The New Zealand Herald : Travel (32)

Tim Roxborogh's travel bugs: Buying Beer In North America - The Tipping Dilemma

A weekly ode to the joys of moaning about your holiday, by Tim Roxborogh. Tipping and I have never been especially good friends. It's not that I don't get that people in the service industry where there's a tipping culture aren't...

Staying at the QT Museum Wellington

Steve Braunias fetches up in one of the capital's more unique establishments, and finds his muse in a hotel room I ran into Prime Minister Bill English recently at the QT Museum Wellington . It was in the lobby. He was on his way...

Four places we'd rather be ...

It's that time of year again, where winter feels like it's been dragging on forever, with a distinct lack of decent sunshine — and there's always a friend posting pictures from an overseas jaunt to trigger a bit of envy. Here...

Old airline advertisements show how sexist the industry used to be

By Julia Corderoy Flight attendants are known for their poise, professionalism and customer service. But back in the 1950s and 60s, things were a little different.In fact, they weren't even called flight attendants at all —...

Ask Away: Tips for a cruise stop in Melbourne

Eli Orzessek finds the answers to your travel questions. On a cruise in November, we have just one day in Melbourne and wonder how best to spend it. As part of a cruise last year we also had one day there and took a bus tour, which...

My holidays: Hauraki announcer Angelina Grey

The Radio Hauraki Day Show host shares her travel memories What was your greatest holiday? Europe — both times. The first time I travelled solo for three months across France, Spain and Italy. I was in complete awe the...

Three days in Melbourne

Greg Fleming takes a caffeine-fuelled trip to Australia's cultural capital It had been 12 years since I'd visited one of my favourite cities, and the rapid rate of change was evident from our taxi as we drove in from Tullamarine...

Winston Aldworth: Sex is in the air

Declaration: Travel magazine does not recommend or endorse joining the Mile-High Club, but - like many of our readers - we're pretty intrigued by it.When I put out a request on social media and around my workplace, seeking people...

Exclusive mile-high diaries

Misunderstood and possibly rather messy, those who have had sex on a plane are in an exclusive group, writes Winston Aldworth For almost as long as humans have dreamed of flight, they've thought about having sex up there. In 1785,...

Nine airports that might make you extend a stopover

By Kate Silver Airports can sometimes feel like a necessary evil, what with the serpentine security lines, hours-long flight delays and mediocre pretzels. But there are quite a few airports out there that you wouldn't curse in the...

Flying from Nadi to Auckland with Air New Zealand

Api Talemaitoga flies NZ53 from Fiji to NZ The Plane: Boeing 777-200. This was supposed to be the bigger 777-300 but I guess that Air NZ, being a nimble airline, can afford to slightly downsize the aircraft depending on the loading....

Travel hits and misses: Morgana O'Reilly

Actress Morgana O'Reilly shares her best and worst travel moments Hit In 2009 I set off on an epic OE. One of my first stops was to see my darling friend Kate, who was living in Paris. It was nearly Easter so we decided to go...

Malaysia: Where food never ends

With a multitude of food options at all hours of the day, eating is like a national sport in Malaysia. Kate Ford eats her way around two cities whose hearts are at the dining table To start the day in Penang with toast may sound...

Tourist free! The least-visited countries in the world revealed

From Caribbean islands to little-known ancient realms, these destinations offer much, writes Annabel Fenwick It's every traveller's dream — a corner of the planet still unburdened by tourists.And apparently, such places...

Oregon: Wild coastlines and flavours of the sea in Newport

Alexia Santamaria spends 24 hours in Newport, Oregon As we approach the iconic Yaquina Head lighthouse in Newport, our guide seems deeply disappointed that the weather isn't sunnier, but I'm actually quite enjoying the slightly...

Rachel Hunter shares her travel beauty tips

Kiwi golden girl Rachel Hunter is a frequent flyer, travelling back and forth between NZ and LA, as well as trips all around the world. She shares her tips for staying beautiful in the air, at the beach and on the road. Q: What...

