Shandelle Battersby: Booking before you travel is half the fun
Shandelle Battersby: Booking before you travel is half the fun

A few years ago, a couple of mates and I schlepped our way around Italy over four weeks. It's fair to say we were not as…

Diana Balham: Packing more in
Diana Balham: Packing more in

There's a plethora of tips out there to make travelling easier, writes Diana Balham.

How much for a comfy seat?
How much for a comfy seat?

Should tall people have to pay extra to get a more comfortable airline seat? Our Travel Editor investigates.

Paul Davies: Sharing my troubles
Paul Davies: Sharing my troubles

Sharing your home is great, but Paul Davies would have liked a little more help from his host in Croatia.

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Winston Aldworth: Standing up for the right to stand up

Winston Aldworth: Standing up for the right to stand up

A recent German court ruling on urination has separated the men from the boys, writes Winston Aldworth ... and it'll save tourists much confusion.

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Josh Martin: Wrapped up in apps

Josh Martin: Wrapped up in apps

Technology is handy, writes Josh Martin, but local knowledge is better.

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Sam Pease: Ready, Jet, go!

Sam Pease: Ready, Jet, go!

A year-long global ed-venture (education adventure) is giving a mother and her young son a year of discovery they will never forget.

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Winston Aldworth: Droning on about safety

Winston Aldworth: Droning on about safety

Airports go to great - and often expensive - lengths to keep the approach to runways free of birds.

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Donna McIntyre: Online bookings all about trust

Donna McIntyre: Online bookings all about trust

It's buyer beware when booking over the internet, says Donna McIntyre, but travel agents can get it wrong, too.

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Shandelle Battersby: Safe and steady finishes journey

Shandelle Battersby: Safe and steady finishes journey

After the recent spate of tourist-related car accidents making headlines, I set off on a South Island road trip the most hypervigilant behind the wheel I've ever been.

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Winston Aldworth: An art walk for Auckland

Winston Aldworth: An art walk for Auckland

In Vancouver last year, I was struck by the coolness of the Digital Orca sculpture by Douglas Coupland which graces the city's waterfront.

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Pamela Wade: Pigs might fly

Pamela Wade: Pigs might fly

Don't be surprised to see a pet perched at the sharp end of the plane, writes Pamela Wade.

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Lee Suckling: Do you take a risk with AirBnB?

Lee Suckling: Do you take a risk with AirBnB?

AirBnB isn't for everyone. And it's definitely not for the apprehensive or risk-adverse, writes Lee Suckling.

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Winston Aldworth: What I did in my holidays

Winston Aldworth: What I did in my holidays

I was lucky enough to have some superb international travel last year. It's a perk of the job.

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