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    Ice and fire: Greenland's 102-mile Arctic trail hike

    Ice and fire: Greenland's 102-mile Arctic trail hike


    Late on my fourth day hiking the 102-mile Arctic Circle Trail in western Greenland, I encountered smoke rising from the ground. White tendrils, sometimes columns, rose in all directions from charred soil and wisped out from an...

    Late on my fourth day hiking the 102-mile Arctic Circle Trail in western Greenland, I encountered smoke rising from the ground. White tendrils, sometimes columns, rose in all directions from charred soil and wisped out from an 800-foot-tall...
    Kaikōura crayfish: Lonely Planet drops in at Nin's Bin on the Coastal Route

    Kaikōura crayfish: Lonely Planet drops in at Nin's Bin on the Coastal Route


    The Kaikōura crayfish has been elevated to the status of a world "food experience" by travel guide Lonely Planet .The Eatlist – a collection of 500 dishes and food destinations – placed a meal of Kaikōura crayfish...

    The Kaikōura crayfish has been elevated to the status of a world "food experience" by travel guide Lonely Planet .The Eatlist – a collection of 500 dishes and food destinations – placed a meal of Kaikōura crayfish on...
    Barossa Valley: Vintage affair

    Barossa Valley: Vintage affair


    A classy old set of wheels proves the perfect way for Eli Orzessek to tour the Barossa's stunning vineyard country. Gazing over the edge of an infinity pool as the sun sets over endless rows of grapevines, I feel like I've...

    A classy old set of wheels proves the perfect way for Eli Orzessek to tour the Barossa's stunning vineyard country. Gazing over the edge of an infinity pool as the sun sets over endless rows of grapevines, I feel like I've stepped...
    Eternal frustrations: The good, bad and ugly sides of a trip to Rome

    Eternal frustrations: The good, bad and ugly sides of a trip to Rome


    The Italian capital boasts endless architectural, cultural and historical treasures, but its sense of civic inertia and inadequate public-transport system lure surprisingly few repeat visitors, Writes Tim Pile of The South...

    The Italian capital boasts endless architectural, cultural and historical treasures, but its sense of civic inertia and inadequate public-transport system lure surprisingly few repeat visitors, Writes Tim Pile of The South China...
    Tim Roxborogh's travel bugs: Airports wih waaaaaaay too many security checkpoints

    Tim Roxborogh's travel bugs: Airports wih waaaaaaay too many security checkpoints


    A weekly ode to the joys of moaning about your holiday. "Sir! Sir!" Please step back!" There's nothing like the loud voice of an American Customs official to make you feel guilty before being proven innocent. This was in...

    A weekly ode to the joys of moaning about your holiday. "Sir! Sir!" Please step back!" There's nothing like the loud voice of an American Customs official to make you feel guilty before being proven innocent. This was in Fort...
    Flying from Auckland to Long Beach on Hawaiian Airlines

    Flying from Auckland to Long Beach on Hawaiian Airlines


    Shandelle Battersby takes one of the first flights out of Honolulu to Long Beach, California from Auckland on Hawaiian Airlines flights HA446 and HA70. The planes: We journeyed to Honolulu on an A330 with a seat...

    Shandelle Battersby takes one of the first flights out of Honolulu to Long Beach, California from Auckland on Hawaiian Airlines flights HA446 and HA70. The planes: We journeyed to Honolulu on an A330 with a seat configuration...
    Mother jailed in Dubai for drinking glass of wine on Emirates flight speaks out

    Mother jailed in Dubai for drinking glass of wine on Emirates flight speaks out


    A mother who claims she was jailed in Dubai for drinking a glass of wine on a flight from London has told for the first time the full story of her harrowing ordeal.Dr Ellie Holman revealed how she was spat at, had her hair...

    A mother who claims she was jailed in Dubai for drinking a glass of wine on a flight from London has told for the first time the full story of her harrowing ordeal.Dr Ellie Holman revealed how she was spat at, had her hair pulled...
    Happy AirbnBirthday: Airbnb reveals the holiday lets of the decade as the website turns ten

    Happy AirbnBirthday: Airbnb reveals the holiday lets of the decade as the website turns ten


    The upstart holiday-lettings website Aibnb turns ten this month. The scourge of hoteliers and the champion of travellers in search of a bargain, the website has been shaking things up for a decade.Since the company's...

    The upstart holiday-lettings website Aibnb turns ten this month. The scourge of hoteliers and the champion of travellers in search of a bargain, the website has been shaking things up for a decade.Since the company's foundation...
    Earthly delights: Prague's Kafkaesque Toilet Museum

    Earthly delights: Prague's Kafkaesque Toilet Museum


    Graham Reid gets to the bottom of things in Prague. The pleasant middle-aged woman at the private museum in central Prague looks baffled by my simple question. I don't need one, but I ask again: "Do you have a toilet here?"I...

    Graham Reid gets to the bottom of things in Prague. The pleasant middle-aged woman at the private museum in central Prague looks baffled by my simple question. I don't need one, but I ask again: "Do you have a toilet here?"I haven't...
    Transylvania: The good, bad and ugly sides of Dracula's Romanian haunt

    Transylvania: The good, bad and ugly sides of Dracula's Romanian haunt


    A favourite haunt of Britain's Prince Charles, the region is a myth-filled medieval marvel, but Dracula-based tourism trade can be a far-fetched pain in the neck, writes Tim Pile of the South China Morning Post The good...

