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Diving in Fujairah: Al Boom Diving – The Best in the UAE

Many visitors to the United Arab Emirates are surprised to find that this Middle Eastern country is home to a number of memorable dive sites.  Sure, countries like Egypt are known for their diving, but the UAE? Not so much. If you’re looking jump in and see the UAE’s ocean life for yourself, there’s one […]

Ditch the Cage – Shark Diving with One Ocean Diving, Oahu Hawaii

Imagine yourself, legs hovering tentatively over the surface of the water, knowing exactly what will greet you beneath the surface.  A wave of excitement washing over you as your last remaining nerves begin to slowly melt away.  The chill of the deep ocean splashing up against your flippered foot as you drift in slowly towards […]

Diving off the Eastern Coast of Zanzibar

One of our favourite things to do when travelling is to check out the local wildlife, so when I heard there was the opportunity to see seahorses in the wild during our time on Zanzibar, there was very little doubt that we’d be donning our togs (a swimming costume for you non-Kiwis) and jumping in the […]

North Island New Zealand Highlights: Haere Mai (Welcome) to Your Kiwi Adventure

Though the South Island often takes centre stage in Aotearoa, there is no doubt that our North Island New Zealand highlights are world class. Home to our best, most authentic cultural experiences, sub-tropical beaches, temperate weather, incredible hiking and awe inspiring geothermal activity, these are North Island New Zealand highlights that just can’t be missed. […]

Swim with Whales in Tonga – Plan Your Next Bucket List Adventure

If there’s one wild animal encounter you add to your bucket list, make sure it is to swim with whales in Tonga! Not only was our snorkel with the humpbacks the best wild animal encounter I’ve ever had, but as a quick and easy trip from New Zealand, it was also one of the easiest […]

9 Incredible Things To Do in Narooma – The Ultimate Guide!

Whether you are looking for a relaxing beach holiday, or a unique wildlife encounter, Narooma on the NSW’s South Coast is an ideal destination.  There is no shortage of fantastic things to do in Narooma, Australia! Located on the Eurobodalla Coast, Narooma, NSW may be an idyllic seaside destination; it is also the perfect place […]

Things to Do in Phi Phi Island – Your Guide to Thailand’s Most Famous Island Paradise

To help you plan your own Thailand island itinerary, we’re pleased to share our recommendations of the very best things to do in Phi Phi Island, thanks to our fabulous guest blogger, Kieren, from Got My Backpack.  An island paradise, this guide will answer all of the questions you have; everything relating to transport, costings, […]

Phantasialand Review: The (Unknown) Cologne Theme Park You Need to Visit ASAP!

Tucked away just outside of Cologne, you’ll find Phantasialand, a firm favourite amongst Germans but a relatively unknown theme park to the rest of the world. During a flying visit to the region, we couldn’t help but make the trip out to the park and see for ourselves what was on offer.  The following is our […]

Thailand Island Hopping: The Ultimate Guide to Koh Samui, Koh Phangan & Ko Tao

Thailand is a melting pot of diversity that has something for everyone and every budget. Historical and scared spaces and rice patty fields, mixed amongst the lush jungle – there’s something for everyone.  Perhaps the highlight of Thailand though, its incredible island-hopping scene, which is practically unsurpassed anywhere in the world. If you need some […]

10 Incredible Things To Do in New Zealand: South Island in Focus

When potential visitors to New Zealand dream of our beautiful land, it is generally images of the South Island that will come to mind. Towering mountain ranges, raging rivers and picture-postcard scenery – this is the New Zealand that people travel from all around the world to see, and for good reason! Along with plenty […]

Blade and Shade Eyebrows: Beauty Made Easy (& Where to Find the Best Microblading in Auckland!)

Having considered microblading for months, I decided to finally take the plunge and have Amanda Guerin sort me out with a set of gorgeous semi-permanent eyebrows.  To share my experience, I’ve jotted down all of my thoughts and have done my best to answer all of the questions that I had prior to my treatment.  […]

Laguna Churup: A Guide to Some of the Best Day Hiking in Peru

Laguna Churup lake

Huaraz in Northern Peru attracts adventurous travelers for one reason; it is home to Cordillera Blanca and some of the most incredible hiking in the country. Though Laguna Churup was unknown to us before arriving in Huaraz, it quickly became a favourite of ours.  In fact, we’d go as far as to say it’s one […]

Six Months on the Road: Colombia and USA – San Francisco & Hawai’i

After countless night buses, flights, dorm beds, hikes, new friends and once-in-a-lifetime experiences our six month adventure throughout South America is over!  As I sit here, back in New Zealand, it’s hard to believe how many miles we’ve put behind us and just how much we’ve seen. How lucky are we? … but now we’re […]

Flying with Falcons: A Serene Dawn Hot Air Balloon Experience Like No Other

Jade and Mark recently stopped over in Dubai as they flew through to New Zealand.  Top of their list?  A desert hot air balloon ride with a difference; retro Land Rovers, a luxe breakfast amongst the sand dunes, a glorious Arab sunrise and hot air balloons soaring alongside the iconic falcon – need we say […]

Top Balinese Adventures for Want-To-Be Adventure Travellers

Bali is a beautiful island in the province of Indonesia. Known for its white sand beaches, bright green paddy fields and vast temples and underwater life, it ticks so many boxes for travellers. The mere mention of Bali evokes thoughts of a paradise. It’s more than a place; it’s a mood, an aspiration, a tropical state […]

Fun & Adventure in Dubai – 9 Activities to Try

With its towering skyscrapers, fast cars and glitz and glam, one could be forgiven for thinking Dubai’s limited in what it offers the more adventurous travellers amongst us.  In reality though, nothing could be further from the truth! Join us as we explore the best places to head in Dubai if you’re looking for a […]