And the world's best beach is…

For a country ripe with amazing seaside scenes, we are far too eager to be told our beaches are the best.

For a country ripe with amazing seaside scenes, we are far too eager to be told our beaches are the best.

Scariest airports to land and take off video

Lukla Airport in Nepal sees more than 50 flights a day.

Nervous flyers beware! These places can turn the stomach of the most hardened of air travellers.

On the edge of 'Door To Hell' video

This man camped on the edge of the 'Door To Hell'.

An adventurer spent the night next to a crater of fire which hasn't stopped burning for almost 50 years.

The resort that will ruin you

Relax at the pool at One&Only Reethi Rah in Maldives.

This island utopia is so special it even has its own time zone.

Exclusive resort an escape from reality

Orpheus Island is a tropical island dream.

The posh Orpheus Island Resort in Australia only lets in a maximum of 28 guests at a time.

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beaches

And the world's best beach is…

For a country ripe with amazing seaside scenes, we are far too eager to be told our beaches are the best.

For a country ripe with amazing seaside scenes, we are far too eager to be told our beaches are the best.

The resort that will ruin you

This island utopia is so special it even has its own time zone.

Insider Tip: The Bahamas

'Thank you for this beach NZ' video

food

Fush, chups float her boat

The cheeseburger, crumbed piece of snapper, hot dog, chips and a thickshake from Hamilton East's Fush and Chups.

One-man kitchen serves a meal to savour in the golden hour at Hamilton Gardens.

Italy's 15 dishes you must try

You think it's pizza and pasta? Yes there's that, but much, much more.

Chef Alvin Cailan seasons the fish as Hillary Eaton speaks to the group.

Eating a way into real LA video

Can food put you at the heart of a new city? Welcome to the world of Airbnb Experiences.

family

Stranger's kind gesture to tired dad

This unidentified woman stepped in to help an "exhausted" father who was dealing with flight cancellations and a young baby.

A woman stepped in to help an "exhausted" father who was dealing with flight cancellations and a young baby.

Young dad's pledge to daughter video

"Your life will be full of adventures and I'll be right there holding your hand."

You can bring your breastpump on the plane on top of your general baggage allowance.

How much breast milk on a plane?

We had a chat with Auckland Airport Security about what's allowed and what's not.

budget

Ever tried a cargo cruise?

You'll need to go via a specialist agent to book a cargo cruise.

If you're a flexible traveller with a sense of adventure and a tight budget then this could be your dream trip.

The best travel advice for 2017

News year's resolution to do more travelling? You'll probably want to pay less for your flights then.

Nightly rates at Misty Mountain Hut in Piha start at $115.

Best NZ baches under $200

There's nothing like a weekend away to unwind and recharge the soul.

adventure

Scariest airports to land and take off video

Lukla Airport in Nepal sees more than 50 flights a day.

Nervous flyers beware! These places can turn the stomach of the most hardened of air travellers.

Ice-skating above underwater prison video

Daredevil ice-skates over an old Soviet prison submerged in a frozen lake in breathtaking footage.

This man camped on the edge of the 'Door To Hell'.

On the edge of 'Door To Hell' video

An adventurer spent the night next to a crater of fire which hasn't stopped burning for almost 50 years.

luxury

The resort that will ruin you

Relax at the pool at One&Only Reethi Rah in Maldives.

This island utopia is so special it even has its own time zone.

The beating heart of Madrid

Sip on the best gin and tonics in town overlooking the street that never sleeps.

Orpheus Island is a tropical island dream.

Exclusive resort an escape from reality

The posh Orpheus Island Resort in Australia only lets in a maximum of 28 guests at a time.

short breaks

Hurunui's abundant coast

The view of Gore Bay and the Pacific Ocean from the hills above.

Empty beaches, big waves, easy fishing and even dolphins, the Hurunui coast has it all.

Hurunui's hidden delights

Towns like Cheviot deserve to be seen as destinations in their own right.

The cafe at Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools and Spa has received a facelift.

Heading north: Hanmer's still hot

Canterbury's much-loved day trip spot is keen to get the message out that it's business as usual.

couples

Couple quit jobs to travel

Karolina Valeikaite and Marco Coppola traded the 9-5 rat race to see the world.

Trading the rat race for new experiences, they now run a resort in Cambodia.

World's most colourful places

When colour erupts on a large scale, travel magic is created. To prove that, here are some of the most colourful places on the planet.

Zsolt Levai met Sariah Lizama on a dating website which pairs like-minded travellers.

Girl travels 2300km for first date

The couple met on a dating site called Miss Travel, which pairs "attractive girls" with "generous guys".

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