Hashtag leads to obscure holiday

A tranquil scene from Urk's West Haven: Thirty-five percent of the people in the town work as fishermen.

He thought he was tagging his surname, but it turns out a whole town was following his writing.

Business class on Airbus A350

The business class cabin of Singapore Airlines' Airbus A350.

With each seat feeling like a chunky, self-contained fortress, it's hard to imagine business class any better.

Nationality of mid-air babies?

Kadiju was born prematurely at just 28 weeks while her mother was travelling from Guinea to Burkina Faso.

If you're born in another country's airspace does that give you automatic citizenship?

All that is great about seafood

Chef Susana Felicidade cooks at Ribeira Market in  Lisbon. Lisbon's 19th-century riverside market has soared from ...

You must respect a place that serves steak sandwiches for dessert. 

Driving Europe with a caravan

Following the All Blacks to their victory in the 2015 Rugby World Cup was a highlight of their time in Europe.

A few navigational errors haven't put the Goldens off travelling the world in a caravan.

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Driving Europe with a caravan

Following the All Blacks to their victory in the 2015 Rugby World Cup was a highlight of their time in Europe.

A few navigational errors haven't put the Goldens off travelling the world in a caravan.

Etiquette of travelling with kids

Bringing snacks to keep your kids happy is smart. However, bringing messy snacks or lollies is insane.

"It's your kid and whatever is happening is your problem. Deal with it."

Melbourne: The city of culture

An early morning hot air balloon ride over the CBD is the best way to take in the sights of Melbourne.

The cafes, the laneways and the shopping - Melbourne has it all.

Just a little bit country

Fifteen seconds of fame. At the Grand Ole Opry, Nashville, anyone can be a star.

If you love music it's a tour for you. If you are not a music fan give it a go. There's a cowboy hat to fit everyone.

Yoga and beer in Bangkok

The class allows participants the chance to meditate while sipping beer.

Can drinking beer be a form of meditation? This yoga studio in Thailand thinks so.

World famous: Walter Peak

Real Journeys' has launched an  electric trail bike experience on Walter Peak farm.

Exploring Queenstown's historic Walter Peak high country farm on electric motorbike.

Europe's best foodie deals

Quietly tucked beside Tower Bridge Maltby Street Market is relatively unknown, but worth a visit.

Street food might have been banned in Bangkok, but it is alive and well in these European hotspots.

Winter from a factory video

The snow factory has made Whakapapa operations manager Steve Manunui a happy man.

This German-made machine can bury an average house in snow in a little more than 24 hours.

Woman sues airline over spilt coffee

Qatar Airways denied all wrongdoing after a passenger claimed burns on her abdomen were so severe she could not cover ...

The passenger said burns on her abdomen were so severe she could not cover them with fabric.

Security chief fired over United debacle video

Dr David Dao was visibly bloody and injured after the incident.

It comes after three of the department's security officers violently removed a passenger from a flight.

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Kiwi Traveller

What nationality are mid-air babies?

Kadiju was born prematurely at just 28 weeks while her mother was travelling from Guinea to Burkina Faso.

If you're born in another country's airspace does that give you automatic citizenship?

Kiwis' five-month European road trip

A few navigational errors haven't put the Goldens off travelling the world in a caravan.

Following her heart to South Africa

Insider Tip: Krabi, Thailand

nz

Queenstown hotel with million dollar view

Take in the view from the lobby at The Rees.

Soak in luxury lakeside at one of Queenstown's five-star hotels.

Trading up to a life in NZ stuff nation

Twelve years, four kids, four houses and four cars later, we know we're here forever.

Real Journeys' has launched an  electric trail bike experience on Walter Peak farm.

World famous: Walter Peak

Exploring Queenstown's historic Walter Peak high country farm on electric motorbike.

Australia

Melbourne: The city of culture

An early morning hot air balloon ride over the CBD is the best way to take in the sights of Melbourne.

