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Flight check: Denver to Los Angeles with United Airlines:

May 24th, 2017

The plane: Boeing 737-900. Class: Economy. Though arguably, when you're 6ft 5 and refuse to pay United's standard $200 USD for an emergency exit row, you're in a class lower than Economy. My seat: 26D. Price: You can get...

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Ask Away: To leave or not to leave ...:

May 24th, 2017

I am flying to Rome in a few months with my 78-year-old mother. We will be leaving from Sydney on Thai Airways and have an eight-hour layover in Bangkok, late afternoon until midnight. We won't have access to an airline lounge but...

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Sri Lanka: Drink in days of old:

May 24th, 2017

We were not suitably dressed for such an auspicious occasion.Entry to the Temple of the Tooth Relic inner sanctum, a sacred Buddhist shrine in Sri Lanka's crowded hill city Kandy, is an invitation-only affair.Visitors are expected...

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Flight check: Christchurch to Auckland with Air New Zealand:

May 23rd, 2017

The plane: An A320D. There are 17 of these aircraft in the national carrier's fleet. Class: Economy. There's only one on these A320s. Price: $79 one way with a checked bag. You can usually get them a bit cheaper, but I booked...

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Pamela Wade: Lock it, leave it, lose it:

May 23rd, 2017

So I'm in the first hotel room of a three-week trip, standing looking at my suitcase, ready to get out the essentials, and there's a bit of a problem. That shiny new TSA-approved, swipe-card operated padlock on the zip? The one standing...

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Tim Roxborogh: Still unsure:

May 23rd, 2017

To this day I still don't know what it is. A little marble thingee with holes and a square centrepiece that slides in and out of a brittle, oval frame. There are averagely carved elephants on the sides and it might be for holding...

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Cairns: Footsteps in the sand:

May 23rd, 2017

I've found out you can feel homesick for a place you've only just met. I'm longing for a place. It feels like I'm being called to return, to pick up the pieces of myself I left behind with the footsteps I took. It's been...

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Memphis: Elvis never left the building:

May 23rd, 2017

Graceland was once the byword for a garish display of stardom and wealth. A palatial residence — with all the mock-Edwardian, mock-Corinthian and moneyed-gentrified accoutrements that you might expect from a man who came into...

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My holidays: Ahi Karunaharan:

May 22nd, 2017

What was your greatest holiday? Canada. My first solo trip. If we bump into you on holiday, what are you most likely to be doing? Checking out the local arts scene and secret, non-touristy, culinary hideouts. If we could teleport...

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The smart way to fly:

May 22nd, 2017

1. Noise-cancelling headphones are a serious advantage. They help you forget you are surrounded by hundreds of complete strangers and their annoying habits. Great for working and sleeping — and it makes watching the onboard...

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Winston Aldworth: Touch of class:

May 22nd, 2017

I get a bit of grief — some good natured, some of it less so — about flying in Business Class rather than back in Economy. At the water cooler, colleagues will wind me up about it. On the letters page, readers get their...

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Snorkelling Queensland's beautiful Whitsunday Islands:

May 22nd, 2017

Perhaps it was the seat-of-your-pants, high-speed raft ride zipping through churning ocean waters off the coast of Queensland, zig-zagging without warning as some of the more daring perched on the vessel's outer tubes holding on to...

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Nepal: A stroke of Lukla:

May 21st, 2017

As soon as the decades-old Twin Otter landed at Lukla airport, passengers burst out in applause. They do that for nearly every safe landing at the often terrifying airport at the gateway to Mt Everest.At an altitude of 2843m, the...

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Flight check: Auckland to Dubai on Emirates:

May 21st, 2017

Plane: Emirates A380-800. Class: I had an Economy Class ticket through to London Heathrow but was kindly upgraded to Business for this leg. Price: Return Economy Class fares start from $1819; Business Class start from $7559....

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Travel hits and misses: Ngahuia Piripi:

May 21st, 2017

Ngahuia Piripi plays nurse Esther Samuels on Shortland Street . The show celebrates its 25th birthday this week, with a feature-length episode screening on Thursday, May 25, from 7pm on TVNZ2. HIT My all-time travelling hit most...

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Online tips to help you save a dime:

May 21st, 2017

Accommodation is a tricky business and you can often end up spending far more than you first thought. Whether your taste fits the "five-star" category or whether you're just happy to have a bed, we've come up with a few tips to help...

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Australia: Sniffing out black gold:

May 21st, 2017

Bella the black Labrador is hunting truffles.Within seconds she's pawing the ground, indicating there's a truffle embedded in the soil, waiting to be dug up. She makes her part look easy, but growing truffles is a tricky business...

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Twelve things to do over Queen's Birthday weekend:

May 20th, 2017

Northland The highly-anticipated British and Irish Lions tour kicks off on Queen's Birthday Weekend, with the visitors taking on the NZ Provincial Lions in Whangarei. Players from throughout the country are included in the Kiwi...

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Paris: Joy of life:

May 20th, 2017

It was only four hours out of my life one chilly April morning, but it quickly became one of my top five travel experiences, ever. Pedalling a bike through the streets of Paris gave me such a feeling of euphoria, I couldn't stop the...

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Fiji: Where getaway means from everyone:

May 20th, 2017

Often the worst thing about a resort holiday is other people. You can choose those you travel with in terms of partner, friends or family, but you can't choose those you share the resort with. The screaming kids, the drunken youths,...

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