French luxury close to home

New Caledonia

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

Sampling Noumea's delights New Caledonia's French polish

Can a hostel ruin your travel?

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

Ryanair launches business class

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

Solo traveller seeking company?

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

Teens take world's scariest selfie

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

Buying an island

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

Which country likes to go nude?

This year, for the first time, there's been a tie for the nationality most likely to get nude at the beach.

NZ beaches among world's best

Top 10 island beaches

A recipe for excess

food tour A gastronomic tour of Adelaide, The Barossa and Kangaroo Island has all the right ingredients.

Open your mind, and mouth

From smelly durian, to crunchy crickets, Brent Leslie is certainly adventurous when it comes to food.

Shark bangers with a bite

A new type of holiday

Finding the real Italy

Locals weave around each other as they funnel into pasticcerie and delicatezze. This is Italy.

Built for adventure

Its brutal past cannot be denied, but Cambodia can be a magical place to take children.

Flying with someone?

Finding seats together when you fly isn't always easy these days unless you pay.

A Disney pilgrimage

The kids are all right

Calm amid the chaos

It's known for its traffic, touts and tattoos, but families can chill out too.

Cruisin' for a wallet bruisin'

Cruise Strap A holiday on the high seas needn't cost a fortune.

A city so expensive

Today's travellers have become spoiled by cheap travel, but not in this city.

10 tips on holiday saving

Family travel on a budget

Budget travel's best-kept secret

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

A life less ordinary

Many years and 74 countries later, I can honestly say I that I have seen a little snippet of what the world offers.

Go, go gadgets

Why travel light when getting kitted up is half the fun?

The call of the wild

Challenge accepted!

Just me and my backpack

Whether it's Europe, America, Asia or any other epic journey, we want to hear your backpacking stories.

The three dangers of duty free

Duty free shopping Do I need a triple pack of giant-sized Toblerone? A palette of eyeshadow colours I'll never wear?

From here to infinity

A new luxury resort in Phuket departs from tradition.

Luxury island escapes

Napier hotels win out

I am the 1 per cent

I am the 1 per cent. I know this with certainty as I recline in my private business-class pod.

When love comes to town

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

In the lap of Huka luxury

Sumptuous, glamorous, relaxed and, in some ways, delightfully old-fashioned.

Understated luxury in Wanaka

Getting a feel for Sydney

Rotoroa Island, reinvented

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

Where to get lucky at the snow

Chairlift dating, free drinks and week-long parties. World's best resorts for singles.

Heartbreak holidays

In need of a post break-up pick-me-up? These getaways will help you get over it.


Planning an Island wedding

Grandparents win big at Vegas

A pair of grandparents from New Hampshire have won millions at a notoriously stubborn slot machine.