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Learn to drive like a stuntman

Here's your chance to perform all the stunts you see in the movies Suppose you're a huge car nerd with a rich fantasy life…

Kia ora: Riverton

It's a quiet place to get away from it all - and packed with interest, says Elisabeth Easther.

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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…

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…

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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Alex Robertson: Eat as the locals do

Alex Robertson: Eat as the locals do

Dietary restrictions can be difficult to keep to in far-flung corners of the world, writes Alex Robertson.

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Winston Aldworth: When it's OK to crash someone's honeymoon

Winston Aldworth: When it's OK to crash someone's honeymoon

Honeymoons are great fun - at least, the one I gatecrashed was.

Simon Calder: Why it's sometimes smart to miss your flight

Simon Calder: Why it's sometimes smart to miss your flight

Just think about all those hours you've wasted waiting at airports, says Simon Calder.

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Staying sane on family holidays

Staying sane on family holidays

Herald Travel readers share their tips on how to handle the stresses of a family break.

Jim Eagles: Living in a golden age of flight

Jim Eagles: Living in a golden age of flight

The global aviation scene has changed, writes the Herald's former travel editor Jim Eagles. Great airlines have lost their way or vanished completely.

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Winston Aldworth: NZ's highways are bad for tourism business

Winston Aldworth: NZ's highways are bad for tourism business

Winston Aldworth explains why he thinks extrajudicial, summary executions might just be acceptable for those who drive below 80kph, then speed up at passing lanes.

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Andrea Sachs: Driving me to distraction

Andrea Sachs: Driving me to distraction

A dedicated member of the iCult, Andrea Sachs finds herself hopelessly dependent on her smartphone for navigation purposes.

Jesse Mulligan: Top 50 is an entree

Jesse Mulligan: Top 50 is an entree

You can get a taste of the best in the world's top restaurants, but cheap and local still rules, writes Jesse Mulligan.

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Winston Aldworth: Mind your pennies to avoid holiday regrets

Winston Aldworth: Mind your pennies to avoid holiday regrets

Abuse your credit card on holiday and repent later, writes Winston Aldworth.

Bob Pearce: Outwit the con artists

Bob Pearce: Outwit the con artists

Forewarned is forearmed when it comes to dodging those clever scams overseas, writes Bob Pearce.

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