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Rarotonga: Let the dogs be your guides

Man's best friend is never far from Tessa Chrisp's side, offering companionship on a Rarotongan holiday.

Somaliland: Patriots proud of peace

Somaliland has become a bastion of democracy and stability compared with Mogadishu and other areas in the war-torn south…

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Justine Tyerman: Left behind - and rightly so
Justine Tyerman: Left behind - and rightly so

Justine Tyerman neglects her old tramping boot mates while in Switzerland.

No domestic tourism ads?
No domestic tourism ads?

Ads for overseas holidays are everywhere, but where are the the ones encouraging us to spend our holiday money on these…

Privy to private acts
Privy to private acts

Cubicle coupling in an airport loo is too much for Sharon Stephenson.

What happens in Vegas ...
What happens in Vegas ...

Deborah Hill Cone expected class but found the land of the living dead on a visit to Nevada.

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Rosalie France: Canine get a witness?

Rosalie France: Canine get a witness?

Rosalie France resents natives that are scary, pesky or just plain barking.

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Past use-by dateline

Past use-by dateline

Jim Eagles is thinking of starting a petition to have the International Dateline abolished on the grounds that it causes unnecessary pain and stress to holidaymakers.

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Shandelle Battersby: Pre-trip prep

Shandelle Battersby: Pre-trip prep

Part of the fun of visiting a destination is going to it in your imagination first.

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Be the perfect passenger

Be the perfect passenger

Smart flyers stash stuff, share space — oh, and shower first, says Pamela Wade.

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Winston Aldworth: The winners are...

Winston Aldworth: The winners are...

The annual Travcom Cathay Pacific Travel Media Awards are a great night out ...

Amanda Gillies: The ship comes in

Amanda Gillies: The ship comes in

A month after Cyclone Pam, tourism has never been more important to Vanuatu, writes Amanda Gillies.

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Winston Aldworth: Safer than ever

Winston Aldworth: Safer than ever

Most of us don't consider the odds of dying to be sufficient disincentive to stop us from driving. We need to apply the same logic to flying.

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Linda Herrick: Forget about Jim? No chance

Linda Herrick: Forget about Jim? No chance

Thanks to the internet, booking a hotel has never been easier, and if you look carefully you can find some gems, writes Linda Herrick.

Winston Aldworth: A southern snub

Winston Aldworth: A southern snub

Air New Zealand's decision last week to cancel their Christchurch-to-Tokyo seasonal flights is a tough blow for the south.

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Steve Braunias: Sit back, relax, scream

Steve Braunias: Sit back, relax, scream

On a tropical break, Steve Braunias muses about how it's always worth finding something horrifying to read on your holiday.

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Morocco: Marrakech in the raw

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