On the Adriatic, off the path

The waterfalls in Krka National Park, Croatia.

Jill Worrall sets sail to some of the Adriatic Coast's lesser known islands and ports.

The islands off the tourist radar

The islands in the Palawan region were the inspiration for Alex Garland's book and subsequent film, The Beach.

There's no need to set your alarm on Miniloc Island. The monkeys will do it for you.

NZ's ultimate jet boat ride video

Speeding through the narrow canyons on the Shotover jet.

Dodging rocks while hurtling 85kmh through narrow canyons is a thrill-a-minute experience.

Forests of adventure

Wooden platforms skirt around Lake Okareka, while birds, often unperturbed by walkers, swim past.

There are plenty of adventures to be had among the trees in Rotorua.

The other grand canyon

The view over Fish River Canyon in Namibia.

Fish River is one of the few canyons on earth fashioned by a combination of tectonic, volcanic, climactic and erosional forces.

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The perfect landing video

Looking back towards the manicured grounds of The Landing from the Heritage Walk.

As winter kicks in and the hoards head south to the snow, we venture north in search of some sun.

Capital time at Welly food fest

Try Shake's zombie-themed, teeth and all freakshake of the month. If you're scared, there's a more friendly option ...

Head to the capital next month to sample the best grub and drinks the capital has to offer.

Readers' best travel photos

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Exploring Karangahake ruins stuff nation

Popular ruins like Machu Picchu and Stonehenge are sectioned off. Here, it's free to play.

Popular ruins like Machu Picchu and Stonehenge are sectioned off. Here, it's free to play.

Boaty McBoatface's friend video

Meet Trainy McTrainface, the long lost cousin of Boaty McBoatface.

Meet Trainy McTrainface. Should we stop letting the public name things now?

Toddler gets family booted off flight video

The family of five spent a night stranded in Florida after their bags were sent to New York.

A 1-year-old kicking the seat in front sparked an altercation between passengers.

Broken lift strands skiers

Whakapapa skifield on Mt Ruapehu, where skiers got stranded on a broken lift for more than an hour. (File photo)

Skiers stranded for 80 minutes on cold, broken chairlift offered hot chocolate after being freed.

Kiwis' disgusting flight stories

"Today, I flew on the set of a nightmare," Jessie Char.

From mid-air pedicures to dirty nappies, we really have seen it all.

Foods Kiwis overseas miss most

Heinz ketchup ain't a patch on Watties tomato sauce.

Kiwi onion dip, good chocolate and a barbecue are top of the list for many.

Holidaymakers' flight plummets

Passengers put on their oxygen masks after the captain told them to "prepare for an emergency decent".

Passengers on their way to home to the UK text loved ones after being told to prepare for emergency descent.

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Kiwis' disgusting flight stories

"Today, I flew on the set of a nightmare," Jessie Char.

9:29 AM  From mid-air pedicures to dirty nappies, we really have seen it all.

'The cost of housing is insane'

Kim Kleinhans of Raleigh, North Carolina in the US finds NZ beautiful but expensive.

Readers' best travel photos

Fly 'n' flop: the Kiwi way

nz

Forests of adventure

Wooden platforms skirt around Lake Okareka, while birds, often unperturbed by walkers, swim past.

There are plenty of adventures to be had among the trees.

A capital time at Wellington on a Plate

Head to the capital next month to sample the best grub and drinks the capital has to offer.

The jet ride offers stunning views of the river and surrounds at any time of year.

NZ's ultimate jet boat ride video

Dodging rocks while hurtling 85kmh through narrow canyons is a thrill-a-minute experience.

Australia

Secret spots down Melbourne's lanes

The wall to wall art of Union Lane.

Loved by locals and tourists, Melbourne's iconic laneways offer myriad of surprises.

Noosa's food, glorious food gallery

The rich and famous can afford to reside in Noosa. For the rest of us, it's a great excuse to live it up, lard it on, and then leave.

Jacob's ladder, Tasmania.

Six best roads in NZ and Australia

These mountain drives offer spectacular views of lush forests and stunning rocky peaks.

pacific islands

Pacific island no one knows about stuff nation video

Taking a break from kayaking the Malakal Islands for a dip and a snorkel.

A remote island paradise with unspoiled reefs and hidden waterfalls is waiting to be explored.

Pippa's private island honeymoon video

After a lavish wedding, the newlyweds are off to a private island in French Polynesia, once owned by a famous actor.

Christopher Atkins and Brooke Shields in the Blue Lagoon.

Why celebrities love this island paradise

Stars choose it for honeymoons and private getaways. But what makes this island in Fiji so special?

cruising

Sea the best of both worlds

Experience spectacular views as you cruise past Mt Vesuvius on a Voyages to Antiquity cruise.

Small is beautiful, especially when you're on board a ship.

Ritzy cruise line to launch

Who says hotel companies can't dabble in cruising, too?

Grandeur on a grand scale is what the Seven Seas Explorer is all about.

Most luxurious cruise ship ever built?

It's a big call in the top end of the cruising market - so how does Regent's Seven Seas Explorer live up to its billing?

south america

Nicaragua: Strong history and traditions

The terracotta roofs and churches of Granada, as viewed from the Iglesia de Merced.

Jill Worrall visits some Nicaraguan cities and find them steeped in colour and culture.

Luxury hotels arrive in Cuba

Despite fears Trump may hurt tourism boom, towering cranes dot the Havana skyline.

'Bikepacking' from Alaska to Argentina

This may be 'the meal of the decade'

middle east

Anti-terrorism camp for tourists video

An Israeli instructor guides a tourist as she fires a rifle during a two hour "boot camp" experience.

