Kiwi kite skiing across Antarctica video

King of the mountain: Mark on a throne of snow and ice in front of Antarctica's Organ Pipe Mountains.

Mark Sedon on "the most  potentially groundbreaking polar expedition in a generation".

Lid lifted on latest mega-ship video

Spectrum of the Seas is custom built for the Chinese market.

Royal Caribbean unveils details of the China-bound Spectrum Of The Seas.

Never too late for the big OE stuff nation

The Great Wall of China: bucket list moment!

The kids have flown the coop, so these Kiwi empty nesters decide to hit the road.

Floored by Madagascar

Sifaka lemurs are known as "dancing lemurs" because they appear to be prancing when they move across the ground.

The world's fourth-largest island sits off the east coast of Africa. For biologists, it's an Eden.

Visiting a French military flop

Underground tunnel of the Maginot Line, Ouvrage Schoenenbourg in Alsace, France.

Welcome to the Maginot Line, a well-thought-out 20-metre killing field that proved completely useless.

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Waikiki: More than just a beach

Waikiki Beach and Diamond Head Crater on the Hawaiian island of Oahu.

The world-famous Hawaiian beach has plenty of natural wonders and islander culture to explore.

From Wellington to Nuremberg

Elliot Parry thinks it's great his children will grow up bilingual.

Meeting a German exchange student set Elliot Parry on a very different path than he'd imagined.

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Shortlands Shed glows gold in the last autumn light of the day.

Within a comfortable driving distance of Dunedin and Queenstown, Shortlands Shed offers a special experience.

Famous Ruapehu Crater Walk

There's no better place for a glass of champagne than on top of a volcano on a glorious day.

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Alternative Santorini

Santorini is every Instagrammer's dream.

Santorini has been getting a bad press lately for being too crowded. The reason that's happening is exactly the reason you should still go.

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Incan Inti Raymi festival in Cusco, Peru.

Sun worshippers flock to the Andean city for the winter equinox.

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Seeing rhinos may save them

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    The Kiwi kite skiing across Antarctica video

    Mark was a last-minute addition to the team and had just two weeks to train.

    Mark Sedon on "the most audacious and potentially groundbreaking polar expedition in a generation".

    Never too late for the big OE stuff nation

    The kids have flown the coop, so these Kiwi empty nesters decide to hit the road.

    Get away to Shortlands Shed

    From Wellington to Nuremberg

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    Get away to Shortlands Shed

    Shortlands Shed glows gold in the last autumn light of the day.

    Within a comfortable driving distance of Dunedin and Queenstown, Shortlands Shed offers a special off-the-grid glamping experience.

    Auckland's romantic side video

    Auckland has a romantic side: think massages, sleep-ins, wine tasting, zip-lining, saunas, high tea, and unlimited ice cream.

    There's no better place for a glass of champagne than on top of a volcano on a glorious day.

    World famous in NZ: Ruapehu Crater Walk

    How often do you get to climb an active volcano?

    Australia

    Cliff death couple named

    The couple who died in a cliff fall in Portugal have been identified as Michael Kearns and Louise Benson.

    The tourists who plunged to their deaths while taking a selfie from a Portuguese cliff have been identified.

    World’s whitest sand beach

    There's more so much more to see and do in Jervis Bay beyond popular Hyams Beach.

    Serpentine National Park is best known for the waterfall that cascades over a sheer granite rockface, but it's also a ...

    Insider tip: Perth

    If there's any coast with the most in Australia right now, it's in WA.

    pacific islands

    Fiji: Seven days, four cultures gallery video

    Fiji packs a powerful punch on the holiday front - sea, sand and cultural experiences, and cruisers are warmly ...

    Sunshine and sand are Fiji's selling points but are they really the archipelago's true treasures?

    Hawaii’s other active volcanoes video

    Everything you need to know about the active volcanoes on the same island as Kilauea.

    We visited Hawaii's Big Island before it erupted, but even then Kilauea was a volatile force of nature.

    From death comes life in Hawaii video

    We visited Hawaii's Big Island before it erupted, but even then Kilauea was a volatile force of nature.

    cruising

    Lid lifted on latest mega-ship video

    Spectrum of the Seas is custom built for the Chinese market.

    Royal Caribbean unveils details of the China-bound Spectrum Of The Seas.

    Oprah to be cruise godmother

    Add the media mogul to the list of celebrities christening cruise ships.

    Fiji packs a powerful punch on the holiday front - sea, sand and cultural experiences, and cruisers are warmly ...

    Fiji: Seven days, four cultures gallery video

    Sunshine and sand are Fiji's selling points but are they really the archipelago's true treasures?

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    3-minute guide to the 'end of the world'

    Boats are anchored in Ushuaia, Argentina.

    Earth's southernmost city is much more than a launch pad for those waiting to jump on a ship to Antarctica.

    Tourists could destroy 'Rainbow Mountain' video

    Tourists could signal the destruction of Peru's newly famous Rainbow Mountain - because there are so many of them visiting.

    Tracking wild horses in Patagonia stuff nation video

    Santiago and Lima: Trail of 2 cities stuff nation

    middle east

    Atlantis, a bucket-list resort

    The 'Atlantis' is a mega-resort that submerges guests in the mythology of a lost city.

    The fictional island has sparked books, movies, expeditions and - in one extravagant leap from reality - a luxury hotel.

    Abu Dhabi's falcon hospital video

    In the world's most unusual waiting room, you won't hear a squawk from the patients.

    Israel's $15b island airport

    Why Egypt is back on bucket list

    europe

    Visiting a French military flop

    Underground tunnel of the Maginot Line, Ouvrage Schoenenbourg in Alsace, France.

