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    Disney World Resort: Not such a small world after all

    Disney World Resort: Not such a small world after all


    Everything for everyone in one place — that just about sums up the extent of Florida's Walt Disney World Resort, writes Chelsea Daniels. Welcome to a world where elephants can fly, pirates roam the seven seas and you can visit...

    Everything for everyone in one place — that just about sums up the extent of Florida's Walt Disney World Resort, writes Chelsea Daniels. Welcome to a world where elephants can fly, pirates roam the seven seas and you can visit 11...
    Ease the little fears

    Ease the little fears


    Planning can help nervous children, writes our family columnist, Alexia Santamaria. Travelling with kids can be challenging but if you have a child with a tendency to worry this can make it even harder. Being outside the...

    Planning can help nervous children, writes our family columnist, Alexia Santamaria. Travelling with kids can be challenging but if you have a child with a tendency to worry this can make it even harder. Being outside the routine...
    Holiday Hits for the family

    Holiday Hits for the family


    Laura McGoldrick and Toni Street give their tips for the best family travel destinations. LAURA: I completely understand the notion of travelling with a child under 2 is harrowing. I'd argue that actually it's the best time....

    Laura McGoldrick and Toni Street give their tips for the best family travel destinations. LAURA: I completely understand the notion of travelling with a child under 2 is harrowing. I'd argue that actually it's the best time. Especially...
    Queenstown: Southern stars

    Queenstown: Southern stars


    If you're heading to Queenstown, make time to eat at one of these great new restaurants,writes Stephanie Holmes 1 Nest Slightly out of town, up in Fernhill, this restaurant is part of the Kamana Lakehouse luxury hotel....

    If you're heading to Queenstown, make time to eat at one of these great new restaurants,writes Stephanie Holmes 1 Nest Slightly out of town, up in Fernhill, this restaurant is part of the Kamana Lakehouse luxury hotel. Dining...
    Cinque Terre: Colour me happy

    Cinque Terre: Colour me happy


    Simone Ziaziaris explores Cinque Terre's five villages over five days. It is the picturesque destination where colourful houses and buildings hug floating hills — the town's reflection bouncing off the ocean's waves. Even on a...

    Simone Ziaziaris explores Cinque Terre's five villages over five days. It is the picturesque destination where colourful houses and buildings hug floating hills — the town's reflection bouncing off the ocean's waves. Even on a cloudy...
    Clarke Gayford: Blue heaven

    Clarke Gayford: Blue heaven


    The Cooks have it sorted, writes Clarke Gayford. There are 15 major islands in the Cook Islands covering a massive part of what really can only be described as the blue continent. It's more than 2.2 million sq km, in which...

    The Cooks have it sorted, writes Clarke Gayford. There are 15 major islands in the Cook Islands covering a massive part of what really can only be described as the blue continent. It's more than 2.2 million sq km, in which sits...
    What have I forgotten to pack? 'Traveller's Brain' is a real thing

    What have I forgotten to pack? 'Traveller's Brain' is a real thing


    You'll probably forget something on your next trip. It might be as inconsequential as a pair of socks, or as important as lifesaving medication. But you will. At least that's what the surveys - and you - say.More than 8 in 10...

    You'll probably forget something on your next trip. It might be as inconsequential as a pair of socks, or as important as lifesaving medication. But you will. At least that's what the surveys - and you - say.More than 8 in 10 travellers...
    Tim Roxborogh's travel bugs: Favourite flashbacks

    Tim Roxborogh's travel bugs: Favourite flashbacks


    A weekly ode to the joys of moaning about your holiday. Remember those flashback episodes of your favourite TV shows where instead of a normal 30 minutes or hour of plotlines and laugh tracks you'd get a highlights reel? Some...

    A weekly ode to the joys of moaning about your holiday. Remember those flashback episodes of your favourite TV shows where instead of a normal 30 minutes or hour of plotlines and laugh tracks you'd get a highlights reel? Some people...
    Easter in Elstherheide: German town's egg decorating extravaganza

    Easter in Elstherheide: German town's egg decorating extravaganza


    A small Slavic minority in eastern Germany is keeping alive a long, intricate tradition of hand-painted Easter eggs that's been passed down by Sorbian families for generations. At an Easter egg market in Elsterheide near the...

    A small Slavic minority in eastern Germany is keeping alive a long, intricate tradition of hand-painted Easter eggs that's been passed down by Sorbian families for generations. At an Easter egg market in Elsterheide near the Saxon...
    My Holidays: Martin Devlin from RadioSport

    My Holidays: Martin Devlin from RadioSport


    Martin Devlin hosts The Devlin Radio Show on RadioSport, 12pm-3pm weekends. What was your greatest holiday? My job is watching sport and talking about sport. So when I go on holiday I go to where my favourite teams play so I...

    Martin Devlin hosts The Devlin Radio Show on RadioSport, 12pm-3pm weekends. What was your greatest holiday? My job is watching sport and talking about sport. So when I go on holiday I go to where my favourite teams play so I can...
    Dubrovnik for $200

    Dubrovnik for $200


    No visit to the coastal city of Dubrovnik is complete without walking the historic 16th century Dubrovnik Walls, $50. The walk is a two-hourloop thatfeatures stunning views of the city's lovingly restored medieval architecture...

