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    A direct line to the past: The streetcars of San Francisco

    A direct line to the past: The streetcars of San Francisco


    When Rick Laubscher was 6 years old, he rode a streetcar to the circus. The San Francisco native is pretty sure he saw the lions and tigers and all that comes with it, but he wasn't left with much of an impression."I don't...

    When Rick Laubscher was 6 years old, he rode a streetcar to the circus. The San Francisco native is pretty sure he saw the lions and tigers and all that comes with it, but he wasn't left with much of an impression."I don't remember...
    Superyachts: 2018 ranking reveals the biggest, brashest and best built this year

    Superyachts: 2018 ranking reveals the biggest, brashest and best built this year


    The world of superyachts is getting zanier by the year, as Boat International magazine's list of 101 biggest superyachts reveals. Submarine hangers, cascading waterfalls and sculpted hulls are some of the stand-out features...

    The world of superyachts is getting zanier by the year, as Boat International magazine's list of 101 biggest superyachts reveals. Submarine hangers, cascading waterfalls and sculpted hulls are some of the stand-out features built...
    Black passenger accuses Gatwick airport worker of racism

    Black passenger accuses Gatwick airport worker of racism


    A black entrepreneur has accused airport staff of racism after he claimed he was told to move out of a business class queue.Sean Allen was flying from London's Gatwick Airport to Marrakesh, on a British Airways flight, when...

    A black entrepreneur has accused airport staff of racism after he claimed he was told to move out of a business class queue.Sean Allen was flying from London's Gatwick Airport to Marrakesh, on a British Airways flight, when the...
    Ice cool snow leopard livery unveiled on Air Astana Embraer 190-E2

    Ice cool snow leopard livery unveiled on Air Astana Embraer 190-E2


    The livery on the latest airliner delivered by Brazilian aircraft manufacturer has been described as "pawsome".This Embraer 190-E2 was unveiled is the latest addition to the Air Astana fleet, the national carrier for the...

    The livery on the latest airliner delivered by Brazilian aircraft manufacturer has been described as "pawsome".This Embraer 190-E2 was unveiled is the latest addition to the Air Astana fleet, the national carrier for the Republic...
    Man sentenced to nine years in prison for sex assault on flight

    Man sentenced to nine years in prison for sex assault on flight


    An Indian man living in the US on a work visa was sentenced to nine years in prison last week for sexually assaulting a sleeping woman during an overnight flight to Detroit.Prabhu Ramamoorthy was in a middle seat between the...

    An Indian man living in the US on a work visa was sentenced to nine years in prison last week for sexually assaulting a sleeping woman during an overnight flight to Detroit.Prabhu Ramamoorthy was in a middle seat between the victim...
    Wellington: Changing places

    Wellington: Changing places


    Alexia Santamaria finds out what's new to see and where to be in the capital. Wellington is always a pretty fabulous place to visit, especially if you haven't been for a few years.New restaurants, breweries, bars and shops...

    Alexia Santamaria finds out what's new to see and where to be in the capital. Wellington is always a pretty fabulous place to visit, especially if you haven't been for a few years.New restaurants, breweries, bars and shops are...
    Australia: A taste of Aboriginal culture in Sydney

    Australia: A taste of Aboriginal culture in Sydney


    What's for lunch?I'm standing in The Royal Botanic Garden and the Domain on what is, by Sydney standards, a temperate day at 26°c, pondering how I would feed myself if I'd just arrived in the (so called) new world and there...

    What's for lunch?I'm standing in The Royal Botanic Garden and the Domain on what is, by Sydney standards, a temperate day at 26°c, pondering how I would feed myself if I'd just arrived in the (so called) new world and there was...
    Carnival announces roller coaster on new cruise ship

    Carnival announces roller coaster on new cruise ship


    Carnival Cruise Line plans to launch the first cruise ship with a roller coaster on board.Carnival announced Thursday that BOLT will circle the top of a new ship, Mardi Gras, when it sets sail in 2020.The all-electric...

    Carnival Cruise Line plans to launch the first cruise ship with a roller coaster on board.Carnival announced Thursday that BOLT will circle the top of a new ship, Mardi Gras, when it sets sail in 2020.The all-electric coaster...
    Three for the kids: Lapland

    Three for the kids: Lapland


    Encourage them to be nice next year with the promise of a trip to the home of Father Christmas, writes Eli Orzessek. 1 Santa Claus Village Visiting Father Christmas is a must-do for any family visiting Lapland — and it's...

    Encourage them to be nice next year with the promise of a trip to the home of Father Christmas, writes Eli Orzessek. 1 Santa Claus Village Visiting Father Christmas is a must-do for any family visiting Lapland — and it's Christmas...
    Travel hits and misses: Ast Nathan

    Travel hits and misses: Ast Nathan


    HIT Just this year I took a trip to Europe with my partner, our first trip away together. We fell in love with Europe but, in particular, Croatia. It was such a beautiful country with rich history, crystal-blue water and...

