Tiniest hotel room in Australia video

Sun Room at Ovolo Nishi micro-hotel.

Canberra's new micro-hotel offers some of the smallest rooms in the country.

Pay for a stranger's holiday? video

Catalin Onc and Elena Engelhardt made an appeal on GoFundMe.

OPINION: Their profile calls them "lovers, travellers, dream chasers". 

How to see the real Tokyo video

A young man wearing a traditional kimono walks past a packed Yamanote Line train.

The Yamanote loop line offers a glimpse into the lives of ordinary people in Japan's capital.

Endangered animals to see now video

Sumatran tigers: Fewer than 400 remain in the wild.

More animal and plant species are threatened with extinction than ever before in human history.

A slum named top tourist spot video

Children on their way to school in Dharavi.

Forget the Taj Mahal, the sprawling Dharavi slum in Mumbai has become India's top destination.

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Endangered animals to see now video

Sumatran tigers: Fewer than 400 remain in the wild.

More animal and plant species are threatened with extinction than ever before in human history.

A slum named top tourist spot video

Children on their way to school in Dharavi.

Forget the Taj Mahal, the sprawling Dharavi slum in Mumbai has become India's top destination.

10 things to see in Manila video

Entrance to Fort Santiago, in Intramuros.

There is so much to see and do in the capital of the Philippines.

Bali pledges plastic action video

Rubbish washed up on Kuta Beach. (file photo)

Tourists are big contributors to Bali's major waste management issues, study shows.

'Blissful' paddle with a whale video

Rich German rushed home to get his paddleboard for the close encounter.

Rich German says he wasn't nervous as the blue whale swam next to him off the California, US coast.

Stand-up seat 'torture chamber' video

The latest version of the saddle-like Skyrider receives a mixed reception in Paris, France.

The latest version of the saddle-like Skyrider receives a mixed reception in Paris, France.

Tourism grows in Upper Hutt

No better place to end an action packed day than at Brewtown with a pint each.

The region is truly coming into its own as a day-trip destination.

Turning a Bolivian slum into art video

Multicoloured geometrical shapes burst from what once were plain, brick walls.

"They painted my little home. They brought joy to me."

In photos: Brazil's Pride parade gallery video

The parade takes place along Paulista avenue in Sao Paulo.

It was the first parade in Sao Paulo since the election of  "proud homophobe" President Jair Bolsonaro.

Iceland shock as tourism tanks video

Iceland is bracing itself for a sharp downturn.

The collapse in March of Wow Air is sending ripples through the tiny north Atlantic island.

    Kiwi Traveller

    Bargain winter breaks

    With plenty of deals allowing kids to stay, eat and play for free, Fiji is a budget-friendly options for families.

    We need to escape to warmer climes. Where can we find the best deals?

    Adventures in the canopy video

    Get a bird's-eye view of a New Zealand virgin forest.

    How to escape NZ's winter video

    Readers' travel photos video

    nz

    Tourism grows in Upper Hutt

    No better place to end an action packed day than at Brewtown with a pint each.

    Upper Hutt is truly coming into its own as a day-trip destination thanks to its outdoor adventure options and craft breweries.

    Adventures in the canopy video

    Get a bird's-eye view of a New Zealand virgin forest.

    Marlborough Tour Company Sales Manager for China, Taylor Tian, left. Tian has been working in the China market promoting ...

    Marlborough: NZ's best kept secret? video

    A Chinese tourist award has put New Zealand in the top 10 destinations and Marlborough in the top 10 emerging destinations. 

    Australia

    Tiniest hotel room in Australia video

    Sun Room at Ovolo Nishi micro-hotel.

    Canberra's new micro-hotel offers some of the smallest rooms in the country.

    Skiing Australasia in 2019 video

    The best deals and what's new for this year's snow season.

    The Crawley Edge Boat Shed has become an unlikely social media star.

