Category Archives: Destinations

12 Christchurch Activities You Can’t Miss – As Shared by a Local

With so many amazing Christchurch activities on offer, we’ve roped in Jennifer of Backyard Travel Family to help with this amazing guide.  She is a real expert in all things Canterbury so you know you can trust her tried and tested recommendations. Christchurch, the gateway to the South Island, celebrates its English heritage like nowhere […]

A Complete Guide to the Best Tourist Places in Jaipur

The following guide to the best tourist places in Jaipur is brought to you by Charlotte of Our Taste For Life.  Together, Charlotte and Natalie have travelled extensively around Rajasthan, making them experts in this incredible capital city.  If you’re heading to Jaipur, this guide to the best tourist spots is for you! Jaipur is […]

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 […]

When Is The Best Time to Visit New Zealand? Plan Your Dream Vacation to Aotearoa

For the most part, New Zealand has a mild climate that makes travelling at any time of year possible.  With that said though, if you’re planning a trip to Aotearoa, you’ll want to know; when is the best time to visit New Zealand? Nobody wants bad weather to get in the way of their plans […]

14 of the Best Day Trips from Minneapolis

The following is a guest post by Via Travelers, a modern travel blog focused on helping you learn the best travel tips, hacks and itineraries to travel the world.  As a local expert, Kyle’s pleased to bring you his take on the best day trips from Minneapolis. Minneapolis is a well-known city, the largest in […]

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, […]

60+ Fun Things to do in Auckland: The City of Sails, Uncovered!

New Zealand’s largest city, the City of Sails, may not jump straight to the top of everyone’s travel wishlist but it really does pack a punch.  With a little insider knowledge, you’ll find there are plenty of fun things to do in Auckland. Surrounded by oceans, the city lives on the water.  With one third […]

One Day in Hanoi: City Tour Itinerary

The capital of Vietnam is an incredible place, so busy and yet alive with culture and history. If you’re short on time and only have one day in Hanoi you want to make sure you make the most of it. We’ve put together a full day itinerary covering the highlights of Hanoi – everything from […]

3 Days in Berlin – Your One-Stop Itinerary for the German Capital

So you’ve got some spend in Germany’s most exciting city but don’t know where to start?  This guide will help you figure out exactly what to do with 3 days in Berlin. Germany’s capital city has a tumultuous history but, through it all, has risen above to become one of Europe’s most exciting, cosmopolitan, history-filled centres. […]

18 Amazing Things To Do in the Coromandel: New Zealand’s Own Tropical Paradise

Easily accessible from Auckland, the Coromandel is a real favourite amongst New Zealanders and travellers alike.  There are just so many things to do in the Coromandel region! Packed full of tropical, palm-tree lined beaches, stunning native bush and unique Kiwi experiences, the peninsula really packs a punch. Though it lacks the quintessential mountain ranges […]

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.  If you’re looking jump in and see the UAE’s ocean life for yourself, there’s one place that should be top of your list; the diving in Fujairah is the best […]

What Is It REALLY Like to Visit Chernobyl? Inside the Exclusion Zone

Chernobyl Exclusion Zone

Early on the morning of April 25th, 1986, the world experienced the worst nuclear disaster ever seen, at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant.  The fourth reactor at Chernobyl reacted badly during a test and, what should have been a routine shutdown to prevent damage, resulted in absolute disaster.  The resulting (and unexpected) power surge, caused […]

Lake Alta Hike: Queenstown’s Top-Secret Alpine Day Track

The Lake Alta hike is a favourite amongst locals, but very few tourists have ever heard of it. If you’re looking for amazing alpine scenery, views to die for and a good little workout, all without having to drive far from Queenstown, this Lake Alta hiking guide is for you! Not only does the Lake […]

Queenstown to Christchurch: Drive Yourself Happy with Our Inspired Itinerary

The Queenstown to Christchuch drive is, without doubt, one of the most incredible quick-drive vacation offerings in New Zealand. With amazing scenery, adrenaline-inducing adventures, immersive nature and world-renowned Kiwi hospitality, a South Island road trip really is the pinnacle of any trip to Aotearoa.  If you’re short on time, or just want to have a […]

Goldie Bush Walkway (+ Mokoroa Falls): Auckland’s Most Unique Hike

Auckland is home to many amazing hiking tracks (or as we Kiwis like to call them, bush walks), including a secret spot best known by locals; the Goldie Bush Walkway which adjoins the Mokoroa Stream Track and Mokoroa Falls Track.  A great example of natural beauty, this accessible spot makes an excellent Auckland day hike.  […]

How to Get to New Chums Beach: New Zealand’s Most Scenic Bay

New Chums Beach

With one of the world’s top 10 beaches (and our favourite in New Zealand) an easy drive from Auckland, there’s no need to fly to a tropical island for a taste of paradise!  This guide will help you get to New Chums Beach, and, perhaps most importantly, to find that incredible lookout that I know […]