Winston Aldworth: Paying for the privilege of arriving on time
Winston Aldworth: Paying for the privilege of arriving on time

A Dutch rail company has found a novel way to make money from travellers worried about missing flights.

Alex Robertson: Terminal torture
Alex Robertson: Terminal torture

All Alex Robertson wanted was a bar and a quiet beer between flights but he got his ears bent instead.

Derek Cheng: Chasing the high
Derek Cheng: Chasing the high

When he's not interviewing politicians, Derek Cheng spends his time travelling the world cheaply and rock climbing.

Winston Aldworth: Easy call when you're on the road
Winston Aldworth: Easy call when you're on the road

You'd be a mug not to use your smartphone while travelling, writes Winston Aldworth.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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