The cafes, the laneways and the shopping - Melbourne has it all.

Luxury at edge of the world

There's no road and swimming comes with a croc warning - welcome to luxury, Western Australian-style.

Rottnest Island is a haven for outdoors enthusiasts.

Day trips from Perth

Need help with the best short escapes from the Western Australian city? Email us.

pacific islands

Turtle Island: Luxury with a capital 'L'

Turtle Island, Fiji

Do nothing or do everything - this Fiji destination is the ultimate island getaway.

On holiday with the crazy cat lady

OPINION: Oh the things I have done for cats of Rarotonga, where my 3 weeks of island bliss are about to come to an end.

As soft and gooey as the ray feels, the tail is something else.

Fear and floating in Tahiti video

Sharks can be scary, but in the waters of Moorea you'll be begging them to come closer.

cruising

On board luxury ship Silver Muse

Italian family-owned Silversea is intending Silver Muse to redefine the ultra-luxury ocean travel experience.

The mid-sized ship with "elegance and Italian style" is the latest in ultra-luxury cruising from Silversea.

Museum on board aircraft carrier

From a famous warship to an art deco luxury liners, these museums offer fascinating historical insights.

The last cruise ship to visit NZ this season, Sirena, in Tasman Bay as it nears Port Nelson.

Bumper cruise season at end

The local cruise sector predicts next season will see even more liners visit our shores.

south america

This may be 'the meal of the decade'

A cook prepares salbute, which includes grasshoppers and crickets.

Put down that lame ham sandwich, and get ready for a taste of the hottest restaurant on the planet.

Not Havana: Cuba's hidden gem

Far from the beaches, resorts and cerulean waters is the real Cuba... full of warmth and culture.

Place on Earth more like moon

Peru: Beyond Machu Picchu

middle east

Israel digging up the past video

Archaeologists work at the site of King Herod's palace in the old city of Caesarea, Israel.

An archaeologists' dig in Caesarea hopes to triple tourist numbers in the Mediterranean city.

Explore Dubai while changing planes

Don't get stuck in the airport, there's plenty to see and do within reach.

Thrill of the ride in Dubai

Inside Banksy's Bethlehem hotel video

europe

Odd hashtag leads to obscure holiday

A tranquil scene from Urk's West Haven: Thirty-five percent of the people in the town work as fishermen.

He thought he was tagging his surname, but it turns out a whole town was following his writing.

All that is great about seafood

You must respect a place that serves steak sandwiches for dessert. Especially when it's a seafood restaurant.

Chernobyl draws daring visitors

Europe's best foodie deals

uk and ireland

Whisky with a virtual twist video

Customers who order a 'Origin' cocktail are sent on a tour of Scotland from their bar stool.

Drinkers who order a 'Origin' cocktail are sent on a tour of the Scottish hills right from their bar stool.

London Night Tube transformed city

The mad dash for the last tube will be a thing of the past as London becomes a true 24-hour city.

Rural region's claim to Star Wars fame video

Your home is your (tiny) castle

usa

Just a little bit country

Fifteen seconds of fame. At the Grand Ole Opry, Nashville, anyone can be a star.

If you love music it's a tour for you. If you are not a music fan give it a go. There's a cowboy hat to fit everyone.

Amazing racing around Oregon

The photography skills of a Wellington travel consultant helped a Kiwi team win an Amazing Race-style challenge.

Meet the 'Snot Otter'

Trump's new summer digs

canada & alaska

Is this the new New York City?

Toronto: it's the 'new' New York.

Start spreading the news - this Canadian city is giving the Big Apple a run for its money.

Tourists flock to see towering iceberg video

It's known locally as "iceberg alley" but locals weren't expecting the bergs so soon... or so many tourists.

Canada trip? 6 things to know

Canada: More than moose

asia

Hong Kong: A sensory feast

The iconic Star Ferry.

