Sarah Pollok, Multimedia Journalist at New Zealand’s Herald, specialises in covering stories around travel, travelling as close as Waiheke and far as Ecuador for work.
I first fell in love with journalism in 2016 after discovering the world of long-form lifestyle features; a genre that didn’t just work with facts and figures but stories and colour too. Auckland's 3-month lockdown was an unusual time to join the New Zealand Herald as a Travel Journalist but sure enough, the world opened up again and I've been able to travel to places as close as Waiheke and as far as the Galapagos Islands for work.
British tourist baffled by ‘cult’ signs that even Kiwis were confused by
The woman took to social media to find answers to the mystery.
Airbnb host sent security footage of guest with woman to his wife, lawsuit claims
Things turned nasty after the guest refused to pay $1570 in extra fees.
Woman allegedly kicked off plane for using bathroom too often
The public are divided over whether she deserves sympathy.
Thousands track Taylor Swift’s flight into Melbourne for Eras Tour
The luxury private jet quickly became the world’s most-tracked flight.
This Kiwi airport is the most expensive to catch an Uber from
You may want to check the bus schedule when arriving in this city.
I've travelled to the US seven times. These money rules always trip me up
OPINION: Currency isn't the only foreign thing about the American approach to money.
Love abroad: Young Kiwis more eager to find love abroad than Aussies, study reveals
Alone this Valentine's Day? Make like a Gen Z Kiwi and find love abroad.
Kiwis' top 'bucket list' destinations and activities revealed
Have your dream cities and activities made the list?
Sore back? Five tips to ease lower back pain on a plane
A chiropractor shares tips for pain-free travel.
Aussie woman furious over $123 fine for "bizarre" parking rule
Are you aware of this parking rule?
Want to be an eco-friendly flier? Do these four things
Auckland Airport has revealed four ways one can lighten their flight footprint.
How much did Tourism NZ spend on social media influencers in 2023?
They were paid to create and post content about NZ.
Jetstar's latest move in transtasman flight battle
The 'significant' update will bring more Kiwis cheap flights, says Jetstar.
Would you let an Icelandic horse write your out-of-office email? We give it a try.
The 'revolutionary service' claims to help travellers fully unplug from work.
How Taylor Swift could time travel to make the Superbowl
Obsessed Swifties have cracked how the star could defy time and make the game.
This may be the easiest way to plan a cheap holiday overseas
International travel can be expensive but this tool can help cut costs.
Visiting Morocco? Make sure you know these 10 things
From fake markets to dress codes, here are 10 insider facts to know.
'Hellhole': The popular tourist city named one of world's most overrated destinations
Thousands of Kiwis visit every year, but it's now been labelled a 'complete dump'.
Whistleblowers reveal shocking fact about Alaska Airlines incident
Two whistleblowers have come forward with damning claims.
Flight diverted after passenger passes excessive gas
The man was removed from the aircraft once it returned to the gate.
Do you drink tea and coffee the British way or the American way?
Where you place your spoon says everything, according to an etiquette coach.
Why climate change will make your Greek holiday more expensive this year
The highest tier of the tax will be more than double the previous cost.
Aussie's savage video lists 'overrated' Europe spots to avoid
'It was the trashiest, most disgusting place I have ever been,' said the traveller.
Great Wine Capital of the World to throw major food festival in NZ
What to know about this epic annual event.
Why do so many people Google 'Is New Zealand real?'
Yes, people do ask the question, surprisingly often.
IPhone that fell 5km from a plane without a scratch had this brand of case
The brand called it 'the drop test of the decade'.
Washington Post named this street the 'most interesting' spot in Auckland
The feature calls out five spots to check out.
Passengers furious over Emirates compensation following 'flight from hell'
Travellers stuck on the aircraft for five hours in Auckland say the credits are worthless.
I almost fell for this dangerous tourist trap in Morocco
Days later I learned it was a common technique used to mug tourists.
'Biohazard': Kiwi couple's urine-soaked nightmare flight
They later found a pair of underwear under the seat in front.
Model reveals unexpected 's word' you should never say in regional Australia
Locals went friendly to frosty the second she said the word.
Kiwis held on plane for 5 hours during 'traumatic' flight drama
Passengers claim the five-hour delay was only the beginning.
NZ makes The New York Times' famous travel list, but you have to travel in this vehicle
No, it isn't a car or campervan.
Man finds iPhone that dropped 5km from Alaska Airlines plane
A video reveals how the phone fared after falling 5km.
Is this the return of the 'golden era' of cheap flights? Air NZ runs major sale
Flights to Australia are as low as $197, proving 2024 flight predictions correct.
Where is Jacinda Ardern getting married? These five spots are frontrunners
We ask the experts which vineyards are frontrunners.
The surprising reason this bridge was built with a 30cm gap in the middle
There's a heartwarming story behind the apparent design failure.
From safes to cellphones: 13 travel mistakes even experts make
Even seasoned travellers make silly mistakes. Learn from us so you don't have to.
American flies to wrong Sydney in unbelievable travel fail
The man was excited to find such a cheap flight to Australia.
Air NZ pilot reveals real reason you must ‘return to your allocated seat’
No, it's not so crew know where you are sitting in case of emergency.
Woman accidentally catches partner cheating on cruise ship security camera
He said he was getting food - but he had other things on his mind.
Mind your manners: Kiwis explain six things tourists should never do
Locals were all too happy to tell the American tourist what *not* to do.
Watch: Auckland Airport marriage proposal catches girlfriend off guard
A video captured the man's bold gesture and her response.
American expat amazed by everyday kitchen item in NZ
“We need these in America,” wrote the young expat.
Man banned from flying for 10 years because of his name
The man was told he could not fly for one bizarre reason.