Jurassic parched: My dino hunt

Herman Tsav oasis in the middle of the Gobi desert.

Battling desert heat and Mongolian pop music in a quest to find a Tarbosaurus fossil.

NZ's most unusual ride?

The Shweebs are electric, meaning you don't need to pedal as hard to reach a higher speed.

It's called a Shweeb, and it even got Google very excited.

Air NZ easing cattle class cramp

Chief Revenue Officer Cam Wallace says the airline realises that "one size doesn't fit all".

Extra legroom, at a cost, and some "stretch zones" at the front of the Economy cabin.

Tourist arrested for bikini

Lin Tzu Ting's outfit left little to the imagination.

Police chief in the Philippines says the bikini was "literally just a piece of string".

Blind flyer, 78, 'booted from plane'

The men said they had three pints of beer at the airport before boarding an EasyJet flight home (file photo).

Crew accuse Eric Smylie and his guide of being drunk on an EasyJet flight.

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Tourist arrested for bikini

Lin Tzu Ting's outfit left little to the imagination.

Police chief in the Philippines says the bikini was "literally just a piece of string".

Blind flyer, 78, 'booted from plane'

The men said they had three pints of beer at the airport before boarding an EasyJet flight home (file photo).

Crew accuse Eric Smylie and his guide of being drunk on an EasyJet flight.

Village bans Google Maps

Signs have been erected around the village saying "Do not follow the directions of Google Maps".

More than 140 rescues of stranded cars has led one Italian village to say "enough is enough".

Dud tulips blooming disgrace

The Flower Market in downtown Amsterdam is the world's only floating flower market (file photo).

Just one per cent of bulbs sold at Amsterdam's famous floating flower market produces a full bloom.

Vegan food boring? Think again video

From avocado gelato, meatless burgers, and blue algae acai bowls, here are 24 vegan dishes to try before you die.

From avocado gelato, meatless burgers, and blue algae acai bowls, here are 24 vegan dishes to try before you die.

Pacific island's mega makeover

Lelepa Island, Vanuatu, spans about five kilometres north to south and has a population of approximately 500.

Cruise line has big plans for a small island off Vanuatu.

Egypt uncovers 20 ancient coffins

The recently discovered ancient coloured coffins.

It is being described as one of the "biggest and most important'' discoveries in recent years.

Filmmaker's plane humiliation video

Kevin Smith has a new movie out soon: Jay and Silent Bob Reboot.

The fat-shaming moment that led to Kevin Smith reviving his iconic Silent Bob character in a new movie.

Qantas readies 20-hour flight video

The airline's newest 787 Dreamliner has rolled out of the paint shop at Boeing's factory.

Australian carrier is trialling New York to Sydney this weekend.

How big is this ant? video

Someone's gonna get a sugar rush.

Coming soon to cinemas - Ant-Man and the Giant Doughnut.

Kiwi Traveller

Ask an expert: Uncrowded Italy

Not far from Florence, the medieval city of Siena is popular with Kiwi travellers.

Base yourself in the countryside for an unhurried, food-and-wine-rich experience.

Tech tips every traveller should know

Make the most of your devices when you're in the air or on the road.

Are Kiwis the best at small talk?

Kiwi family changed by year's trip stuff nation

nz

NZ's most unusual ride?

The Shweebs are electric, meaning you don't need to pedal as hard to reach a higher speed.

It's called a Shweeb, and it even got Google very excited.

Protecting Mount Eden summit

The boardwalk upgrade is part of the bid for Unesco World Heritage Status.

Work on a $40m project to revamp the lakefront at Lake Rotorua is set to start in October.

Huge revamp for Rotorua lakefront

The $40m redevelopment will include a new boardwalk along the lake front.

Australia

Sydney's nude pop-up restaurant

The A$30 (NZ$32) ticket price also includes a craft beer, house wine, or soft drink.

"Bottoms Up Sydney" is an event squarely aimed at the less inhibited.

How to protect the Great Barrier Reef video

Just those small everyday decisions can make a big difference to the environment - including the Australian icon.

The four-day Bay of Fires trail is a walk along a beach, basically.

The Tasman's other face video

There was wine, food and massages available - and no puffing involved on this trail.

pacific islands

Pacific island's mega makeover

Lelepa Island, Vanuatu, spans about five kilometres north to south and has a population of approximately 500.

Cruise line has big plans for a small island off Vanuatu.

Five ways with tiare in Tahiti

More than 110 million of these little white flowers are harvested in a year. What can you do with them?

Cloud 9 only serves pizza, to keep it simple for their chefs and to reduce waste.

The world's coolest pizzeria video

This buoyant bar floats in Fiji, and serves some of the best pizza around.

cruising

Pacific island's mega makeover

Lelepa Island, Vanuatu, spans about five kilometres north to south and has a population of approximately 500.

Cruise line has big plans for a small island off Vanuatu.

Cruise ship's record tight squeeze

Passengers could almost touch the sides of the Corinth Canal as the ship sailed through.

Tourists and tourist boats in the famous Navagio Bay on Greece's Zakynthos island.

Greece: History and hedonism video

It stirs the intellect, yet tempts with salty swims and chatter-filled cafes.

south america

I ditched plane for a cargo ship video

A boat coasts along the Huallaga River at sunset near the Peruvian town of Yurimaguas, the starting point for a trip ...

An Amazon adventure going on a slow cruise with strangers and spiders.

Meat capital is turning veggie video

Chris Moss heads to the land of the beefy gaucho to tuck into ... meat-free pizza and sweet potato ravioli.

Abandoned ghost towns of Chile

Earthlings head home from 'Alienstock' gallery video

middle east

How to get arrested in Saudi Arabia video

Saudi Arabia is considered to have one of the worst LGBT rights records in the world.

