Ten things dads want

DADS: They're just like 12 year old boys, really.

When planning a family holiday, don't forget about dad. Here are 10 things he'll love to do on your break.

The world's tiniest countries

The Maldives is a haven for honeymooners who flock to the isles for privacy.

They may be small, but here's why you should visit the smallest countries in the world.

Unborn baby's bucket list

"We wanted to make the most of the time that we had with him" ... Jenna and Dan Haley.

"Most families wait until their baby is born to start making memories". The Haleys didn't have that luxury.

Top 5 food trucks in the US

FOOD ON THE MOVE: A Go Fish food truck parked in Back Bay area, Boston.

Food trucks provide a fun way to sample old standards. Here's 5 of the best in the US.

No kids allowed

Qualia. The Windward Pavilions have private plunge pools and glittering sea views.

These five-star resorts offer the ultimate luxury: a holiday without children.

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beaches

A guide to island getaways

EMBRACE AND OWN IT: Travelling on your own doesn't mean you can't take island holidays.

The secret to having a perfect island getaway on your own.

Buying an island

It would be pet-friendly. Except for snakes. Indigenous ones could live there, but they'd have to wear bells.

NZ beaches among world's best

Top 10 island beaches gallery

food

Top 5 food trucks in the US

FOOD ON THE MOVE: A Go Fish food truck parked in Back Bay area, Boston.

Food trucks provide a fun way to sample old standards. Here's 5 of the best in the US.

A feast in slow motion

A healthy appetite and a dilapidated bike are ideal for tackling Turin.

Eat around the world stuff nation

Finding the real Italy

Pho tai nam from Great Aunty Three in Enmore.

Sydney's best pho

Food fads come and go, but these Vietnamese noodle soups are never out of fashion.

family

Ten things dads want

DADS: They're just like 12 year old boys, really.

When planning a family holiday, don't forget about dad. Here are 10 things he'll love to do on your break.

Top 10 family destinations

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

Calm amid the chaos

A family trip to Cambodia is built for adventure

ASIAN STYLE: Singapore at night.

City of surreal paradoxes

It's a contradiction of old and new - a 'green city' alongside CBD skyscrapers.

budget

Can a hostel ruin your travel?

Some travellers succumb to the hostel lifestyle.

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

Budget travel's best-kept secret

Kiwi travellers could easily save up to $400 while booking holidays, but many of us don't.

Cruisin' for a wallet bruisin'

A city so expensive

BUDGET BUSINESS CLASS? Ryanair is offering business-class tickets in an attempt to woo companies and governments during penny-pinching times.

Ryanair launches business class

European budget carrier offes business-class to woo companies and governments during penny-pinching times.

adventure

Who should win a trip to Antarctica?

FINALISTS: Tony Tizzard, Ben Paris and Alyssa Langford are competing to win a trip to Antarctica.

A geologist, a photographer and NZ Batman are amongst finalists hoping to win a trip to Antarctica.

Action stations

Don't leave home until you've ticked these essential homegrown experiences off your bucket list.

Is Antarctica on your list?

Channel your inner Jack Sparrow

CANYONS OF THE ESCALANTE: The monument has many campsites, a river for fishing and rafting, trails for mountain biking, and much more.

Beauty awaits

There are risks and rewards of travel in isolated places like the Escalante.

luxury

Open and shut case

BACK TO BASICS: Planning is key when going on holiday, says Sascha Griffin.

Trying to shut your suitcase does not have to end in tears.

Rent a legacy

Even the most famous writers in history needed a retreat to cure creative blocks.

Enjoy French luxury near to home

I am the 1 per cent

A LITTLE LUXURY: Would you drink 'halal' non-alcoholic sparkling white wine with flecks of 24-carat edible gold leaf?

Dubai's latest luxury

Where else would get $150 bottle of 'halal' non-alcoholic sparkling white wine with flecks of 24-carat gold leaf ?

short breaks

Rotoroa Island, reinvented

DISTANT SHORE: Rotoroa Island is a couple of kilometres east of big sister Waiheke in the Hauraki Gulf.

Once a facility for recovering alcoholics and addicts, Rotoroa Island has reinvented itself.

Luxury living in Wanaka

Spending a weekend away at a $500+ per night lodge in Wanaka.

Getting a feel for Sydney

In the lap of Huka luxury

SOLITARY SPENDOUR: Solitaire Lodge sits on an outcrop of Lake Tarawera, with views of Mt Tarawera.

When love comes to town

On a weekend break with his fiancee in Rotorua, romance bubbles up in unexpected places

couples

Unborn baby's bucket list

"We wanted to make the most of the time that we had with him" ... Jenna and Dan Haley.

"Most families wait until their baby is born to start making memories". The Haleys didn't have that luxury.

You call this romance?

Romance doesn't usually come usually come with a naked male stranger. But there he is.

Solo traveller seeking company?

Grandparents win big at Vegas

Qualia. The Windward Pavilions have private plunge pools and glittering sea views.

No kids allowed

These five-star resorts offer the ultimate luxury: a holiday without children.