Best plane and seat for sleep

Put some prep work into your inflight experience and you'll cop some meaningful rest and arrive in better shape.

Put some prep work into your inflight experience and you'll cop some meaningful rest and arrive in better shape.

10 things I love about NZ video

Lake Tekapo has some of the bluest water.

OPINION: From wild beaches to misty mountains to epic adventures around every corner, what's not to love?

Tree-climbing goats a scam

Local farmers appear to be bringing the goats in from other areas and forcing them into the trees.

Local farmers appear to be bringing the goats in from other areas and forcing them into the trees.

The story behind rogue waves

The largest individual wave ever recorded was 29.1 metres high (Stock photo).

The impact of a rogue wave can far exceed the maximum force that a vessel is built to withstand.

Travel teaches you to love NZ video

Mt Maunganui is New Zealand's most popular beach and you won't find many wearing speedos.

OPINION: Of the 60-odd countries I've been to, I've learned one thing: NZ is the best place on Earth.

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Biometric boarding 'sinister'

JetBlue passengers are not required to register for biometric boarding.

A US passenger has questioned how she was able to board a flight without showing her boarding pass.

Mythical countries you can't visit

Emilia Clarke and Kit Harington in Game of Thrones.

Who needs a passport when you can enjoy these imaginary destinations without leaving home?

A350-1000 to land in NZ

At nearly 74 metres from nose to tail, the A350-1000 is the longest fuselage version of Airbus' twin-aisle, wide-body ...

Cathay Pacific is set to become the first airline to bring the high-tech aircraft to NZ.

Owl naps in plane engine video

Engineers found a owl taking a nap in the plane engine.

Engineers were surprised to find a stowaway hiding inside the engine of a plane.

Iconic beach could be destroyed

Rising sea levels are causing concerns that Waikiki Beach could be destroyed,

Hawaii's iconic Waikiki Beach could soon be underwater due to rising sea levels.

Gorillas steal selfie spotlight video

The photo of the gorillas 'acting cheeky' got plenty of attention on social media.

Two "cheeky" gorillas mimic their caregivers in a photo that's taking the internet by storm.

I'm at Gallipoli but my relatives didn't die here

Ashleigh Stewart writes that she is making the Antipodean pilgrimage to the Gallipoli out of curiosity not compulsion, ...

OPINION: Making the Antipodean pilgrimage to the Gallipoli Peninsula out of curiosity not compulsion.

Fog halts flights in Wellington and Auckland

Low cloud was to blame for the disruptions at both airports.

An Auckland Airport spokeswoman said three domestic flights were returned from Wellington and six were cancelled.

Queens Wharf extension approved

An impression of the 90-metre mooring extension proposed off Queens Wharf.

The mooring dolphins will be able to accommodate ships 42m longer than Auckland's cruise wharves can currently handle.

Cook Strait ferry oil leak

Bluebridge's Strait Feronia has sprung an oil leak (File photo).

The leak is minor but it requires a trip overseas to a dry dock to fix it.

    Kiwi Traveller

    I'm at Gallipoli but my relatives didn't die here

    Ashleigh Stewart writes that she is making the Antipodean pilgrimage to the Gallipoli out of curiosity not compulsion, ...

    OPINION: Making the Antipodean pilgrimage to the Gallipoli Peninsula out of curiosity not compulsion.

    10 things I love about NZ video

    OPINION: Of the 60-odd countries I've been to, I've learned one thing: NZ is the best place on Earth.

    Is Sri Lanka safe for Kiwis?

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    nz

    10 things I love about NZ video

    Lake Tekapo has some of the bluest water.

    OPINION: From wild beaches to misty mountains to epic adventures around every corner, what's not to love?

    Slow-paced luxury at Cape Kidnappers

    A couch once owned by Demi Moore and Bruce Willis is just the start at this Hawke's Bay lodge.

    The story of the kākāpō in New Zealand is one full of highs and lows.

    Capturing a rare kākāpō opportunity

    2019 has been the biggest breeding season of kākāpō on record, which moves the species a little closer to survival.

    Australia

    Remember the Anzacs video

    The touch screens tell the stories of some of the service men and women who have been researched in detail.

