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Seat-kickers and smelly passengers the top in-flight annoyances:

February 24th, 2017

He was adorable. So well-behaved, so inoffensive, that we were quite relieved to have this little boy take the last seat in our row of three. We were flying Marseille to Marrakech on Ryanair, an almost three-hour jaunt in average...

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Belfast: Irish eyes are smiling:

February 24th, 2017

A narrow beam of light streaked along the floor of an ancient passageway, straight into the heart of the pitch-black Stone Age burial chamber.A display, using electric light, recreated what first happened more than 5200 years ago...

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Christchurch: Surviving the tests of time:

February 23rd, 2017

A century ago, when the distinguished architect Joseph Clarkson Maddison was designing the Government Building in Christchurch, it was unlikely he envisaged it would withstand a close brush with demolition, various incarnations as...

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Flight check: Singapore to Zurich on Singapore Airlines:

February 23rd, 2017

The Plane: The big bird - an A380. Class: Suites class. Seat: 3D. The twelve spacious suites are on the lower floor and arranged in a layout of four singles down each side and two rows of two doubles in the middle of the cabin...

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Hawaii: Shopping, food and family fun in the sun:

February 23rd, 2017

THE SHOPPING While Hawaii is best known for sun, sand and surf, it also has a reputation as a serious shopping destination. Plus, shopping addicts need not worry about excess baggage charges on the way back — Hawaiian Airlines...

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Flight check: Christchurch to Auckland aboard Air New Zealand:

February 23rd, 2017

Plane: An A320-200. There are 30 in the airline's stable. Class: Economy. Price: Air New Zealand's website shows Wednesday flights ranging from $169-$499. On time: Ten minutes late - passengers from the inward flight were...

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A family holiday at California's Huntington Beach:

February 23rd, 2017

It doesn't get much more Californian than watching a surfer gracefully negotiate the Huntington Beach pier, silhouetted against one of those famous burnt orange west coast sunsets.Welcome to Surf City.After a lifelong relationship...

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Flight check: Auckland to Queenstown on Air New Zealand:

February 22nd, 2017

Plane: An Airbus A320. It was so nice to be flying with Air New Zealand — there is actual leg and elbow room. My seat: Thankfully a window seat, 25F to be precise. Nothing nicer than having a spectacular view of the South...

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Air hostesses banned from Aeroflot's prestigious routes:

February 22nd, 2017

Russian airline Aeroflot has sparked outrage among its flight crew after banning as many as 400 "old, fat and ugly" stewardesses from prestigious foreign routes.A group of angry cabin staff has written to Kremlin leader Vladimir...

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Dubai is planning the world's first fully rotating skyscraper:

February 22nd, 2017

Can't decide between the sea view or the garden view? In this incredible hotel, you can have both.Dubai is planning to launch a rotating skyscraper in which each floor spins independently, allowing guests to enjoy all the views...

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Readers' camping nightmares:

February 22nd, 2017

The School holidays, I willingly offered to spendChaperoning teenage girls and my grandson ReubenNot knowing we'd sleep together in just a small old tentWith guy ropes and pegs missing or bentSharing just one punctured blow-up...

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Staying at the Castle Hotel, Windsor, England:

February 22nd, 2017

Location: Right in the main street of this right royal town, the Castle Hotel is within sight and sound of Windsor Castle itself - the one Queen Elizabeth II often calls home.We took a taxi there direct from Heathrow - from central...

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Ask Away: How can I feel less hungover?:

February 21st, 2017

I would like to visit Mexico this year but am unsure of the best time to go. I don't like the heat, so thought October might be a good time? Would it be best to fly to Mexico via Los Angeles or Houston? There are also so many things...

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Staying at the Martinborough Hotel:

February 21st, 2017

Getting there: Coming to Martinborough from Horowhenua my GPS led me through Akatarawa Road. In hindsight I would avoid travelling this broken, narrow and windy mountain pass at all costs, unless of course you enjoy the heart-thumping...

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Flight check: Melbourne to Auckland with Virgin Australia:

February 21st, 2017

The plane: Boeing 737-800. Class: Economy. On time? Definitely - though I nearly wasn't after being distracted by the Duty-Free perfumes. Flight time: 3hrs 40min. My seat: 27F towards the back. So I was seated near the...

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My holidays: Lea Tahuhu:

February 21st, 2017

What was your greatest holiday? A trip to Samoa a couple of years back. I spent a week on Upolo (a smaller island off Apia) snorkelling, swimming with turtles, sipping cocktails and exploring the island. It was a great trip. And...

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Staying at Jalakarna, Havelock Island in the Andaman and Nicobar island chain:

February 21st, 2017

What: A boutique hotel, surrounded by rainforest, on Havelock Island. Where: Havelock is part of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. To save you Googling, they're in the Bay of Bengal, actually closer to Burma than to India, but...

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He Tangata: A chat with owner owner of I Guide U Travel Luca Montagni:

February 21st, 2017

I was born in Northern Italy and grew up speaking Italian and German. We moved to Brussels in Belgium where we had a great life. Dad had a good job there so we could afford every weekend to go somewhere, France, Holland, Luxembourg....

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Tokyo: Sartorial success and tea ceremonies in Japan's capital:

February 21st, 2017

By New Zealand standards, I'm a reasonable dresser.My socks match. I don't wear jandals into the office (unless it's a really hot Friday) and I wear ties to weddings. I give some thought to sneaker selection and I have what I believe...

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New York's Met Museum offers exercise amid world-class art:

February 21st, 2017

World-class art, meet sweaty aerobics.New York City's cavernous Metropolitan Museum of Art has been holding lively morning workout sessions this winter amid its prized masterpieces. The 45-minute "Museum Workout" sends people...

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