    Derelict shed now tourist hotspot video

    For decades it was an eyesore to which locals in Perth, Australia paid little attention - not anymore.

    pacific islands

    Be surprised in Samoa

    Samoa is a screensaver come to life.

    The Pacific’s best secret: why Samoa should be your next holiday escape.

    Quiz: Discover your perfect Samoa holiday

    This beautiful island destination offers incredible experiences to suit all tastes.

    Samoa's censor has decided to ban Rocketman.

    Rocketman ban bad for the Pacific

    OPINION: Despite wanting a little warming winter break, I won't be holidaying in the Pacific anytime soon.

    cruising

    Galapagos cruise 'phenomenal'

    The ultra-chic, 20-guest MV Origin.

    The ambience onboard MV Theory is more private yacht than expedition vessel.

    A 'game-changing' cruise ship video

    Celebrity Edge – a ship that revels in the unexpected.

    Ducks shouldn't be hidden in ship stores. "We don't want to unintentionally think it is ever OK to take anything from ...

    The 'quackers' fad on cruises video

    Cruisers are hiding toy ducks in the cracks and crevices of giant ocean liners for other guests to find.

    south america

    In photos: Brazil's Pride parade gallery video

    The parade takes place along Paulista avenue in Sao Paulo.

    It was the first parade in Sao Paulo since the election of "proud homophobe" President Jair Bolsonaro.

    Turning a Bolivian slum into art video

    "They painted my little home. They brought joy to me."

    Diverse Bolivia offers intrigue video

    Cycling Bolivia's 'Death Road' stuff nation video

    middle east

    Iran: 'Welcome to my country' stuff nation video

    Our first visit on our evening tour of Dorbid Village, near Yazd

    "It is a bit of secret, they do not know what they are missing until they have been."

    What you must do in the desert video

    Climbing a dune on hands and knees, in the dark, has its reward.

    Inside Qatar's prep for FIFA 2022

    New club hotspot: Saudi Arabia video

    europe

    Europe's cheesiest destinations video

    Slice of French Roquefort cheese with mint.

    Know your way around a cheeseboard? Then this trip is for you.

    How to be liked in Europe video

    OPINION: If you're planning to travel to Europe there are certain rules to follow.

    Just embrace the Istanbul chaos video

    Dusseldorf emerges from the shadows

    uk and ireland

    Walking in Van Morrison's footsteps

    Van Morrison’s songs are always set at the giddy start of an ecstatic relationship. This is Van ‘The Man’ in 1974.

    Music-themed tourist destinations are nothing new. But this one's more than a one-hit wonder.

    He dreamed a dram video

    REVIEW: Film looks at the "water of life", while also telling the life story of one of the Scottish industry's modern day "heroes".

    Princess Diana's home to open

    Finding the 'craic' in Dublin video

    usa

    Philadelphia's best eats video

    Geno's is one of the best places in Philly for a cheesesteak.

    Meat, cheese, beer, pretzels ... if you're on a health kick, look away.

    A different kind of honeymoon gallery video

    Sipping Mai Tais poolside is what most people picture when thinking honeymooning in Hawaii. But there are alternatives.

    This is Pie Town, yes it's real video

    The best time to visit Disneyland video

    canada & alaska

    On a Rocky Mountain high video

    There are views all around on the Rocky Mountaineer and you have to remember to also look back behind you.

    Bears on the left, eagles on the right and stunning views of the Canadian Rockies all round. Welcome to the Rocky Mountaineer.

    The rules of a perfect poutine video

    "If you see a place using grated cheese, just walk right out."

    The rush to see melting glaciers video

    The truth about life in Canada video

    asia

    A slum named top tourist spot video

    Children on their way to school in Dharavi.

    Forget the Taj Mahal, the sprawling Dharavi slum in Mumbai has become India's top destination.

    10 things to see in Manila video

    There is so much to see and do in the capital of the Philippines.

