It's a great base for exploring the Waitomo Caves, but this King Country town has some of its own must-see attractions.
Fashion designer Kathryn Wilson's favourite escape is Queenstown.
Wellington's sister city Canberra has the best quality of life in the world - apparently.
A group of jet-skiers had a "once in a lifetime" encounter when a baby humpback jumped up to say hello.
An artist has created a magical reflective pool with 700 mirrors, filling a historic cathedral with light and colour.
3200 people stripped naked and painted themselves blue to celebrate the sea.
Hawaiian food is not all about Spam and macaroni salad served up from the buffet cart at a luau.
If you're stuck in Honolulu, ditch the tourist traps. If you can get out of the city, definitely do - that's where the real Hawaii is.
They say every epic trip deserves an epic start and ours involves a red carpet, a Scottish piper, and champagne.
An hour's drive from the town of Come By Chance, past Spread Eagle Island, there's town call Dildo. No kidding.
The Maharajas' Express is the best train in India by some measurements, and the best in the entire world by some others.
It's a gorgeous part of Japan, with peaks that rise to 3000 metres, mossy forests of cypress trees and patchy farms.
"I was fearing for my life in that split second," says honeymooner knocked down by a 300kg gorilla.
A Kiwi journalist encounters former laboratory chimps, left on an island to die.