    You don't need to go all the way to the Gallipoli peninsula to find the start of the Anzac story.

    Easter entertainment options video

    There's a four-day break coming up soon: what are you going to do with it?

    Sydney now has a pop-up opera house, with purpose-built bars, restaurants and a grandstand under the stars.

    Ask an expert: Sydney

    Outdoor opera, hidden beaches and the best contemporary Aussie cuisine are among some of the NSW capital's lesser-known delights.

    pacific islands

    Finding romance in Tahiti

    There's perhaps no place more magical to enjoy a romantic break than in the pristine, idyllic paradise of Tahiti.

    From fun in the sun on heart-shaped Moorea, to sunset cruises off an islet, there's plenty to get you in the mood in the pristine paradise.

    Puppy island is real video

    A Caribbean island is literally going to the dogs.

    There are 21 beachside villas and five private residences on the island.

    Fiji stunner: entry by seaplane only

    Built by an Aussie billionaire, the luxury Kokomo Private Island has only 26 villas and is 45 minutes by plane from Nadi.

    cruising

    Queens Wharf extension approved

    An impression of the 90-metre mooring extension proposed off Queens Wharf.

    The mooring dolphins will be able to accommodate ships 42m longer than Auckland's cruise wharves can currently handle.

    Staying fit on a cruise

    Turns out you can exercise your mind, body and spirit while sailing the ocean.

    Radiance of the Seas was both the first and last ship to visit Wellington this season. (File photo)

    Record-breaking cruise season

    $56m pumped into Wellington's economy, but that is likely to be even higher next season.

    south america

    Galapagos on a budget

    A marine iguana in the Galapagos.

    We found a way to see as much as we would on a cruise, for the same amount of time – and at a fraction of the price.

    Celebrating Holy Week in Brazil

    As carnival season winds down, Brazilians are already preparing for their next nationwide fiesta. 

    I was a VIP at Rio Carnival video

    What to wear on Brazil's beaches video

    middle east

    High tea at the world's tallest tower

    You can now experience the high-life with the highest high tea atop the 828m tall tower in Dubai

    You can now experience the high-life with the highest high tea atop the 828m tall tower in Dubai

    Oman: Sweet smell of luxury video

    Everything's coming up roses in Jabal Akhdar - a hub for rose oil and rosewater production.

    Saved by strangers in Jordan video

    The treasure that's impossible to steal video

    europe

    I'm at Gallipoli but my relatives didn't die here

    Ashleigh Stewart writes that she is making the Antipodean pilgrimage to the Gallipoli out of curiosity not compulsion, ...

    OPINION: Making the Antipodean pilgrimage to the Gallipoli Peninsula out of curiosity not compulsion.

    Baby dies on AirAsia flight

    Australian police have confirmed a two-month-old infant died on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Perth on Monday.

    Beyond Dubrovnik

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    uk and ireland

    Ireland renames road after R2D2 video

    The old R242 road is now the R2D2.

    The diminutive Star Wars icon is honoured as Ireland gears up for "May the 4th Be With You" festival.

    The city that celebrates eels video

    The quirky UK city with all the f-eels for the ray-finned fish.

    World's best bar reinvented

    An unexpected culinary hotspot

    usa

    How to be first into Star Wars land

    An artist's concept of Black Spire Outpost as part of the village inside of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge.

    There's only six weeks left before Disneyland's highly anticipated new Star Wars attraction opens to the public.

    The LAX terminal that's good video

    Los Angeles' nine terminals range from the sublime to the ridiculous.

    New Orleans: A city full of music video

    35-hours on the Amtrak video

    canada & alaska

    World's worst-connected airports video

    Regional airline Air Creebec flies into Peawanuck Airport (file photo).

    Locals in the remote Canadian village of Peawanuck face a rather lengthy trip for their holidays.

    Cold comfort in Skagway

    Skag and way sounds like a settlement so mean, so pinched, so borderline rank, you'd never want to go there.

    The hair-raising freezing contest video

    World's tallest, fastest coaster video

    asia

    Meet Asia's most-unique people video

    Equestrian vaulting is a Korean pastime that dates back more than 500 years.

