Good behaviour order after in-flight bum grope

Alexandra Rose Williams

A passenger who touched the buttocks of a crew member has been ordered to behave.

Best holiday: Rarotonga paradise


After having a blast there on a family holiday, I went back with a friend and it was even better.

Expat life: Where it's every man for himself

USA flag

New Zealand's "can do" attitude is a world away from the American lifestyle of "gotta haves".

Travel disrupted by weather

Cancelled flights

Flights in Auckland and ferry services in Wellington have been disrupted by the weather.

Travel's biggest Twitter fails

Travel Twitter Fail

You won't believe what some travellers - and travel companies - have done on Twitter.

Postcard Kuala Lumpur: Jeepers peepers

Jalan Alor

There's something alien in the chicken noodle soup. "It's ... an eyeball!"

Five travel illnesses (and how to avoid them)


More travellers are heading to high risk destinations without vaccinations.

Is the journey really worth it?

Guatemala Bus

It's dark outside when the guy with the machine gun gets on board our bus.

Best holiday: Our Tahitian dream


Last week, my partner and I headed off for a luxury week of relaxation and sun in Tahiti.

Savour London at this foodie festival

Taste of London

Don't forget to take your appetite for this culinary fest in London.

Best holiday: Thailand's paradise smorgasbord

Ben Blackwell

No matter how poor, Thai people appear happy, making them great hosts for a holiday.

It's time to cut Americans some slack

USA travel

Americans: loud, demanding and rude? Sometimes, but there's more to them.

Go north to Alaska

Alaska Strap

For adventure-seekers, winter in Alaska is prime playtime.

Craft your own travel guidebook


This trip-planning website can help you craft your own guidebook.

Flight test: Garuda Indonesia business class

Garuda Indonesia business class

Timing is spot-on during meal service and you are never without bottled water.

Sydney to get second airport


Australia has approved a project to build a long-awaited second airport for Sydney.

Woman allowed to use late dad's Airpoints

John Philpott

A woman who was told her father's shared Airpoints were void after his death has now used them.

Taiwan food: Around a tribal table

Taiwan Strap

The secret is out... indigenous Taiwan cuisine is absolutely exceptional.

Waiheke Island: An island of tranquillity

Boast shed

Trade in a weekend in the city for the peace and quiet of an island getaway.

Best holiday: 50th birthday in Abel Tasman


I had to find an attraction to tempt an international array of relatives to help me celebrate my 50th.

Paid to have as much fun as possible

Chief Funster

This guy's job pays him to have as much fun in Australia as possible.

US Airways sorry for x-rated tweet

US Airways

US Airways has apologised for sending out a Twitter message that included a pornographic image.

Best holiday ever: Kayaking in Alaska

Kayak Alaska

It feels like no one is around for miles, with the exception of our guide of course.

Watch these women take their first flight

First flight

This heart-warming video shows two women taking their first flight together.

Advice: Cruising Europe


See Europe's top spots and fit in a cruise too? If you have a travel questions, email us.

Airline shock for bereaved

John Philpott

Woman shocked to learn she couldn't use her dad's shared Airpoints for flights a week after his death.

Cook Strait ferry back in service

Stena Alegra

Damaged Cook Strait ferry Stena Alegra has returned to service this morning.

Flight attendant makes hilarious safety announcement

Southwest flight attendant

This hilarious flight attendant makes the stressful act of flying worth it.

US Airlines make room for comfort

Allegiant Air

Las Vegas-based Allegiant Air has rolled out a roomier seat dubbed the "Giant Seat."

The rise of China's penny-pinching budget airlines

Spring Airlines

China's government moves to promote low-cost travel to meet a surge in demand from a wealthier population.

Unruly man tries to open plane door


Passengers tackled a man who tried to open door on Southwest Airlines flight.

Teen in trouble for Twitter airline threat

A 14-year-old girl is being interviewed by police over an apparent threat she sent to American Airlines.

Savouring summertime in Seattle


Visit between late June and mid-September, when Rain City blooms into the Emerald City.

Costa Brava: A rite of passage

Costa Brava

Experience emerald clear coves, Roman ruins, vineyards and the Dali Triangle.

Superjumbos with no economy seats


One airline is flying in the face of budget carriers by fitting out planes with only premium seats.

Flight test: Delta economy class


A warm welcome from the flight crew sets the tone for the trip - we felt looked after.

Grand plans to pave paradise

Phu Quoc

An undeveloped corner of Vietnam could be in for big changes.

Your best holiday ever?


We want to hear about the holiday that forever sticks in your mind - especially on dreary days.

Border alert at Queenstown Airport


A Fijian man was arrested at Queenstown Airport in disguise and carrying a false passport.

Being a travel writer is no holiday

Catherine Deneuve

I had lunch with Catherine Deneuve. There was no journalist's ennui about this.

In celebration of Songkran


Revellers took to the streets once again, in celebration of Thailand's traditional New Year.

Live chat: Adventure travel in Africa

Sue Badyari

Sue Badyari, World Expeditions' adventure travel expert answers your questions about Africa

An expert's guide to travelling solo

Solo Travel Strap

Put off by the prospect of travelling alone? Here are some tried and tested survival strategies.

Mideast's busiest air hub plans runway overhaul

Dubai Airport, Plane

Dubai airport will undergo a major runway overhaul starting next month.

Don't miss the boat

MS Oosterdam

It turns out that when the boss of the boat says be back at 5.30, it means on the very dot.

Pawn Stars shop in Las Vegas


Thanks to the TV show Pawn Stars, this shop has become one of Vegas' top attractions.

Rice above it


Venture beyond Bali's beaches to discover the rewards offered by its lush, less-visited heartland.

Langham Hotel: Luxury the life

Langham Hotel

Time can fly when you're holed up in a luxury hotel for the weekend.

Vintage glamour in a charm-filled town


Kiwis looking for a gentler, easier time, need look no further than a short plane ride to Napier.

Best value winter getaways for Kiwi travellers

Kuta beach

As the winter gloom looms, it's time to start thinking about sunny overseas getaways.
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