    A young man wearing a traditional kimono walks past a packed Yamanote Line train.

    How to see the real Tokyo video

    The Yamanote loop line offers a glimpse into the lives of ordinary people in many of the Japanese capital's neighbourhoods.

    luxury

    On a Rocky Mountain high video

    There are views all around on the Rocky Mountaineer and you have to remember to also look back behind you.

    Bears on the left, eagles on the right and stunning views of the Canadian Rockies all round. Welcome to the Rocky Mountaineer.

    KiwiRail prices Kiwis off its trains video

    OPINION: KiwiRail has priced Kiwis off its trains, which should worry regional New Zealand and environmentalists alike.

    A most opulent way to fly video

    How to fly first class for $30 video

    budget

    A different kind of honeymoon gallery video

    Camp Olowalu on Maui had the best facilities of anywhere we camped.

    Sipping Mai Tais poolside is what most people picture when thinking honeymooning in Hawaii. But there are alternatives.

    Spectacular backpacker bars

    OPINION: I love a bar in a great location, but I want the venue itself to be a total dive.

    Put your undies in the kettle? video

    Travel luxuries you can ditch video

    beaches

    Tranquil island with no tourists video

    Ambon is in the Banda Sea.

    A long layover on an Indonesian island famed for its spices reveals historic surprises and friendly greetings.

    Sunny skies or money back

    This idyllic island in the Tuscan archipelago will refund your stay if the weather is bad.

    Kiwis are spoilt for choice with beaches, despite the "subantarctic temperatures", Fodor's says.

    Are these NZ's best beaches? video

    Eight of Aotearoa's finest are in the North Island, US travel site says.

    food

    Philadelphia's best eats video

    Geno's is one of the best places in Philly for a cheesesteak.

    Meat, cheese, beer, pretzels ... if you're on a health kick, look away.

    Europe's cheesiest destinations video

    Know your way around a cheeseboard? Then this trip is for you.

    Straight out of Deadwood: The Pie-O-Neer in Pie Town, New Mexico.

    This is Pie Town, yes it's real video

    For scrumptious pies, visit Pie Town ... if you can find it.

    adventure

    Endangered animals to see now video

    Sumatran tigers: Fewer than 400 remain in the wild.

    More animal and plant species are threatened with extinction than ever before in human history.

    A different kind of honeymoon gallery video

    Sipping Mai Tais poolside is what most people picture when thinking honeymooning in Hawaii. But there are alternatives.

    Skiing Australasia in 2019 video

    A taste of Antarctica in NZ video

    family

    Skiing Australasia in 2019 video

    Cardrona Alpine Resort general manager Bridget Legnavsky says every resort is full of hidden gems.

    The best deals and what's new for this year's snow season.

    A taste of Antarctica in NZ video

    Keen to know more about our southern neighbour? Check out these exhibitions and experiences.

    The best time to visit Disneyland video

    Going Walkabout in San Diego video

    news

    Capacity issues for Koru lounge

    Air New Zealand is planning a second lounge at Auckland Airport's international terminal.

    Air NZ customers turned away from Koru lounge at Auckland Airport.

    Influencers crowdfund holiday video

    OPINION: Their profile calls them "lovers, travellers, dream chasers". They forgot to mention "shameless freebie-hunters".

    Bali pledges plastic action video

    Stand-up seat a 'torture chamber' video

    troubles

    Idle tents, waste covers Everest video

    Camp Four, the highest camp on Mount Everest, has been littered with abandoned tents.

    The world's highest mountain has so much garbage that climbers use it as signposts to help them navigate.

    Passenger wakes up alone on plane

    The passenger woke up "full on panicking" as she was left all alone on a "cold dark" plane.

    Peeing man hospitalises 4

    Contractor caused train outage

    Video

    Lack of real snow

    Snow-making weather systems have been few and far between this winter but do we need the real thing?

    Take our quiz to find out which Samoa experience best fits your holiday style.

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