Hong Kong welcomes with an iconic skyline, a legendary kitchen, and lush nature where rare birds and colourful traditions thrive.

Insider Tip: Krabi, Thailand

Krabi is known for its limestone islands, dramatic cliff faces, sea caves, clear waters and cuisine.

The class allows participants the chance to meditate while sipping beer.

Yoga and beer?

Can drinking beer be a form of meditation? This yoga studio in Thailand thinks so.

luxury

Business class on Airbus A350

The business class cabin of Singapore Airlines' Airbus A350.

With each seat feeling like a chunky, self-contained fortress, it's hard to imagine business class any better.

Queenstown hotel with million dollar view

Soak in luxury lakeside at one of Queenstown's five-star hotels.

Luxury at edge of the world

Turtle Island: Luxury with a capital 'L'

budget

Don't be a 'begpacker', get a job

Low-paying, menial labour can allow you to live in another country and then travel to a few more.

Backpacking around the world? Here are the pros and cons of working along the way.

The price of a school holiday trip

Should parents risk raising eyebrows at the next PTA meeting in order to secure a cheap family trip away?

Why I’m backpacking at 72

Cheapest European cities to travel

beaches

25 beaches to see in your lifetime

Strolling along the beach in El Nido, Palawan, Philippines.

From Iceland to the Philippines - how many of these beaches have you travelled to?

Beauty and fear under the sea

OPINION: I'm pretending the sausage-like lumps of hell-creature lying on the sandy ocean floor are just inflated lumps of seaweed.

Tourists enjoy the sun on New Year's Day on Waikiki Beach in Honolulu, Hawaii.

What to do in Honolulu

Honolulu delivers exactly what you expect of it – a sparkling crescent of colour, kitsch and curling surf.

food

All that is great about seafood

Chef Susana Felicidade cooks at Ribeira Market in  Lisbon. Lisbon's 19th-century riverside market has soared from ...

You must respect a place that serves steak sandwiches for dessert. Especially when it's a seafood restaurant.

Feasting in Verona

This is Italy, where the only thing fast about the food - even in a food court - is its ability to please.

Quietly tucked beside Tower Bridge Maltby Street Market is relatively unknown, but worth a visit.

Europe's best foodie deals

Street food might have been banned in Bangkok, but it is alive and well in these European hotspots.

adventure

Sri Lanka: Glamping with elephants video

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We were both woken abruptly by a thud on the canvas. Leopard? Elephant? I scrambled for our tent's window.

Top 5 urban experiences

 These adventures only take a few hours but they will linger long in the memory.

Riding into a new era video

Why you need to trek the Himalayas gallery video

family

Common courtesy: travelling with kids

Bringing snacks to keep your kids happy is smart. However, bringing messy snacks or lollies is insane.

"It's your kid and whatever is happening is your problem. Deal with it."

Bring a kid to a tropical island?

The Maldives are hardly known as a "family" destination, so what happens when you take an 8-year-old?

Family of five split up on flight

Hotels go over top - for pets

Video

Winter from a factory

This German-made machine can bury an average house in snow in a little more than 24 hours.

news

How to sleep in middle seat video

Unless you've got cash to splash on a business class ticket, you're stuck in cattle class with the rest of us.

This travel pillow has a lofty goal: To help you sleep in the most uncomfortable places.

Christchurch-Melbourne on Qantas

A direct route between Christchurch and Melbourne makes a long weekend in the city of sport and culture much more attractive.

Hunting NZ's lost airliners

Feeling frisky before a flight

troubles

Woman sues airline over spilt coffee

Qatar Airways denied all wrongdoing after a passenger claimed burns on her abdomen were so severe she could not cover ...

The passenger said burns on her abdomen were so severe she could not cover them with fabric.

Security chief fired over United debacle video

It comes after three of the department's security officers violently removed a passenger from a flight.

Pilot hits woman to break up fight

Plane loses wheel, skids down runway video

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