Waikato: Port worth a call
Waikato: Port worth a call

Elisabeth Easther travels back in time to a sleepy town at the end of the Waikato River.

Kaipara: Making hay while the sun shines
Kaipara: Making hay while the sun shines

Danielle Wright introduces her city kids to farm animals and the rural way of life in the Kaipara district.

Whangaparaoa pleasures
Whangaparaoa pleasures

Younger kids are bound to get a kick out of a rail ex+cursion, writes Alexia Santamaria.

Tongariro: Of willows and wetlands
Tongariro: Of willows and wetlands

Fraser Crichton joins a Project Tongariro field trip kayaking at Waimarino Wetland Reserve on Lake Taupo.

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New York: Cutting through the Big Apple
New York: Cutting through the Big Apple

A walk through Manhattan's main thoroughfares during New York Fashion Week reveals some of the sartorial…

Italy: Under the volcano

Naples is not exactly one of Italy's model cities when compared with Venice, Milan or Rome, Andreas Heimann writes - but…

So much to see and do in London

Bob Downing pays a visit to some of London's most famous tourist attractions.

Sarajevo open to play the tourism game

This once war-torn city is back on the tourist trail, observes Stephan Scheuer.

Helsinki: A feast of Finnish food
Helsinki: A feast of Finnish food

Christopher Hirst discovers a strong appetite for street food as locals exercise their culinary creativity…

Get the gossip on New York's elite

Leggy blondes and glamorous brunettes - it was definitely the bus for the Gossip Girl tour.

A kids-eye view of Sydney's sights

Bronwyn Sell has a city break with her family and finds Australia's biggest city has plenty to keep kids happy.

Go with the flow in the Serbian capital

Belgrade's two rivers offer sunny strolls and lively waterside activity, writes Mary Novakovich.

What to do with a week in Shanghai

Megan Singleton feasts on Chinese delicacies and snaps up some bargains.

Los Angeles: Tinsel Town trials
Los Angeles: Tinsel Town trials

Overwhelmed by the contrast between LA's PR and its reality, Damien Grant was happy and relieved to…

Austria: A weekend in Salzburg

Will Hawkes spends 48 hours in the city of Mozart's birth and finds there's more to it than music and marzipan.

Russia: Art fit for the Tsars

St Petersburg is full of treasure amassed by royalty, finds Susan Buckland.

Toronto: Keep cool all along the waterfront

Canada's largest city revels in summer with its lake breezes and beaches, says Susan Griffith.

Hawaii: Twelve Honolulu must dos

There's more to do in Honolulu than lie on Waikiki beach. Frank Liew heads off the beaten track.

England: A weekend in Bath
England: A weekend in Bath

Simon Calder finds the hot spring city of Bath looking brighter than ever as it celebrates 25 years…

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He Tangata: Nic Mead
He Tangata: Nic Mead

Each week, Elisabeth Easther gets the story of people in the Kiwi tourism industry. Today, she meets the owner of Auckland…

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