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Kiwi Carmen Roberts is bringing the world back home with her, for a bit of adventure.

Kiwis are taking flight more often

New Zealanders took almost 134,000 overseas trips in January, up 5 per cent on the same month a year ago

Travel tips: How to access money

The tip of the iceberg stuff nation

news

Kiwi set to fly - yet again

Kiwi Regional Airlines has announced the routes it will fly. Pictured:  Chief executive Ewan Wilson

NZ's newest airline announces direct routes from regional centres to Auckland, Queenstown and Hamilton.

How to find the cheapest day to fly

Some swear by Tuesdays and Wednesdays, but the best way to find a cheap day to fly is to use a site you've probably never heard of.

SeaWorld stops dolphin-feeding attraction

Kiwis are taking flight more often

travel troubles

Photos: Jet caught in a hailstorm

The frightening power of hail bashed in the nose of a commercial Brazilian jetliner and cracked both its windshields.

The frightening power of hail bashed in the nose of a Brazilian jetliner and cracked both its windshields.

Passengers injured on Thai Airways jet

A Thai Airways plane hit severe turbulence over Thailand that injured 11 people on Thursday.

Mexican volcano disrupts flights

Morning trains disrupted video

nz

Lantern Festival to light up Auckland video

Richard and Sharon Jones from Mt Roskill pose for a photo in front of the fountain. 2014 Lantern Festival, Albert Park Auckland, Friday 14th February 2014. Photo: Shane Wenzlick / Phototek.co.nz

Auckland's Chinese Lantern Festival kicks off in Albert Park tonight, with organisers promising a bigger and better show.

Timelapse captures cosmic light show video

Vivid pink bands of light painted the skies above the South Island during a stunning cosmic light show.

Cyclists encounter some cows on the Hauraki Rail Trail.

Hauraki cycle trail lauded

Cyclists say the Hauraki Rail Trail is among their favourite places to pedal.

pacific islands

Living on island time in Samoa

Descending the ladder into To Sua Trench

Living on island time in Samoa

It’s not just the sights that make Samoa special. The happiness of its inhabitants are refreshment for body and soul.

Getting kava'd in Vanuatu

Going to a kava bar in Vanuatu is like going to a corner pub after a hard day's work.

Scenic route: Cycling in New Ireland.

This is not the Tour de France

Nothing beats being greeted like a star when you're hot, sweaty and covered in dirt on Papua New Guinea's main cycling route.

australia

Sydney: Airbnb's Big Gay stay

WHITE PICKET FENCES: Airbnb's The Big Gay Stay.

Want to be part of the world’s biggest Mardi Gras parade? Airbnb has a big pink answer.

10 outdoor dining spots in NSW

With summer drawing to an end, now is a great time to head to New South Wales and try some of the state's best al fresco dining spots.

Exciting: Dancers dressed as futuristic characters perform during a show at The Robot Restaurant in Tokyo.

Robot Restaurant opens in Sydney

If you ever wanted to experience the 'other' side of Japan, head to Sydney for a quirky new restaurant.

themes

How to find the cheapest day to fly

BUDGET TRAVEL: Some swear by Tuesdays and Wednesdays, but are there universal rules to getting a cheap overseas flight?

Some swear by Tuesdays and Wednesdays, but the best way to find a cheap day to fly is to use a site you've probably never heard of.

Adventure capital of the world video

Kiwi Carmen Roberts is bringing the world back home with her, for a bit of adventure.

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 23:  Shaolin monks pose for a photograph in Chinatown on February 23, 2015 in London, England. The monks practice Shaolin Kung Fu which is believed to be the oldest institutionalised style of kung fu and are demonstrating their skills while in the UK.  (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images) *** BESTPIX ***

Top travel photos of the week gallery

Here's a round up of some of the top travel photos from around the world this week.

europe

On the trail of Van Gogh

An 1881 drawing by Vincent Van Gogh of labourers, The Bearers of the Burden.

The artist's experiences during his stay here affected him so profoundly that he would decide to devote his life to art.

Tiny Hungarian village up for rent

If "king for a day" sounds too majestic, a small Hungarian village will let you become deputy mayor for a few days.

The most picturesque place to die

In the chill of the night

uk and ireland

How this small town became part of world history

Home to an original Magna Carta: The British coastal town of Sandwich.

A recent discovery has put this quiet British coastal town into the history books.

'You'll never look at a spoon the same way '

A new exhibition at London's Science Museum explores the science behind cravings.

Walking The Saints’ Way

Keeping London's Soho 'sexy'

usa

Is the Las Vegas Strip too snooty?

SIN CITY: A new campaign is appealing to a crowd of likely Las Vegas Strip visitors that's less keen on nightclub bottle service or high-priced fine-dining.

Tear down your red velvet ropes, Las Vegas.

An insider's tips for New York

If you have two days and want to make the most of your time in the Big Apple, here's some tips.

How Niagara Falls freezes gallery

Happiest, most expensive place on Earth

canada & alaska

How Niagara Falls freezes gallery

A partially frozen American Falls in sub freezing temperatures is seen in Niagara Falls, Ontario.

It's a stunning sight: Niagara Falls, the world's most famous waterfall, apparently frozen in place.

An unforgettable biking adventure

Why an abandoned railway line through the heart of this Canadian province makes for an unforgettable biking adventure.

A pork-lovers guide to Canada

Hawaii or Alaska? Hot or cold? gallery

asia

How to see Shanghai in one day

The high-rises of Pudong, on the east bank of the Huangpu River in central Shanghai, can be seen from the Bund.

It could take years to know a city as Shanghai. But, in a little less than eight hours I made a start.

The magic islands of the Kuriles

Those visiting the Kuriles will see rock formations, crater lakes shrouded in fog, sea otters and roaring sea lions.

PARADISE: Longtail boats off Pattaya Beach, Koh Lipe. Photo: John Borthwick

A pirate prison in perfect paradise

This is the Thai island where rogue prisoners once marauded to soak in a serene island paradise.

cruising

Cruise lines expect 1m more passengers

Tight squeeze: Cruise ships Radiance of the Sea, left, and Sun Princess take up all the space at CentrePort in Wellington.

Almost a million more people worldwide are expected to take cruises this year compare to last year.

I see your Elsa and raise you Darth Vader

Disney Cruise Line has announced another themed day at sea, this time calling on Star Wars for select sailings.

Hawaii or Alaska? Hot or cold? gallery

Greece: Sailing Plato's playground

snow

Ecuador's skyscrapers: A photo essay gallery

At 19,348 feet, Cotopaxi is Ecuador?s second-highest peak and one of the most active volcanoes in this mountainous country. Illustrates ECUADOR-PEAKS (category t), by Anne Farrar ? 2015, The Washington Post. Moved Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015. (MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Anne Farrar.)

As dawn washes over the icy mountain planes, the hint of a new day floats through the air, and faint sunlight kisses Cotopaxi's snowy face.

China's icy festival

China's spectacular ice festival has kicked off in style.

Jumbo jet's spectacular journey gallery

Cold at the top

Video

Lantern Festival to light up Auckland

Auckland's Chinese Lantern Festival kicks off in Albert Park tonight, with organisers promising a bigger and better show.

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