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New Zealand: Queenstown declares 7-day emergency after heavy rain

New Zealand's Queenstown on Friday declared a state of emergency for an initial period of seven day…

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A crew member hit the ceiling and a passenger was scalded by spilled coffee as turbulence caused 'pandemonium' on a flight in New Zealand

An Air New Zealand flight encountered heavy turbulence on Sunday, and a full coffee pot was spilled…

Pete Syme   


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I bid $290 for a premium economy seat on a 10-hour Lufthansa flight. I'm glad I didn't win.

Business Insider's author realized she'd rather have a window seat on a long-haul flight than gambl…

Monica Humphries   


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Luxury Escapes: Top international destinations for Indian travellers in 2024

Explore the world in 2024 with these top high-end international destinations for Indian travellers.…

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British divers retrieved an 80-pound brass bell from the only American destroyer sunk in World War I more than 100 years after the ship was torpedoed

The USS Jacob Jones sunk off the coast of Britain in December 1917 after being torpedoed by a Germa…

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These are the safest airlines in the world, according to one ranking

The results were coincidentally published the day after a Japan Airlines crash in Tokyo, where ever…

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I always eat a pescatarian diet — except when I'm traveling. Instead, I ditch my routine to try new cultural foods.

Insider's author has been a pescatarian for seven years, but the moment she crosses country lines, …

Monica Humphries   


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I'm a digital nomad who's visited 59 countries. The biggest misconception people have about my life is that I don't work.

"I think people look at our lives and think it's just one big holiday, but don't believe everything…

Alcynna Lloyd   


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I earned a Guinness World Record for visiting all 193 countries alone. Here are my picks for 11 most beautiful countries in the world.

A Guinness World Record holder, Cassandra De Pecol found these countries to be the most beautiful a…

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Mysterious glowing 'SpaceX spirals' in the night sky are linked to rocket launches

Large glowing spirals have appeared in the skies above Alaska, Hawaii, and New Zealand. SpaceX rock…

Rebecca Cohen,Morgan McFall-Johnsen   


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Ghostly flying 'whirlpool' that appeared above Hawaii could be leftover SpaceX rocket fuel

Video footage shows a strange blue whirlpool flying over Hawaii, then breaking apart, shortly after…

Chris Panella,Morgan McFall-Johnsen   


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Even after the pandemic, New Zealand might not be welcoming tourists back the way it used to

"We cannot go back to the tourism model that existed prior to COVID-19," New Zealand Tourism Minist…

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New Zealand has banned the sale of homes to foreigners after too many people started treating the island like their doomsday hideout

"Saying you're 'buying a house in New Zealand' is kind of a wink, wink, say no more," Reid Hoffman,…

Rosie Perper,Rosie Perper   


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Silicon Valley's ultra wealthy are reportedly buying up $8 million doomsday bunkers in New Zealand

Carville spoke to Y Combinator president Sam Altman, who said that previous statements he'd made ab…

Isobel Asher Hamilton,Isobel Asher Hamilton   


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The 25 most popular travel destinations in the world

For the first time, travelers ranked Marrakech, Morocco, as the top travel destination in the world…

Lauren Browning   


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A Private Equity Exec Is Selling His Stunning New Zealand Mansion For $4 Million

Holtzman is the chairman of Hong Kong-based private equity firm Meridian Capital. He previously ser…

Julia La Roche   


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HOUSE OF THE DAY: Nextel Founder's $29 Million Maryland Estate Is Up For Auction

The 22,500-square-foot Penderyn Estate was originally on the market for $29 million, but is now bei…

Alyson Penn   


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Gorgeous Views Of New Zealand Shot From A Plane Will Make You Want To Be A Pilot [VIDEO]

Because New Zealand's Queenstown Airport is surrounded by mountains, planes must follow a complicat…

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Here's why Marine pilots get trained as infantrymen before they ever leave the ground

"He speaks from the air side of the house and he knows what the pilots are saying and what they are…

Cpl. Carl King, 3rd Marine Division