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One great big hoppy family

Golding's Free Dive craft beer bar in Wellington.

As Beervana approaches, here's a taste of what's in store in NZ's craft beer capital.

A gardener's road trip to the winterless Far North

From tropical plant nurseries and pristine kauri forest to yearly garden safaris, here are our top 20 gardening-related attractions.

Bennett loses it on 'Skyscreamer' video

Rugby fans, ever wanted to sleep at Eden Park? video


Skiing in Australia versus NZ

Perisher has plenty of great terrain, especially if you are a beginner or intermediate.

This month I skied in Australia for the first time, spending a few bluebird days at Perisher. So, how does it compare to New Zealand?

Best Aus beaches to visit in winter

Oz isn't all about bikinis and suntans – some beaches get even cooler in the winter months.

Bowie in costume during the Aladdin Sane tour, 1973.

Melbourne: Inside the mind of a pop culture chameleon

A new exhibition in Melbourne gives an insight into the ever-changing David Bowie.

pacific islands

Fiji in five days

Sunset at the Mamanuca Islands.

The exuberant welcome of "Bula", brings a smile to even the most jaded traveller.

The remote, fabled islands of Tahiti

A quick check of our coordinates confirms we're about as close to the middle of nowhere as you can get.

20 reasons to visit the Solomon Islands

Vanuatu volcano puts on a fiery show

uk and ireland

Inside the Royals' favourite hotel

Want to feel like royalty? It doesn't get much better than the glamorous Goring.

Frightfully posh, but never pretentious, this London institution impresses with old-world charm.

Nessie hunter: 'I'm not quitting' video

"I'm staying here, trying to find the monster" says Steve Feltham as he continues his hunt for the legendary prehistoric beast.

Loch Ness monster? It's a big catfish

Play it safe in the Poison Garden


Breaking Bad cafe opens in Istanbul

Walter and Jesse? Is that you?

Breaking Bad fans, we hope you're sitting down for this because it's the best news you will receive this year.

A stay in a fairytale castle

Stay in a billionaire's 11th-century storybook turreted French castle. It doesn't get more fairytale-like than this.

The devastated city that now rivals Europe's best

Treasures of the River Seine


Get a taste of Old Hawaii

Fumi's is one of several food trucks that dot the North Shore coast, selling locally caught, freshly cooked shrimp.

Not keen on a pre-packaged Waikiki tour? Head to Oahu's North Shore.

How to stop creating little monsters on holidays

Modern parenting – often described as cotton-woolling or helicoptering – means making sure every second of the trip is, "Awesome!"

One stop relaxation shop

Guide: Hawaii on a budget


Inside Branson's first Virgin hotel

The roof-top bar is a popular spot.

The first in the planned chain of Virgin Hotels has the happiest happy hour you can find.

Hotel reunites traveller and stuffed dog

Annelies Vredeveldt thought she had lost Boris forever, but this Canadian hotel pulled out all the stops to reunite them.

Essential tips for visiting Texas

The Pacific Crest Trail in 3 minutes video

canada & alaska

That time I drove in Canada

The Icefields Parkway in Alberta. Like New Zealand, if you focus on the scenery rather than the road then you're probably going to crash. In short, it sucks to be the driver.

I was nervous, alone in a different country and driving on the "wrong" side of the road.

Off the beaten track in Victoria

Ditch the crowds and explore these hidden gems in the "tearoom capital" of British Columbia.

Cruising Alaska's Tlingit country

Ice climbing the Canadian Rockies

south america

Cast adrift in the Andes

An Andean girl walks in front of her home, a straw hut, on one of the Uros island on Lake Titicaca.

This is no place to be bobbing around in a small dinghy with only one oar.

A different kind of wine tour

If you think wine tours are all about getting drunk, Argentina may not be the place for you.

The world's scariest hotel room? gallery

Simple life meets stunning luxury


Breaking Bad cafe opens in Istanbul

Walter and Jesse? Is that you?

Breaking Bad fans, we hope you're sitting down for this because it's the best news you will receive this year.

Things get dirty in South Korea gallery

Every year, this little town 190 km southwest of Seoul, South Korea, becomes a tourist hot spot.

Asia's most exclusive country

Shanghai by sidecar


Adorable baby elephant plays with birds video

It's not great at chasing away the birds but this baby elephant is definitely having fun.

This baby elephant playing with birds is all you need to make your day better.

Conquering Big Daddy

Climbers who make it can look out over Deadvlei - an eerie salt pan dotted with blackened skeletons of camel thorn trees.

'The most luxurious train in the world'

Serenity under the stars

middle east

Abu Dhabi stopover holiday

Sheikh Zayed mosque is the largest in the United Arab Emirates.

What's the best way to beat jet lag? Try rocketing through the air on the world's fastest roller coaster.

Desert jewel faces its biggest threat

With Islamic State fighters in control of the Syrian desert town of Palmyra, the fate of this World Heritage-listed site is uncertain.

Don't dilly-dally in Dubai video

World's largest hotel to open

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