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5 things to do in Gore

Fly high in a Tiger Moth.

Oh please. Of course there are five things to do in Gore, NZ's official home of country music!

NZ's city of cool: More Banksy than Banks

This city has changed in more ways than one, embracing modernity and daring design.

A night with freedom campers

From the tip of Farewell Spit


Tasmania campervan road trip

Inside the van.

MONA, wine and handcuffs make for an adults-only road trip.

The naked truth about Nudey Beach

It might be called Nudey Beach, but the reality of the Queensland hotspot is now quite different.

Salamanca Market, held each Saturday on Hobart's waterfront, is a good place to sample the artisans underpinning Tasmania's thriving food scene.

A taste of Tasmania

Clued-up food lovers are beating a path to Hobart's world-class restaurants and markets.

pacific islands

Switching to island time in Fiji

Angelfish in Fiji waters.

12:24 PM  Having visited Fiji 21 times, Sheriden Rhodes knows how to make the most of the island paradise in just five days.

Sweet surrender in the islands

I feel an overwhelming urge to pack up and move here. Forever.

A beer for the tropics

Turning hell into heaven

uk and ireland

Visit Game of Thrones sets

Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge, Larrybane.

Game of Thrones has not only transformed television, it has also helped invigorate the areas where it is set.

Finding mysteries and spies in London

If you can't find your cup of tea in London, you're just not looking.

Stout and about in Ireland

Dive into 'virtual Barrier Reef' video


Twenty reasons to visit Rome

Tourists walk in front of Rome's ancient Colosseum, July 30, 2012. The ancient Colosseum of Rome, where gladiators fought for their lives, is slanting about 40 cm (16 inches) lower on the south side than on the north, and authorities are investigating whether it needs urgent repairs. 

The eternal city dazzles with history, food and fashion. Here are its 20 highlights.

At Anzac Cove

On a pilgrimage to the Gallipoli Peninsula, myths crumble to be replaced by awe.

GoT fans flock to 'Westeros'

Europe's next big capital


One stop relaxation shop

The Honolulu skyline at sunset, a view guaranteed to beguile even the most sceptical visitor.

Hawaii proves the perfect stop-over for trips to the east coast of the United States.

Guide: Hawaii on a budget

The perception of Maui, the second-largest of the Hawaiian islands, as a destination for the rich is only partially true.

Take a Hawaiian-style art walk

Aloha Oahu


The US' most popular city is...

Aerial View of Lake Eola in Orlando, Florida

It's not San Fran. Not even New York. Its pull is all about fantasy ...

Grunge ground zero: Two decades on

Two decades on from the grunge revolution Seattle - the home of Sub Pop and Kurt Cobain - offers plenty more than its place in rock history.

Perfect breakfast, offensive name

A whale of a time in San Diego

canada & alaska

Top 6 Alaskan wilderness lodges

Residents at Brooks Lodge are given a briefing in what to do if they encounter a bear.

Cosy, remote bases from which to explore vast forests and superb wildlife.

Living on the edge

I know that, in theory, it is perfectly safe to do Edgewalk Toronto.

Try Niagara without the Viagra

A bacon lover's paradise

south america

Sweet temptation in remote Cuba

A Cuban woman savours a famous Cohiba cigar the choice of tobacco for Fidel Castro.

In the far east of Cuba, there's a small city once plundered by Caribbean pirates filled with wonder, music and temptation.

Chichen Itza - a new wonder

It's a visually stunning, must-see ancient city, and one of the world's greatest archaeological mysteries.

DiCaprio unveils eco-resort plan

Is this the world's sexiest dance?


The bizarrest airport souvenir

One of Toto's famous Washlet models, which the company hopes to use in an aiport gallery to win over foreign buyers.

New 'toilet gallery' in Tokyo airport hopes to impress tourists enough that they'll want to buy a high-tech Japanese loo.

Land of golden pagodas

In just two years, tourists have completely transformed south-east Asia's hottest destination.

Finding peace amid the maelstrom

Getting wet and wild in Thailand gallery


Tourists trickle back into Egypt

Ancient monuments stand illuminated in the evening at the Temple of Luxor in Luxor, Egypt.

Years of political tumult upended Egypt's tourism industry. But now, tourists return.

In the home of the Rastas

The spiritual home of Rastafarianism in Ethiopia is said to be full of dodgy two-bit hustlers and drugged-out bludgers.

Scorched earth video

Dunes, camels and clay castles

middle east

A lesson in life and death

It only took 45 seconds to climb the dune, but it quickly taught a lesson about the intensity of the desert.

It takes just 45 seconds for me to realise I could die out here. Easily.

Building made for the gods

The Burj Khalifa is 828 metres tall and is named after an Abu Dhabi sheikh.

Video: An eagle-eye view of Dubai video

Dislike at first sight gallery

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