As Auckland prepares for another summer on, under and beside the water, we talk to some of the people who live, work and play on the Gulf.
More families are choosing holiday parks for a cheaper break this year.
It might be known for excess and skyscrapers, but the Gold Coast can do classy, too.
By the second descent I couldn't wait and gunned it, and now there was no stopping me.
Barcelona is one of the world's most popular tourist destinations. Like anywhere, it can be pricey, but these five tourism gems are all free.
The middle of Reykjavik isn't just where the action is, it's where the action distracts you from the fact your hands and face are raw and chapped.
Some say it's the rugged Sierra de la Giganta mountains that make the magic, rising behind the resort to leave guests gasping for adjectives.
Beautiful beaches, lively casinos and late-night dancing once made Cuba the perfect getaway for Americans.
In Alberta's high country the Rockies march shoulder to shoulder flanking the road, peaks bristling, glaciers sparkling.
If sleeping on a bed of ice seems peculiar, what about frolicking in snow wearing little more than a swimsuit?
Medellin was once a city wracked by drug violence. Now it's a Crimbo wonderland.
"It's been really easy to eat well here," Anna Kenneke says as her husband scoops up some shredded guinea pig meat on toast.
Vietnam has opened a $900 million airport terminal that will nearly double the capital's flight capacity.
Tourists shunned Thailand for a year after the 2004 tsunami, but that didn't stop them returning in droves.
"In history, Bethlehem and Jerusalem were always twin cities. Now, Bethlehem is being isolated."
Armchair travellers can visit the world's tallest skyscraper and inspect one of the largest shopping malls.