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New Zealand

Natural high

Rachael Oakes-Ash gets the first seven-day treatment from New Zealand's new intensive hiking and health retreat and lives to breathe another day, just.

Fiji

The fear factors

ziplining fiji

Ben Groundwater The sharks are friendly, they're Fijian. Right? Ben Groundwater goes adventuring.

Switzerland

Laps of the goddesses

Zurich bath house

Angie Kelly This women-only bath house on Zurich's Limmat River leads a delightful double life. A barefoot Angie Kelly takes a look.

Scandinavia

Zen and the art of bikes

Cycling in Scandinavia is a way of life, writes Alison Stewart.

Sweden

Life on the edge

Louise Goldsbury takes to the skyline of picturesque Stockholm.

Victoria

High on the hills

High Country hiking.

A hike in Alpine National Park takes in wildflowers and history, writes Melanie Ball.

Netherlands

Double Dutch on wheels

Sue Joseph learns how to lollop along like the holidaying locals on the sandy West Frisian isles.

Japan

Some like it hot

Sand bath

Brian Johnston I'm lying up to my neck in hot black sand and wondering if my innards are about to boil.

UAE

Desert reins

Qasr Al Sarab

From riding on sandunes to the sport of kings, Kerry van der Jagt explores the history of the Arabian horse.

New Zealand

Under the volcano

Lake Taupo cycling

Michael O'Reilly A rumbling giant can't put the brakes on an action-packed visit to New Zealand's North Island, writes Michael O'Reilly.

New Zealand

A head for heights

SHD TRAVEL September 15 queenstown helicopter text by Andrew Taylor. Photo credit: Over The Top ? the helicopter company. Photo supplied by takeflight@flynz.co.nz

Andrew Taylor Andrew Taylor takes to the skies over the stunning South Island.

USA

River of no return

rafting

A kayaking adventure in the Idaho mountains delivers breathtaking scenery, amazing food and great camaraderie, writes Rob McFarland.

Queensland

A few more off the bucket list

Rafting in Queensland

Helen Pitt faces the biggest test of her life hitting the thrill seeker's trail in far north Queensland.

China

Primate suspect

Mount Emei China

The locals can be quite the feisty bunch, as Stephen Phelan was quick to discover on China's holy mountain.

USA

Share and share alike

CitiBike

Cycling in NYC is not for the faint-hearted, but things will only get better, writes Stephen Lacey.

Italy

A village at your service

Santo Stefano

A mediaeval mountain town has become the blueprint for a new kind of hotel, writes Andrew Bain.

Queensland

Might of a magic forest

Daintree

The sudden forces of nature in the Daintree are an inspiration, writes Sue Williams.

China

Hitting the wall

The great wall of china

Fleur Bainger I don't sleep around. Except on very special occasions.

Tasmania

Nature's little secrets

Pelion Plain

Andrew Bain veers off the beaten Overland Track to discover places and features regularly missed by walkers.

Thailand

Ride on the dark side

bangkok night bike tours

Michael Gebicki observes Bangkok in a different light as he cycles around the bustling city at night.