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Auckland: Ferociously fearsome fun

Prehistory's meatiest monsters are hanging out with nature's most ethereal critters - butterflies, writes Dionne Christian…

Gold Coast: Wonders up on the peak

Sophisticated cuisine and quaint forest accommodation enthral Paul Davies on Tamborine Mountain.

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Shandelle Battersby: Embrace the ridiculous
Shandelle Battersby: Embrace the ridiculous

When travelling it's best to throw yourself in amongst things and enjoy the ride, writes Shandelle Battersby.

10 causes of car arguments
10 causes of car arguments

There's nothing quite like a roadtrip to bring a little frisson to your relationship, writes Winston Aldworth.

Let icecream buyers beware
Let icecream buyers beware

Ah, Rome. The romance. The architecture. The fabulous food and wine. The grubbing locals looking to scam you at every corner…

Diana Balham: Thrills good, spills bad
Diana Balham: Thrills good, spills bad

In the adventure sports world, dangerous and unsafe have different meanings, writes Diana Balham.

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Winston Aldworth: Forget the food, just pass me the wi-fi

Winston Aldworth: Forget the food, just pass me the wi-fi

Many people will say they long to escape from the tentacles of electronic gadgets when they're on holiday. In truth, we seem to be hooked on plugging in.

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Alan Perrott: Just one more before landing

Alan Perrott: Just one more before landing

Be wary of whom you end up next to on a plane. They may just ruin your relaxation rituals, discovers Alan Perrott.

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Winston Aldworth: Sitting comfortably?

Winston Aldworth: Sitting comfortably?

Airbus is booking a patent for an aircraft seating design that will send shivers up the exposed spine of passengers who crave a little comfort.

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Winston Aldworth: Brownlee's lax attitude to security is no good

Winston Aldworth: Brownlee's lax attitude to security is no good

It must be great to be Gerry Brownlee: assuming for yourself — and receiving — special treatment to get around pesky airport security queues.

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Winston Aldworth: The wonder of flight

Winston Aldworth: The wonder of flight

The weird mechanics and the sheer beauty of flight still have the capacity to leave Winston Aldworth awestruck.

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Winston Aldworth: Germany's autobahn plan could work for us

Winston Aldworth: Germany's autobahn plan could work for us

The Germans have cracked on to a nice little scheme to get tourists to directly fund major infrastructure, and Winston Aldworth believes it could work here.

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Diana Balham: Departure hall dash

Diana Balham: Departure hall dash

Those dramatic sprints to catch your lover before they board a plane are best left to Hollywood, says Diana Balham.

The billion-dollar booze problem

The billion-dollar booze problem

Bean-counters in the airline industry claim alcohol-fuelled misbehaviour is costing the global aviation business US$1 billion annually.

Elisabeth Easther: Pockets full of free thrills

Elisabeth Easther: Pockets full of free thrills

Collecting freebies from hotels and travel can become an unstoppable pleasure, writes Elisabeth Easther. But what do you do if you have too many?

Winston Aldworth: The most overrated festival in the world

Winston Aldworth: The most overrated festival in the world

"An uninhabitable, unnavigable mire of misery." Travel Editor Winston Aldworth on why you should give Glastonbury a miss.

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