Rules for drinking in other countries

If you're toasting in Germany, make sure you maintain eye contact with your fellow drinkers.

We all love a tipple on holidays but there's a right (and wrong) way to enjoy a drink.

$62k for private Boeing 777 trip

You will be looked after by butlers - "not flight attendants."

The target market for this ultra-luxurious, nine-day tour is the world's "top 2 per cent".

Inside Obama's luxury holiday villa video

The Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan is a short drive from the island's cultural epicentre of Ubud.

You'll need $6500 a night and you may get lost (it's 10 times bigger than a NZ house).

Testing airline's child-free zone

Children under 12 aren't allowed in the ScootinSilence compartment.

The economy section bans children, but the toilet's the real problem.

First-time skiing at age 50 video

First-time skiers normally all start off on flat ski field.

John Williams blows away the cobwebs and debunks a longstanding myth at Cardrona Alpine Resort.

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beaches

Island of fun in the Maldives

Club Med Kani. FFX-travel

Eat and drink as much as you want, surrounded by crystal clear turquoise waters. Does that sound like heaven?

The islands off the tourist radar

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

We go to NZ-made underwater eatery gallery video

Kiwis make huge undersea eatery

food

Rules for drinking in other countries

If you're toasting in Germany, make sure you maintain eye contact with your fellow drinkers.

We all love a tipple on holidays but there's a right (and wrong) way to enjoy a drink.

It's a 'gravy' train in Toronto

What is Canadian food? A Toronto chef and foodie shares his city's melting pot of eateries.

Ingredients used by Arbour in the Plate of Origin contest earlier this year.

Hats off to Arbour

Marlborough restaurant awarded a "hat", the South Pacific's Michelin Star.

family

Testing airline's child-free zone

Children under 12 aren't allowed in the ScootinSilence compartment.

The economy section bans children, but the toilet's the real problem.

Riding Britain's oldest roller coaster

From a faded resort to a $41 million makeover - welcome to Margate's Dreamworld.

Oh yeah, mum, you're going to get it later.

Flying with kids: A survival guide

Travelling with tots is a special kind of hell. Here's how to get off the plane with your sanity (mostly) intact.

budget

25 budget hotels in amazing places

Casa das Penhas Dourdas, Manteigas, Portugal.

From palaces on salt flats to a forest tree house, these are spectacular spots.

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.

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

The best pre-paid currency cards

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

adventure

Welcome aboard the culture jet video

Drying dishes outside the kitchen.

In Nadi, a high-speed boat transports us to a slower, gentler way of life - a Fijian village.

Kids' priceless reaction to swing video

Three brothers squabble, scream and laugh as they take on Rotorua's Skyswing.

White Turf St. Moritz: these famous international horse races take place on frozen Lake St Moritz over the first three ...

Tales of the unexpected

Make a snowman in Dubai and hit the beach in Berlin: These destinations turn convention on its head.

luxury

$62k for private Boeing 777 trip

You will be looked after by butlers - "not flight attendants."

The target market for this ultra-luxurious, nine-day tour is the world's "top 2 per cent".

First-time skiing at age 50 video

John Williams blows away the cobwebs and debunks a longstanding myth at Cardrona Alpine Resort.

The Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan is a short drive from the island's cultural epicentre of Ubud.

Inside Obama's luxury holiday villa video

You'll need $6500 a night and you may get lost (it's 10 times bigger than a NZ house).

short breaks

Welcome aboard the culture jet video

Drying dishes outside the kitchen.

In Nadi, a high-speed boat transports us to a slower, gentler way of life - a Fijian village.

The benefits of relaxing

OPINION: Sometimes, a break from your daily routine is all you need to feel better.

Anson Bay,  Norfolk Island.

A weekend on Norfolk Island

You feel right at home on this friendly little island staying here.

couples

Palm Springs: A desert oasis

Forever Marilyn - a Palm Springs icon.

It's nestled in a spectacular Californian landscape and teeming with modernist gems by 1950's architects. It's a designer's dream.

Airbnb: Romance in NZ

You don't have to venture too far from home to find a weekend of romance.

Ipanema Beach is great for people watching, when you need a distraction.

Holidays for the heartbroken

If you're convinced the coldest place on earth is your ex's miserable excuse for a heart, try a cruise to Antarctica.

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