in Sydney

Chills and thrills after dark

Brisbane's Riverside Hotel

Riverside makeover

5:00 AM  An unbeatable riverside setting is just one of the attractions of a smartly revitalised Brisbane hotel.

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Ten things dads want

DADS: They're just like 12 year old boys, really.

When planning a family holiday, don't forget about dad. Here are 10 things he'll love to do on your break.

Unborn baby's bucket list

"Most families wait until their baby is born to start making memories". The Haleys didn't have that luxury.

Top 5 food trucks in the US

No kids allowed

The Maldives is a haven for honeymooners who flock to the isles for privacy.

The world's tiniest countries

They may be small, but here's why you should visit the smallest countries in the world.

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Treated like royalty

ADRIATIC IDYLL: Sveti Stefan dates from about 1440.

Leisa Tyler visits a 15th-century Montenegrin village that has been transformed into a resort.

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.

A stay in St Tropez

Medieval magic

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

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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

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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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Who should win a trip to Antarctica?

FINALISTS: Tony Tizzard, Ben Paris and Alyssa Langford are competing to win a trip to Antarctica.

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

Snow patrol

This season has seen significant investment in the Queenstown ski scene.

Is Antarctica on your list?

Ski field's first chair lift