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nz

One great big hoppy family

Golding's Free Dive craft beer bar in Wellington.

As Beervana approaches, here's a taste of what's in store in NZ's craft beer capital.

A gardener's road trip to the winterless Far North

From tropical plant nurseries and pristine kauri forest to yearly garden safaris, here are our top 20 gardening-related attractions.

Bennett loses it on 'Skyscreamer' video

Rugby fans, ever wanted to sleep at Eden Park? video

australia

Melbourne: Inside the mind of a pop culture chameleon

Bowie in costume during the Aladdin Sane tour, 1973.

A new exhibition in Melbourne gives an insight into the ever-changing David Bowie.

The world's best spots to get a fashion fix

There's a huge world awaiting out there for anyone interested in fashion and travel.

Arnhem Land's Bawaka beach is fascinating year-round.

Best Aus beaches to visit in winter

Oz isn't all about bikinis and suntans – some beaches get even cooler in the winter months.

pacific islands

The remote, fabled islands of Tahiti

A tiki sculpture at Hiva Oa.

A quick check of our coordinates confirms we're about as close to the middle of nowhere as you can get.

20 reasons to visit the Solomon Islands

The Western world has made little impression on this unspoilt South Pacific paradise.

Vanuatu volcano puts on a fiery show

Exploring an underwater milky way

uk and ireland

Inside the Royals' favourite hotel

Want to feel like royalty? It doesn't get much better than the glamorous Goring.

Frightfully posh, but never pretentious, this London institution impresses with old-world charm.

Nessie hunter: 'I'm not quitting' video

"I'm staying here, trying to find the monster" says Steve Feltham as he continues his hunt for the legendary prehistoric beast.

Loch Ness monster? It's a big catfish

Play it safe in the Poison Garden

europe

A stay in a fairytale castle

Chateau et la Chapelle.

Stay in a billionaire's 11th-century storybook turreted French castle. It doesn't get more fairytale-like than this.

The devastated city that now rivals Europe's best

It was devastated by bombing during WW2 but the city has rebuilt itself, resulting in astonishing design.

Treasures of the River Seine

A taste of Normandy

hawaii

Get a taste of Old Hawaii

Fumi's is one of several food trucks that dot the North Shore coast, selling locally caught, freshly cooked shrimp.

Not keen on a pre-packaged Waikiki tour? Head to Oahu's North Shore.

How to stop creating little monsters 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

Guide: Hawaii on a budget

usa

Inside Branson's first Virgin hotel

The roof-top bar is a popular spot.

The first in the planned chain of Virgin Hotels has the happiest happy hour you can find.

Hotel reunites traveller and stuffed dog

Annelies Vredeveldt thought she had lost Boris forever, but this Canadian hotel pulled out all the stops to reunite them.

Essential tips for visiting Texas

The Pacific Crest Trail in 3 minutes video

canada & alaska

Off the beaten track in Victoria

Hatley Castle, in suburban Victoria, is an imposing building (now part of a university) that's open to the public and surrounded by gardens.

Ditch the crowds and explore these hidden gems in the "tearoom capital" of British Columbia.

Cruising Alaska's Tlingit country

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

Ice climbing the Canadian Rockies

Sailing in Alaska

south america

Cast adrift in the Andes

An Andean girl walks in front of her home, a straw hut, on one of the Uros island on Lake Titicaca.

This is no place to be bobbing around in a small dinghy with only one oar.

A different kind of wine tour

If you think wine tours are all about getting drunk, Argentina may not be the place for you.

The world's scariest hotel room? gallery

Simple life meets stunning luxury

asia

Things get dirty in South Korea gallery

Festival-goers enjoy the mud during the annual Boryeong Mud Festival

Every year, this little town 190 km southwest of Seoul, South Korea, becomes a tourist hot spot.

Asia's most exclusive country

Is the most exclusive country in Asia worth this price tag?

Shanghai by sidecar

Mai kind of place

africa

Conquering Big Daddy

Tourists at the base of Namib-Naukluft Park dune Big Daddy

Climbers who make it can look out over Deadvlei - an eerie salt pan dotted with blackened skeletons of camel thorn trees.

'The most luxurious train in the world'

To board this South African experience is to step back into an age of opulence ... and of going slowly.

Serenity under the stars

Swallowed by the dragon

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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