Just shake it off video

Southwest Airlines staff know how to dance

Long queues? Flight delays? Lost luggage? Just generally having a bad day?

A 'most epic' safety video video

Air New Zealand has today released its new safety video which, weighing in at more than four-and-a-half-minutes, has been aptly titled The Most Epic Safety Video Ever Made.

Safety is fantasy in Air New Zealand's Hobbit star-studded safety video, directed by Taika Waititi.

Bomb hoax charge

MIAMI AIRPORT: Flights were delayed and safety protocols triggered when a passenger joked about having explosives on him.

Reminder to airline passengers: A bomb is nothing to joke about.

Reversing a waterfall

At 98 feet tall, the Kinder Downfall is the tallest waterfall in the Peak District of England.

High winds at the tallest waterfall in the Peak District are forcing the water back upstream.

The suitcase you can ride video

Olaf Scooter

Product designers just can't seem to leave suitcases alone.

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Kiwi Traveller

Bora Bora on a budget

Bora Bora beaches

Need help planning a trip to Bora Bora? Email us at travel@stuff.co.nz.

Do you 'switch off' on holiday?

In an age of 'plugged in' travel, Kiwi's aren't actually that device dependent.

Negotiating the French stuff nation

Berlin calling

news

The suitcase you can ride video

Olaf Scooter

Product designers just can't seem to leave suitcases alone.

A 'most epic' safety video video

Safety is fantasy in Air New Zealand's Hobbit star-studded safety video, directed by Taika Waititi.

Trans-Tasman route cancelled

A 'quantum leap' forward

travel troubles

Traveller charged for bomb hoax

MIAMI AIRPORT: Flights were delayed and safety protocols triggered when a passenger joked about having explosives on him.

Reminder to airline passengers: A bomb is nothing to joke about.

Honey smugglers busted at airport

Two would-be honey smugglers have been turned back on arrival at Auckland airport.

Australian family burgled in NZ

10 types of airport travellers

nz

A 'most epic' safety video video

Air New Zealand has today released its new safety video which, weighing in at more than four-and-a-half-minutes, has been aptly titled The Most Epic Safety Video Ever Made.

Safety is fantasy in Air New Zealand's Hobbit star-studded safety video, directed by Taika Waititi.

Lonely Planet rates New Zealand

New Zealand rates some honourable mentions in Lonely Planet's top 10 lists for 2015 but misses out on the ultimate accolades.

Gunning for the sun

NZ comes up trumps

Auckland Zoo's cheetahs Anubis and Osiris spend their mornings on a guided tour before the gates open.

Walking with the cheetahs video

Animal enthusiasts are getting a chance to get up close and personal with Africa's most endangered cats.

australia

Posh digs across the ditch

WARM WELCOME: The impressive foyer at the Four Seasons Sydney.

A luxe Sydney haven is the ideal spot for a mums' getaway.

Melbourne in 8000 photos video

Sam Woozley has captured Melbourne in a way that shows the city like you've never seen it before. 

Visit the Blue Mountains

Drawn to Oz

BLOOMING BEAUTIFUL: Tulips at Table Cape, Tasmania.

Whirlwind tour of Tassie

Travellers on a tight schedule shouldn’t rule out enjoying a taste of Australia’s southernmost gem.

themes

How to control kids on a plane

GRATING GETAWAY: Kiddie tantrums on planes are hard to cope with.

Here are some survival tips for when your little darling turns into a monster at 30,000 feet.

Student gives birth to surprise baby

Kate came back from holiday with more than she expected.

How to cope with a hostel dorm

Beat the cliche gallery

Robot Restaurant Tokyo.

Robot girls and Bubble Butt

Travelling sometimes offers moments of complete bewilderment where you can only shake your head and think: "Where the heck am I?"

europe

The secret to happy travels

PICTURE PERFECT: The lake and village of Altaussee is considered one of the most beautiful places in Austria.

Sometimes the best of travel lies in recognising that you won't see it all.

Top spot for expats

Switzerland is the world's favourite destination among expats, a poll on quality of life has found.

'The ugliest city square in the world'

Getting outdoorsy

uk and ireland

Reversing a waterfall

At 98 feet tall, the Kinder Downfall is the tallest waterfall in the Peak District of England.

High winds at the tallest waterfall in the Peak District are forcing the water back upstream.

London’s going to the bears

London could soon become unbearable. Because of — ironically enough — bears.

Right as rain in Edinburgh

Wales a well-kept secret

usa

Just shake it off video

Southwest Airlines staff know how to dance

Long queues? Flight delays? Lost luggage? Just generally having a bad day?

20 reasons to visit Washington DC

It's the best of America on show, from the Martin Luther King Jr Memorial to the Declaration of Independence.

Beautifully weird and creepy

Top 10 haunted spots in the US gallery

canada & alaska

Just glide on by in Canada

DOG PADLE: On a canoe adventure.

Canoeing in Canada offers cedar forests, placid lakes and a giant sky. You can't help but feel a bit like Davy Crockett as you paddle down the lake.

Franklin ship found

It’s not often that tourists are offered the chance to be part of history but that happened in Canada this month.

Up close with bears

Idyll characters

asia

Thai skyscraper planned

HIGHER THAN A BIRD: An artist's depiction of the Super Tower in Thailand.

Higher than a bird, almost as high as some planes. It's Super Tower. And it's coming to Bangkok.

Sri Lanka by train

They say all great travel involves a modicum of discomfort and Sri Lanka's charmingly decrepit railway system is proof.

Ancient Side beckons

Experience authentic Tokyo

From left, Anup Kaphle, Whitney Shefte and Hugh Blodget, Jr., pose for a photo at the top of Thorung La Pass, which sits at 17,769 feet in the Himalayas in South Asia. Days after this photo was taken, an avalanche killed at least 39 people in the area.

High in the Himalayas gallery

We finally crossed the Thorung La Pass after a gruelling trek through rugged terrain. Death had missed us by two days.

cruising

Most luxurious cabins at sea gallery

Celebrity Cruises 152-square-metre Reflection Suite.

These cabins are so good, they're not even called cabins. Take a look at 10 of the best.

Season's first cruise ship arriving video

The first cruise ship of the season arrives in Wellington today.

Franklin ship found

Eight magnificent rivers

snow

High in the Himalayas gallery

From left, Anup Kaphle, Whitney Shefte and Hugh Blodget, Jr., pose for a photo at the top of Thorung La Pass, which sits at 17,769 feet in the Himalayas in South Asia. Days after this photo was taken, an avalanche killed at least 39 people in the area.

We finally crossed the Thorung La Pass after a gruelling trek through rugged terrain. Death had missed us by two days.

Low cost Aspen ski luxury

So you want the luxury of Aspen, without the cost? Then click this way...

Escape to the mountain

Who should win a trip to Antarctica?