    HIT Just this year I took a trip to Europe with my partner, our first trip away together. We fell in love with Europe but, in particular, Croatia. It was such a beautiful country with rich history, crystal-blue water and scrumptious...
    Spreading 'be happy' across the world

    Spreading 'be happy' across the world


    These global festivals are worth putting on your wish list for 2019, writes Eli Orzessek. Taiwan Lantern Festival FebruaryAlthough many lantern festivals are held across Asia, you'll find one of the most spectacular...

    These global festivals are worth putting on your wish list for 2019, writes Eli Orzessek. Taiwan Lantern Festival FebruaryAlthough many lantern festivals are held across Asia, you'll find one of the most spectacular celebrations...
    Sydney: Good, bad and ugly of Australia's city of 100 beaches

    Sydney: Good, bad and ugly of Australia's city of 100 beaches


    Australia's biggest city has more than 100 beaches, but keep your eyes peeled for unwelcome visitors, and good luck getting around on an outdated public transport system, writes Tim Pile of the South China Morning Post The...

    Australia's biggest city has more than 100 beaches, but keep your eyes peeled for unwelcome visitors, and good luck getting around on an outdated public transport system, writes Tim Pile of the South China Morning Post The Good...
    The most bizarre travel insurance claims of the year

    The most bizarre travel insurance claims of the year


    A simple blister that turned into a $20,000 medical fiasco and a couple attacked by a turtle are some of the most bizarre travel claims of the year, according to insurance company Cover-More. Cover-More has combed through its...

    A simple blister that turned into a $20,000 medical fiasco and a couple attacked by a turtle are some of the most bizarre travel claims of the year, according to insurance company Cover-More. Cover-More has combed through its claims...
    Explore the world's best Christmas markets

    Explore the world's best Christmas markets


    For Kiwis, nothing spells the festive period quite like going to the beach or enjoying a family barbeque in your back garden. However, on the other side of the world, celebrations are rather different. For a change, why not...

    For Kiwis, nothing spells the festive period quite like going to the beach or enjoying a family barbeque in your back garden. However, on the other side of the world, celebrations are rather different. For a change, why not plan...
    Flight of fancy: Air Hollywood Studio's glamorous Pan Am Experience

    Flight of fancy: Air Hollywood Studio's glamorous Pan Am Experience


    Passengers are able to once again experience the glamour of flying in a champagne-and-caviar era Boeing 747 Jumbo as part of the "Pan Am Experience."Some would say it's a return to the golden era of air travel seen in films...

    Passengers are able to once again experience the glamour of flying in a champagne-and-caviar era Boeing 747 Jumbo as part of the "Pan Am Experience."Some would say it's a return to the golden era of air travel seen in films such...
    London Crimes: New York Times social media appeal backfires

    London Crimes: New York Times social media appeal backfires


    At a time when many tourists are worrying about crime statistics when planning a European city break, they can be assured the London sense of humour is still criminally on point.After the New York Times ' London reporter...

    At a time when many tourists are worrying about crime statistics when planning a European city break, they can be assured the London sense of humour is still criminally on point.After the New York Times ' London reporter petitioned...
    Winston Aldworth: Nearly there

    Winston Aldworth: Nearly there


    The working year is nearly over. The working year is nearly over. The working year is nearly over. The working year is nearly over. The working year is nearly over. The working year is nearly over. The working year is nearly...

    The working year is nearly over. The working year is nearly over. The working year is nearly over. The working year is nearly over. The working year is nearly over. The working year is nearly over. The working year is nearly over....
    Surprising thing that's not always covered by travel insurance

    Surprising thing that's not always covered by travel insurance


    We assume our policies cover us for anything, but did you notice this common item is often missing from the list? Some of us overpack and some pack light. Some of us roll our clothes and other fold. But no matter our style...

    We assume our policies cover us for anything, but did you notice this common item is often missing from the list? Some of us overpack and some pack light. Some of us roll our clothes and other fold. But no matter our style when...
    Aussie tourist's $65k heartache after horror scooter crash in Bali

    Aussie tourist's $65k heartache after horror scooter crash in Bali


    An Australian woman is warning travellers to think twice about getting on a scooter in Bali after she suffered horrendous injuries in an "impulsive" ride that went badly wrong, news.com.au reports .Childcare worker Amethyst...

    An Australian woman is warning travellers to think twice about getting on a scooter in Bali after she suffered horrendous injuries in an "impulsive" ride that went badly wrong, news.com.au reports .Childcare worker Amethyst Chrystal,...
    Man caught smuggling 70 live finches in hair rollers through New York's JFK airport

    Man caught smuggling 70 live finches in hair rollers through New York's JFK airport


    It's the time of the year when American song birds have migrated away from the cold north east, but these finches have flown back to New York – against their will. At JFK's international airport last weekend, ABC News reports...

    It's the time of the year when American song birds have migrated away from the cold north east, but these finches have flown back to New York – against their will. At JFK's international airport last weekend, ABC News reports US...