    Welcome to the Maginot Line, a well-thought-out 20-metre killing field that proved completely useless in WWII.

    Alternative Santorini

    Santorini has been getting a bad press lately. It's pilloried for being too crowded. The reason that's happening is exactly the reason you should still go.

    Glass walls to surround Eiffel

    When in Rome ... eat

    uk and ireland

    Shining new light on old treasures video

    The funeral effigy head of King Henry VII is on display.

    Chance discoveries dating back centuries will soon be on display at Westminster Abbey's new museum.

    Harry & Meghan's Irish 'mini-moon' video

    It is believed that they will spend a day or two in Dublin in July, before their real honeymoon later in the year.

    Are glass houses embarassing?

    Guernsey: Up close to history video

    usa

    Flying to watch 747s ripped apart

    Universal Asset Management (UAM) Aircraft Disassembly Centre is about two hours away in northeast Mississippi.

    Frequent flyers pay homage. "I've been infatuated with the 747 ever since I was a little kid."

    The secret US Navy museum

    This Washington DC museum is full of fascinating stuff - if you can figure out how to get in.

    In the footsteps of 'Sex and the City'

    Ask an expert: Chicago

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    Canada's powder skiing thrills video

    Powder skiing requires a bit more skill, but the thrill is undeniable.

    It's not a good day unless you get 30cm of snow - and that means many in Canada get a morning off to be on the slopes.

    Air NZ hikes airfares

    Air New Zealand's domestic airfares will jump 5 per cent from Thursday.

    A cruise and the village of 87

    Expat tales: Canada

    asia

    Bali tourism a lesson

    Beach cleaners on Kuta Beach are, sadly, a regular sight.

    Bali is a surreal place to holiday, where East meets West and the old ways sit comfortably with the new, says Gerard Hindmarsh.

    Insider tip: Trekking Thailand

    The country's more than 100 national parks could very well be its best kept secret.

    Mahouts raise elaborate umbrellas above adorned elephants in front of 500,000 people at Thrissur's popular Hindu festival.

    Kerala: God's own country

    Knowing at least a little about cricket and Brendon McCullum can get you pretty far in Kerala.

    luxury

    $1.5K for a see-through suitcase

    Fashion statement or travel nightmare? The new transparent suitcase by Off-White and Rimowa.

    What price fashion when your knickers are on display?

    Best places to stay in winter

    Cold, wet and bleak it may be - but these are the places to go to escape those winter blues.

    Atlantis, a bucket-list resort

    Sail on Grace Kelly's yacht

    budget

    Are layby flights a good idea?

    It always pays to read the fineprint before using buy-now-pay-later services.

    Mix & Match has become the first online NZ travel agency to offer book-now-pay-later flights. But should you do it?

    How to earn money while you travel

    For the budget conscious, here are some options to help you rake it in while on holiday:

    How to relive your backpacker days

    Budget and blow-out destinations

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    10 secret beaches in Europe

    There are still a few patches of white sand and cool, clear water in Europe that are flying under the radar.

    There are still a few patches of white sand and cool, clear water in Europe that are flying under the radar.

    Beaches' hidden treasures

    Planes, cars and glass - some of the more unusual elements you can find at the beach.

    In search of the perfect moment at the Hilton Fiji Beach Resort and Spa on Denarau Island, Nadi, Fiji.

    Maximise your Fiji resort stay video

    You arrive at a perfect resort, and then what? These five tips will take your holiday to the next level.

    food

    When in Rome ... eat

    When in Rome, have a gelato.

    Finding the best food in the Italian capital can be daunting. Here's the best places to eat like a local.

    The hottest cold weather food

    Cold weather means crackling log fires, pristine slopes and warming, delicious food.

    Anthony Bourdain in Lima filming the No Reservations series.

    Anthony Bourdain changed the way I travel

    OPINION: He changed the pursuit, and he changed the way it could be presented.

    adventure

    The Kiwi kite skiing across Antarctica video

    Mark was a last-minute addition to the team and had just two weeks to train.

    Mark Sedon on "the most audacious and potentially groundbreaking polar expedition in a generation".

    Floored by Madagascar

    The world's fourth-largest island sits off the east coast of Africa. For biologists, it's an Eden.

    Hot spot of the week: Cusco

    Seeing rhinos may help save them

    family

    Making living abroad reality

    Jeffrey Camp and his wife Mari-Ann Kucharek Camp chose the central city of Hua Hin to build a home in a resort community.

    If you've ever experienced the urge to chuck everything and live in another country, you're not alone.

    What to expect flying with baby

    Nothing strikes fear into the heart of parents quite like the first plane ride with bub.

    Life in South Korea's second largest city

    Legoland's latest hotel: A castle video

    news

    Hot pools in Picton?

    Viv Watson, with grandson Leo Parkinson, 2, isn't keen to lose her mini golf business to a pool and wellness centre on ...

    Look what they've done for Hanmer and Tekapo. Imagine something similar overlooking the Marlborough Sounds.

    Travel policy slip-ups can be costly

    Travel disasters happen to other people, right? Wrong. They can just as easily happen to you, so make sure you're insured.

    Tourists happy to pay $25 tax

    Glass walls to surround Eiffel

    troubles

    Tourist tries to pat wild lion video

    The video shows the tourists on a safari taking photos of lions and the surrounding scenery.

    It may seem rather obvious but it's probably best not to reach out to wild animals in Africa.

    Airbnb's problem is you video

    Does Airbnb have a problem? With disappearing listings and laws, the popular service is in trouble.

    Qantas jet drops for 10 seconds

    Egypt angry over fake Sphinx

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