Switzerland is known for its mountains, cheese and chocolate. But it also has a pretty sweet largest city. Debbie Porteous spent three days in Zurich.
A former castle and mid-city watering hole for opera types, the building now occupied by the Hotel Ambassador d'la Opera has sat majestic in the heart of Zurich since 1898.
Dunedin writer Tony Eyre travelled back to 1916 on a short visit to Dublin.
Julie Orr-Wilson experiences the traveller’s nightmare, a tummy bug combined with an eight-hour train trip in Indonesia.
In the second of a two-part series, Pam Jones goes to the edge of the Earth as she explores the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park in the Big Island.
In the first in a two-part series Pam Jones soaks up the wonders of Hawaii’s steaming volcano paradise with seven days on the balmy, coconut tree-filled Big Island.
There are compelling reasons to swap your downhill skis for the bacon rasher-thin planks used on cross-country terrain, writes Liz Breslin.
In a city of grit and of glitter David Loughrey wanders the streets and finds his people at a rugby league game at Leichhardt Oval as he takes in a sporting weekend in Sydney.
Seven days in a hut with no electricity or running water surrounded by knee-high snow might sound like a trial to some but, as Alina Suchanski writes, it’s the life of a voluntary hut warden.
US visitors and their dollars are flooding into Cuba's capital Havana as airlines and hotels take advantage of the thaw in relations between the Cold War antagonists. But in the provinces, it's a different story.
Lonely Planet has announced its inaugural Best in Asia list, an agenda-setting collection of the continent’s 10 best destinations to visit over the next 12 months.
There might still be time to ski Venezuela. Then again, there might not.
Clinton travel writer Julie Orr-Wilson has won the Cathay Pacific Travel Writer of the Year Award for a piece published in the Otago Daily Times.
Prejudices were out and fetishes were in during Pam Jones' moving first visit to New Orleans' most famous street.
Pam Jones is surrounded by literary heavyweights as she gets to know the city known as Nola.
Pamela Wade and friends discover the trials and tribulations of a week in a narrowboat on England’s Grand Union Canal.
Reporter Jono Edwards flees to the winter getaway of Rotorua to find a bubbling mix of mud pools, geysers and culture.
From the Deep South, Simon Hartley travels to the Far North to check the veracity of claims of ‘‘winterless Northland'', and what it offers while Otago gets set to winter over.
Besides the picturesque location, New Plymouth is mostly about its art and culture above anything else, Samuel White discovers.
A weekend away in the Mackenzie Country was just what the doctor ordered for motoring writer Catherine Pattison.