Why I love: Duolingo, the language app that’s the next best thing to travel

Missing international travel? At a loose end? It's time to learn a language, the easy way.

For shoestring tourists needing to self-isolate, options are few

The government says tourists could be deported if they fail to self-isolate. One problem: there aren't many places they can do so.

What you need to know about travel and Covid-19

Should you stay, or should you go? Your burning questions on travelling in the time of coronavirus, answered.

The Spinoff guide to air travel etiquette

You may not be punching strangers' seats, but there's plenty of other behaviour that is guaranteed to make your fellow passengers seethe with rage. Here's how to travel by plane without making people hate you.

Travel Archive

Stasher: The ‘Airbnb for luggage’ launches in NZ

UK company Stasher allows travellers to store their luggage while offering local businesses a way to earn extra cash. The CEO Jacob Wedderburn-Day explains how the business works.

The Kiwi travel bag company that raised more than a million on Kickstarter

This week on Business is Boring, host Simon Pound talks to Jimmy Hayes from Minaal.

The saffron sari

Anjum Rahman reflects on returning to her place of birth at the age of 12, and on how the history of Muslims in India is being rewritten.

From 7/11s to supermarchés: The true essence of travel is at the corner store

After touring the world with his band The Phoenix Foundation, Samuel Flynn Scott has figured out the real reason we travel – to nosy around where humans buy snacks.

Three days in Singapore

Writer and actress Michelle Langstone reflects on loneliness on a trip to Singapore. 

How to save for (and spend on) an OE

Dreamed of travelling long term, but at a loss about how to afford it? Here's how Kristin Hall and her partner managed it (spoiler: involves a lot of brown rice and cabbage).

Mid-jungle meltdowns and Angolan ghost-poopers: An epic African voyage

Summer journeys: FOMO drove Kristin Hall to join her adventurous partner on a road trip from Ireland to South Africa.

Girl on a train: How the TranzAlpine made me at last notice New Zealand

The third instalment in a three-part series on the Great Journeys of New Zealand.

Girl on a train: to the edge of the world on the Interislander and Coastal Pacific

The second instalment in a three-part series on the Great Journeys of New Zealand.

In the footsteps of Captain Corelli: A pilgrimage for the book that transfixed 15-year-old me

Lily Richards takes an epic trip to the setting of Captain Corelli's Mandolin – the book that saved her from herself. 

Girl on a train: the pure joy of nothingness on the Northern Explorer

The first instalment in a three-part series on the Great Journeys of New Zealand.

Six great reasons to visit the Far North this summer

From golden beaches to lush kauri bush, a list of all you need to know before you explore Te Tai Tokerau this summer.