Fri, 24 Feb 2017 01:00:00 +0000He 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...
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:30:00 +0000A 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...
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 21:40:00 +0000A 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...
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 21:35:00 +0000The 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...
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 21:30:00 +0000THE 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...
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 21:25:00 +0000Plane: 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...
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 21:20:00 +0000It 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...
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 22:00:00 +0000Plane: 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...
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 21:15:00 +0000Russian 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...
http://media.apn.co.nz/webcontent/image/jpg/20178/44088939_l_70x70.jpg?media_subtype_id=16|caption=A group of angry cabin staff has written to Kremlin leader Vladimir Putin to complain about their alleged treatment. Photo / 123RF
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 21:10:00 +0000Can'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...
http://media.apn.co.nz/webcontent/image/jpg/20178/e39b7b9828b763931d956d4622082050_70x70.jpeg?media_subtype_id=16|caption=This rotating hotel offers guests ALL the views. Photo / YouTube, Your Discovery Science
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 03:00:00 +0000The 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...
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 01:30:00 +0000Location: 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...
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 23:20:00 +0000I 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...
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 23:00:00 +0000Getting 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...
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 21:30:00 +0000The 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...
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 17:30:00 +0000What 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...
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 05:30:00 +0000What: 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...
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 03:30:00 +0000I 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....
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 03:00:00 +0000By 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...
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 02:00:00 +0000World-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...
http://media.apn.co.nz/webcontent/image/jpg/20178/AP170219025837_70x70.jpg?media_subtype_id=16|caption=An exercise group stretches amongst ancient statues in the American wing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Photo / AP
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