A new breed of airports step out in style

A new generation of terminals is setting the example for airports of the future.

Giant ship adds giant polar bear

What does the 'world's most advanced cruise ship need'? A giant, 9-metre high polar bear of course.

Top ten family destinations

TRACEY SPICER - Sydney Morning Herald

Here are my top 10 family destinations, and five that need some work.

Savouring life on the ledge

These gothic, glacier-carved granite spires attract the world's climbing fraternity.

Dozens of planes grounded in German pilot strike

Thousands of passengers are feeling the impact of a pilots strike in Germany.

Computer hitch causes flight delays in Spain

A computer glitch in an automated air traffic control system has caused flight delays.

Angry passenger attacks worker at LaGuardia Airport

An angry passenger punched and kicked an airline employee while looking for his bag.

Frequent flyer enjoys attentions of geisha

Frequent business traveller Allister Daly was waited on hand and - literally - foot during a meeting in Japan.

When you gotta go, do you go to McDonald's?

LEE TULLOCH - Sydney Morning Herald

It's one of the burning issues that confronts all travellers, and more frequently as one gets older

Feeding a need for speed

Brenda Ward sees the Pisa Ranges whiz by in a blur of flying snow while mountain range driving near Cardrona.

Galapagos Islands: The captain can croon

The singing captain on MV Santa Cruz proved to be a highlight of a Galapagos Islands trip.

Indulge in French luxury in the Pacific

Despite being one of our closest neighbours, New Caledonia is relatively off our radar.

Write a song for an airline, get paid!


Russia's state-run airline Aeroflot is offering big bucks for a new English-language jingle.

Twenty reasons to visit San Francisco

Hear hauntingly compelling accounts of what it was like to live and work on Alcatraz and 19 other reasons to go.

Porters to get its first chair lift

Porters is on its way to becoming a ''major'' destination thanks to a four-seater chairlift.

Don't become Youtube's next star

A Czech hotel owner has taken an ingenious step to deterring tourists who relieve themselves in public.

Flight diverted due to outburst over reclined seat

Another outburst over a reclined seat has led an American Airlines flight to divert to Boston.

Wheelchair-using granny left at airport for 11 hours

A family is fuming after a "processing error" left an elderly woman alone for 11 hours.

Gun tourism is shooting up in popularity

Indoor shooting ranges with high-powered weapons are increasingly becoming a popular attraction.

Drunk passengers force flight to turn around

Plane gets military escort after passengers "smoked, fought and threatened the aircraft".

A Martinborough winter escape

Sometimes winter's depths feel like an eternity away from the heady joys of summer.

Can a hostel ruin your travel experience?

Hostels: they're either the best thing in the world, or the worst.

When is it OK to recline your seat?

This is the one route on which it's plane rude to recline your seat.

Top 5 things to do in Mexico

Jungles, deserts; teeming cities, one-street pueblos; fiesta fireworks, Frida's angst.

Winter warmer: Escape to Coromandel

Exchanging the hard, grey angles of Auckland for the soft green of Coromandel can be cruise-y.

Do travel boycotts really work?

Travel boycotts may make tourists feel better, but do they really work, asks Lance Richardson.

Rock of ages in Arnhem Land

In Australia's vast and remote Aboriginal reserve, Michael Gebicki has some other-worldly experiences.

Flight Test: Smooth ride with showstopping views

Looking to take a flight? Find out how your airline stacks up with our flight tests.

Make a plan, start the van

There are a few things you should consider before heading off on a campervan holiday.

Brisbane airport evacuated after small fire

Part of Brisbane's domestic airport was evacuated due to a small fire on Wednesday afternoon.

Low budget Ryanair launches business class

Ryanair is offering business-class tickets in an attempt to woo travellers during penny-pinching times.

The gadget that sparked a midair fight

The Knee Defender has got a global boost after it caused a midair scuffle.

How to get a handle on your vacation pics

When was the last time you sorted through your holiday pics?

Tourists ride 'Korean medical wave'


K-Pop fans are heading to South Korea for shopping, sightseeing and some nips and tucks.

Solo traveller seeking company? Here's the answer

A couple smooch on the balcony. Actually, scratch that - there are about 20 couples smooching on the balcony.

The sexiest way to travel to the slopes

Helicopters, perfect powder and luxury yachts await.

Raising a stink when shoes come off

What do you do when you're stuck on a long-haul flight next to someone with smelly feet?

Full-body scanners for jetliners?

Someday, security screening may not end when you board your plane.

Bledisloe Cup fans face rising hotel costs

All Blacks and Wallabies fans cramming into hotels have caused price hikes on both sides of the ditch.

Mimicking the airlines, hotels get fee-happy

A new annoyance for travellers is a quickly-growing list of hotel surcharges, even for items they never use.

Postcard from Rajasthan: The upper hand

It's a tradition for guests to drink opium from the host's hand, or so our guide tells us.

Advice: 4 countries in 3 months

Peru canyon

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Teens take world's scariest selfie

Three students have gone to sickening lengths to take the world's scariest selfie in Hong Kong.

Asia's most overlooked paradise

It's not Bali, Phuket or Penang - but here's why you should visit.

Malaysia Airlines flights running empty

Malaysia Airlines is facing dire economic straits with some flights operating nearly empty.

Cook Strait ferry Kaitaki fails to sail

Cook Strait ferry Kaitaki has missed a sailing after being hit by mechanical problems.

Man 'punched sleeping passenger'

He was trying to sleep on an international flight into Sydney when man attacked him, police say.

Cirque du Soleil surprises passengers

Visitors flying into Las Vegas got more than just their luggage when they stopped by baggage claim.

Cops called after fliers fight over seat recline

It was only a matter of time before the 'Knee Defender' caused an in-flight fight.

Mid-air 'brawl' forces pilot to land

An 82-year-old passenger tried to wrest control of a light plane, forcing an Australian pilot to take evasive action.
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