    No visit to the coastal city of Dubrovnik is complete without walking the historic 16th century Dubrovnik Walls, $50. The walk is a two-hourloop thatfeatures stunning views of the city's lovingly restored medieval architecture throughout;...
    Murwillumbah: Pleasing patterns of Tweed

    Murwillumbah: Pleasing patterns of Tweed


    The drive to Murwillumbah is almost as great as its gallery, writes Dionne Christian. It's fair to say that Gerard Krefft's time as curator of the Australian Museum did not end well.After an illustrious career largely spent...

    The drive to Murwillumbah is almost as great as its gallery, writes Dionne Christian. It's fair to say that Gerard Krefft's time as curator of the Australian Museum did not end well.After an illustrious career largely spent exploring...
    Pamela Russell: Enter at your own risk

    Pamela Russell: Enter at your own risk


    'Comfort' stops overseas can be an interesting experience, writes Pamela Russell. The aroma hit us before we even reached them, and some of the faint-hearted turned back, determined to hold on. Everybody needs them, but...

    'Comfort' stops overseas can be an interesting experience, writes Pamela Russell. The aroma hit us before we even reached them, and some of the faint-hearted turned back, determined to hold on. Everybody needs them, but they...
    Staying at Rydges, South Bank, Brisbane, Australia

    Staying at Rydges, South Bank, Brisbane, Australia


    Belinda Henley stays at Rydges, South Bank, Brisbane, Australia. Getting there: The hotel is less than a half-hour drive to Brisbane Airport and also it's close to bus, train and river ferry services for getting around the...

    Belinda Henley stays at Rydges, South Bank, Brisbane, Australia. Getting there: The hotel is less than a half-hour drive to Brisbane Airport and also it's close to bus, train and river ferry services for getting around the central...
    Flying from Melbourne to Auckland aboard Virgin Australia

    Flying from Melbourne to Auckland aboard Virgin Australia


    Rosie Herdman flies aboard Virgin Australia flight VA169 from Melbourne to Auckland. The plane: 737-800. Class: Economy X. Price: An additional $59 on top of your flight fare. Flight time: Around four hours. My...

    Rosie Herdman flies aboard Virgin Australia flight VA169 from Melbourne to Auckland. The plane: 737-800. Class: Economy X. Price: An additional $59 on top of your flight fare. Flight time: Around four hours. My seat:...
    Kiwi cruise company claims to have discovered new bird species 'Heritage Lava Petrel'

    Kiwi cruise company claims to have discovered new bird species 'Heritage Lava Petrel'


    A Christchurch based-expeditionary cruise company has gone out on a wing and declared the discovery of a hitherto unknown species of seabird.Heritage Expeditions believes the bird seen on a cruise south of the Solomon Islands...

    A Christchurch based-expeditionary cruise company has gone out on a wing and declared the discovery of a hitherto unknown species of seabird.Heritage Expeditions believes the bird seen on a cruise south of the Solomon Islands is...
    Bar/Fly: QT Queenstown has a drink for every continent

    Bar/Fly: QT Queenstown has a drink for every continent


    QT Queenstown's director of food and beverage Gethin Curtis has a drink for every continent. EUROPE From Europe, I chose a negroni, one of my all-time favourite cocktails made with equal parts Campari, sweet vermouth and...

    QT Queenstown's director of food and beverage Gethin Curtis has a drink for every continent. EUROPE From Europe, I chose a negroni, one of my all-time favourite cocktails made with equal parts Campari, sweet vermouth and gin....
    India's Jet Airways suspends flights, runs out of money to fly

    India's Jet Airways suspends flights, runs out of money to fly


    Jet Airways, once India's largest airline, announced on Wednesday that it is suspending all operations after failing to raise enough money to run its services.The company said it has been informed by its lenders, led by...

    Jet Airways, once India's largest airline, announced on Wednesday that it is suspending all operations after failing to raise enough money to run its services.The company said it has been informed by its lenders, led by state-run...
    Disney World: Theme-park veteran's guide to the 11 Disney Parks

    Disney World: Theme-park veteran's guide to the 11 Disney Parks


    Hannah Symister, seasoned veteran of the Disney world, offers some inside tips. What's so unique? With a trip to Disneyland on the horizon, my 4-year-old is extremely excited and counting down the sleeps. Going to...

    Hannah Symister, seasoned veteran of the Disney world, offers some inside tips. What's so unique? With a trip to Disneyland on the horizon, my 4-year-old is extremely excited and counting down the sleeps. Going to Disneyland...
    Tourist bus crash kills 29 on Madeira island, Portugal

    Tourist bus crash kills 29 on Madeira island, Portugal


    A tour bus carrying German tourists crashed on Portugal's Madeira Island on Wednesday, killing 29 people and injuring 28 others, local authorities said.The bus, which was carrying 55 people, rolled down a steep hillside after...

    A tour bus carrying German tourists crashed on Portugal's Madeira Island on Wednesday, killing 29 people and injuring 28 others, local authorities said.The bus, which was carrying 55 people, rolled down a steep hillside after veering...