Once the ugly sibling to Alexandra, Cromwell has shaken its cringe factor and is now pinot noir central.
Rebecca Handley takes us from Otaki to Ratana to Parihaka on an exploration of historical places.
It used to be a sleepy little beach town but trendy shops and restaurants moved in to lure travellers.
Australia has more than 8000 islands to choose from. Here are the 10 best for a holiday.
The name of Mark Blumsky - usually associated with with shoes and politics - is now tied to hydroponic herbs.
I don't think I really knew what true comfort was until I stopped over in Nadi.
An artist has created a magical reflective pool with 700 mirrors, filling a historic cathedral with light and colour.
3200 people stripped naked and painted themselves blue to celebrate the sea.
Hawaiian food is not all about Spam and macaroni salad served up from the buffet cart at a luau.
If you're stuck in Honolulu, ditch the tourist traps. If you can get out of the city, definitely do - that's where the real Hawaii is.
They say every epic trip deserves an epic start and ours involves a red carpet, a Scottish piper, and champagne.
An hour's drive from the town of Come By Chance, past Spread Eagle Island, there's town call Dildo. No kidding.
A jaded traveller once said to me, "everywhere begins to look like somewhere else". He's wrong. I've never seen anything like this.
Speaking only English won't get you far in the Olympic city.
Woman who lived out her days in a church after her legs were amputated inspired this new Taiwanese church.
An ancient firework display sees participants load bamboo shoots with gun powder and shoot flames into the sky.
"I was fearing for my life in that split second," says honeymooner knocked down by a 300kg gorilla.
A Kiwi journalist encounters former laboratory chimps, left on an island to die.