Readers' pics of the week


This week's travel photo entries take us from Ho Chi Minh City to New Caledonia.

Smugshot: Travel photo competition

Cruising currency conundrum

Think about how much local currency you'll need before you touring Asia, but there are always more options if you run out.

If your cruise stops at ports with different currencies, transactions can get confusing.

How to find the perfect travel companion

Frodo and Sam! The best travel companions! The guy in the middle... not so much.

With a little bit of foresight though you might find at least one Thelma to your Louise.

Pittsburgh: it's not the pits

Pittsburgh's bike lanes make cycling around the city easy.

There's plenty going on in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, says Heather McCracken.

'Unbelievable experience' of Italy. stuff nation

Inside the Doges Palace, Venice.

I had always put travelling to Europe in the "one day I'll get there basket". My mother's death reminded me it's too easy to put things off.

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Waiheke tempts global travel agents

International tourism agents toast Waiheke Island as a visitor destination with a glass of Batch bubbles and lunch al fresco at the vineyard.

10:44 AM  International tourism agents are set to spread the word about Waiheke after a large group visited the island this month.

Ever been locked out of a hotel when naked?

If you've made it this far, you already know it's a dangerous world out there. Wouldn't it be great to have a little guidance?

Tap beer and cocktails are served at Air New Zealand's new Sydney lounge.

Air NZ opens new look Sydney lounge video

Air New Zealand's new Sydney Airport international lounge is a swanky set up.

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