No signal in this digital desert

A forced digital detox relaxes you more than you'd think.

OPINION: "Welcome to Spain/South Africa/Singapore. SMS messages will be charged at $one-arm to send and $one-leg to receive. "

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Two children pose in front of their parents lotus farms on the road to Tone Sap, Siem Reap, Cambodia.

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The slow passage through India video

Thumbs up in Goa.

Train travel is the most intriguing way to see the real India, whether you travel like a Maharaja or in second-class.

Pacific paradise ruled by a duck video

It's a hard choice between the resort's pool and exploring the island.

Niue recently had a national crisis. Trevor, the island's only duck, had run out of water.

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On their own, the Twelve Apostles aren't worth going all the way to see.

Not all destinations across the ditch live up to the hype.

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World's first vegan hotel suite video

Floor, curtains, furnishing, bedding, stationary and toiletries alike are vegan-friendly.

Pineapple fibre furniture and buckwheat pillows abound, and even the check-in is vegan.

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Golden Bay: Fishing success

Our group of eight caught five fish, plenty for a decadent lunch and dinner.

As it turns out, you don't need to be a fisherman to reel in lunch for the whole family.

Night to remember on the reef video

A myriad of life on the Great Barrier Reef.

Snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef is magical, but how about spending the night there?

Airport honours 'The Greatest' video

Heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali stands over fallen challenger Sonny Liston in 1965.

Muhammad Ali's US hometown will honour the legendary boxer by changing name of the local airport.

Cruise life ban for balcony jump video

Nick Naydev posted the video on Instagram.

Nick Naydev posts a video on Instagram of him performing his stunt. Royal Caribbean wasn't amused.

Airline's 'outrageous' treatment video

The plane sat on the tarmac for about four hours.

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A wander on Waiheke

Waiheke Island Walking Festival volunteer guide Nicola Bowman on the headland walk above Matiatia, with the passenger ...

Island dweller Jenny Nicholls finds places she's never heard of on Waiheke.

Quick guide to Florence video

Cathedral Santa Maria del Fiore, Florence, Italy.

Enjoy men's fashion and Renaissance culture without the crowds.

'Unruly' family sign of times

A member of the unruly travelling family makes her way into the Hamilton District Court before the appearance of another ...

OPINION: We were not prepared for this. Auckland is not Ibiza or Cancun. Hamilton will never be Magaluf.

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    Readers' travel photos video

    Two children pose in front of their parents lotus farms on the road to Tone Sap, Siem Reap, Cambodia.

    Do you have a holiday snap that you'd like to share with the world? Be in to win a Fujifilm camera!

    No signal in this digital desert

    OPINION: "Welcome to Spain/South Africa/Singapore. SMS messages will be charged at $one-arm to send and $one-leg to receive. "

    Confused and happy in Oamaru stuff nation

    The island closest to paradise

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    Beginner's luck brings fishing success

    Our group of eight caught five fish, plenty for a decadent lunch and dinner.

    As it turns out, you don't need to be a fisherman to reel in lunch for the whole family.

    Coastal Pacific in 12hr TV special video

    If you've ever wanted to see NZ by rail, now you can, and you'll have the best seat in the house - your house.

    The cruise ship Azamara Quest arrived in Port Nelson on Wednesday.

    Cruising into Nelson video

    Watch: Take our tour on the Azamara Quest which paid a visit to Nelson.

    Australia

    Australia's very average attractions

    On their own, the Twelve Apostles aren't worth going all the way to see.

    Not all destinations across the ditch live up to the hype.

    See the best of Aussie in 2019 video

    Heading across the ditch? Here's where the locals say will be big this year.

    A myriad of life on the Great Barrier Reef.

    Night to remember on the reef video

    Snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef is magical, but how about spending the night there?

    pacific islands

    Pacific paradise ruled by a duck video

    It's a hard choice between the resort's pool and exploring the island.

    Niue recently had a national crisis. Trevor, the island's only duck, had run out of water.

    Swimming with sharks video

    Would you pay for the privilege of being circled by sharks? We check out shark snorkelling in French Polynesia.

    The unusual islands of Upi Bay.

    The island closest to paradise

    TV3 Travel Presenter Debbie Griffiths travels to the Isle of Pines in New Caledonia.

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    Cruising into Nelson video

    The cruise ship Azamara Quest arrived in Port Nelson on Wednesday.

    Watch: Take our tour on the Azamara Quest which paid a visit to Nelson.

    Take a cruise when you're young stuff nation

    Think it's just for the oldies? Think again.

    The line hired star British designer Tom Dixon to develop the suites (all images computer simulated).

    First look: Virgin's epic suites video

    Virgin Voyages will have two of the largest suites at sea - nearly 200 square metres of rock-inspired luxury.

    south america

    Mass tourist robbery in Brazil video

    Robbers stole cellphones, cameras, wedding rings and credit cards from tourists near Rio’s Christ the Redeemer statue.

    Tourists hiking toward the famous Christ the Redeemer statue were held at gunpoint for up to two hours.

    Hotspot: San Juan de Pasto

    Ethnic differences are celebrated with black makeup and talcum powder in this Colombian city. 

    Temple of the Flayed Lord discovered

    Behind the scenes of Rio Carnival video

    middle east

    Museum fit for a Shah

    Niavaran Palace was the primary and last residence of late Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi and his family.

    Niavaran Palace, Iranian shah's last refuge before fleeing the country 40 years ago, is now a museum.

    The former capital history forgot video

    Almaty is amazing; it's unique. It's an historic site whose history no longer seems to matter.