The Kingdom is welcoming tourists, but there's a few things travellers must know first.

Saudi Arabia eases traveller restrictions

Women will be allowed to rent hotel rooms without a male guardian's presence, and unmarried foreigners can share a room.

Saudi Arabia woos female travellers video

Why you should still visit Iran video

europe

Ask an expert: Uncrowded Italy

Not far from Florence, the medieval city of Siena is popular with Kiwi travellers.

Base yourself in the countryside for an unhurried, food-and-wine-rich experience.

Greece: History and hedonism video

It stirs the intellect, yet tempts with salty swims and chatter-filled cafes.

'Sobbing' at Anne Frank House video

A journey back behind Iron Curtain

uk and ireland

Welcome to smallest nation on Earth video

Sealand - a wind-lashed Second World War naval fort.

As Brexit beckons, Charlotte Lytton visits the North Sea island taking citizenship into its own hands.

The oddness of the British Isles video

I absolutely cannot abide hearing Nessie described as "he".

London on a budget video

One night only: Stay at Downton Abbey

usa

The hunt for Beach Boys' 'Kokomo'

Casa Marina Key West used to call its private beach "Kokomo Beach" after The 1988 song "Kokomo" by The Beach Boys. ...

There's just one small problem for fans who are searching for the tropical getaway - it doesn't exist.

Empire State's dizzying new look

New observatory with floor-to-ceiling, 360-degree windows opens atop New York City skyscraper.

Kiwis ditch jobs for epic US roadie video

Finding old-style Hollywood glamour video

canada & alaska

The 'music' of the northern lights video

To see the aurora borealis, several meteorological conditions must be met.

The Canadian region that's renowned as one of the best places in the world - possibly the best - to see the lights.

Who is the 'fattest bear of all'?

All hail Holly: "Long live the Queen of Corpulence!"

Twist in giant moose battle video

A three minute guide to Anchorage video

asia

Jurassic parched: My dino hunt

3D rendering of a dinosaur tarbosaurus.

Harriet Compston battles intense desert heat and Mongolian pop music in her quest to find a fossil in the land of the Tarbosaurus.

In brief: Dan Carter's Japan tips video

What's surprised the All Blacks legend since he started playing in Japan?

Amy Moore and guests on her Roam tour.

Finding unique homeware overseas video

There's a world of unique decor items waiting for you out there... so what do you need to know before going on a decor tour?

luxury

Finding unique homeware overseas video

Amy Moore and Roam tour guests, Dana, Kirsty and Sonja Mravicich in Bali.

There's a world of unique decor items waiting for you out there... so what do you need to know before going on a decor tour?

Who bought a luxury 737 Max? video

The order by an anonymous customer was the first Max deal since June.

Suave luxury on the open seas

Getting pampered in Paris video

budget

The best pre-paid currency card video

Despite the range of options, not all travel currency cards are created equal.

The number-crunchers at Canstar have tallied all of the fees, conversion rates and set-up charges.

London on a budget video

The best pubs, bargain dining and swimming spots the English capital has to offer.

Getting pampered in Paris video

Best luxury escapes for under $200

beaches

Tourist arrested for string bikini

Lin Tzu Ting's outfit left little to the imagination.

Police chief in the Philippines says the bikini was "literally just a piece of string".

Buried nappy causes beach stink video

Officials have sealed off 100 metres of Boracay beach in the Philippines as they test water samples.

Boracay is one of the world's most famous beaches.

From cesspool to top beach again? video

Boracay had become an insanely overdeveloped tourist trap; now it's back, and it's better.

food

Sydney's nude pop-up restaurant

The A$30 (NZ$32) ticket price also includes a craft beer, house wine, or soft drink.

"Bottoms Up Sydney" is an event squarely aimed at the less inhibited.

Tokyo's best places to eat video

Is it worth queuing for one of Tokyo's finest ramen? The answer is a resounding 'yes'.

A bowl of spicy ramen at the  Shin-Yokohama Ramen Museum.

Welcome to Japan's tastiest museum

Yokohama's not-museum, not-food court, is a totally Japanese experience.

adventure

Jurassic parched: My dino hunt

3D rendering of a dinosaur tarbosaurus.

Harriet Compston battles intense desert heat and Mongolian pop music in her quest to find a fossil in the land of the Tarbosaurus.

Embracing Under-tourism video

OPINION: We all have the ability, in fact the responsibility, to travel with purpose.

Walking Japan's secret trails video

Kiwi's daredevil speed flights

family

Kiwi family changed by year's trip stuff nation

Cosy on the plane heading to The Dominican Republic.

Having the chance to be an influential part of my children’s upbringing has been so rewarding.

Kiwis ditch jobs for epic US roadie video

Taking their boys on a tour of America's parks has made the Verkaaiks staunch eco-warriors.

Mum travelling solo is 'self care'

Family fun at Chateau Tongariro stuff nation video

news

Air NZ easing cattle class cramp

Chief Revenue Officer Cam Wallace says the airline realises that "one size doesn't fit all".

Extra legroom, at a cost, and some "stretch zones" at the front of the Economy cabin.

Botswana defends elephant hunts video

The government intends allowing 158 elephants to be killed in trophy hunts over the next year.

How big is this ant? video

Danube deaths: Captain cleared video

troubles

Blind flyer, 78, 'booted from plane'

The men said they had three pints of beer at the airport before boarding an EasyJet flight home (file photo).

Crew accuse Eric Smylie and his guide of being drunk on an EasyJet flight.

UK tourists detained after driving into US

British family on holiday allege they were detained in "frigid" and "filthy" conditions. US officials say they illegally crossed border from Canada on purpose.

Dud Dutch tulips blooming disgrace

Filmmaker's plane humiliation video

Discover why Dunedin should be your next city break.

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