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5 things to do on Valentine's Day

See how pygmy marmoset couple Wicket and Cuzco will be spending Valentine's Day at Wellington Zoo.

Looking for some last-minute Valentine's Day inspiration? Here are our picks around the country.

Most romantic spots in NZ

You don't actually have to try very hard to plan a romantic getaway in this country.

Annah Stretton's Morrinsville

A taste of China in NZ video


Top 6 Tassie whisky distilleries

Bespoke Gin Workshops are held at William McHenry & Sons Distillery at Port Arthur.

Find out why Tasmania is getting a name for itself as the whisky capital of Australia.

The real 'Straya video

This is where pioneer history and dinosaur fossils have withstood the tests of drought and distance.

To mark Australia Day, it's worth celebrating the things we do better than anywhere else, writes Ben Groundwater.

Aussie: Better than anywhere else?

According to an Australian travel writer, there are some experiences his country does better than anywhere else.

pacific islands

Life on a private island

Ever wondered what it would be like to have an island to yourself?

Fiji for a first-timer gallery video

How do you enjoy Fiji when you can't swim, hate the sun and are scared of coconuts falling on your head?

Castaway bliss

Fiji: Adventure runs through it video

uk and ireland

Why you should go solo in London

In Hyde Park, bicyclists ride a path adjacent to horse trails.

Who needs company when you've got pubs, parks and plenty of tours to keep you entertained?

How to get into London's exclusive clubs

Fancy rubbing shoulders with London's movers and shakers? Here's how.

Wandering into a wizarding world

20 reasons to visit Dublin


UK hits NZ with health charge

Kiwis wanting to spend more than six months in the UK on their OE will soon have to pay up.

Kiwis wanting to spend more than six months in the UK on their OE will soon have to pay up.

The best way to see Cappadocia video

It might be called the land of the beautiful horses but this Turkish town is home to one of the world's best experiences.

Breathtaking underwater world video

Need for Speed in Bologna


10 things not to miss on Oahu

Hire a car and visit the the North Shore of Oahu.

This gorgeous Pacific group of islands lives up to all the hype and more.

Air NZ shakes up Honolulu service

Kiwis heading away on a Hawaiian holiday will soon be jetting off on Air New Zealand's Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.

Traces of Hawaii's past

Hawaiian heart on Molokai


NASA men share love of space video

Apollo 13 astronaut Fred Haise beside a picture of his younger self (extreme right) and the rest of his crew

An Apollo 13 astronaut and a leader from the Mars mission talk about space travel.

Slumber party with penguins

After the daytime visitors have left, California Academy of Sciences reopens for the second shift of explorers.

Surviving a wilderness course

Big Apple to winter wonderland

canada & alaska

Get it while it's cold

Kayaking through a floating iceberg.

The sun is out, the water is calm, and the adventure is on, with a nice, wild Alaska edge.

Fine dining on the rails

"It's like a symphony," says executive chef Jean Pierre Guerin from inside the Rocky Mountaineer's Goldleaf Service kitchen.

The town no-one wants to leave

Rumbling through the Rockies gallery video

south america

The Kiwis of Rio de Janeiro's Carnaval video

The glamourous passistas of the Carnaval parades attract thousands of visitors to Rio.

As Brazil's beach capital amps up for its renowned Carnaval event, Kiwis are putting the finishing touches to their costumes.

The country taking Airbnb by storm

As Airbnb's fastest growing market, this developing country is hastily rolling out the welcome mat.

Insider's guide to Rio Carnaval video

Three Towers hike a bucket list item


The best way to see Cappadocia video

What's the best way to see Cappadocia? From up above.

It might be called the land of the beautiful horses but this Turkish town is home to one of the world's best experiences.

Mystery map among nine years of gifts gallery

Nelson man Brian Wilke is responsible for a mysterious map of Nelson found in Siberia.

Cute with a conscience gallery

Mystery traveller brings Nelson to Siberia


Howlin' in the moonlight

A hyena emerges from its den at dusk.

One of the weirdest things you can do is to feed a hyena by hand in the dark.

Where to see elephants in the wild

The elephants of Zimbabwe's Hwange National Park are a conservation success story.

Animal attraction in Kenya

Djibouti is Africa's hottest spot

middle east

Kiwis key in Dubai's zipline video

Been there? Done that? You've probably not seen anything quite like Dubai's XLine before.

A steep, 90m drop is only inches away as the building drops straight down to the concrete below.

A toast to Shiraz

Facelifts, nose jobs, chadors teamed with Japanese sun visors, rare artefacts and friendly people – Iran is a fascinating paradox.

See the home of Star Wars

20 reasons to visit Dubai with kids

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