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NZ: 5 things that surprised me

Travel blogger Carmen Huter is impressed by how well travelled we are.

Travel blogger Carmen Huter is impressed by our open-mindedness and how well-travelled Kiwis are.

Pod of orca delights jet-skiers video

Seeing one or two orca in the wild is pretty special, but how about 30?

New Plymouth can surprise you stuff nation

The NZ desert that never was stuff nation

australia

10 least 'Aussie' places in Australia

Iconic Australia: Even on its famous beaches, Australia can feel worlds apart.

From European architecture to Asian cuisine, these places are worlds apart from the Australia we know.

Coolest bus stop ever?

The boring bus wait is a thing of the past at this "reclaimed" 1970s-themed bus stop in Melbourne.

According to organisers, attendees ate more than 800 melons and smashed another 1100.

Town's massive watermelon fight video

Ravaged, skiied on and smashed: How playing with fruit became more profitable than selling them.

pacific islands

Eye contact with a humpback stuff nation video

Swimming alongside these gentle giants is an indescribable feeling.

OPINION: Swimming with these gentle giants is true bliss in Tonga.

A to Z of Yasawa Islands

A guide to cruising Fiji's remote Yasawa Islands.

Summer lesson: 'Learn to exploit foreigners'

Pacific paradise on our doorstep

uk and ireland

A fairytale wagon hideaway

Escape to the countryside for a gypsy-style holiday in north Cornwall.

You can live like a Hobbit in this unique gypsy wagon home.

London's ancient past goes on show video

Skeletons from the 1665 Great Plague have been uncovered after Crossrail tunnel digs.

Pretty, crazy 'Outside In' house

Doggies' day out on the bus video

europe

Carnivals poke fun at Trump

A carnival float featuring an effigy of US President Donald Trump pictured in Mainz, Germany. Political satire is a ...

Trump as an elephant, Trump as a schoolboy: There's one political figure taken centre stage in Europe's parades.

World's most remote location video

Translated as "suspended in air", the stone spires of Meteora give "getting away from it all" a new meaning.

Hotspot of the week: Venice

Italy's 9000-year-old city

hawaii

Real Moana experience in Hawaii

The day breaks over Hokulea with Kualoa behind her.

The Disney movie holds special significance for Hawaii's voyaging heritage.

Obama's island dream

Take a look at the Hawaiian paradise where POTUS spent his last holiday as president.

Local bites in Hawaii

Love locks 'unsightly litter'

usa

'Fire' spews from waterfall video

It's an optical illusion that only occurs briefly every year, where flowing water glows like lava.

It's an optical illusion that only occurs briefly every year, where flowing water glows like lava.

I would walk 2650 miles

How does six months of walking the length of America sound?

Huge place with huge personality

Canada shines in Trump shadow

canada & alaska

Welcome to Who-ville, Alaska

Visible for miles around, Goose Creek Tower has become a tourist attraction. The base is a typical small log cabin, with ...

Built without a blueprint, this 56-metre tall house looks like something from a Dr Seuss book

What you need to know about Canadians

They don't like to be mistaken for Americans and they love ice-hockey.

Canada's northern national parks

Where to get close to polar bears

south america

What to pack for South America video

When visiting this amazing continent it's not about what to bring, but rather what to ditch.

When visiting this amazing continent it's not about what to bring, but rather what to ditch.

Where Mother Nature painted a rainbow video

It might look pretty, but the trek to this mountain 5000m above sea level is not for the faint-heated.

Island at the end of the Earth

The beach where Brazil locals go

asia

World's weird (but cute) species

The ocellate river stingray.

Covered in light orange spots and dark rings, its beady eyes pop creepily from its circular form.

The real reasons Japan is hot

Here are 10 reasons why everyone's going crazy for Japan...

Hilarious signs to help tourists

Maldives: Now that's luxury

africa

Kiwi v elephant – who survives?

New Zealand expat journalist Jane Wynyard came face to face with African elephant, ready to charge.

Frozen with fear, Jane Wynyard came face to face with an African elephant, the largest land mammal on earth.

South Africa eases visa process for Aucklanders

Those outside Auckland and Wellington still face a "costly" undertaking.

Sahara Desert covered in snow video

Snow falls in Sahara Desert

middle east

Life in the City of the Dead

Contemporary art is bringing life and colour into the once-drab necropolis.

Contemporary art is bringing life and colour into the once-drab necropolis.

Sailing the Nile stuff nation

No trip to Egypt is complete without a cruise. On the Nile, life never stops.

Hitchhiking through Iran at 70 video

3-minute guide to Doha

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