    A favourite haunt of Britain's Prince Charles, the region is a myth-filled medieval marvel, but Dracula-based tourism trade can be a far-fetched pain in the neck, writes Tim Pile of the South China Morning Post The good When...
    Cruising Asia: Ports of call

    Cruising Asia: Ports of call


    The ports of Southeast Asia have plenty to offer the adventurous cruiser. Kathleen Davidson explains. Thailand's largest island, on the southwestern side of the country, is best known for its beautiful beaches fringed with...

    The ports of Southeast Asia have plenty to offer the adventurous cruiser. Kathleen Davidson explains. Thailand's largest island, on the southwestern side of the country, is best known for its beautiful beaches fringed with lush...
    Kaikōura: Crayfish worth travelling the world for, says Lonely Planet

    Kaikōura: Crayfish worth travelling the world for, says Lonely Planet


    When State Highway 1 finally was finally declared open at the start of the year, foodies were among the first to travel along the Kaikōura coastal road.The South Island crustaceans are so delicious they have earned the...

    When State Highway 1 finally was finally declared open at the start of the year, foodies were among the first to travel along the Kaikōura coastal road.The South Island crustaceans are so delicious they have earned the South...
    Illegal holiday lets told to 'throw in the towel', by vigilante hoteliers

    Illegal holiday lets told to 'throw in the towel', by vigilante hoteliers


    Homeowners who are illegally renting out flats to holidaymakers in Spain are being caught by police because of the large number of towels hanging over balconies.Tourist hot spots across the country are cracking down on "black...

    Homeowners who are illegally renting out flats to holidaymakers in Spain are being caught by police because of the large number of towels hanging over balconies.Tourist hot spots across the country are cracking down on "black market"...
    Flying from Amsterdam to Toulouse on KLM Cityhopper

    Flying from Amsterdam to Toulouse on KLM Cityhopper


    Grant Bradley flies on KLM Cityhopper flight KL1301 from Amsterdam to Toulouse. My seat: 16A, a window Economy seat in a 92-seat plane. Pitch at 29 inches and width at 17 inches a bit tight, but fine for the 1hr 25m flight....

    Grant Bradley flies on KLM Cityhopper flight KL1301 from Amsterdam to Toulouse. My seat: 16A, a window Economy seat in a 92-seat plane. Pitch at 29 inches and width at 17 inches a bit tight, but fine for the 1hr 25m flight. There's...
    Philadelphia: Philly's winning streak

    Philadelphia: Philly's winning streak


    Greg Fleming visits the City of Brotherly Love You know Philadelphia even if you've never been — that's the steps of Philadelphia Museum Rocky jogs up; it inspired the best song Elton ever wrote (Philadelphia Freedom is a...

    Greg Fleming visits the City of Brotherly Love You know Philadelphia even if you've never been — that's the steps of Philadelphia Museum Rocky jogs up; it inspired the best song Elton ever wrote (Philadelphia Freedom is a tribute,...
    Chef Che Barrington's favourite spots for food around the world

    Chef Che Barrington's favourite spots for food around the world


    Ponsonby chef Che Barrington shares his favourite spots for food around the world. I'm all about flavours, tastes, herbs, broths, and bases.No matter where you travel in the world we are becoming a melting pot of flavours...

    Ponsonby chef Che Barrington shares his favourite spots for food around the world. I'm all about flavours, tastes, herbs, broths, and bases.No matter where you travel in the world we are becoming a melting pot of flavours and...
    Flying from from Fiordland to Glenorchy with Heli Glenorchy

    Flying from from Fiordland to Glenorchy with Heli Glenorchy


    Winston Aldworth flies from Fiordland to Glenorchy with Heli Glenorchy. The aircraft: A BK-117 Twin engine helicopter, operated by Heli Glenorchy — it's one of only two twin-engine helicopters available in the Queenstown...

    Winston Aldworth flies from Fiordland to Glenorchy with Heli Glenorchy. The aircraft: A BK-117 Twin engine helicopter, operated by Heli Glenorchy — it's one of only two twin-engine helicopters available in the Queenstown region....
    Staying at the Novotel in Surfers Paradise, Queensland

    Staying at the Novotel in Surfers Paradise, Queensland


    Maureen Spencer checks into the Novotel in Surfers Paradise, Queensland. Getting there: Our Air Asia flight departed at 5.30pm and arrived on the Gold Coast at 7pm. Check-in experience: Excellent. Reception was very quiet...

    Maureen Spencer checks into the Novotel in Surfers Paradise, Queensland. Getting there: Our Air Asia flight departed at 5.30pm and arrived on the Gold Coast at 7pm. Check-in experience: Excellent. Reception was very quiet at...
    Paris' public eco-urinals face stream of complaints from locals

    Paris' public eco-urinals face stream of complaints from locals


    Public street-facing urinals are causing a stir along pavements across Paris, with urinals disguised as flower-boxes and cropping up in some of the city's more glamorous quarters.One eco-friendly "urinoir" deemed to be...

    Public street-facing urinals are causing a stir along pavements across Paris, with urinals disguised as flower-boxes and cropping up in some of the city's more glamorous quarters.One eco-friendly "urinoir" deemed to be particularly...
    Flying from Los Angeles to Auckland aboard Air New Zealand

    Flying from Los Angeles to Auckland aboard Air New Zealand


    Stephanie Holmes flies from Los Angeles to Auckland aboard Air New Zealand's NZ1. The plane: Boeing 777-300. Class: Economy. Price: One-way fares start from $939. The seat: 34A, an exit row seat that you pay extra...

    Stephanie Holmes flies from Los Angeles to Auckland aboard Air New Zealand's NZ1. The plane: Boeing 777-300. Class: Economy. Price: One-way fares start from $939. The seat: 34A, an exit row seat that you pay extra for...