Pilots banned taking photos

The order added that while pilots were banned from taking photographs on airborne planes since 1997, now it was ...

India's air safety regulator has taken the step after six pilots took selfies with family members inside the cockpit.

A to Z of Vanuatu

Grab a cocktail, put your feet up and embrace 'Island Time'.

As the last resort reopens following Cyclone Pam, Vanuatu's friendly locals are welcoming tourists to their beautiful island nation.

Where women can't drive

Marjory Woodfield has made a life in the heart of the desert in Saudi Arabia.

Marjory Woodfield shares her experience as a Kiwi woman living in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Guide: School holiday staycations

It's never too late to take a staycation. Visit spots like Raglan, which offer the same holiday activities, without the ...

It's too late to plan a getaway for the school holidays, but never too late to plan a successful staycation.

Happy families in Bali

Making canine friends at Pur Petintenget.

 If Instagram is anything to go by, Bali is the hottest family destination right now.

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Happy families in Bali

Making canine friends at Pur Petintenget.

 If Instagram is anything to go by, Bali is the hottest family destination right now.

Brangelina split sells flights

A woman holds a newspaper with Norwegian Airlines' Brangelina break-up advertisement.

Norwegian Airlines is cashing in on Brad Pitt's single status, offering cheap flights to Los Angeles.

A kid's guide to Singapore

Singapore's ArtScience museum is engrossing for kids.

Eleven-year-old Archie Thomsen has the definitive guide for a family holiday in Singapore.

Five tips for solo travel in NZ

Looking out over Arrowtown on one of my many solo day trips around New Zealand.

I've always been a solo traveller, though it didn't start by choice.

Bloomin' good deals on skiing

Thanks to a late dumping of snow, the skifields at Mt Ruapehu will be popular during the school spring break.

Springtime offer the best ways to cutting the budgetary fat when it comes to carving up the ski slopes.

Best time to renew passports

Avoid the Christmas and school holiday rush by getting in early to renew your passport.

Passport expiring in the next year? Here's why you should renew it sooner rather than later.

Test your travel knowledge

Where are you if you are drinking a South Pacific (SP) beer you paid for with kina at Jacksons International Airport?

Where would you find Europe's number one tourist attraction?

Travel pics: Snap and win! gallery

The two photos were taken at a lodge I worked at in South Africa over June/July which conducted research into Lions, but ...

Do you have a holiday snap that you'd like to share with the world? 

Top travel pics of the week

An Arab tourist looks down from Kitzsteinhorn mountain near Zell am See, Austria, August 30, 2016. Picture taken August ...

Here is our round up of the top travel photos from around the world.

'Everyone is fat' video

What do visitors to New Zealand really think?

New Zealand promotes itself as 100% Pure destination - but what do visitors really think of Godzone?

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5 things to do in the school holidays

All Blacks Beauden Barrett and Kieran Read take a virtual flight at Air New Zealand's 75th anniversary exhibition.

Looking for school holiday inspiration? These are our top picks from around the country.

The best time to renew your passport

Passport expiring in the next year? Here's why you should renew it sooner rather than later.

Where women aren't allowed to drive

South Island's best vantage point stuff nation gallery

nz

Food of the earth

Specialist in plant foraging Mel Wright demonstrated where to find edible plant material and how to use it in meals.

Marlborough iwi reconnect with foraging techniques of yesteryear.

'Everyone in NZ is fat' video

New Zealand promotes itself as 100% Pure destination - but what do visitors really think of Godzone?

Relaxed country atmosphere

Shhhhhhh .....

Keep the lid on one of Marlborough’s best-kept secrets

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Pilots banned from taking photos

The order added that while pilots were banned from taking photographs on airborne planes since 1997, now it was ...

India's air safety regulator has taken the step after six pilots took selfies with family members inside the cockpit.

Don't call it the Czech Republic

Heading to Prague? It's time to call the Czech Republic by the name it wants to be known as.

Brangelina break-up sells flights

Nelson air link revived

travel troubles

Man buys plane ticket for doll

Sara Novic was seated next to the doll on not one, but two flights.

Imagine if "The Conjuring" was set on a plane. We'll be flying with one eye open.

Early airport drinks sparking air rage

Everyone likes a quick tipple to kick off their holiday but is it normal to drink at 6am?

UN calls for more airport security

Auckland Airport security under spotlight

south america

Mexico's surreal Day of the Dead

Participants gather before the start of a candlelight procession at the end of a three-day "Day of The Dead" (Dia de los ...

Known for parades and masquerade, there is more to this celebration than zombie brides.

Surreal Day of the Dead

Don't even think about call​ Dia de los Muertos Mexican Halloween.

What to do to enjoy Peru

Great balls of fire video

middle east

Culture the heart of Abu Dhabi

The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is the cultural heart of Abu Dhabi.

Most people think of the Middle East as a stop over, but it's time to see it as the main destination.