    Dubai: Shop until you drop video

    King Tut and the majesty of eternity

    europe

    Quick guide to Florence video

    Cathedral Santa Maria del Fiore, Florence, Italy.

    Enjoy men's fashion and Renaissance culture without the crowds.

    Albania: Bargain time capsule video

    Age-old traditions and Mediterranean beaches on the cheap.

    Ask an expert: Slovenia

    Quick guide to Stockholm video

    uk and ireland

    Grace Millane to be farewelled video

    Grace Millane's funeral will be held on January 10 at Brentwood Cathedral in Essex.

    British backpacker's funeral to be held in Essex, more than a month after her death in Auckland.

    Walk Manchester's music history

    "I wasn't there the first night the Hacienda opened, but I was on the second night."

    Where to eat best of British video

    Home of the first Christmas card

    usa

    The museum going to the dogs video

    Famous artists such as Edwin Landseer, Maud Earl and Arthur Wardle will have their works on display.

    The first exhibition at US museum appropriately called "For the Love of All Things Dog".

    2019 Theme parks preview video

    Got plans to visit a US Theme park this year?

    Home of the world's worst weather video

    Get paid to live on an island video

    canada & alaska

    Alaskan town dark for 65 days video

    Utqiagvik is home to a sizable indigenous Inupiaq population and several research stations.

    Utqiagvik saw its last sunrise on November 18 and won't get another until January 23.

    A bit of France, just off Canada video

    Paris is a long way away, 4345km to be precise, from the small islands of St. Pierre and Miquelon.

    Dreaming of Alaska

    Soaking up an Alaskan adventure

    asia

    The slow passage through India video

    Thumbs up in Goa.

    Train travel is the most intriguing way to see the real India, whether you travel like a Maharaja or in second-class.

    Getting into hot water in Korea

    The masseur turns me one way then the other, scraping me down ruthlessly with a roughened cloth.

    Trinco has a vast natural harbour.

    Sri Lanka: In dad's footsteps video

    In the east of Sri Lanka, Joanna Symons visits the "magical place" that once sheltered her naval officer father.

    luxury

    Where burned-out billionaires travel to

    The world’s super-rich are taking months-long multimillion dollar trips to recharge and spend time with family.

    "It could be a couple of million dollars to take your family around the world with a teacher in tow."

    What makes this hotel so luxurious? video

    The Burj Al Arab is often called "the most luxurious hotel in the world", and there's a reason why.

    Akaroa escape is a Kiwi classic

    Rwanda: A nation reborn video

    budget

    How an olive transformed travel

    Removing one olive from inflight salads saved American Airlines US$40,000 in 1987.

    In the 1980s, someone at American Airlines had a light bulb moment.

    Albania: Bargain time capsule video

    Age-old traditions and Mediterranean beaches on the cheap.

    It's not as expensive as you think

    10 countries if you're on a budget

    beaches

    The best islands in Mexico video

    Isla Contoy is part of a protected natural park.

    On the east coast it's soft beaches and a relaxed vibe. The west is wilder.

    Mess maddens residents

    Revellers at a beach near Nelson are leaving behind a mess of broken bottles, plastic rubbish, and smouldering fires.

    Hyams Beach has been promoted as having some of the world's whitest sand, but has become a victim of its own success.

    Thousands turned away from beach

    Australia's Hyams Beach has become a bucket list destination - but locals says it's being "loved to death".

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    Campers' disgusting diner dumping

    Deluxe Diner owner Chere Bailey and Claudia Wheeler resorted to buckets and water to clean up the mess a motor home ...

    Elderly couple seemed lovely to diner staff, until the smell of human waste wafted inside.

    You can now make airline food at home

    Recreate your favourite United Airlines meal, right in the comfort of your own kitchen.

    It is the shining star of fried starch, the culinary capital of carbs.

    The birth place of the french fry

    It is the shining star of fried starch, the culinary capital of carbs.

    adventure

    You need a travel bucket list

    My dream is to scooter all of Italy.

    OPINION: Lists can be dangerous things. And yet, I have a travel bucket list. And I would encourage everyone to do the same.

    World's 10 best animal migrations video

    See the incredible power of nature up close.

    Havana: Glamour and decay video

    Inhospitable landscapes we love video

    family

    Coastal Pacific: What's changed? video

    KiwiRail's Coastal Pacific train travels from Christchurch to Picton.

    The road wasn't all smooth - piles of gravel, diggers and trucks were stark reminders of what has been achieved since the quakes.

    NZ's hottest summer stays video

    Justine Tyerman reminisces about her childhood crib in Arrowtown and looks at the array of private vacation rentals on offer.

    Forget all you knew about travel

    Travel with a baby: Packing checklist

    news

    Bye bye bach, hello caravan video

    Camper Elizabeth Cross has had her caravan for more than 20 years.

    If a bach on the seaside seems out of reach, a decked out home on wheels might be just the ticket for DIY savvy campers.

    NZ deserves better guests video

    OPINION: Tourists need to stop crapping everywhere and treating our place like a tip.

    World's first vegan hotel suite video

    Airport renames after Muhammad Ali video

    troubles

    Brexit for bad-egg Brits

    Members of the unruly travelling family leaving Hamilton District Court after the appearance of another member of the ...

    OPINION: In Britain they're considering a messy exit from Europe; here, we're working on an exit for a group of messy Brits.

    Airline's treatment of flyers 'outrageous' video

    OPINION: It's hard to imagine why anyone would want to fly Aeromexico.

    Cruise life ban for balcony jump video

    Change or face tourism backlash

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