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Three reasons to visit Cromwell

The postcard perfect Cromwell Heritage Precinct.

There is a side effect to visiting Cromwell – a wild desire to throw in city life and be reinvented as a Central Otago-ite

Tuck me in to Blanket Bay

A visit to NZ's South Island doesn't have to be an adrenaline-fuelled escape.

Born to be wild

Dunedin's castle of dreams


Going for glory in the Outback

Bronco, rider and dust all fly at the Dajarra Rodeo in Outback Australia.

Dirt, dust, bulls and broncos - welcome to rodeo season in remote Australia.

Rooftop glamping in Melbourne

A new hotel takes luxury camping to a whole new level in Melbourne's CBD.

There is plenty of raw beauty to be discovered around the town of 1770.

Queensland's best-kept beach secret

With its gentle waves and stunning sunsets, Agnes Water likely won't stay a secret for long.

pacific islands

20 reasons to visit French Polynesia

Overwater bungalows in Moorea.

Blue lagoons and mystic mountains are just part of the allure of this stunning part of the Pacific.

Sand and surf perfection at Sumba

When you finally arrive at Nihiwatu, you'll understand what all the fuss is about.

10 adventures in Moorea

Ooh la la, Tahiti!

uk and ireland

Play it safe in the Poison Garden

Daffodils and hemlock envelop a wooden 'skeleton' at the Poison Garden.

The rules at Alnwick Castle's garden are simple: no touching and no sniffing.

England's new foodie mecca

Cartmel may be just a small Cumbrian village, but it's also home to Britain's best restaurant.

20 surprising things about the UK

Beers and beds in London


Away with the fairies

Age-old rituals are strictly adhered to in the absinthe pouring process.

A visit to the birthplace of absinthe wouldn't be complete without a taste of the scandalous spirit.

A new spectacular view every day

Hit the high seas and see some of Greece and Turkey's hidden treasures on a yachting adventure.

Gears and beers in Bavaria

Escape the crowds in Florence


How to stop creating little monsters on holidays

Sometimes you just need to learn to say 'no' to the kids on holidays.

Modern parenting – often described as cotton-woolling or helicoptering – means making sure every second of the trip is, "Awesome!"

One stop relaxation shop

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

Guide: Hawaii on a budget

Take a Hawaiian-style art walk


The new rides coming to Disney World gallery

Walt Disney Imagineering in collaboration with filmmaker James Cameron and Lightstorm Entertainment is bringing to life the mythical world of Pandora, inspired by Avatar. It will open in 2017.

Avatar, Frozen and Star Wars rides are coming to the Orlando theme park. We're going to start saving now...

White House lifts photo ban

Selfies are now allowed at the White House after it ditched a 40-year ban on photos during tours.

The best country for modern culture

Take a ride on The Royal Flush

canada & alaska

Cruising Alaska's Tlingit country

Grab your binoculars and your camera for the Glacier Bay leg of the cruise.

Get to know the real Alaska through the stories and legends of its original settlers.

Ice climbing the Canadian Rockies

Climbing a frozen waterfall in Canada is as just as epic as it sounds.

Sailing in Alaska

The best place to watch grizzly bears

south america

The world's scariest hotel room? gallery

Get a view to thrill from one of the three transparent pods hanging off a cliff face.

A transparent room on the side of a cliff is the ultimate stay for thrill-seekers.

Simple life meets stunning luxury

Get away from it all at a striking hotel in Chile where life moves at a slower pace.

The many faces of Buenos Aires

Turtle power in Colombia


Check out Thailand's biggest hotel pool

The Hotel Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra's pool is the largest hotel pool in Thailand.

Who needs beaches when you can stay at the Hotel Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra?

Castle offers 'ninja hospitality'

Need help climbing the steep slope at Wakayama Castle? Just call a ninja.

First-class luxury at The Pier

Chinese tourists learning how to behave


Not so desert plain

Desert-adapted elephant and calf walk through Hoanib riverbed

No David Attenborough documentary you have ever watched could have prepared you for this reality.

'Mad Max: Fury Road': Namibia

The crimson deserts, dramatic dunes and stark mountain ranges of Namibia make a magnificent film set.

Tourists trickle back into Egypt

In the home of the Rastas

middle east

Abu Dhabi stopover holiday

Sheikh Zayed mosque is the largest in the United Arab Emirates.

What's the best way to beat jet lag? Try rocketing through the air on the world's fastest roller coaster.

Desert jewel faces its biggest threat

With Islamic State fighters in control of the Syrian desert town of Palmyra, the fate of this World Heritage-listed site is uncertain.

Don't dilly-dally in Dubai video

World's largest hotel to open

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