Staying at the APA Hotel Sugamo Ekimae, Toyko

Eli Orzessek checks into a compact hotel room overlooking 'Grandma's Harajuku' Getting there: It's a five-minute walk in a straight line from Sugamo Station — not hard to find at all. Check-in experience: Nice and easy...

New York: Chilling out in the Big Apple

Getting out and about in a wintry New York is all kinds of cool, writes Helen Speirs As Super Storm Stella bore down on the US East Coast in March, with at least 30cm of snow forecast for New York, the midtown Manhattan hotel where...

Flying from Dubrovnik to London Gatwick with British Airways

Winston Aldworth flies BA2679 from Croatia to England The plane: An Airbus A319. Not just any Airbus A319, I'll have you know: British Airways painted nine of the A319s with a golden dove flourish to mark the fact they were the...

Fiji: Making waves at Matanivusi Resort

One of Fiji's best-kept secrets lies at the end of a muddy road, as Gia Garrick discovers If you're heading on a surfing holiday there are three main things you're looking for. Proximity to perfect waves, mates to share the stoke...

Staying at the Travelodge Perth, Western Australia

Stephanie Holmes checks into a centrally-located hotel in Western Australia Location: On Hay St, in Perth's sedate CBD. Getting there: I arrived by luxury coach at the end of a Western Australian tour with AAT Kings. We'd driven...

Flying from Dubai to Auckland with Emirates

Stephanie Holmes flies EK448 from the UAE to NZ Plane: A380-800 — the big bird. Class: Business Class. Price: Return fares start from $8389. Flight time: 15hr 7m. Seat: 17D. Luggage: 32kg/7kg for Economy,...

A social and literary tour of Cornwall

Xenia Taliotis meets the pretty Cornwall villages that have inspired artists for centuries It's windy at the top of Pendennis Castle . Were I not weighted down by that morning's cornish pasty, a bulky thing filled with what might...

These tourist attractions are fooling everyone

Have you ever visited the spot marking the dead centre of Europe? Or the Greenwich Meridian Line? Or, perhaps, the official middle of the world?We've got some bad news for you — you may not have been there at all.The world...

Travellers being warned they could face prison time for using e-cigarettes in Thailand

By Julia Corderoy Electronic cigarettes may be widely used by smokers as a quitting aid but travellers are being warned they could face a lengthy prison sentence if they are caught with one in Thailand.In October 2014, Thailand...

Staying at the Sofitel Le Grand Ducal, Luxembourg

Leighton Luke stays in a Luxury Valley View king room overlooking the Old Town How big? Not very big at all. The Sofitel has 128 rooms and suites in a modern five-storey building. Happily, all but 20 are non-smoking. Room: ...

He Tangata: Far North tourism specialist Anika West

Elisabeth Easther talks to Far North tourism specialist Anika West I grew up in England, Dad was half Austrian and half Polish and Mum's Swedish so we used to spend our summers in Sweden. For three months we'd stay in a little cottage...

Three great Kiwi road trips

Try one of these great routes next time you're in the mood for a roadie 1. Auckland to Cape Reinga Heading north from Auckland, you'll be treated to some of the most spectacular landscapes New Zealand has to offer. With rolling...

Flying from Ardmore to Waiheke with Flight Hauraki

Eveline Harvey takes a short hop over the Hauraki Gulf The plane: A Cessna 172 Skyhawk. Airport experience: Our main issue was directing our Uber driver to the right building — our booking form said only Ardmore Airport....

Staying at the Millennium Hotel, Rotorua

Sarah Atkinson checks into the Millennium Hotel, Rotorua. Getting there: I flew in from Auckland and prebooked the 25-minute trip into town via Super Shuttle. Check-in experience: Easy andwith a smile. Room: The Superior...

Three great Kiwi road trips

Leila George takes to the road to help you plan your next great Kiwi road trip. 1 Auckland to Cape Reinga Heading north from Auckland, you'll be treated to some of the most spectacularlandscapes New Zealand has to offer. With...

Pamela Wade: Keeping local flavour

Passion, knowledge, that's what we want in our tourism service, writes Pamela Wade. The stories you've been reading in this Travel magazine, and the photographs you've looked at, have one main purpose: to inspire you to go to...