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Ultimate tour: 365 days, $114,000

Intrepid's 'ultimate' adventure.

Tour company launches epic, 365-day trip - with a price tag to match.

Promo video for Link Pathway video

Marlborough Sounds artist Rick Edmonds, with dog Jess, on the first bridle track section of the Link Pathway near Ngakuta Bay in the Queen Charlotte Sound.

A promotional video has been released for the Link Pathway, which is being constructed from Picton to Havelock.

Perfect backdrop, insane jump video

Insane base-jumpers enjoy the dramatic views of Greece.

In Zakynthos, Greece, these extreme sports enthusiasts BASE are jumping off the cliffs surrounding the Ionian Sea.

Fresh passenger plane shame

Passengers behaving badly as shared on the Instagram page Passenger Shaming.

It’s not uncommon to come across an obnoxious passenger, but these take it to a whole new level,

Spectacular meeting of giants gallery video

Two new P&O cruise ships named Pacific Eden (R) and Pacific Aria (L) join existing cruise ship Pacific Jewel (background) during a naming ceremony for the two new ships on Sydney harbour, November 25, 2015. The three ships were joined by Pacific Pearl and Pacific Dawn (not pictured) in an event said by cruise line company to have set a new record of the largest number of ships by one cruise liner in Sydney harbour at the same time.

P&O Cruises made history in Sydney, staging an unprecedented five-ship spectacular.

Why you should still visit Paris

Despite the recent terrorist attacks, Paris is still one of the most beautiful cities to visit in the world.

The recent terrorist attacks in Paris have shocked the world, but there are still reasons to visit this beautiful city.

Joyce dampens runway hopes

Wellington's political leaders are becoming increasingly confident the runway extension will get off the ground.

Wellingtonians excited but Government yet to be convinced the runway extension will fly.

Boozy passengers face life ban

Enjoying a pre-flight cocktail could soon be a thing of the past.

Airlines looking to get tough on unruly passengers could impose a blanket life ban for drunks.

Laser burns pilot's eye

UK pilot has suffered serious damage to his eye after a laser was shone in the cockpit of a landing plane.

A British pilot has been left with damage to his retina after a laser was shone into the cockpit of a landing plane.

Vegetarian realities in Ghana

A local coconut seller in Accra waits for business

Avoiding meat can be a hassle for any vegetarian traveller, but Stacey Knott finds exceptions in Ghana.

The Marlborough way

Marlborough Mountain Bike Club members Justin Kenwood, left, and Sarnim Dean.

Marlborough has always been fairly low on the mountain biking radar but there are some great tracks.

Cats to lure back tourists video

The power of cats: Belgium's tourist boards get creative in luring tourists back after a terrorism-threat lockdown.

Belgium's tourist boards have latched onto a social media craze of cats that gave Brussels light relief during a tense five-day security lockdown.

The worst passenger of all time?

Jasbir Singh Bharaj caused $6000 worth of damage to the plane during his air rage incident.

British flier jailed after threatening to punch a stewardess, biting a police officer and rubbing wine on his genitals.

Kiwi Regional Airlines' next stop

Kiwi Regional Airlines plans on having a second SAAB 340A by October 2016.

New Kiwi Regional Airlines' route to Tauranga or Napier imminent.

Cruise crowds lap up Wellington

25112015. News.KEVIN STENT/FAIRFAX NZ. Explorer of the Seas,one of the biggest cruise ships to visit Wellington this season has arrived in the Wellington Wednesday morning, where it will spoend the day before moving on to Sydney.

As 3000 passengers hit town, the ship's main concern is whether they'll return on time.

Ferry could go faster

Strait Shipping is seeking resource consent for the Strait Feronia to travel at 18 knots through the Marlborough Sounds.

Scientists to conduct wave testing as part of faster ferry application.

Cruise ships worth $65m to Wellington

Explorer of the Seas, one of the biggest cruise ships to visit Wellington this season arrived in the Wellington on Wednesday, where passengers spent the day enjoying the capital.

Cruise ship passengers arrive in New Zealand with Auckland on their mind but leave talking about Wellington, says a cruise boss.

Traveller's worst nightmare?

Put down that credit card: Travelling on credit is not worth it.

A credit card can be a travellers best friend, or their worst nightmare.

Gone With the Wind in the Deep South

Southern Decadence festival in the French Quarter of New Orleans.

Alison Stewart explores the Deep South of America and gets caught up in the romance and history.

Map shows safest place to travel

A map shows the only safe place in the world to travel for American's is America.

The US State department has published a map advising its citizens of the safest places to travel.

A peek inside colossal cruise ship video

The Explorer of the Seas enters Wellington.

Exclusive video from inside the Explorer of the Seas, home to more than 5000 people.

Kiwi expats a proud bunch

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Kiwis living overseas are prouder and more positive about New Zealand than those living here.

Top celeb travel pics gallery

Kylie Jenner enjoying a taste of Down Under.

Celebrities always seem to be on holiday. Check out some of their top travel pictures of the week.

Lightning storm captured from plane video

Lee Carseldine shared the incredible light show with his Twitter followers.

A passenger captured the moment the sky came alive, all from the seat of a plane.

Sunset scarf to lure Aussies

A model wears a scarf designed by Australian label We Are Handsome, which was inspired by a trip to Marlborough.

"They've really captured the layers of the sunset in the Sounds."

Hilton hotels hit by malware

Hilton said customers who used their cards during a 17-week period in either 2014 or 2015 were advised to check their bank statements.

Hotel chain operator says it has identified malware in some payment systems that targeted payment card information.

Jetstar terminal in place

Jetstar will launch its first flight from New Plymouth in February and a temporary terminal at the airport is now in place.

Jetstar's arrival is getting closer and the airline now has temporary terminal at New Plymouth airport.

Air NZ to monitor minors

Air New Zealand's Airbands will be scanned at four stages of a child's journey.

Air New Zealand is claiming a world first with the introduction of child monitoring bracelets.

Runway extension: How it will work gallery video

Wellington Airport Runway Extension.

Read what the independent experts had to say about Wellington Airport's runway extension.

Traveller treated like 'fat criminal' video

Shelley was asked to leave the aircraft, but was allowed to re-board after the complainant moved to another seat.

Passenger claims he was almost kicked off a flight because he was "too fat to fly".

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