Category Archives: Activities

The Best Hiking in Europe: 6 Trails You Can’t Miss

With such incredible landscapes in Europe, there is incredible hiking to be had.  This guide shares the best hiking in Europe so you can plan your next big waking vacation.  The Old Continent is one of the most historically saturated and topographically diverse terrains in the world. There is just so much to do and […]

The Best Hikes in Switzerland – Trails to Suit All Fitness Levels

Widely recognised as one of the top global destinations for hiking, Switzerland is home to some of the best trails in not only Europe but the world!  Whether you’re a novice hiker, looking to build your fitness, or an experienced hiker just looking to take it easy, these are the following is a list of […]

Everything You Need to Know About Huangshan: Hike China’s Yellow Mountain

https://www.our3kidsvtheworld.com/how-to-book-tickets-for-the-beijing-to-xian-train/ Huangshan, also known as Yellow Mountain, has been a popular destination in China since the ancient times famed for its uniquely-shaped rocks, incredible pine trees, hot springs and for the phenomena known as the  ‘sea of clouds’. It really looks like something out of Avatar! As transportation has become more convenient, this beautiful gem has […]

The Realities of Living and Working on a Yacht: Set Sail for Adventure!

Emily and Adam sold up their worldly belongings to spend their time living and working on a yacht.  Their courage has paid dividends and now they live a life that most of us can only dream of! We’re really excited to bring you this awesome guest post from Emily, as she shares the realities of […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Franz Josef Heli Hike – The Pinnacle of Your New Zealand Bucket-List

Having recently returned to New Zealand, we knew there was one final bucket-list activity that we just had to try – taking to the ice on a Franz Josef heli hike whilst we visited the West Coast. We’d seen the photos.  We’d heard people rave about their experiences.  I’d dreamed of walking on a glacier for […]

Rotorua Adventure Activities (for the Brave and Slightly-More-Cautious)

Rotorua is the adventure capital of the North Island of New Zealand and for good reason – there’s a whole host of fun just waiting for you! Whether you’re a massive adrenaline-seeker or are a little more cautious (maybe just looking to test your boundaries), these activities will cater to everyone in your group. Serious […]

The Squeeze by NZ Riverjet: Rotorua’s Best Tourist Experience?

The perfect balance of adrenaline, nature and pure fun, The Squeeze by New Zealand Riverjet in Rotorua seriously hits the spot!  Find out why we just can’t speak highly enough of this fantastic activity. Having recently returned from an action-packed weekend in Rotorua, the North Island’s adventure capital, we came back with lots of incredible […]

Duder Regional Park – A Rural Beachside Paradise on Auckland’s Doorstep

Though New Zealand is world-renowned for its beautiful hiking, it’s seldom Auckland that springs to mind.  With a number of fantastic hikes in the City of Sails, it’s definitely worth throwing your hiking boots or sneakers on though and getting out onto our clean, green trails; just prepare for our largest city to surprise you! The […]

The Phong Nha Caves: Finding Strength in the Vietnamese Jungle

Having recently returned from a three-day/two-night jungle caving adventure through Central Vietnam (in Phong Nha-Kẻ Bàng National Park), Nathan and I reflected on what was one of our greatest physical and mental challenges to date.  Find out why we recommend taking things up a notch on your next holiday – because anyone can lay on […]

Hiking New Zealand: South Island Treasures That Are Worth the Effort

New Zealand is home to some of the most spectacular scenery in the world; towering mountain ranges, crystal-clear waterways, lush forestry and echoing birdsong, travellers are spoilt for choice in Aotearoa. How better to see New Zealand’s beauty than to slip on your hiking boots and get out exploring? Having recently returned home to the […]