Visitors pay to shoot live rounds and take down "attackers" in this counter-terrorism camp.

Shocks for visitors to Dubai

It's the biggest, the best and the most expensive of everything. Or is it? 20 things that will surprise first time visitors to Dubai.

Gritty and creative: Alternative Dubai

King Tutankhamun's treasures moved video

europe

On the Adriatic, off the beaten track

The waterfalls in Krka National Park, Croatia.

Jill Worrall sets sail to some of the Adriatic Coast's lesser known islands and ports.

Beached as, mon frere video

A sperm whale that appeared to have beached itself in Paris was in fact a sculpture.

Hotspot of the week: Galicia

Cabin perfect for night owls gallery

uk and ireland

For sale: Island with eerie past

Due to its remote nature, interested buyers should be proficient seaman and will require their own boat (or helicopter).

This Scottish island could make for the perfect retreat... if you're ok with its creepy past.

Thrones places you can actually visit

From Northern Ireland to Malta, fans can see where it was filmed in reel-life.

Secret tunnels postal workers used

World's first 'treehouse crane'

usa

US cities tourists forget about

Monticello, the home of Thomas Jefferson, in Charlottesville, Virginia.

We know what to find in New York, LA and San Fran. But there's more impressive places to visit.

Disney's immersive Star Wars hotel video

Dress up, hop on the Millennium Falcon and have an intergalactic adventure.

Pop-culture's intergalactic party returns

Disney: The future of theme parks video

canada & alaska

Insider Tip: Alaska

Alaska is a dream for adventure seekers.

Lumberjack shows, mile-long zip-lines, half the world's glaciers and pizza shops that deliver pizza by plane.

3 minute guide to St John's

The most easterly city in North America, St John's is a cross between San Francisco and Wellington.

Montreal: C'est vraiment nice!

In the 'iceberg capital of the world'

asia

The islands off the tourist radar

The islands in the Palawan region were the inspiration for Alex Garland's book and subsequent film, The Beach.

There's no need to set your alarm on Miniloc Island. The monkeys will do it for you.

How to get over street food fear

For a non-adventurous eater, a Hanoi street food tour is exhilarating and frightening.

Animal Dim Sum at East Ocean Teochew Restaurant.

Watch: The world's weirdest food

From flying noodles and animal dim sum to candy floss coffee and freakshakes, this city is full of jaw-dropping things you can't miss.

luxury

The perfect landing video

Looking back towards the manicured grounds of The Landing from the Heritage Walk.

As winter kicks in and the hoards head south to the snow, we venture north in search of some sun.

First-class flyer gives away his seat

Catch me if you can, says travel blogger willing to give his seat to anyone who asks.

Frugal flyer tries out first class

Room review: Hilton Auckland

budget

The best pre-paid currency cards

With so many travel card options on offer, it can be difficult to pick the one that's right for you.

Josh Martin investigates the savings offered by pre-paid travel currency cards

Top places to see for free

You can pay a fortune to travel around the world. Or you can pay nothing at all. Here are 10 places you'll never regret visiting that won't cost you a dime.

Travel: Secret ways of saving money

Maldives on a backpacker budget

beaches

The islands off the tourist radar

The islands in the Palawan region were the inspiration for Alex Garland's book and subsequent film, The Beach.

There's no need to set your alarm on Miniloc Island. The monkeys will do it for you.

Kiwis make huge undersea eatery

Built in Taranaki, world's biggest underwater restaurant lets you watch fish swim while savouring their cooked relatives.

It's slightly distracting in this restaurant.

We go to NZ-made underwater eatery gallery video

NZ's talented designers and builders have brought to life one of the best travel experiences on Earth.

food

A capital time at Wellington on a Plate

Try Shake's zombie-themed, teeth and all freakshake of the month. If you're scared, there's a more friendly option ...

Head to the capital next month to sample the best grub and drinks the capital has to offer.

How to get over street food fear

For a non-adventurous eater, a Hanoi street food tour is exhilarating and frightening.

Animal Dim Sum at East Ocean Teochew Restaurant.

Watch: The world's weirdest food

From flying noodles and animal dim sum to candy floss coffee and freakshakes, this city is full of jaw-dropping things you can't miss.

adventure

The other grand canyon

The view over Fish River Canyon in Namibia.

Fish River is one of the few canyons on earth fashioned by a combination of tectonic, volcanic, climactic and erosional forces.

Wanaka adventure not for amateurs

Using foot pegs and wire bridges to scale 300m cliffs beside Twin Falls is not for the faint-hearted.

World's best coastal walks

Five places you shouldn't visit

family

Dad's ultimate school holiday spot video

Being a stone's throw from the beach is one of many reasons to love this place.

It's not flashy, it's not a resort and it can be like going back in time 20 years.

Could I handle flying with a baby?

It truly takes a village to prepare a new mum for a flight with young baby.

Educating kids with world travel

9 tips for flying with a baby

Video

The perfect landing

As winter kicks in and the hoards head south to the snow, we venture north in search of some sun.

news

No room for planes in UK sky

The sky over the UK is just about full.

Air traffic controllers warn there'll soon be no room left as UK sky fills up with flights.

Changes ahead for Mount Maunganui

Spreading ashes on, and flying drones over the Mount could soon be banned.

Tunnel vision: 350km in 29 mins video

US ends airline laptop ban video

troubles

Toddler gets family booted off flight video

The family of five spent a night stranded in Florida after their bags were sent to New York.

8 min ago  A 1-year-old kicking the seat in front sparked an altercation between passengers.

Broken lift strands skiers

16 min ago  Skiers stranded for 80 minutes on cold, broken chairlift offered hot chocolate after being freed.

Holidaymakers' flight plummets

My most gross flight experience

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