    From the Tarantula chefs of Cambodia to the equestrian vaulters of South Korea, the continent is home to some fascinating humans.

    Ho Chi Minh City: Must-dos video

    Anthony Dennis travels to Vietnam to sample the highlights of Ho Chi Minh City.

    Whirling Dervishes take part in a Sema Prayer Ceremony.

    Spinning with whirling dervishes video

    The edges of these spinning skirts are said to experience accelerations "of about four times Earth gravity".

    luxury

    Slow-paced luxury at Cape Kidnappers

    The Farm at Cape Kidnappers is nestled into the hills with views over Hawke's Bay.

    A couch once owned by Demi Moore and Bruce Willis is just the start at this Hawke's Bay lodge.

    In residence at The Rees

    The luxury villa comes with a 24-hour on call curator whose sole job is to get you anything your heart desires.

    Cruising Galapagos in luxury video

    Oman: Sweet smell of luxury video

    budget

    How to do Europe on a budget video

    Forgo London and Paris for Istanbul and you just might find you can do Europe on a budget.

    OPINION: If you do away with cliched London-Paris-Venice-Amsterdam hop, you might not break the bank.

    Pricey countries v alternatives video

    The saying "you get what you pay for" doesn't always apply when it comes to traveling the globe.

    15 money-saving holiday tips video

    Fun in NZ for under $100 video

    beaches

    Own a Thai island for a day video

    Long-tail boats are an inexpensive way to explore Phang Nga Bay.

    Thailand is home to more than 1400 islands, but finding one to yourself isn't easy.

    NZ beaches v world's best gallery video

    This beach, in Seychelles, is consistently named one of the most beautiful in the world. But is it really better than Mt Maunganui.

    A corroding fishing boat, abandoned after its captain passed away, lists on a beach in Exuma Sound on Cat Island, Bahamas.

    Bahamas: 8 rookie mistakes video

    Here's a list of mistakes you should avoid while visiting one of the Caribbean's most popular destinations.

    food

    Finding currency in cocktails video

    The Singapore Sling  mixes gin, orange and lime juices, grenadine and cointreau.

    From the Sidecar to the Singapore Sling, these are the accommodation-inspired slices of history.

    High tea at the world's tallest tower

    You can now experience the high-life with the highest high tea atop the 828m tall tower in Dubai

    Fitness used to be a chore; today it's a luxury.

    Time to ditch hotel gyms video

    OPINION: The hotel gym is trailing, puce-faced and wheezing, in the wake of its shiny millennial rivals.

    adventure

    Explore historic sites before they sink

    Downtown Mexico City at twilight.

    One of the world's biggest cities is rapidly sinking into a lake.

    Meet Asia's most-unique people video

    From the Tarantula chefs of Cambodia to the equestrian vaulters of South Korea, the continent is home to some fascinating humans.

    Galapagos on a budget

    Finding romance in Tahiti

    family

    How to be first into Star Wars land

    An artist's concept of Black Spire Outpost as part of the village inside of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge.

    There's only six weeks left before Disneyland's highly anticipated new Star Wars attraction opens to the public.

    Ignored by airports: Kids video

    The smallest flyers are often left out of airport designs, but things are changing.

    Tips for flying with kids

    Monster scooters are here video

    news

    Best plane and seat for getting sleep

    Put some prep work into your inflight experience and you'll cop some meaningful rest and arrive in better shape.

    Put some prep work into your inflight experience and you'll cop some meaningful rest and arrive in better shape.

    What's the story behind rogue waves?

    The impact of a rogue wave can far exceed the maximum force that a vessel is built to withstand.

    Fog halts flights in Wellington and Auckland

    Biometric boarding 'sinister'

    troubles

    Morocco's tree-climbing goats a scam

    Local farmers appear to be bringing the goats in from other areas and forcing them into the trees.

    Local farmers appear to be bringing the goats in from other areas and forcing them into the trees.

    Biometric boarding 'sinister'

    A US passenger has questioned how she was able to board an international flight without showing her boarding pass.

    Iconic beach could be destroyed

    Bid to save baby's life on plane

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    10 things I love about NZ

    OPINION: From wild beaches to misty mountains to epic adventures around every corner, what's not to love?

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