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Muscat: The sultan's hospitality

In Oman's capital, a devotee of Islam tells Jim Eagles why violent zealots are giving the world a bad opinion of the faith…

The cruise on your doorstep

Pack an overnight bag and leave the big smoke behind for a sea break on the Hauraki Gulf, writes Elisabeth Easther.

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Jim Eagles: Taking a dim view
Jim Eagles: Taking a dim view

The people who design hotels need to help guests see the light.

Winston Aldworth: It's safer than ever to take to the skies
Winston Aldworth: It's safer than ever to take to the skies

Courtesy of MH370 and MH17, last year surely passed all records for the amount of newspaper headlines written around the…

David Rowe: The trials of toddler travel
David Rowe: The trials of toddler travel

A Northland beach provides a sharp test of David Rowe's Hasselhoff skills and his 'TWT' awareness.

Winston Aldworth: Worst drivers in NZ aren't tourists, so stop the lynch mob
Winston Aldworth: Worst drivers in NZ aren't tourists, so stop the lynch mob

We drive too fast, we tailgate, we feel obliged to overtake the minute we see an overtaking lane and we mix alcohol - and…

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Pamela Wade: Senses make best souvenirs

Pamela Wade: Senses make best souvenirs

Tastes and sounds of travel stay with us long afer the trip, writes Pamela Wade.

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Fergus Blakiston: Toeing the long and slow line

Fergus Blakiston: Toeing the long and slow line

Trying to do the right thing to protect our borders is frustrating for Fergus Blakiston.

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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 organised as we could have been.

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.

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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.

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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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