Category Archives: Destinations

Parisians: Is What They Say About Them True?

Parisians have quite the reputation around the world and sure enough, when we booked our flight to France, the warnings started coming in… Don’t let them think you’re from the UK – be sure to tell them you’re Kiwis. Start with as much French as you can – they won’t like if it you speak […]

The Most Luxurious Desert Hotel in the World: Qasr Al Sarab

Located on the edge of the world’s largest uninterrupted sand desert, Rub Al Khali, Qasr Al Sarab delivers absolute luxury in a bucket-list location.  We visited to find out if it really could live up to the high praise it receives and we left every bit amazed.  Read on for our review of this spectacular Anantara […]

Dear Leisure Travellers: Why a business hotel might be your best move yet

Though a beautiful resort might be at the top of the wish-list for most leisure travellers, we urge you not to rule out a stay at a business hotel just yet.  Why?  Read on to find out… Business hotels aren’t typically on the forefront of a leisure travellers mind but if you’re looking to save some […]

Take a Break from Reality in Dubai – The Void

Dubai‘s known for pushing boundaries so where better to introduce a new form of hyper-reality.  Combining digital and physical worlds, guests are transported into Ghostbusters: Dimension – the question is though, is it worth your time? Located on the shore of The Beach at JBR (Jumeirah Beach Residence), The Void is hard to miss – […]

Alternative Athens: The Tastiest Way to Get to Know Greece’s Capital!

Jade and her husband, Mark have decided that there’s practically no better way than to get comfortable with a city than to do so on a food tour – we couldn’t agree more!  Read on for their review of Alternative Athens and to gain a little insider’s Greek foodie knowledge about this incredible city. Walking to meet our […]

Stopping Over in Dubai – A Newbie’s Guide

Dubai truly is the epitome of luxury, the cars, the buildings, the hotels and the attractions.  It has so much to offer! If you haven’t visited or you are planning to visit read more to find out how to spend a weekend in Dubai. Living as an expat in a different country is exciting but […]

Exploring Hatta: Dubai, but not as you know it!

What do you think of when you think of Dubai? Towering skyscrapers, architecture that defies engineering, larger than life lifestyles and infinite glitz and glamour? You’d be right but, as with many places, there’s much more to Dubai than meets the eye. For a start, Dubai itself is just a small part of a much […]

A Practical Guide to Visiting the Falkland Islands

The Falkland Islands remain a real untouched gem in the South Atlantic Ocean.  A true nature lovers paradise, wildlife enthusiasts will be in their element in this southern archipelago. If you’re well versed on the top reasons for visiting the Falklands, no doubt you’ll be wanting to book a trip there for yourself! But before […]

48 Hours in Oslo: An Insider’s Guide to the City’s Quirkiest Spots

It was a rainy and cold day in London when the plane took off – Oslo bound. I belong to a small group of travel enthusiasts who think “if I’m already cold, why not brave colder.” This little mantra rarely disappoints. Armed with a wooly hat, pink gloves and a return Ryanair ticket (which cost […]

Abu Dhabi Eats: Todd English’s Olives – A Taste of the Mediterranean

With our time in Abu Dhabi coming to an end, we’re on a mission to try out all of the amazing restaurants in Abu Dhabi.  Well, maybe not all of them but certainly the ones that have been waiting patiently on our list. First up? Todd English’s Olives – a gorgeous restaurant that absolutely shone, keeping […]

Captain Morgan’s Defender Gozo Jeep Safari Tour – A Flop in Malta

Finding and booking with the right tour company for your next destination can be a hard, even for an experienced traveler. Why? Because the company you book with has absolute power to inspire or discourage your impression of a destination or activity during your time with them. I thought I had found a great tour […]

10 Reasons to Visit the Falkland Islands – A Surprising Delight

Have you heard of the Falkland Islands? An archipelago of over 700 islands located off the coast of South America, with more penguins than people and a feeling of remoteness that can only be found in the farthest reaches of the world? If the Falklands aren’t already on your radar then I’m here to tell you […]

These Kiwis are Off Exploring – Nathan and Sarah’s Next Six Months of Adventures

Incase you missed the memo, we’re moving on from Abu Dhabi in June. The last almost-two years have been amazing, eye-opening and of course, at times, challenging.  We wouldn’t change it for the world though.  We’ve loved emersing ourselves in a new culture, connecting with like-minded people, having the opportunity to travel more and jumping […]

Hiking World’s End: Sri Lanka’s Overlooked Scenic Gem

World's End Sri Lanka hike

Though World’s End at Horton Plains, Sri Lanka is not as well known as the towering Adam’s Peak, it is frequently ranked as the top hike in the country.   We took to the trail ourselves to find out more about this somewhat-hidden highlight. Located within one of Sri Lanka’s many national Parks, Horton Plains […]

Hanging on by a Thread: Reviewing Aventura – Dubai’s Nature Adventure Park

As summer’s oppressive heat descends upon the United Arab Emirates everyone starts heading inside, seeking refuge in air-conditioned havens… that generally means one of the Emirates’ mega-malls. Not so fast though! What if we told you that one of the best physical adventure activities in Dubai has adjusted their hours to allow adrenaline junkies to […]

The Royal Muang Samui Villas – Your Slice of Thai Paradise

If you’re looking for paradise, look no further – we’ve found it at Choengmon Beach on Koh Samui, Thailand! The Royal Muang Samui Villas have many fabulous room options. They range in price (to suit most budgets) and offer absolutr luxury to those seeking it.  Regardless of your choice, all  79 rooms are tastefully decorated […]

How to See Iceland’s Golden Circle Without the Crowds

The Golden Circle is Iceland’s most popular day trip and for good reason – it’s close to Reykjavik, is suitable for those looking to drive themselves and offers an excellent variety of unique scenery. We elected to leave our rental car parked up for the day and joined Moonwalker. Why? Because even though you can […]

Anything But a Light Paddle: White Water Rafting Down the Kaituna River (and the Largest Commercially Rafted Waterfall in the World!)

Rafting the Kaituna River, Rotorua New Zealand

Kiwis sort of have a track record of being a little crazy, and white water rapids seem to bring out the worst of us as seen here and here, however could I really call myself a travel blogger if I didn’t jump on every opportunity to try out as many of the activities New Zealand […]

Sziget Festival: A Survival Guide for 30-Somethings

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We all know that the height of uber-cool things to do during the summer months is go to a music festival (according to my 18 year-old students). In my 20s I made it to a couple of festivals in Europe and V-Fest in the UK but have sadly never made it to the daddy of […]

Taking to the Skies over Bentota – Paramotoring and Heli Flights in Sri Lanka

Whether you’re an absolute adrenaline-junkie or a little more on the cautious side, Bentota in Sri Lanka has you covered.  Paramotoring and helicopters will help you take to the skies – without breaking the bank but with all of the fun! Though we’d unequivocally recommend giving both a shot, we’ll explain the differences between the two […]