Mega jet brings cheaper flights

Cheaper flights, longer stop overs but quicker flights; here's what the mega-jet means for travellers.

World's largest indoor theme park

Inside Dubai's rainforest hotel

pacific islands

3-minute guide to Port Vila

Iririki Island Resort & Spa is one of the most photographed parts of Port Vila.

It's of the most accessible Pacific paradises, and perfect when you're looking for some "island time".

Auckland to Vanuatu on Air Vanuatu

Air Vanuatu's additional seasonal service every Tuesday between Auckland and Port Vila gives you four flight options to escape the chilly winter temps.

Grab a cocktail, put your feet up and embrace 'Island Time'.

A to Z of Vanuatu

As the last resort reopens following Cyclone Pam, Vanuatu's friendly locals are welcoming tourists to their beautiful island nation.

australia

White whale calf frolicks with pod video

The white baby calf frolicking off WA's south west coast.

Hovering just above clear green seas, a drone has captured a pod of whales swimming with a white calf.

First drone footage of Uluru released video

Bird's-eye view offers a never-before-seen perspective of the 600 million year old monolith.

Mitchell Falls can be found in Australia's remotest national park in the Kimberley.

Northern Exposure

In this remote, almost inaccessible part of the world, you need to be self-sufficient and you need to be at one with this isolated, natural world.

europe

Don't call it the Czech Republic

Heading to Prague? It's time to call the Czech Republic by the name it wants to be known as.

Heading to Prague? It's time to call the Czech Republic by the name it wants to be known as.

Surviving world's biggest beer fest video

Dress appropriately, order from a waitress (but don't touch them) and hold drinks with one hand.

Things to know about Scandinavia

Inside the upside-down house

uk and ireland

Adventurer climbs 50 metre sea stack video

Only two people have ever climbed this towering, 50-metre sea stack off Ireland's west coast.

Only two people have climbed this towering, 50-metre sea stack off Ireland's west coast.

Shopping, vintage style video

When I was growing up, all the wealthy people in American romance or teen fiction novels seemed to wear a cashmere sweater.

British may soon need EU visas video

Europe’s number one tourist attraction

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Inside Trump's $1k a night hotel video

A waiter pours "Trump" champagne for the first guests to arrive.

Who doesn't want to sleep in king-size bed with a gold headboard in the shape of a crown?

'Blair' fears Witch invasion

Blair Witch tourists labelled "annoying" and "disrespectful" by residents of the town that stands in for haunted burg.

Big eyes for the 'Big Apple'

Chillin' in New Orleans

canada & alaska

Treehouse hotel fit for hobbits video

The Eryn sphere's interior with views of the forest through the doorway, skylight, and table-side window.

Deep in Canada's rain forest, you'll find a hotel that is part Middle Earth fantasy and part childhood dream.

Rocky Mountaineer is a rare treat

They say every epic trip deserves an epic start and ours involves a red carpet, a Scottish piper, and champagne.

Yes, there is a town called Dildo

Not just a salad dressing

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Happy families in Bali

Making canine friends at Pur Petintenget.

 If Instagram is anything to go by, Bali is the hottest family destination right now.

Zip-lining to my treehouse lodge

Were Tarzan to dream up an eco-tourism adventure, it would probably look a lot like this.

A Rhesus macaque. Langkawi's forest are full of them.

Malaysia's overlooked island paradise

Mischievous macaques lined along the glassy green waters of the rive ignore our boat as we ease further into the forest.

cruising

What it's like to work on a cruise

Cruising is great if you're a passenger - but for crew, it's a whole different story.

Sex, sea, and the super-rich - a former cruise ship worker reveals what really goes on behind the scenes.

Best cruise ship bars to experience

Ice bars, robot waiters and sinking floors, these cruises offer more than just cocktails.

Dredging up the future

How to survive a family cruise

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Bloomin' good deals on spring skiing

Thanks to a late dumping of snow, the skifields at Mt Ruapehu will be popular during the school spring break.

Springtime offer the best ways to cutting the budgetary fat when it comes to carving up the ski slopes.

Gondola for Mt Ruapehu

A $100m ski field development is planned for Mount Ruapehu, with a gondola and new cafe all part of the face-lift.

Ruapehu: the magic mountain

The ski-field food revolution

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Top travel pics of the week

An Arab tourist looks down from Kitzsteinhorn mountain near Zell am See, Austria, August 30, 2016. Picture taken August ...

Here is our round up of the top travel photos from around the world.

What it's really like in first class

A passenger who got upgraded to first class for a 14-hour flight documented the entire, luxury-filled experience.

Making canine friends at Pur Petintenget.

Happy families in Bali

 If Instagram is anything to go by, Bali is the hottest family destination right now.

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'Everyone in NZ is fat'

New Zealand promotes itself as 100% Pure destination - but what do visitors really think of Godzone?

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