Category Archives: Activities

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 […]

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 […]

Lune Production: Hoi An’s Must-See Cultural Cirque Stage Show!

Hoi An is now home to Lune Production, an incredible group of artists combining the best of modern dance, circus arts and traditional Vietnamese story telling.  Is it one of the top tourist activities in Central Vietnam though?  We certainly think so! Set inside a custom-built dome tent, encased in modern geometric bamboo designs, the Lune […]

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 […]

Huacachina Tours – Sandboarding, Dune Buggies & More

A small village in south-western Peru, Huacachina is home to the only natural desert oasis in all of South America.  Just west of the city of Ica, this area draws tourists in for its many bars, unique outlook and of course, for a good blat on the sand dunes. What Does a Huacachina Tour Include? Heaps of […]

Into the Deep in Hawaii: Reviewing Fair Wind Snorkeling Cruises

If there’s one thing that both Nathan and I enjoy, it’s snorkeling and if there’s one place we never get sick of, it’s Hawai’i. Unsurprisingly then, when we finally made it over to the Big Island, getting into the water was the top of our to-do list!  Aside from a night swim with the incredible […]